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(March 16)

Join UNH President Mark W. Huddleston and outstanding students and alumni to learn how your support for the University of New Hampshire promotes research and partnerships that are critical to the state's economy and workforce development.

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UNH Launches New Sustainable Agriculture Program

The University of New Hampshire has launched a new major that reflects the region's agricultural landscape and the growing appetite for local, sustainable food, products, and services. The major, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, combines plant, animal, and environmental sciences with related topics in nutrition, forestry, aquaculture, and business disciplines such as entrepreneurship and marketing.

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UNH Alums Rank Top 25 in Peace Corps

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UNH graduates have served in the Peace Corps since the volunteer organization was launched in 1961. Today, twenty-one UNH alumni work in 20 countries, teaching everything from English to small business development. That number places UNH at 25 in the Peace Corps 2011 ranking.

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Groundbreaking for New Business College

In February, the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees approved construction of the new Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. Construction will begin early this summer and we are excited about the impact that the new facility will have on teaching and learning as well as research and outreach at UNH.

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Supporting State Fisheries

UNH Cooperative Extension is collaborating with the state's fishing industry to support sustainable, local food. The University's work with the Yankee Fisherman's Cooperative is a mutually beneficial collaboration between UNH faculty and New Hampshire's fishermen and businesses that has a positive impact on consumers.

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President Mark Huddleston

A year ago, when we rolled out the University's strategic plan, UNH in 2020, we not only imagined what the University would look like over the course of the next decade, we also laid out how we would take our destiny into our own hands.

Even in these fiscally challenging times, I remain optimistic about the ability of our creative and hardworking faculty and staff to chart a way through our present challenges. I have put together a budget task force to strengthen existing partnerships and form new ones that will make this University more resourceful and entrepreneurial.

This issue of News Brief continues to tell the story of how these partnerships can work to create tangible impact for the citizens of New Hampshire and the education of our students.

I look forward to seeing you at the Legislative Luncheon in Concord on March 16.

Mark W. Huddleston
University of New Hampshire

Did you know?

  • UNH educates nearly 30 percent of the state's new graduates in science, technology, engineering, and math.

  • Since 1997, UNH has earned a top 10 percent ranking nationwide every year in graduation performance by U.S. News and World Report.

  • Nearly 1,000 students will be participating in this year's Undergraduate Research Conference (April 15-20), making it the largest of its kind in the country.

  • UNH undergraduates can choose from 100 major fields of study.

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