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Verdict: UNH Mock Trial Team makes national finalseUNH graphic

The 24 teams competing at the College Mock Trial national qualifier on March 10 and 11 read like a who’s-who of the nation’s most prestigious universities for prospective law school students: Yale, Cornell, Tufts, Brandeis, Boston University, and Columbia to name a few. When the final verdict was in, the judges ruled that the University of New Hampshire stands with the best.

Qualifying for the national championship finals for the first time ever, UNH finished fifth overall in the tournament at Pace Law School in White Plains, N.Y., and now advances to the April 13-15 gold round in Minneapolis, Minn.

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UNH and North Country partners join to serve businesses

research busines partnershipsUNH is a partner with three prominent organizations in New Hampshire's North Country that have launched Business Services North, a one-stop point of access for businesses seeking services in the region. The effort is a collaboration of White Mountains Community College (WMCC), Northern Community Investment Corporation (NCIC), and the NH Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC) at UNH.

Business Services North will offer small business owners help and solutions by making just one phone call to a common number (603-752-1113 ext. 3062.) Trained business consultants will discuss with callers how the collaborating entities can best meet the needs of the entrepreneur.

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Summer Session online makes learning flexible

UNH Summer Session on FacebookThis summer, the options for earning course credits at UNH are more flexible than ever, with UNH Summer Session offering classes that allow anyone to study where they want—online, on campus, or abroad.

Registration opens March 26. The session offers 5-, 8-, or 10-week terms, making it easy to pick up extra credits, fulfill requirements, and work toward a degree. Students can also join study abroad courses as far away as Costa Rica, China, and France.

You can find the full course catalog and other information at UNH Summer Session on Facebook and learn more about online learning through eUNH.


Kids' summer camp boosts NH's high-tech talent

GLP winnersBy spreading the word to local students, parents, and schools about an exciting summer camp opportunity at UNH, readers of News Brief can help develop a stronger talent pipeline in New Hampshire for careers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Dozens of middle and high school students are expected to take part in UNH's annual Tech Camp, which offers games, activities, and field trips exploring the STEM fields.

Registration is now open for the July camp's one-, two-, and three-week sessions. Working with industry experts, New Hampshire schools, and University faculty researchers, campers gain hands-on experience in robotics, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), engineering, and other disciplines. One highlight of the camp is a one-week "Engineeristas: Exploring Engineering for Girls" session led by women engineers and staff.

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Save the date! Legislative Luncheon set for April 18

UNH promotional videoNew Hampshire lawmakers are invited to join UNH President Mark W. Huddleston to learn how UNH is driving research and innovation and forging job-creating partnerships with New Hampshire businesses.

Hear from students and learn how a UNH education creates the highly skilled workforce on which New Hampshire depends. The luncheon is Wednesday, April 18, from noon to 1:30 at St. Paul’s Church, 21 Centre Street, Concord. Brown bag lunches will be provided. Please register by Wednesday, April 11, at University Events, or call (603) 862-3660.


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Mark W. Huddleston

Experience shows that the intersection of higher education, public policy, and economic opportunity is where good things can happen for New Hampshire. And if you could look at my travel calendar, you'd see that UNH has a commitment to reaching out and finding ways we can all work together more closely.

Recently, I met with dozens of business leaders in the Merrimack Valley at events in Nashua and Manchester, where we explored ways to deepen the connections between the region's businesses and UNH research, talent, and partnerships.

On April 5, I will be meeting with more than 200 highly successful UNH alumni in Boston to enhance our networks and partnerships.

Then, on April 18, New Hampshire state lawmakers are invited to a Legislative Luncheon in Concord, where we will hear from UNH student researchers and talk about how UNH is creating a highly skilled workforce and driving business innovation. I encourage all of our lawmakers to register today, and I look forward to meeting you soon.

Best regards,
Mark W. Huddleston, President
University of New Hampshire

Did you know?

The Whittemore School of Business and Economics will begin offering an online MBA in the fall of 2012, which will be the only online MBA program in New Hampshire accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Read more >>

Ronald Noble '79, the first American to head the international policing organization INTERPOL, will deliver the commencement address at UNH in Durham on May 19. Read more >>

Community-minded entrepreneurs are invited to a special "boot camp" in Concord on April 26 and 27. The Carsey Institute and the Whittemore School of Business and Economics are presenting the Stonyfield Entrepreneurship Institute to teach businesses about financing, marketing, managing change, and growing a business. Read more >>


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