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  • Campus Planning has released the 2013-2014 official campus map. It is available (along with other official maps and directions to/from campus) for downloading here.

    Changes to this year's map include:

    SERC (Southeast Residential Community) buildings have now been named. The USNH board of trustees approved the following at their June meeting:

    SERC A is now known as Handler Hall in honor of Evelyn E. Handler

    SERC B is now known as Peterson Hall in honor of Walter R. Peterson

    SERC C is now known as Haaland Hall in honor of Gordon A. Haaland

    The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and associated access ways and lots is now shown in detail at its 10 Garrison Avenue location

    The Taylor Hall Campus Connector bus stop is being relocated further south on College Road at a new dedicated bus pullout at the Service Building and College Road itself is being resurfaced with bike...

  • American workers who found themselves in part-time positions in the aftermath of the economic downturn still struggle to find full-time work and are much more likely to be living in poverty than their peers with full-time work, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at UNH. 

    “Part-time employment increased dramatically during the recent recession for both men and women. Individuals work part time for many reasons. Some do so to care for children and elderly family members. Others do so because they are in school. Yet others work part time because they cannot find full-time work. This latter reason may be a cause of concern for both workers and employers, as well as those interested in the long-term productivity and efficiency of the U.S. economy,” said researcher Rebecca Glauber, assistant professor of sociology and a faculty fellow at the Carsey Institute. 

    The new research is presented in the Carsey Institute policy brief “Wanting More but...

  • By a two-to-one margin, New Hampshire residents believe there should be a higher priority put on increasing the use of renewable energy instead of increased drilling for oil. Large majorities also say an ecosystem that offers clean water, scenic values, and outdoor recreation is very important to their quality of life, according to new survey research from the Carsey Institute at UNH. 

    “The ‘New Hampshire Advantage’ is an expression that sometimes refers to the Granite State’s lack of income and sales taxes. But, for many people, the state’s advantages also include clean air, clean water, abundant natural resources, and a plethora of recreational activities,” the researchers said. 

    The new research is presented in the Carsey Institute policy brief “Granite Staters Weigh in on Renewable Energy vs. Drilling: Environmental Quality of Life Ranks High Across Party Lines.” The research was conducted by Lawrence Hamilton, professor of sociology and a senior fellow at...

  • Paul Dean, chief of police and executive director of public safety at UNH was appointed chair of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators’ (IACLEA) Domestic Preparedness Committee (DPC) by IACLEA President Vickie L. Weaver.

    Originally set up to oversee IACLEA’s federal Department of Homeland Security grant training program, the DPC’s current charge is to identify emerging trends and best practices in campus preparedness for man-made and natural disasters. The committee also seeks opportunities to partner with other entities to develop and promote an all-hazards approach to emergency preparedness and campus safety.

    A 28-year veteran of law enforcement, Dean was instrumental in the development of IACLEA’s DHS-funded three-day course, “Managing Critical Incidents for Higher Education Institutions: A Multi-Disciplinary, Community Approach,” as well as a three-hour executive overview of that course designed for senior higher education...

  • John Godsman lloking at art

    Opening reception, 2008, “In the Company of Artists” exhibition. Staff art participant, John Godsman, looking at “Enchanted Chess” by Holly Harris.

    The University Museum has put out a “call for entry” to UNH employees for this year’s “In the Company of Artists” staff arts and fine crafts exhibition, taking place Sept.13 – Dec. 13.

    The exhibit will recognize employees for the work they do outside their UNH jobs Original art and fine crafts in any media will be considered.

    All full and part-time faculty and staff are eligible with the exception of studio arts faculty who have opportunities to exhibit their work in the UNH Museum of Art...

  • There is still room in many of the classes offered this summer by the UNH Museum of Art. Youngsters through teens can take such things as drawing, painting, printmaking, woodworking, knitting and crocheting, advanced comic making and photography.

    The Museum of Art camp program runs July 29 – Aug. 2, and Aug. 5 – 9. For more information, contact Catherine A. Mazur at 2-3713.

    The cost is $125 per session or $225 for two sessions. Additional material costs may apply.

    The maximum enrollment is 10 students per class with a minimum of six students needed to...

  • N.H. Sea Grant has released its 2013 Discovery Cruise schedule. Discovery Cruises give the public hands-on marine learning opportunities and an inside look at what UNH researchers are learning about marine and estuarine environments at two coastal locations—the Isle of Shoals and the Great Bay Estuary. Discovery Cruises will depart from New Castle, N.H. on July 11, 14, 19, 21, and 28 and Aug. 1, 3, 18, and 25.  

    Schedule information can be read here. 

    Aboard the university’s research...

  • An interview with Michael Palace,research assistant professor, UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space and UNH Department of Earth Sciences, UNHSI Biodiversity Education Initiative Faculty Fellows

    Michael PalaceTell us about your research and how it advances sustainability.

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  • Physical fences will soon replace electric fences at UNH’s Woodman and Kingman farms in an effort to protect the teaching and research facilities from deer. The woodland areas at both farms will remain outside the deer fences and the gates will be open to the public weekdays during farm staff work hours. 

    “Our farms have suffered increasingly serious damage from deer over the past several years,” said Jon Wraith, dean of the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. “They are so determined that the 8,000 volt electric fence around our young orchard trees do not deter them, as one among many examples. The principal use of our farms is for research, teaching and engagement, and we have a responsibility to maintain an environment that makes these possible.” 

    Wraith and other university officials have tried alternative management measures, including having state Fish and Game officers help reduce the population, but the deer damage has only increased. 

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  • Two delegations of international visitorsdelegations of international visitors from Japan, and Israel and the Palestinian Territories recently visited UNH to learn about the Green Launching Pad and New Hampshire’s green innovation efforts.  

    The visitors met with Venky Venkatachalam, associate dean at the Paul College and director of the Green Launching Pad. 

    “We were pleased to share our success of...

  • : Michael Routhier, instructorRouthier (left) is the certificate program coordinator and instructor for the applied GIS for research class. Photo by Katelyn Dolan, UNH-EOS.

    A two-week course in UNH's geospatial science graduate certificate program is being offered beginning Monday, July 15 and running throuhg July 26.  

    The four-credit applied GIS for research class is open to anyone holding an undergraduate level degree, and can be taken as one of the five requirements for completion of the certificate program or as an independent class. 

    The course goal is to provide students with a solid foundation in the use of the concepts and applied techniques of GIS (Geographic Information System) as...

  • Marisa FortiMarisa Forti was presented with the UNH at Manchester’s Staff Excellence award in June. Forti joined the college in 2009 and serves as an academic counselor in the Academic Counseling Office and coordinator of both the College Transition Program and Study Away programs. The annual award is presented to a staff member of the UNH community who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and distinguished service beyond their regular job responsibilities

     

    Forti was recognized for her outstanding services to students and commitment to the college community. 

     

    “She is truly dedicated, taking any step necessary to support each and every student…Her commitment to promoting a caring, welcoming and supportive community environment is further...

  • Too LeachThe University System of New Hampshire's board of trustees voted unanimously to name Todd Leach chancellor at its quarterly business meeting June 28, 2013. Leach has been serving as interim chancellor since March 2, when former Chancellor Ed MacKay retired.

    “Having watched Dr. Leach serve as interim chancellor, the board became convinced he was the best choice to lead the University System of New Hampshire,” said Richard Galway, chair of USNH’s board of trustees. “Dr. Leach demonstrated an incredible vision and work ethic. He’s an innovator and will continue the great work being done for our state at the university system.”

    Leach is the president of Granite...

  • Shortly after the legislature restored funding for the University System of New Hampshire to $69 million in the first year of the new biennium and $84 million in the second, the system’s board of trustees voted unanimously to freeze tuition for in-state students for two years, which will help thousands of New Hampshire students and families. This is the first time in 25 years the board has voted to freeze in-state tuition. 

    Gov. Maggie Hassan, an ex-officio member of the USNH board of trustees, made the motion to freeze tuition at the meeting, noting that it will make public higher education more affordable for more than 22,000 New Hampshire students. 

    “We are grateful for Gov. Maggie Hassan’s early and strong support for public higher education in the Granite State,” said Richard Galway, chair of the USNH board of trustees. “Her commitment and leadership in restoring a majority of the previous...

  • The provost and vice president for Academic Affairs is accepting applications and nominations for the position of interim senior vice provost (SVPAA), to serve from Aug. 2013 through June, 2014, while a national search is conducted in the upcoming academic year. 

    The senior vice provost has oversight and coordination responsibility for a wide range of academic curricula and policies, and for academic strategic initiatives, such as eUNH, and the development of the University of Choice initiative.  In particular, the SVPAA oversees the undergraduate curriculum and university-wide programs including the Discovery Program, Honors Program, Writing Program, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research, the Fellowships Office, and ROTC. 

    The SVPAA oversees the university’s international initiatives,...