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  • Professor Jack ReschProfessor Jack Resch, professor of history at UNH Manchester, was admitted to the Fulbright Specialist Roster in April.

    The Fulbright Specialist Roster, which was developed by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), a non-governmental organization, was designed as a tool for the Fulbright Specialist Program.

    The roster is a directory of U.S. scholars and professionals who applied through an open competition, were selected by a panel of their peers, and were approved by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board as potential candidates for Fulbright Specialist awards. Fulbright Commissions, U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Sections, and selected host institutions use the Roster for the purpose of...

  • kids at singalongIn celebration of National Week of the Young Child, the children and staff from the UNH Child Study and Development Center (CSDC) travelled by foot, buggy and Wildcat shuttle to enjoy a community sing in Murkland Courtyard next to T-Hall on April 17. The annual campus community sing, which included a variety of yoga poses this year, not only attracted family members from across the campus but also a number of UNH students on their way to classes. kids looking at mural

    “The Week of the Young Child highlights the work of early childhood teachers and the rights of young children,” says CSDC executive director John Nimmo. “Closer to home, this event...

  • This Memorial Day weekend, the public will have an opportunity to celebrate the kickoff of the 2013 New Hampshire commercial fishing season while tasting local seafood and beer.  

    The N.H. Fresh and Local Seafood 2013 Kickoff will take place at the Portsmouth Fishing Pier on Sunday, May 26 from noon – 3 p.m. UNH Cooperative Extension and N.H. Sea Grant (NHSG) have teamed up with N.H. commercial fishermen, lobstermen, chefs, seafood retailers, Redhook Brewery and numerous other local organizations and individuals to host the kickoff.  

    The new Redhoook Black Lobstah Lager—a brew made with N.H. lobsters—will be on tap, and attendees can taste alternative seafood species like redfish and hake prepared by local chefs.  

    This year will be a challenging one for local fishermen as they face drastic cuts in groundfish quotas, low prices for lobster and the continued high cost of fuel. They are seeking ways to make ends meet and continue...

  • award winners

    D. Jay McSharry, owner of Jumpin Jay’s Fish Café, Dos Amigos Burritos and Moxy in Portsmouth, has been named the 2013 Small Business Administration NH Small Business Person of the Year. Here he is pictured with staff of the NH Small Business Development Center and the Small Business Administration. From left to right: (front row) Mary Collins, SBDC; Kit McCormick, SBDC; (back row) Chris Duffy, SBDC; Jay McSharry, SBA NH Small Business Person of the Year; Warren Daniel, SBDC; and Brian McDonald, U.S. SBA.

    The NH Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC), an outreach program of UNH, will host the 2013 Small Business Administration’s N.H. Small Business Awards celebration...

  • International visitorsOn May 6, Prevention Innovations: Research and Practices for Ending Violence Against Women (http://www.unh.edu/preventioninnovations/) sponsored a half-day workshop with an  international victors group from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Latvia, Netherlands, Russia and the Ukraine. 

    The workshop was sponsored by the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and was hosted nationally by FHI 360 and locally by the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire. The visitors are part of a regional project for Europe, "Empowering Women Against Domestic Violence".

    During the group's two day visit, they examined the impact of violence against women on families, communities, and countries and the benefits of...

  • Mental health professionals in Washington DC

    JoAnne Malloy (far right), clinical assistant professor at the Institute on Disability, joined Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D-CA) and other mental health professionals


    JoAnne Malloy (far right), clinical assistant professor at the Institute on Disability, joined Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D-CA) and other mental health professionals at a legislative briefing for members of Congress and their staff in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, May 7, in recognition of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week.

    Malloy discussed IOD projects RENEW (Rehabilitation, Empowerment, Natural supports, Education and Work), which provides school-to-career...

  • Paul HollowayThe Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics has named New Hampshire entrepreneur and philanthropist Paul Holloway the 2013 Paul College Entrepreneur of the Year.

    The Paul College Entrepreneur of the Year award is given to a business leader with a demonstrated commitment to the state's business community, an appreciation for UNH and its resources, and a track record of creating entrepreneurial value by starting companies, supporting and promoting new ventures and mentoring individuals engaged in business start-ups.

    “Paul Holloway’s philanthropy to UNH has allowed us to hold Holloway Prize annually for 25 years and help UNH students share their dreams, visions and business proposals with judges and others from the academic and business communities. We are proud to recognize Paul Holloway for...

  • After an extensive review of the facts, Provost John Aber has determined that it is appropriate to terminate the employment of Marco Dorfsman, associate professor of Spanish, effective May 17, 2013. Dorfsman admitted to intentionally lowering the student evaluations of another faculty member. This serious breach of ethical standards constitutes moral turpitude that cannot be tolerated at UNH. 

    Aber’s determination was informed by the recommendation of the Professional Standards Committee (PSC) of the Faculty Senate. The PSC members unanimously agreed that Dorfsman’s conduct constituted moral turpitude and “evinces a gross disregard for the rights of others, is a clear and intentional breach of duties owed to others and to the university by virtue of employment at UNH and membership in the profession, in which such an act is considered contrary to the accepted and expected rules of moral behavior, justice, or honesty, and evokes condemnation.” The...

  • Through generous donations from members of the UNH community, the 14th University Community Scholarship will be awarded in May. This year’s award is approximately $5,000. The size of the endowment that supports the scholarship is now $117,579.  

    This scholarship, which reflects the commitment and dedication of all members of the university community, will be awarded to UNH-Durham or UNH-Manchester students.  

    This is your opportunity to nominate a deserving undergraduate or graduate student or, if you are a student, apply for the scholarship award. Note the deadlines and instructions. 

    Awards are based on academic merit and community involvement. The selection committee is particularly interested in community involvement beyond paid employment and efforts on behalf of academic requirements. The award may be renewed for up to four years; however, the student must re-apply each year. The selection committee includes a faculty member, a PAT...

  • UNH Choir


    The  will compete in one of the most prestigious choral competitions in the world later this month -- the 13th Marktoberdorf International Choral Competition, in Bavaria, Germany.  

    Held every two years since 1989, the competition and festival runs May 16-22, 2013, and requires a competitive screening audition before the final competitors are selected. Only the finest choirs are invited to compete. 

    “It is a great honor for the Chamber Singers to be invited. Since its inception, the Marktoberdorf competition has featured nearly 200 choirs from all over the world. The list of participants reads like a ‘who’s-Who’ of the world’s major choral...

  • Nicole Chartier, a senior linguistics major, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) at the District University of Bogotá in Columbia.

    The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. educational and cultural exchange program, offering opportunities for students to engage in international graduate study, advanced research in foreign countries, and English language teaching worldwide.

    Colombia looks for students who have Spanish language ability; academic backgrounds in fields like English, education, or linguistics; and some teaching or tutoring experience. In addition to her coursework in linguistics and Spanish, Chartier completed a tutor-training program through the UNH Manchester Center for Academic Enrichment, where she has worked for the past three years and teaches with the English as a Second Language (ESOL) bridge program.

    “Nicole has been an integral part of my classroom 'team' for the last several semesters,” said Dot...

  • The Provost Search Committee has announced three candidates for the position of provost as well as open forums for each in both Durham and Manchester. Curricula vitae for the candidates can be found on the search website. The forums on the Durham campus will be videotaped and posted to the provost search website as soon as possible. In addition, a form to provide feedback on the candidates will be available at each forum as well as on the provost search website.

    Durham open forums:

    James Wible
    Thursday, May 2, 12:40-2 p.m., MUB Granite State Room
    Thursday, May 2, 4 to 5 p.m., Horton Room 307

    Willem deVries  
    Tuesday, May 7, 12:40-2 p.m., MUB Theater II
    Tuesday, May 7, 4 to 5 p.m., Horton Room 307

    Manchester open forums:

    Friday, April 26, 10-11:15 a.m., Room 323 UNH M - Lisa MacFarlane
    Friday, May 3, 10-11:15 a.m., Room 268 UNH M - James Wible
    Monday, May 6, 10-11:15 a.m., Room 268 UNH M - Willem deVries


  • Andrew Laurie Stangel, adjunct professor of art history at UNH Manchester, has been named the recipient of the college’s 2013 Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award.  Stangel will be recognized at the college’s 28th annual commencement ceremony Thursday, May 16 in Arms Park in Manchester.

     The UNH Adjunct Faculty Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the college through demonstrated teaching excellence in a minimum of six undergraduate courses. With students who routinely describe his knowledge as “encyclopedic” and “phenomenal,” Stangel’s energy and enthusiasm in his classes is what truly sets him apart. 

    Having spent decades in the U.S. and abroad lecturing at colleges, universities, art museums, and galleries, Stangel’s knowledge and passion for art and history engages and excites students. His courses are illustrated with his vast firsthand knowledge and experience of art-historical topics and his students’ are the...

  • The Carsey Institute and the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics will present the Stonyfield Entrepreneurship Institute, a "boot camp" for community-minded entrepreneurs May 28-29, 2013, at the Courtyard Marriott Grappone Conference Center in Concord.

    The institute offers an intensive and interactive environment for entrepreneurs to learn about financing, marketing, managing change, and other areas fundamental to growing an enterprise. The program was conceived by Stonyfield Farm co-founder Gary Hirshberg, and is run jointly by Hirshberg and Michael Swack, faculty member at Paul College.

    This year’s program includes sessions on finance, marketing, understanding the triple bottom line, and digital media. On Tuesday, May 28, the program will feature the presentation of case studies in finance, marketing, and organizational development as well as several live business plan critiques of pre-selected businesses.

    Speakers will...

  • Jenny JingSenior Jenny Jing has been selected as an Alvan T. – Viola D. Fuller Junior Research Fellow by the American Cancer Society. The prestigious Fuller Fellowships give undergraduate students from New England an opportunity to participate in laboratories performing cancer-related research for 10 weeks in the summer of 2013.  

    Jing, a biomedical sciences major and Honors Program student from Durham, will work in the Massachusetts General Hospital lab of Andrea McClatchey, professor of pathology at the Harvard Medical School. The fellowship provides Jing with a stipend of $4,500.  

    With her sights set on attending medical school to pursue a joint M.D./Ph.D., Jing calls the Fuller Fellowship a dream come true. She got the news while in Rudman Hall, home of several UNH research laboratories, and “I...