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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Connor ReedAttending differential calculus class online may not be the most thrilling summer vacation one could image…but it just might be one of the smartest.

Junior physics major Connor Reed (right) is eager to pack as much into his UNH education as possible. He’s working toward teaching certification in high school physics as well as math—an ambitious plan, and one that will surely make him more marketable when he graduates. But it would be difficult to realize within a traditional four-year span.

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UNH Student Puts Research into Good Hands

Amy Ma If you ever suffer a hand injury, Amy Ma (left) wants to know the best way to get you back to working, golfing, cooking—or doing any of the other countless tasks of daily life that rely on healthy hands.

And the research she’s undertaking at UNH this summer may offer clues on how well occupational therapy works for some patients.

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UNH Manchester Students Awarded Summer Research Grants 

Lowell MowerThis summer, two UNH Manchester students are spending their time conducting research as part of the 2011 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. Lowell Mower and Matthew Vartanian, both of Merrimack, NH, were awarded grant funding to pursue their research interests.

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UNH Center for Family Business Announces Leadership Development Graduates

Center for Family BusinessSeven members of the next generation of family business leaders recently graduated from the UNH Center for Family Business Leadership Development Program following a year of intense study that helps them prepare to assume greater leadership roles in their family businesses.

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Researchers Work To Restore River Herring

National Fish and WildlifeBy working to help local fishermen replenish East Coast river herring populations, UNH fisheries researchers hope to play an important role in the restoration of such iconic Northeast fish as cod, haddock, and tuna that depend on herring as a forage species. The researchers will use a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation under its Fisheries Innovation Fund to develop a state-of-the-art fisheries stock assessment model and conduct workshops with fishermen.

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President Mark Huddleston

Despite our best hopes and hard work, the state Legislature approved a budget last month that cuts state support for the University System of New Hampshire by nearly 50 percent—the largest percentage cut to public higher education in the nation. For UNH, this means a loss of $33 million.

In response, we froze salaries and hiring and reduced costs to cover 80 percent of the cut. University System trustees also voted to increase in-state tuition by an additional $650. This comes on top of previous increases, raising the cost of attending UNH for in-state students by 8.7 percent.

In-state tuition represents a discounted price based on a state subsidy, and we have done everything in our power to protect students and their families.

With summer, we find inspiration. Construction continues on the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, and UNH students pursue their research with faculty. This issue highlights their work.

Mark W. Huddleston, President
University of New Hampshire

Did you know?

Founded in 1965, the UNH Dairy Bar offers salads, soups, and sandwiches featuring summer fruits and vegetables harvested from fields barely beyond the campus.

UNH summer e-courses enroll 1,111 students.

Project SMART (Science and Mathematics Achievement through Research Training) Summer Institute draws students from 11 U.S. states as well as Greece and Turkey.

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