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  • The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics will offer a new two-day executive development program, Be a Catalyst for Innovation, Tuesday, March 25 and Wednesday, March 26, 2014. 

    This program brings together senior-level managers and executives from growth-oriented organizations to address barriers to innovation in the workplace. It is for middle and senior managers who have responsibility for products, processes or new technologies and who lead, supervise, and motivate others. This program also will benefit the sales and marketing directors who support them. 

    Participants benefit from UNH faculty members who have delivered custom innovation programs for several years. The new open-enrollment program curriculum includes timely topics such as: 

    • Incremental and breakthrough innovations

    • Disruptive innovation

    • Technology cycles

    • How collaboration takes place

    • Cases...

  • James Tucker, associate professor of sociology, received a 2013 Faculty Excellence Award for excellence in teaching.

  • Brett Chamberlin and Kaity Thomson

    Brett Chamberlin and Kaity Thomson ’14  took a seven-day trip along the Portland-Montreal oil pipeline.

    The potential reversal of the Portland-Montreal oil pipeline has eluded the spotlight that shines on other tar sands oil projects like Keystone XL pipeline. Kaity Thomson ’14 aims to change that.

    Packing a one-two punch of scientific research and advocacy, the environmental science major wants those living along the pipeline to know the risks that the project could pose to their drinking water, property values, and recreation.

    To do...

  • The UNH School of Law is No. 8 in the country for clinical opportunities for its students, according to a national legal magazine. 

    The National Jurist issued its findings in the January issue of its sister publication, prelaw Magazine. Rankings were compiled by dividing the number of full-time clinical course positions filled by the number of full-time students. 

    UNH Law’s six clinics offer a wide range of opportunities to work with real clients under the close supervision of clinical professors. All clinics include a classroom component, but their primary focus is on real-world experience, much of it in actual courtrooms. 

    “I am not surprised by this ranking at all,” said the Honorable Charles Temple (UNH ’82, UNH Law ’85), a former UNH Law professor who directed the school’s Criminal Practice Clinic for almost 11 years. 

    Judge Temple, who left UNH Law this month when he was appointed to the New Hampshire Superior Court bench,...

  • UNH’s newly created Broadband Center of Excellence (BCoE) has completed its trial of wireless broadband technology known as TV White Space (TVWS). The trial demonstrated the ability to convey Internet data at downstream rates exceeding 1 megabit per second by making use of unlicensed frequencies in spectrum bands allocated to over-the-air television signals. 

    The four-month trial, conducted as part of the Gigabit Libraries Network’s White Space Project, connected four Durham buildings through a TVWS network that supplied high-speed Internet connectivity over vacant spectrum within VHF/UHF bands reserved for over-the-air television transmission. 

    TVWS uses unlicensed, high-performance frequencies to enable the transmission of Internet traffic wirelessly over long distances. Although it remains in early stages of experimentation, TVWS technology is gaining...

  • NH SBDC advisory board

    NH SBDC launches its exporting e-course with representatives from its advisory board, partners UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, the N.H. Department of Resources & Economic Development, and the Office of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. The course was created with funds from the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.

    The New Hampshire Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC), an outreach program of UNH, has launched “Finding Your...

  • The 2013-2014 Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture SeriesHealth and Freedom in the Balance:  Exploring the Tensions among Public Health, Individual Liberty, and Governmental Authority” continues this spring with lectures about the public implications of vaccinations, immunizations, medical ethics, and refugee health.

    “Quarantines, vaccinations, and municipal hygiene are respected tools in the public health arsenal. Invasions of bodily integrity, privacy, and freedom of movement are resultant consequences to these protective efforts,” according to Sidore series organizers Marion Girard Dorsey, associate professor of history, and Rosemary Caron, associate professor of health management and policy.

    “The clash of the needs of public health and the boundaries of personal freedom has occurred throughout history and will continue to occur based on the public health threats anticipated in the 21st century. The intersections between the past and...

  • The UNH Lodging Executives Sentiment Index (LESI) for the current period ending December 2013 remained relatively flat at 80.8 from 80.0 in November 2013. Overall the index was down during this period for present business conditions while future business conditions increased.

    “There appears to be concern among executives surrounding consumer confidence and corporate travel business,” said Nelson Barber, associate professor of hospitality management at the UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, who manages the index. 

    Seventy-seven percent of lodging executives indicated current business conditions were good, an increase from 73 percent in November 2013, while 15 percent indicated conditions were normal, down from 27 percent during the same period. During the current period, 8 percent of executives indicated present conditions...

  • Thirty-nine percent of unemployed Americans are experiencing long-term unemployment in the wake of the 2008 recession, which is more than double the percent unemployed more than six months but actively seeking work in 2007, according to new research about trends in long-term unemployment since the recession from the Carsey Institute at UNH. 

    “As the debate about the extension of the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program continues, it is important to gain an understanding of the long-term unemployed in terms of their demographic and economic characteristics and how those characteristics differ across place. Doing so can help better target strategies for alleviating the negative effects of long-term unemployment,” said Andrew Schaefer, doctoral candidate in sociology at UNH and a research assistant at the Carsey Institute. 

    The research is presented in the Carsey Institute brief “The Long-Term Unemployed in the Wake of the Great...

  • Tom Ballestero, director of UNH’s Stormwater Center

    Tom Ballestero, director of UNH’s Stormwater Center, in Philadelphia for the announcement of a major EPA grant to address water management issues in that city. Credit: Lahne Mattas-Curry, EPA Communications.

    UNH is one of only five universities or colleges selected to share grant funding to study green infrastructure practices in urban areas, using Philadelphia as a pilot project. Further, due to the...

  • ice climber

    The UNH Discovery Program is sponsoring a free screening of acclaimed film “Chasing Ice,” followed by a panel discussion with faculty on water, winter, and climate change, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2013. Credit: James Balog.

    UNH resumes its exploration of “Water, Water Everywhere?: A University Dialogue on the World’s Most Critical Resource” for the spring semester with a film and panel discussion on climate change, water and...

  • Meeting called to order at 3:10 on November 18, 2013                        

    I.  Roll – The following senators were absent: Fagerberg, Kaen, Mellyn, Morgan, Shannon, and Tenczar.  Woodward served as proxy for Caron.  Kidwell was excused.  Bruce Mallory was a guest. 

    II. Remarks by and questions to the provost – The provost was traveling, and unable to attend.  The chair dispensed with this portion of the meeting. 

    III. Remarks by and questions to the chair – The senate chair reminded the senate about the upcoming nominations for the academic year 2013-2014 faculty awards.  He encouraged the faculty to participate in presenting these nominations, calling them an important way to “support our own.” 

    IV. Minutes – With one friendly correction, the minutes of the last senate meeting were approved...

  • UNH will host “To B or Not To B: Are Benefit Corporations the Corporate Governance Architecture of the 21st century?”

    Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2013. The event, which includes workshops, a keynote address and a panel discussion, will focus on how benefit corporations, commonly known as B corporations, may provide a new model for corporate governance. 

    The event is sponsored by the UNH Responsible Governance and Sustainable Citizenship Project, the Sustainability Institute, and the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. All events are free and open to the public, but...

  • President Mark W. Huddleston was one of 100 college and university presidents and 40 leaders from nonprofits, foundations, state governments, and the private sector attending a White House summit on expanding college opportunity Jan. 16, 2014. 

    The daylong event with President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and senior administration officials highlighted more than 100 commitments made by the attending organizations to help low-income students enroll in college and ensure they succeed once they get there. 

    “The greatest challenges facing higher education are access and affordability, and they remain my number one priority,” Huddleston said. “I’m pleased to be at the White House sharing our plans and also talking with others about what we can do working together.” 

    The university made three commitments in addition to its ongoing efforts, which include freezing in-state tuition for two years, partnering with the state’s Community College...

  • In the United States, it is estimated that a child is bullied every seven minutes. 

    Now future teachers graduating from UNH’s graduate education program will enter their first classrooms better prepared to prevent bullying by focusing on creating civility and empathy. This spring, UNH is offering the new course “The Courage to Care: Teaching Empathy in the Classroom,” which is based on the university’s nationally recognized anti-bullying program for middle schools.

    “After many years of research, we have learned that bullying in our schools and our society is a much more damaging and dangerous experience for children than we ever suspected. Unfortunately, it’s much more widespread and is occurring at an earlier age than ever before,” Malcolm Smith,...