Provost John Aber Returning to Faculty; Reception June 11

Provost John Aber Returning to Faculty; Reception June 11

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

A special reception celebrating University Professor John Aber’s tenure as provost and his return to the faculty in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture will be held Tuesday, June 11, from 4 to 6 p.m., in Huddleston Hall. Light refreshments will be served.  

Aber will return to the faculty June 30, 2013, after four years in the position. 

“John Aber’s commitment to and passion for UNH are surpassed only by his incredible contributions to higher education and science around the world,” President Mark Huddleston said. “While I will miss his presence in Thompson Hall I am pleased he is returning to the classroom and his research for the benefit of our students and his colleagues around the globe.

In 2003, Aber was ranked 11th in the world in the field of ecology/environmental science by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), an organization that measures how frequently a scientist’s work is cited by other researchers. In 2009 he was named a University Professor, UNH’s highest form of recognition for excellence in teaching, scholarship and engagement, and just last year he received the Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal from Yale University. The medal is Yale’s highest graduate alumni honor.