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“Frozen” Director Jennifer Lee Discourages Self-Doubt at UNH Commencement


UNH commencement speaker Jennifer Lee ’92 encouraged graduates and guests to banish self-doubt during the university’s 144th commencement held Saturday, May 17, 2014. More than 2,200 undergraduate and 488 graduate students -- including 55 military veterans -- ranging in age from 20 to 74 years old and representing 42 states and 17 foreign countries received degrees. 

Governor, President Huddleston Mark 100 Years of UNH Cooperative Extension


Photo (l to r): State Rep. Robert Haefner, Celina Walker, President Mark Huddleston, Gov. Maggie Hassan, Cooperative Extension Dean and Director John Pike, and State Rep. Robert Theberge. (l to r): State Rep. Robert Haefner, Celina Walker, President Mark Huddleston, Gov.

Research and Engagement Academy Scholars Honored


Provost Lisa McFarlane, Julie Williams and Eleanor Abrams

Provost Lisa MacFarlane; Julie Williams, senior vice provost for engagement and academic outreach; and Eleanor Abrams, executive director of engagement and faculty development at the Research and Engagement Academy held May 2.

Broadband Demonstration Center Open to UNH Community


Faculty, staff and students who want to know just what else broadband can do besides let them search the Internet need only visit the Broadband Center of Excellence. Located in the Dimond Library, the BCoE offers demonstrations of the sundry ways broadband is used.

USNH Board of Trustees Approves Complete Renovation of Hamilton Smith


Citing a strong commitment to addressing long deferred maintenance on academic buildings, and the desire to help its campuses tackle priority projects, the University System of New Hampshire board of trustees voted Friday, April 18, 2014, to approve renovations to Hamilton Smith Hall, one of the university’s most iconic buildings. The renovation will include a 12 percent increase in the number of classroom seats, modern classroom and office spaces, and two technology enabled labs.

Vasudevan Named Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

P.T. Vasudevan

P.T. Vasudevan has been appointed senior vice provost for academic affairs after serving an interim period in the role.

Dining Services Chef Takes Bronze

Todd Sweet

Lobster might not be on the menu in UNH dining halls, but if one of Dining Services’ chefs can take the bronze in a regional competition where that’s the main ingredient, imagine what he does with more traditional college fare. 

UNH Announces 2014 Granite State Award and Honorary Degree Recipients


Stella and Douglas Scamman

Stella and Douglas Scamman

A Stratham couple active in state politics and a Portsmouth-based high-tech firm committed to community service will receive this year's Granite State Awards from the University of New Hampshire. 

N.H. Author Series Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Sharon Olds April 13


The poet Sharon Olds whose book “Stag’s Leap” won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for poetry will be the featured writer for the next N.H. Author Series at the University of New Hampshire.

Hosted by the Friends of Dimond Library, the event takes place in the library’s 5th floor reading room Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 2 p.m.

“Frozen” Screenwriter/Director Jennifer Lee '92 is UNH 2014 Commencement Speaker

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee. Courtesy photo. 

The first woman to direct an animated feature film for Walt Disney Animation Studios, Academy Award®-winner Jennifer Lee, will deliver UNH's commencement address Saturday, May 17, 2014.

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