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First Student Art Sale Set for Dec. 5

11.25.13

If you’re looking for handmade gifts for the holidays, don’t miss the first  annual student art sale Thursday, Dec. 5, from 1-6 p.m., at the Paul Creative Arts Center. 

Zercher to Become CEPS Associate Dean

11.18.13

Professor of chemistry Chuck Zercher, current chair of the chemistry department, has been named associate dean for academic affairs for CEPS, announced CEPS Dean Samuel Mukasa. Zercher’s appointment is effective January 1, 2014. He replaces current associate dean P.T. Vasudevan, who has also been serving as interim senior vice provost for academic affairs for the university, a role he will assume full-time at the start of 2014. 

Food Donations Down; Help Cornucopia Fill Thanksgiving Baskets

11.13.13

During the 2012 Thanksgiving holiday, the Cornucopia Food Pantry provided 240 food baskets for those in need. They do it every year, three times a year, thanks to the generosity of supporting organizations and members of the UNH community.

This year, however, some of those partners are struggling to get their own donations. As a result, places like the N.H. Food Bank will not be able to help Cornucopia in the capacity it has in the past.

Professor Wins Top Prizes from American Historical Association for ‘The Mortal Sea’

11.05.13

W. Jeffrey Bolster, professor of history, has won the American Historical Association’s 2013 Albert J. Beveridge Prize and 2013 James Rawley Prize in Atlantic History for his book “The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail” (Harvard University Press, 2012).  

Warmth from the Millyard Coalition Seeking Donations of Food and Warm Clothing

10.30.13

The season of giving is about to begin and there’s no better place to start than right here at UNH. During the next two weeks, white cardboard bins will be located around campus to collect donations of food and warm clothing for the student-driven community service project Warmth from the Millyard Coalition. 

Now in its seventh year, Warmth from the Millyard (WFMYC) draws on community partners at UNH and in local cities and towns to round up these necessities and give them to area charitable organizations for distribution. 

Cross Cultures: Share Thanksgiving with an International Student

10.23.13
Meng Zhao and other guests at Thanksgiving dinner

Meng Zhao (left) with assistant professor Courtney Marshall (second from left, back) and others at Marshalls’ home Thanksgiving Day 2012. The English professor invited the students to share the November holiday with her.

Another Choice: New Health Care Plan Offered

10.16.13

Employees will have another health care plan to choose from during the 2014 open enrollment, one that offers lower premiums and a USNH contribution to a tax-free health savings account to help offset high deductibles.  

Open enrollment is Oct. 21-Nov. 1. 

With the Choice Plan, available to all benefits eligible faculty and staff not covered by a collective bargaining agreement, you don’t need to designate a primary care physician or obtain a referral to see a specialist. And, there are no copays.

Alumnus Arnold Garron to Serve as Paul College Interim Dean

10.04.13

Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that UNH alumnus Arnold Garron has agreed to serve as interim dean of the Paul College of Business and Economics while we conduct a national search for a permanent dean. Arnold has strong ties to the university as well as a distinguished career in the private sector and I’m confident these relationships will enhance and expand the work we’ve been doing to engage businesses around the state.

Alumna Marcy Carsey Gives $20 Million to UNH

10.02.13

Emmy-winning television producer Marcy Carsey ’66 has made a gift of $20 million to UNH to support the creation of the new Carsey School for Public Policy. This gift is the second largest in the university’s history.  

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