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  • Art for The GraduateThe UNH Celebrity Series will present “LATW: The Graduate” Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Paul Creative Arts Center’s Johnson Theatre. 

    “The Graduate,” its characters, phrases, and themes, continue to ring true a half century after the publication of the novel. Whether seen on film or stage, or read, “The Graduate” has been a touchstone for generations, representing the universal feelings of rebellion, confusion, frustration, love, and redemption so honestly, and hilariously, embodied by the characters of Mrs. Robinson, Benjamin Braddock, Elaine, and the rest. 

    In the early 1960s, when Charles Webb wrote a novel called “The Graduate,” America was in an “age of youth.” Young people were leading the way to social, political, and cultural transformation. Webb’s novel, published in 1963, was...

  • The UNH Lodging Executives Sentiment Index for September 2013 dropped to 76.8 compared with 78.1 in August 2013. Overall the lodging executives’ sentiment for present and future business conditions have weakened slightly compared to last month’s robust reporting.

    “What lodging executives are saying is the current deadlock in Washington has impacted demand as occupancy has flattened,” said Nelson Barber, associate professor of hospitality management, who manages the index. 

    Thirty-eight percent of lodging executives indicated current business conditions were good, a decrease from 44 percent last period, while 62 percent indicated conditions were normal, up from 56 percent during the same period. No executive indicated such conditions were bad in either period. 

    Managed by the department of hospitality management at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, the LESI is based on a monthly survey of lodging executives representing companies with...

  • Paul College students observe a 3D printer

    Kevin Klosek-Stevens, left, and Spencer Roux observe a 3D printer in the new Innovation Lab at the Paul College. Mike Ross/UNH Photographic Services.

    For the first time, UNH students will be able to rapidly prototype new products – in a matter of hours – with a 3D printer and 3D image scanning system that are part of the new Innovation Lab at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. 

    Paul College recently launched the Innovation Lab, which was made possible by support from Borealis Ventures, New Hampshire’s largest venture capital firm, and Unitil, a public utility holding...

  • Erica BourqueWhen senior Erica Bourque was studying in Budapest last year, her most profound experience was visiting Auschwitz and Birkenau. She had classroom knowledge of the atrocities that had occurred in the camps, but to stand in the places where the events happened was powerful. "To think that so many innocent people were treated in such a way is horrifying," says Bourque. "It was life-changing."

    It's that capacity for empathy that drives Bourque, a psychology major from Londonderry, N.H. As she considers her options for life after UNH, one thing she knows for sure is that she wants to work with and for people, perhaps as a guidance counselor in schools or in a social services agency.

    Because of a stellar academic record and her study in Budapest, Bourque has been chosen to receive the first Evelyn E....

  • Tegan O'Neill, a political science major, is an intern at the Sustainability Institute.

    Tegan O'NeillWhat will you be doing as an intern at the Sustainability Institute at UNH (UNHSI)?

    I am excited to be joining UNHSI as an intern this fall. I will be working on student outreach projects, including blogging, mapping, and finding creative ways to get students and the community involved in UNHSI.

    How will you use what you've learned in your classes in your work at UNHSI?

    As a political science major, I have learned...

  • On March 20, 2012, the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) revised the hazard communication standard to align with the provisions of the globally harmonized system of classification and labeling of chemicals (GHS).

    These changes impact all users of hazardous chemicals at the UNH. GHS is an international, standardized approach to hazard communication. This new system ensures chemical users worldwide will understand the labeling and hazard identification associated with chemicals. 

    The intent of GHS is to ensure hazard classifications are consistent and standardized on an international level to help prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities while ensuring the safe use of chemicals from cradle to grave. The GHS benefits include consistency and quality of information by adopting a standardized worldwide approach for chemical classification, standardized labels and Safety Data Sheets.

    What are the major changes to the hazard...

  • Author and social entrepreneur Sam Daley-Harris will visit UNH Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, to discuss how citizens can make a difference in their communities and the nation.

    The lecture will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the MUB Strafford Room. The visit is sponsored by the Carsey Institute, New Hampshire Listens, Student Environmental Action Coalition, and Climate Counts. It is free and open to the public.

    In his book “Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government,” Daley-Harris calls on ordinary citizens to stand up, speak up and take action. Daley-Harris and the organizations he has founded or coached have been leading advocacy voices in three global movements: microfinance, which provides small loans for the poor around the world; child survival, which is saving...

  • Joanna Young has been appointed associate vice president for finance at the university in addition to her role as chief information officer. She has been serving in the financial position on an interim basis for the past two years.

    “During the interim period I asked Joanna to bring her skills to bear in strengthening the financial organization,” said Dick Cannon, vice president for finance and administration. “She has demonstrated very strong leadership skills and management abilities, and I am confident she will continue to do so in this important role.”

    Not only will combining the two positions result in a salary and benefits savings for an executive level position, but it will continue to improve efficiencies at the university. 

    “This move allows us to leverage two great teams of technology and financial experts,” Cannon said. “Technology is an enabler of efficiency, innovation and information management. Finance has a keen focus on analytics and...

  • Jeff Sohl

    The U.S. angel investor market in the first two quarters of 2013 showed signs that sustainable growth has taken hold since the correction in the second half of 2008 and the first half of 2009, with total investments at $9.7 billion, an increase of 5.2 percent over the same period in 2012, according to the Center for Venture Research at UNH. 

    The UNH Center for Venture Research released new data about the state of the U.S. angel investor...

  • The Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization has announced the research poster tutorial, Creating a Large Format Poster to Present Your Research, is available for download and use on Blackboard. 

    The tutorial is designed as a self-paced, cross-referenced guide to creating a research poster. The format is PDF, kept simple, and not dependent on sound or animation. It is to be viewed on-screen since many of the slides are a series, building one upon the other. Faculty are urged to share the tool with students.  

    It consists of 10 chapters. View chapters as they apply...

  • Oct. 24, 2013                       

    To:       Members of the University Community                                                                                       

    From:  Dick Cannon, Vice President for Finance & Administration

    Re:      Curtailed Operations – Normal Work Week and Weekends

    As we...

  • The Institute on Disability (IOD) at UNH has been awarded a five-year, $4.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). The grant, called the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC), works towards improving knowledge about and access to existing disability data and generating the knowledge needed to improve future disability data collection and dissemination. 

    “Statistics are powerful tools—in research, policymaking, program evaluation, and advocacy,” says Andrew Houtenville, research director at the Institute on Disability and principal investigator for the StatsRRTC grant. “They are used to frame the issues, monitor current circumstances and progress, judge the effectiveness of policies and programs, make projections about the future, and predict...

  • Ann rivet

    Ann Rivet

    The Faculty Research Excellence Seminar Series continues Monday, Oct.  21, with a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education for K-12 students. Free and open to the public, the seminar takes place at 4 p.m. in the Squamscott Room at Holloway Commons. RSVP here

    Guest Ann Rivet, associate professor at Teachers College Columbia University, will present current research on scientific reasoning, learning progressions, and assessment models that underlie the new science education reforms as well as addressing implications for what and how science is taught, learned, and assessed, and the...

  • Meeting called to order at 3:10 p.m.  October 7, 2013                       

    I.  Roll – The following senators were absent: Basterra, Caron, Denis, Guo, Harkless, Kaen, Kalinowski, Morgan, Pescosolido, Shannon, Shore, Tenczar, Weintraub, White.  Guests were Eleanor Abrams, Lisa MacFarlane, Michael Middleton, Mihaela Sabin, Julie Williams, and Joanna Young. 

    II.  Remarks by and questions to the provost – Provost Lisa MacFarlane began her remarks by reminding the senate of...

  • Two exhibitions focusing on the cultural impact of social, economic, and historic events are on view at the Museum of Art. “Honoré Daumier: Images of Protest, Voice of Dissent” and Wake Up Call: Recent Work by Raul Gonzalez III and Elaine Bay” runs through through Dec. 8. The Museum of Art is open to the public free of charge.


    Honoré Daumier, “Running to Rejoin the Rebels,” 1854, lithograph (2nd state) on newsprint, 9 5/8" x 8 1/8", Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Lee, collection of the Museum of Art, 1976.514.40

    “Honoré Daumier: Images of Protest, Voice of Dissent”

    In the span of four decades, Honoré Daumier (1808–1879) produced more than 4,000 lithographic prints of social...