Stories in Topic: In the Community

  • UNH Occupational Therapy student interns at New England Disabled Sports at Loon
    02.17.15 - Out of the Clinic, Out of the Box
    UNH interns gain occupational therapy skills on the slopes
    As part of her training to become a practicing occupational therapist, Risa LaPera ’14, ’15G talks to her client Dan, a retiree with vision loss due to glaucoma, through a radio headset. “You still got me? Want me to go faster? A little ice ahead, coming to a crest.”
  • Sharyn Potter, UNH associate professor in the department of sociology
    02.12.15 - Potter’s Public Service
    Sharyn Potter recognized with UNH's 2014 Excellence in Public Service award
    Sharyn Potter has been involved in efforts to prevent sexual violence since she was a freshman in college. For the past decade, as associate professor in the UNH department of sociology, Potter has turned her focus toward empowering bystanders to help prevent sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. The Prevention Innovations research unit she co-chairs has gained international recognition for its scholarship and its curricula, which are in use on four continents.
  • 02.05.15 - Innovation Research Center Seeks Grant Applications for Product Development and Research
    New Hampshire businesses encouraged to apply by March 9 deadline
     Design Mentor CEO and 2011 NHIRC grant awardee Doug Vincent demonstrating  VentraFloTM to legislators Kermit Williams and Glenn Cordelli.  The New Hampshire Innovation Research Center (NHIRC) is accepting letters of intent from New Hampshire companies that wish to
  • UNH alumna Susanne Delaney, former Peace Corps volunteer and employee
    02.05.15 - Service to the Corps
  • UNH alumnus Jared Cassedy, Grammy Foundation's 2015 Music Educator of the Year
    02.05.15 - Hitting a High Note
    Jared Cassedy ’04 named Grammy Foundation's music educator of the year
    Jared Cassedy '04 is a high school music teacher in Windham, N.H. But he doesn't see the 87 high-schoolers in his band as students. He sees them as fellow musicians. "With the right guidance and support, these students take ownership in a way that really drives the program forward. So much so that I don't see them as high-school students, I see them as musicians, and we are in this ensemble together. We work together to make music."
  • Prevention Innovations
    02.05.15 - Change
    How UNH turned a hard lesson learned into a national model for sexual assault education and prevention
  • 02.04.15 - Acclaimed Author Nicholson Baker Reads at UNH on Feb. 12
    Internationally-acclaimed author Nicholson Baker will read from his work and hold a question and answer session Thursday, Feb. 12  at 5 p.m. at the University of New Hampshire's Memorial Union Building, Theatre I, as part of the UNH English Department's Writers Series. The event is free and open to the public.
  • 01.29.15 - In the News: State, UNH Team Up for Green Snow Program
  • UNH alumna Alyssa Tafarro
    01.23.15 - Power to Peñas Blancas
    Alyssa Taffaro ’13 brings passion, insights to Costa Rican community
    Peñas Blancas is a Costa Rican community of 2,000 people about three hours south of the capital San José. One paved road serves the town, which is known for its sugar cane. Most of the men work in the sugar cane factory; most of the women stay at home.
  • UNH alumna Sarah Collins, Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco
    01.22.15 - Service to the Corps
    New Hampshire has been a prolific producer of Peace Corps volunteers over the years, and 2014 was no exception. The state ranked fifth nationally among states with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers per capita, and UNH ranked 11th nationally among medium schools on the year’s list of the highest volunteer-producing colleges and universities with alumni serving in the Peace Corps.
  • 01.13.15 - Team Spirit
    Hailed as a leader, Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts ’13 insists he is just part of the team
    As he strode toward the White House stage on a late July afternoon, Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts ’13 looked every inch the soldier: eyes front, shoulders back, dress uniform decked with ribbons, knife-crease trousers tucked into polished boots.
  • 01.13.15 - In the News: UNH Alum Enjoying 'Green' Career With Blue Ocean Society
  • 12.16.14 - The Illuminators
    UNH theatre grads shine their light on the works of William Shakespeare
      ShakesBEERience at The Press Room in Portsmouth, NH (Photo: Bushor Photography) Banquo falls to the floor, stabbed. A gentleman raises his beer in reverence, and the rest of the bar follows suit.
  • 12.16.14 - Code Comfort
    Computer science department brings programming literacy to local kids
    Do you want to build a snowflake? If so, you’ll have to learn some code – but as nearly 40 elementary school children learned Friday afternoon (Dec. 12) at UNH, that’s not so hard.
  • UNH men's a cappella group Not Too Sharp at Rockefeller Plaza recently
    12.15.14 - Not Too Sharp To Make Network Television Debut
    File this under “not too shabby.” Not Too Sharp, UNH’s all-male a cappella group, will make its network television debut next week. The group went to Manhattan recently to record a two-song segment for the TODAY show that will be televised on Christmas morning. Word on the street is they’re neither sharp nor flat. But don’t resort to rumors; hear for yourself in this sample, and then tune in on December 25 to see them at their Big Apple best!
  • Crime writer Lara Bricker '98
    12.11.14 - The Ball-Bricker Hour: Two Alumni Crime Writers Talk Murder, Lies and Deadly Intentions
  • UNH Poinsettia Open House Dec. 4-6, 2014
    12.04.14 - Put Some Red, White and Pink in Your Life at Poinsettia Event
  • 11.20.14 - A New Leader at UNH Extension
    Ken La Valley garnered awards for his innovative fisheries work
     Kenneth La Valley has been selected to be the next dean and director of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension effective Dec. 1, after a national search. "We are excited by the prospect of Ken's leadership as we move into the second century of Cooperative Extension," said Provost Lisa MacFarlane. "Ken brings to this role noteworthy leadership experience in both the private and public sectors, and he will continue to build on Cooperative Extension's strong tradition of university outreach education."
  • 11.18.14 - What Teaching Teaches
    In Boston and Istanbul, two UNH-educated professors find each school year a fresh chance to learn something new
    The Perennial Chance to Get It RightBy Phyllis Wentworth '02G
  • 11.18.14 - Bringing the U. to You
    UNH Cooperative Extension celebrates a century of service to the Granite State