Stories in Topic: Culture and Society

  • UNH co-hosts debate between Jeanne Shaheen and Scott Brown on Tues., Oct. 21
    10.16.14 - Tickets Available for Race to Represent New Hampshire Debate
      The University of New Hampshire will join New England Cable News and the Concord Monitor in hosting a U.S. Senate debate with Jeanne Shaheen and Scott Brown. The Race to Represent New Hampshire debate is Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at 8 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, N.H. Tickets are limited, and registration is required. Register here  
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin at the University of New Hampshire
    10.01.14 - Of Presidential Politics and Life Lessons Learned
    Renowned historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talks about FDR’s challenges, Lincoln’s integrity and LBJ’s brashness and brains
      After a lifetime spent writing about American presidents, world-renowned presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin has a bit of anxiety about  what might happen to her in the afterlife.
  • UNH School of Law expert Michael McCann
    09.25.14 - UNH Law’s Sports Law Expert Michael McCann Discusses the NFL on CBS Evening News
  • UNH Works campaign to extend in-state tuition freeze
    09.25.14 - UNH Works: Campaign to Extend In-State Tuition Freeze Takes Off
  • Less than 10 percent of UNH's budget comes from state support.
    09.17.14 - UNH Works: Campaign to Extend In-State Tuition Freeze Takes Off
    More than 1,000 join to support freeze, boost student scholarships
    In just 72 hours, a grassroots campaign to freeze in-state tuition at UNH for two more years and boost student scholarships has taken off across the Granite State, gaining unprecedented support from students, parents, alumni and business leaders.
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin
    09.03.14 - UNH Hosts World-Renowned Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Sept. 29
  • 09.03.14 - 1 Liberal Arts Degree, 7 Job Offers
    Internships helped make recent grad top candidate in political circles
    Taylor Reidy, a 2014 UNH graduate, relaxes at her family's home in Concord as their dog, Rufus, awaits a treat. Earning a bachelor's degree in political science with a minor in Spanish, Taylor received seven high profile job offers this summer .
  • Jaime Nolan, UNH Associate VP for Community, Equity Diversity
    07.24.14 - UNH Announces New Leader for Community, Equity and Diversity
    Jaime Nolan will become associate vice president for community, equity and diversity at the University of New Hampshire, effective Aug. 18, 2014. This is a new position reporting directly to the president.
  • A man and a woman talk. The woman is laughing.
    05.08.14 - Community Builder
    Social Work Student Uses UNH Experience to Make a Difference Back Home
    Students relax at OMSA, aka "home-sa." l to r: Selena Tavarez, Ashley Gonzalez, Andres Mejia, and Samantha Watson.
  • White House logo
    05.01.14 - UNH Tapped to Help White House Task Force End Campus Sexual Assault
    The University of New Hampshire is one of three universities tapped by a White House task force to do further research related to ending campus sexual assault. UNH’s Prevention Innovations was identified in “Not Alone: The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.” The center will design and implement a training program, in cooperation with campus-based practitioners from around the country and the university’s Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP).
  • 05.01.14 - Homelands
    Born in Sarajevo, Jasmin Cesko ’14 is Creating a Bright Future in Multicultural America
    Jasmin Cesko’s earliest memories are of huddling in Bosnian bomb shelters in his mother’s arms while his father fought on the frontlines.
  • picture of strawberries with hulls
    04.24.14 - Strawberry Fields Forever
    N.H. Agricultural Experiment Station Researchers Find Promise In Strawberry Cultivation System
    Researchers at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES) at the University of New Hampshire investigating a strawberry production system used throughout the nation’s leading strawberry producing regions believe the system – the annualized plasticulture system – holds economic promise for New Hampshire’s and New England’s strawberry producers.
  • Professor Jeff Bolster and Daniel Zotos
    04.10.14 - Survival, a Fish Story
    A Student Researcher Travels to Spain To Understand the Atlantic bluefin tuna Fishery
    Jeffrey Bolster and Daniel Zotos by the commercial fishing pier in Portsmouth, N.H.
  • Fisherman with fresh caught seafood
    04.10.14 - Gone Fishin’
    Sustainable Seafood Dinner Serves Up Local Catch
    On Wednesday, April 16 UNH will host its first Sustainable Seafood Dinner at Holloway Commons from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. The dinner will highlight locally caught seafood and New England’s fishing community.
  • Jim Burchell ’80, riding in the back of a truck
    02.27.14 - Community Activist Jim Burchell ’80 Continues to Give Back
    UNH connected with Jim Burchell ’80 when he won an iPad in a recent contest that encouraged alumni to join the university’s new online community, UNH Connect. Not only was he the university’s first Truman Scholar, but Burchell attended UNH while also serving as a Rochester (N.H.) city councilor and a New Hampshire state representative. And he worked two 12-hour shifts at a local manufacturer every weekend tending a furnace.
  • Image of a brain
    02.27.14 - Most of Us Have Made Best Memories by Age 25
    By the time most people are 25, they have made the most important memories of their lives, according to new research from the University of New Hampshire. Researchers at UNH have found that when older adults were asked to tell their life stories, they overwhelmingly highlighted the central influence of life transitions in their memories. Many of these transitions, such as marriage and having children, occurred early in life.
  • Roses
    02.20.14 - Coming Up Roses
    A Thompson School Student Plumbs the Depths of Her Education to Grow a Business That Blooms
    Erica Johnson in her element at the Macfarlane Greenhouse Facility.
  • John Mayer
    02.20.14 - Mr. Personality
    Book by Psychology Professor Jack Mayer Explores New Kind of Intelligence
    "It's a big job to establish an ability or intelligence," says Jack Mayer, psychology professor and author of Personal Intelligence: The Power of Personality and How It Shapes Our Lives.
  • Whales and Nations book cover
    02.13.14 - UNH Historian Recounts Effort to Regulate Whaling Industry in New Book
  • Tom Safford and his dog Riley
    02.06.14 - The View from the Coast
    A Scientist Conducts Environmental Research That Measures Beliefs Not Bacteria
    “There isn’t an environmental issue that isn’t a people issue,” contends sociologist Tom Safford.