DURHAM, N.H. — Interested in learning more about the long-term economic and environmental impacts of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill? How about help understanding the college admissions process? Both lectures are free and open to the public Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, from 9-10:30 a.m. as part of the University of New Hampshire’s Homecoming Weekend. The weekend is packed with a wide range of events and activities for the whole family; for a complete schedule go to: http://alumni.unh.edu/keep/homecoming.
Rob McGann, director of UNH’s Admissions Office, will help anyone with college bound children an opportunity to understand the admissions cycle and provide tips to help navigate the process while minimizing the amount of family stress. This session is ideal for families with children currently in grades 9-12. His talk is in Handley Auditorium in DeMeritt Hall.
Nancy Kinner '80G, '83G, UNH professor of civil engineering and co-director of UNH's Coastal Response Research Center, will share her expertise on the recent oil spill, just as she did when briefing Congress and the press on the environmental devastation in the Gulf region. She will explain understand dispersants, capping undersea wells, beach cleanup, and the impact on marine life. Kinner’s presentation will take place in the Hannaway Room in New Hampshire Hall. Parking will be available in H lot adjacent to the building.
The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling more than 12,200 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students.