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UNH and Lecturers Reach Labor Agreement
The University of New Hampshire and UNH Lecturers United-AAUP announced today that the parties have reached agreement on a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) covering the three-year period from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2017. The tentative agreement, reached in July, was ratified by the executive committee of the University System of New Hampshire board of trustees and the union this month. (08-28-15) Read >>>

UNH History Professor Wins NEH Grant for Book on Martin Luther King Jr.
Jason Sokol, associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, was awarded a $50,400 Public Scholar grant from the National Endowment from the Humanities (NEH) for his book project, “Shot Rings Out: How King’s Death Was Lived.” The NEH awarded 36 grants (from 485 proposals) in a new initiative to bring nonfiction humanities books on important and appealing subjects to popular audiences, book clubs, and best-seller lists. (08-28-15) Read >>>

UNH Professor Offers Advice to Students on How to Avoid Poor Academic Performance
The 5 most common (in my experience) causes of poor student performance and how to avoid them Paul Harvey, Associate professor of management at the University of New Hampshire (08-27-15) Read >>>

To Track Winter Flounder, UNH Researchers Look to Ear Bones

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are turning to an unusual source —otoliths, the inner ear bones of fish — to identify the nursery grounds of winter flounder, the protected estuaries where the potato chip-sized juveniles grow to adolescence. The research, recently published in the journal Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, could aid the effort to restore plummeting winter flounder populations along the East Coast of the U.S.

(08-26-15) Read >>>

UNH Provides Extra Support for Veterans Thanks to State Grant
The University of New Hampshire was awarded a grant to create a two-day orientation specifically for veterans and military service members entering the university this fall. The grant, awarded by the New Hampshire Commission on PTSD and TBI, was made possible through the support of Long Term Care Partners. (08-24-15) Read >>>

UNH Receives $6M Grant from NOAA for Ongoing Ocean Mapping Work
The University of New Hampshire's Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM) has received a $6.2 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to continue the work of the Joint Hydrographic Center, a NOAA partnership and national ocean-mapping research center. A total award of $31 million over five years was granted, but subsequent years will depend on availability of funds. (08-24-15) Read >>>

Federal Grant Renewed Thanks to Success of Its Academic Support
Thanks to the renewal of a five-year grant of more than $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education, the University of New Hampshire will continue to provide academic support and scholarship assistance to low-income, first-generation college students and students with disabilities. (08-20-15) Read >>>

UNH Research Finds Many Hispanic Infants Born into Poverty
Hispanics accounted for the majority of U.S. population growth over the past decade -- driven not by immigration but by births -- and poverty risk for this growing number of infants is high, especially in rural areas and new destinations, according to new research from the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. (08-12-15) Read >>>

UNH Scientists Provide New Tools for Predicting Arrival, Impact of Solar Storms

-- When the sun hurls a billion tons of high-energy particles and magnetic fields into space at speeds of more than a million miles per hour and the “space weather” conditions are right, the resulting geomagnetic storm at Earth can wreak havoc on communication and navigation systems, electrical power grids, and pose radiation hazards to astronauts and airline passengers and crew.

(08-11-15) Read >>>

New NSF EPSCoR Grant Focused on the Future of Dams in New England

A new $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s EPSCoR program will fund a four-year study examining the future of dams in New England. This project marks an expansion in partners and scope for the New England Sustainability Consortium (NEST), adding Rhode Island to the existing partnership between Maine and New Hampshire.

(08-10-15) Read >>>

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