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  • The UNH Lodging Executives Sentiment Index (LESI) continued its slide from 76.8 in September 2013 to 75.0 in October 2013. Overall the lodging executives’ sentiment for present business conditions was up during this current period while future business conditions continued to weaken.

    “There appears to be continued economic uncertainty among executives, with demand leveling off,” said Nelson Barber, associate professor of hospitality management, who manages the index.  

    Fifty-three percent of lodging executives indicated current business conditions were good, an increase from 38 percent last period, while 47 percent indicated conditions were normal, down from 62 percent during the same period. No executive indicated such conditions were bad in either period.  


  • UNH clinical assistant professor of occupational therapy Elizabeth Stewart won the Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Health and Human Services.

  • ulti Angle Scattering and Optical Transmission instrument

    The Multi Angle Scattering and Optical Transmission instrument package on the back deck of a NOAA vessel in Lake Erie ready for deployment. Lowered through the water column, the MASCOT measures light scattering from seventeen angles and other optical properties such as absorption and fluorescence. Photo by Tim Moore.

    When a lake of nearly 10,000 square miles develops problems, they tend to show up in a big way—like a 600-square-...

  • (l to r) Jim Conant, Matthew Broderick, and Sean Conant (© 2013 Rising Picture Company)

    (l to r) Jim Conant, Matthew Broderick, and Sean Conant (© 2013 Rising Picture Company)

    What started out as a father-son quest to view all five copies of the Gettysburg Address...


    The annual gingerbread house making contest to benefit On Belay is set for Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the MUB food court. $15 for teams that preregister; $20 at the door.  Supplies are provided but you can always bring your own. 

    Register here.


    Proceeds support On Belay, a non-profit organization that provides adventure-based programs for children 9 to 19 whose lives have been touched by cancer. For more information regarding On Belay, visit ...

  • Come celebrate the season at the annual holiday skating party, Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at the Whittemore Center. Join Wild E. Cat and the UNH women's and men's hockey teams for an afternoon of ice skating and activities. 

    Bring your own skates if you’ve got them; a limited quantity of adult skates cab be rented  from Campus Recreation for $3. 

    Guests are encouraged to bring an unwrapped gift to donate to the Wildcat Santa Toy Drive.

    As of Nov. 18, when Wildcat Santa started accepting names for those in need of assistance, 11 families with a total of 24 children had already applied....

  • Faculty or staff members who want to enhance their presentations, proposals or lectures with UNH images can simply request them through Resource Space, the archive of nearly 40,000 photos taken by UNH photographers.  

    All you have to do to get started is apply for an account here. Once you have it set up, you can search the database by themes: college, events such as commencement and homecoming, scenes and buildings, or ‘Year in Review.’  

    On the right-hand side of the theme page you’ll see the options for viewing and requesting the photos. A search box is located to the right of that; here you can...


    Meeting called to order at 3:11 p.m.  Nov. 4, 2013              


    I.  Roll – The following senators were absent: Glauber, Harkless, Kalinowski, Mebert, Morgan, Tenczar, and Wu. Woodward and Greenberg served as proxies for Caron and Seitz respectively. Dorsey was excused. Lisa MacFarlane was a guest.

  • Fifty years ago this month, President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. While the media is exhaustively revisiting the events of that fateful day, members of the university community are replaying memories that seem quite fresh, despite the intervening years.

    For traditional-age students at UNH, the anniversary may hold little resonance.

    "Students in my American Presidency course are as far away from JFK as their contemporaries in 1963 were from Teddy Roosevelt," says political science professor Dante Scala. "He's a distant figure to them, closer to FDR and Truman than Reagan."

    But faculty and staff who were old enough to be conscious of events remember the day well. Many can tell you where they were, how they heard the news, and what they felt.

    Only a handful of events in the last 50 years have had that kind of large-scale emotional impact: the space shuttle Challenger disaster, the Oklahoma City bombing, and 9/11 are among them.


  • Several dozen scientists and engineers will be experiencing some turbulence at UNH this week. And that’s just fine with them. 

    From today through Friday, Nov. 22, 55 of the world’s leading researchers in turbulence are on campus for a conference on fluid dynamics organized by UNH’s integrated applied mathematics program. The conference, called "High Reynolds Number Boundary Layer Turbulence: Integrating Descriptions of Statistical Structure, Scaling and Dynamical Evolution," is also supported by the National Science Foundation, the UNH Research Office...

  • Solar flare observed by the Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager and associated coronal mass ejection observed by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory spacecraft

    Solar flare observed by the Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager and associated coronal mass ejection observed by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory spacecraft.

  • Searches are underway to fill three positions at UNH: dean of the Paul College of Business and Economics, associate provost for the international programs, and the founding director of the proposed Carsey School of Public Policy.

    Qualified members of the university community are encouraged to apply or send qualified nominations to the search committees.  Applications will be considered until the position is filled in the summer of 2014.  

    Read the position description for the dean of the Paul College here. The search committee includes: 

    Todd Black, Unitil black@unitil.com

    • Stephen Ciccone, finance ...

  • Three UNH alums were inducted into the ROTC Hall of Fame during Veteran's Day services held on campus Friday, Nov. 14.

    Veterans, along with their family and friends, gathered in the Granite State Room for the ceremony where inductions for those receiving a spot in the ROTC Hall of Fame were given by Brig. Gen. John Dailey.

    Inductees included:

    Lt. Gen. Peter M. Vangjel '77, commissioned as a second lieutenant in field artillery following graduation as a Distinguished Military Graduate from UNH ROTC in 1977. He served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and earned, among other awards, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, he Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, and the Bronze Star.

    Brig. Gen. John G. Pappas '66, commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers. Pappas...

  • poinsettaThe Macfarlane Greenhouses, the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Thompson School horticultural facility at UNH host the popular Poinsettia Trials Open House Thursday, Dec. 5 through Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Visitors to the free event, now in its eighth year, will enjoy more than 100 poinsettia varieties and assist in ongoing research.

    Poinsettias on display will go far beyond the traditional red to shades of pink, apricot, and deep burgundy; variations of red, white and pink shades; and those with names like Polar Bear, Red Glitter, Sparkling Punch, Candlelight, Tapestry and Visions of Grandeur. Visitors to the trials will assist in research by recording their favorites from among new and different varieties; completing this survey will enter visitors into a drawing to win a poinsettia...

  • Gov. Maggie Hassan and state Sen. Martha Fuller Clark will join 3,500 middle and high school students and teachers from across New Hampshire to take a stand against all forms of bullying at the STAND UP New Hampshire event Friday, Nov. 15 at the Whittemore Center.

    Hassan has proclaimed the week of Nov. 18 Anti-Bullying Week.

    UNH Cooperative Extension bullying and civility expert Malcolm Smith is co-chair of the event that will feature keynote addresses, performances, a student-led caucus, awards, and other presentations. Doors open at 8 a.m.; program runs from 9 a.m.to 12:30 p.m.

    Speakers include Hassan, Martha Fuller Clark, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (video address), keynote speakers Lizzy Velasquez, author and motivational speaker, and Regan Hartley, Miss New Hampshire 2011....