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UNH Announces New Business College Dean

Deborah Merrill-Sands will take over leadership of the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. Provost Lisa MacFarlane announced that Merrill-Sands, a leading authority on women’s leadership and women’s workforce issues, has been appointed dean of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited college. She is currently dean of the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College.

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UNH Announces Winners of Statewide Social Venture Innovation Challenge

A team of University of New Hampshire students who proposed to start a mobile grocery store to help address the issue of “food deserts” and a Portsmouth resident who wants to increase road safety and decrease pollution of the state’s waterways won the second annual New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge at the University of New Hampshire earlier this week.

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Restaurant Sector Drags Down UNH Franchising Index in 3rd Quarter 2014

The University of New Hampshire Rosenberg Franchise 50 Index, which tracks publicly traded companies in the United States engaged in business format franchising, lost 1.0 percent in the third quarter of 2014, weighed down by the poor performance of its restaurant franchisors.

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UNH and the Granite State Remain Top Producers of Peace Corps’ Volunteers in 2014

New Hampshire ranks No. 5 among states with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers per capita according to new data. Fifty-seven (57) Granite Staters are currently serving in the Peace Corps, giving the state a ratio of 4.3 volunteers for every 100,000 residents.

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UNH’s Kevin Short Named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow
– Kevin Short, professor of mathematics at the University of New Hampshire, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). (12-16-14) Read >>>

UNH Demographer Finds New Population Projections Reflect Slower Growth and Increasing Diversity
Review of new population projections released today by the Census Bureau finds that the pace of population growth in the U.S. is slowing while the population continues to become more diverse, according to analysis from the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. (12-10-14) Read >>>

Citizen Schools Founder Named Carsey 2014 Social Innovator of the Year at UNH

Eric Schwarz, founding CEO of Citizen Schools and executive chairman of US2020, has been named the Carsey 2014 Social Innovator of the Year. Schwarz will be honored at the New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at the University of New Hampshire, where he will deliver the keynote address on social entrepreneurship and systemic social change. The challenge and Schwarz’s speech are free and open to the public but registration is required:

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UNH Hosts Final Round of Statewide Social Venture Innovation Challenge Dec. 15
The final round of the 2014 New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge will be held Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, beginning at 1 p.m. in the University of New Hampshire’s Paul College auditorium. A keynote address by Eric Schwarz, founding CEO of Citizen Schools, will begin at 4 p.m. followed by the awards ceremony when over $25,000 in cash prizes will be handed out. The events are free and open to the public but space is limited and registration is required: (12-02-14) Read >>>

UNH Research: On Environment, Republicans Closer to Independents Than Tea Party
Environmentalists dispirited by the Republicans’ dominance of the recent midterm elections can take heart: non-Tea Party Republicans’ views on science and environmental issues are closer to those of Independents than to Tea Party supporters. That’s the primary finding of new research by University of New Hampshire sociologists, published this week in the journal Environmental Politics. (12-02-14) Read >>>

UNH Research: Increased Crop Productivity Has Deepened Atmospheric “Breathing”
–- A previously unexplained increase in Earth’s annual atmospheric “breathing” cycle over the last 50 years is due in part to a dramatic rise in agricultural productivity in the Northern Hemisphere, according to a paper published today in Nature by a team of researchers that includes an Earth system scientist from the University of New Hampshire. The finding will help improve global climate models. (11-19-14) Read >>>

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