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UNH: LESI Continues to Slide as Future Outlook, Reservations Drop


The UNH Lodging Executives Sentiment Index for the month ending February 2014 dropped to 75.0 from 76.9 in January 2014. Overall the lodging executives’ sentiment for present business conditions remained steady during this current period while future business conditions decreased.

“Executive sentiment for general business conditions 12 months from now have weakened, supported by a less than positive view of future reservations and non-managerial employment,” said Nelson Barber, associate professor of hospitality management, who manages the index.

Carsey Institute: More Than 40 Percent of LGBTQ+ College Students Report Intimate Partner Violence


Rates of intimate partner violence victimization and perpetration in college students’ current same-sex relationships.

Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes Summary Feb. 24


Meeting called to order at 3:11 on Feb. 24, 2014     

I.  Roll – The following senators were absent: Kidwell, Mellyn, Shannon, Ware, and Wu. Diane Foster was proxy for White. Cashman, deVries, and Tenczar were excused.  Lisa MacFarlane, Art Greenberg, Barbara White, and Sean McGhee were guests. 

N.H. Bankers Association Partners with UNH Executive Development Program


The New Hampshire Bankers Association (NHBA) has joined UNH’s Executive Development Partner Program to offer special pricing on executive education to its members.  

Two- and three-day executive development programs offered through the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics available to NHBA members are intended for high-potential employees who are transitioning from management roles into senior leadership roles, or from senior leadership roles into an executive role. NHBA members will receive a 10 percent discount on the programs. 

UNHInnovation Receives Grant to Support Entrepreneurship Opportunities


UNHInnovation was awarded an 18-month grant from the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) to strengthen existing curriculum and build new courses and programs in invention, innovation, and technology entrepreneurship.

Scientists Using UNH Detector Illuminate Cause of Sun’s “Perfect Storm”


In a paper recently published in Nature Communications, an international team of scientists, including three from UNH’s Space Science Center, uncovers the origin and cause of an extreme space weather event that occurred on July 22, 2012 at the sun and generated the fastest solar wind speed ever recorded directly by a solar wind instrument. 

Annual Peep Contest Deadline April 10

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Entries are now being accepted for the 5th Annual Peep Contest, sponsored by Health Services to promote wellness at UNH. This year's theme is “How do you stay healthy at UNH?”  

FIRST Follow-Up: Nicole MacMillan is Volunteer of the Year


Nicole MacMillan

Nicole MacMillan 

While a team from South Portland took home the winner’s trophy from the FIRST Robotics District Competition, held at UNH March 6 – 7, UNH’s Nicole MacMillan has something for the trophy case in CEPS. 

Annual Tri-Council Retreat Takes Up Bullying


OS, PAT and Extension Educator representatives heard an overview of a bullying survey conducted on campus last fall during the annual tri-council retreat, held March 11, 2014.

Malcolm Smith, co-chair of the bullying task force, presented the results of a December survey that aimed to assess bullying at UNH. A synopsis of the outcome appeared in the Dec. 18 Campus Journal. He also outlined task force recommendations including:

Natural Gas Safety


Whether you are at home, at work, in a public place, or on the UNH campus, it’s likely you are often in areas served by natural gas pipelines. Across the U.S., more than 2.2 million miles of pipelines and mains deliver natural gas for use by residential, commercial and industrial customers. 

Like all forms of energy, natural gas must be handled properly. Despite an excellent safety record, a gas leak caused by damage to a pipeline may pose a hazard and has the potential to ignite.

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