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Update: UNH contributes $1.4 billion each year to NH's economy

$1.4 billion economic impactA new economic impact study shows that UNH contributes more than $1.4 billion a year to New Hampshire's economy—or 2.3 percent of the state's $62 billion economy. That's an increase of more than $100 million since 2009. The survey also showed that UNH's contribution to the state's skilled workforce is valued at $642 million.

"For an investment of just $35 million a year the state is seeing more than $1.4 billion in return," said UNH President Mark W. Huddleston.

Huddleston was joined by Joseph Morone, president and chief executive officer of Albany International Corp., at the company's Rochester headquarters to provide the update at a June 22 briefing.

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UNH technology tapped for domestic homeland security

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Instruments that UNH developed to detect radiation during space missions may soon be helping to boost the nation's homeland security efforts to protect shipping ports, train stations, truck stops and warehouses.

Scientists from UNH and the Michigan Aerospace Corporation have signed an exclusive option agreement to commercialize the instrumentation, originally developed at UNH's Space Science Center. The instrument will detect radioactive materials used to make "dirty bombs."

To build the instrument, UNH is leveraging 40 years of experience conducting space-based neutron and gamma-ray detection, with University scientists and engineers developing all the related instrument hardware and software. Michigan Aerospace is responsible for the support engineering that will turn the bench-top instrument into a rugged field-deployable device equipped with a nimble graphical user interface and live video imaging capability. 

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UNH technology tapped for domestic homeland security

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Instruments that UNH developed to detect radiation during space missions may soon be helping to boost the nation's homeland security efforts to protect shipping ports, train stations, truck stops and warehouses.

Scientists from UNH and the Michigan Aerospace Corporation have signed an exclusive option agreement to commercialize the instrumentation, originally developed at UNH's Space Science Center. The instrument will detect radioactive materials used to make "dirty bombs."

To build the instrument, UNH is leveraging 40 years of experience conducting space-based neutron and gamma-ray detection, with University scientists and engineers developing all the related instrument hardware and software. Michigan Aerospace is responsible for the support engineering that will turn the bench-top instrument into a rugged field-deployable device equipped with a nimble graphical user interface and live video imaging capability. 

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Celebrating 150 years, Morrill Act continues to inspire

Colin KelleyJustin Morrill is a Vermont native responsible for the founding of state universities across the country. He's the Morrill behind the act signed on July 2, 1862, by President Abraham Lincoln that gave 30,000 acres of public land to every state in the Union that was then sold to build a state college. The son of a blacksmith, Morrill believed in better educational opportunities for the children of artisans, farmers, and laborers.

New Hampshire received 150,000 acres and sold it for $80,000, founding the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts in 1866.

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Calling all prospective CSIs: New program offered in forensics

forensicsUNH students considering a career as crime scene investigators will be able to minor in forensics starting this fall.

The new forensics minor in the Justice Studies Program focuses on the study of scientific tests and techniques used in the investigation of crimes. The minor capitalizes on existing UNH faculty expertise in the areas of biology, psychology, sociology and justice.

"The field of forensics has become increasingly important within the field of justice studies. As students pursue their interests in justice studies, many have expressed an additional interest in the more specialized study of forensics," said Ellen Cohn, coordinator of the Justice Studies Program and professor of psychology.

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Mark W. Huddleston

New Hampshire has a great deal to celebrate as we honor our graduates in Durham, Manchester and Concord. While our Commencement ceremonies mark our students' achievements, we are all the beneficiaries of the work ethic, talent and creative energy they bring to our businesses and communities.

More than 51,000 UNH alumni live in New Hampshire, and their work and service support our state's great quality of life. UNH-educated students contribute $617 million a year to a skilled New Hampshire workforce. And it makes me especially proud to hear from highly regarded employers who go out of their way to seek out our new graduates.

Spring is an especially busy time at a high-energy, high-impact research university like UNH, and I encourage you to visit our campuses or attend one of our upcoming special events. I also hope to see many of you at the Legislative Luncheon on May 16 in Concord, where you can meet some of our outstanding student researchers.

Your support for UNH has a real impact on our students and their families—and reaps benefits for all of New Hampshire.

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

Did you know?

UNH has partnered with City Year New Hampshire, which unites young people for a year of full-time service to help keep students on track to high school graduation, to offer scholarships to City Year New Hampshire alumni interested in obtaining a master’s in education Starting in summer 2012, UNH will award $13,500 a year in scholarships, to be divided among up to three City Year New Hampshire corps members who have successfully completed at least one year of service. Read more >>

The N.H. Inspires Innovation program, a collaboration of the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC) at UNH and the New Hampshire Innovation Research Center (NHIRC), is offering expert grant proposal assistance and a series of statewide workshops for companies interested in applying for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants. Read more >>


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