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Ruth Varner Named Director of the Joan and James Leitzel Center


Ruth Varner has been named the incoming director of the Joan and James Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science and Engineering Education.  Her appointment begins August 19.

UNH Dining Wins Silver Loyal E. Horton Awards



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UNH Showcases Technologies for Innovators and Investors at Tech Summit


UNH will present three technologies developed here to some of the world’s leading innovators and investors this week, as representatives from the Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization showcase them at the TechConnect WORLD Summit in Washington, D.C.  

UNH will share its expertise with projects that detect radiation from a safe distance, integrate complex situational data into a visual Web-based image, and produce a class of compounds that are highly stable organic semiconductors.  

Eleanor Abrams Named Executive Director for Engagement and Faculty Development


Eleanor Abrams has been appointed the executive director for Engagement and Faculty Development. She assumes the position June 1. 

Ph.D. Candidate Participates in White House Panel on Climate Change


Martha Carlson, coordinator of UNH Forest Watch and a Ph.D. candidate in the natural resources and earth systems science program, was one of six private citizens invited to participate in a White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) panel titled “"Climate Change: Discussion with Small Business Leaders" held last Thursday, April 30 in Washington, D.C.  

The Obama administration held the panel discussion “to receive ideas and recommendations about how to better combat climate change, with a special focus on working through the business community.”  

UNH Researcher: The Horseshoe Crabs Are Coming!


Graduate student Helen Cheng

Helen Cheng, graduate student at the University of New Hampshire, shows off a Great Bay horseshoe crab.

Credit: Julian Russell for UNH Photographic Services

UNH Prepares for Bike/Walk to Work Week Next Week


UNH employees are pumping up their tires and lacing up their sneakers in preparation for the 11th annual Seacoast Bike/Walk to Work Week next week (May 13 – 17). As in years past, the weeklong celebration of alternative transportation culminates in a free commuter breakfast on the steps of New Hampshire Hall, hosted by the department of kinesiology from 7 – 10am.

Employee Clinic's First Year of Service Celebrated


The Employee Clinic celebrated its first year of service with chair massages, blood pressure checks and glucose testing during a ribbon cutting ceremony held April 24. Opened in February 2012, the Employee Clinic serves all UNH employees and their dependents aged 18 and over. 

Relay for Life Marks 10 Years at UNH


relay for life team

Senior Sarah Maskwa (4th from the left) and her teammates raised $2,457 for Relay for Life. Courtesy photo.

Sarah Maskwa has the same bad reason to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life as many people do: someone she loved very much died of cancer.

Professor to Direct NSF’s National Ecological Observatory Network


Professor Scott Ollinger of the UNH’s Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) and the department of Natural Resources and the Environment will serve as the first director of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON).  

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