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Employee Clinic Celebrates First Year


The Employee Clinic at Health Services, which has allowed UNH faculty and staff and their over-18 year old dependents to receive medical care on campus during the workday, is celebrating its first year of operation with an open house on April 24. If you haven’t had a need to use the clinic since it opened in 2012, the event will be a great time to see all it has to offer. 

Meanwhile, here’s a look at some of the numbers. 

Workplace Flexibility at UNH


Two forums will take place during the week of April 8 to provide an overview of the workplace flexibility program that provides eligible employees the opportunity to have a nontraditional work schedule.

Eligibility varies depending on circumstances; not all jobs lend themselves to flexible workplace arrangements.

UNH Scientists Document First Expansion of ‘Sea Potato’ Seaweed Into New England


There’s a new seaweed in town, a brown, bulbous balloon befitting the nickname “sea potato.” Its New England debut was spotted by two UNH plant biology graduate students; now researchers are keeping a close eye on the sea potato’s progress to determine whether there is cause for alarm.

Graduate students Lindsay Green and Hannah Traggis discovered the rapid southern expansion of Colpomenia peregrina, also known as sea potato or oyster thief, during a SCUBA diving trip in Kittery, Maine, in the summer of 2011.

N. H. Authors Series Presents Willem Lange April 14, 2013


The N.H. Author Series, hosted by the Friends of Dimond Library, will present writer Willem Lange Sunday, April 14, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Dimond Library 5th Floor Reading Room. Local author and humorist Rebecca Rule will interview Lange in front of a live audience.

Take a Peep at Health: 4th Annual Peeps Contest


It’s time to show your health.

The annual Peeps competition at Health Services is a fun way to let the world know what being healthy means to you. And, if your entry wins, you’ll get a great prize.

All you need to do is create a diorama made from marshmallow Peeps that has the popular candy participating in some type of healthy activity. Go it alone or get a team together. The only rule is that all the key players in the diorama have to be made from Peeps. Other candies can be used as props or accessories.

Entries due by midnight April 14.

“A Family’s Loss” Is Second Novel for UNH Thompson School Professor


Family love, family secrets, and family mythologies are at the heart of the new novel by Tim Barretto, a professor of community leadership at the University of New Hampshire’s Thompson School of Applied Science. “A Family’s Loss” is the second novel by Barretto, who is co-founder of the school’s community leadership program. 

Third Radiation Belt Discovered With UNH-led Instrument Suite


This image of the prominence before it erupted was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). Credit: NASA/SDO/AIA/Goddard Space Flight Center.

The Proof is In: Tandem Health Advantage Saves Money


When the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) made the move to a self-insured health insurance program in 2012, its aim was to reduce costs. The addition of the personal shopping service Tandem Health Advantage has helped in reaching that goal. 

Graham Named Executive Director of UNH ADVANCE


Karen Graham, professor of mathematics and director of the Joan and James Leitzel Center, has been named executive director of UNH ADVANCE, and special assistant to the vice provost for faculty development and inclusive excellence. 

Business Affairs Students Receive Textbook Scholarships


Students who work for the Office of Business Affairs have benefited from Fred Kfoury Jr.’s affinity for his alma mater since 2007 when he first began funding textbook scholarships. Just weeks ago, before his Feb. 19 death, the New Hampshire businessman was on campus to meet the recipients of this year’s awards.

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