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Marx Named Director of the University Honors Program


Jerry Marx has been named director of the University Honors Program. A faculty member in the department of social work, Marx founded the UNH Center for Professional Excellence in Child Welfare, a university-state child welfare training partnership. He also served as department chair for six years and is currently serving as a faculty fellow in the College of Health and Human Services, leading their communication efforts.

Students Vie for Business Competition Prize May 7


Students will compete in the final round of the Paul J. Holloway Prize Innovation-to-Market competition – the oldest business plan competition in the state and one of the first in the nation – Wednesday, May 7, 2014, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the Paul College auditorium. A reception and awards ceremony will follow. The championship round is free and open to the public. Reserve your seat at  

UNH Tapped to Help White House End Campus Sexual Assault


UNH 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).

UNH Team Wins National Engineering Contest


A team of seniors won the INTEL Innovation award for the top project in the 24th annual Environmental Design Contest at New Mexico State University earlier this month. The team – three business entrepreneurship majors from UNH’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and two mechanical engineering majors from the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, led by Paul College professor Jeff Sohl – won for their novel approach to solar panel tracking systems.

Calling themselves Granite State Ventures, the UNH team was one of 19 competing.

Peeping It Healthy - 5th Annual Contest Winners Announced


Health Services works hard to get the word out about healthy living, and they do it in a positive, non-judgmental way. Proof exists in the annual Peep contest that has faculty, staff and students creating dioramas using the marshmallow treats to show what being healthy means to them. 

MFDs Save More Than $300,000 a Year


The switch to office machines that can do everything—fax, copy, scan, print and email—has saved UNH more than $300,000 a year since the use of multifunction devices began three years ago. 

An MFD, as they are commonly known, incorporates the tasks of many common office machines into one unit, taking up less space and resulting in an energy as well as financial savings. 

Culling of Books at Dimond Library Put on Hold


Proactive efforts to winnow collections and periodicals in Dimond Library have been temporarily halted in order to better involve the campus community in the process.

Student Project Makes Use of Nitrogen-Rich Urine


Every day, the wastewater treatment plant in Durham treats 10,000 gallons of urine, filtering out nitrogen that could harm the Great Bay Estuary into which the wastewater flows. And every year, farmers spend tens of thousands of dollars on nitrogen-laden fertilizer to boost the growing power of their crops. 

Biological Sciences Library Moving to Dimond Library


In a move that will bring information together in one convenient place, the Biological Sciences Library will relocate from Kendall Hall to Dimond Library this summer. After that, Dimond will be the place where the majority of the life sciences information can be found. 

Professor Tapped to Investigate Washington State Landslide


A UNH civil engineering professor is part of a team that will collect information and document the effects of the March 22, 2014, Oso landslide in Snohomish County, Washington. Jean Benoît, professor of civil engineering at UNH, and colleagues on the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association, supported by the National Science Foundation, will document the effects of the landslide on the built and natural environments. 

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