10 Top Stories of 2016

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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We splashed around, swiped it forward and brewed a lot of beer. The year 2016 was full of stories that you clicked and viewed and shared and “liked.” Here are some of the most popular UNH Today stories of 2016.

 

student on climbing wall at UNH's Hamel Recreation Center

Seven Exciting Developments

The stadium and outdoor pool aren’t the only things that are new

Whether you’re an incoming freshman or returning to campus this fall for your second, third or fourth year, we can’t wait for you to arrive. A lot’s been going on while you were away — degree programs were developed, a pool was filled and lots and lots of elliptical machines were hauled into Hamel Rec. Here’s a preview of all the new things you’ll discover... Read more

 

 

students studying in UNH Paul College's Great Room

UNH’s Paul College One of Top 100 Best Undergraduate Business Schools

Student-centered initiatives focused on real-world experience are drawing students

Bloomberg Businessweek released its 2016 rankings of the best undergraduate business schools in the U.S., and the University of New Hampshire’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics has been named among the top 100. Overall, Paul College ranked 57 among business schools in student satisfaction... Read more

 

 

looking down at UNH's Thompson Hall from an aerial perspective

UNH Makes the List

Money Magazine ranks UNH among 50 Best Public Colleges in the U.S.

A leading online financial magazine has ranked UNH among the top 50 public universities in the country. The rankings, based in part on data from the U.S. Department of Education, focused on quality of education, affordability and outcomes. Quality of education was evaluated in part on graduation rates, student-to-faculty ratios and standardized test scores. Also considered were the variety of majors and expectations for students with similar economic and academic backgrounds... Read more

 

 

kids jumping into the UNH Outdoor Pool

Cool Times

The new outdoor pool opened on a perfect summer day

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man cleaning out brewery equipment

Crafting a Career Out of Beer

Local brewing is big business — and UNH alums are behind some of the biggest names in the region

In 1999, when Peter Beauregard ’00 won over a sullen coworker with one of his homebrewed six-packs, the thought occurred to him that he might have happened upon something that could be his future. Beauregard’s interest in beermaking had been sparked in class one day when the professor casually mentioned homebrewing. Not long after, Beauregard was walking by a homebrew supply store that he’d passed many times before. This time, he went in... Read more

 

 

Hannah Hamalainen, UNH Assistant Professor, Dimond Library

Meet UNH's New Faculty

Diverse research, clinical and scholarly interests represented in newest professors

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fans cheering during a UNH football game at Wildcat Stadium

Waste Not, Want Not

New Wildcat Stadium is a zero-waste facility

When Wildcats fans exit the newly built Wildcat Stadium following the football team’s first home game against Holy Cross Sept. 10, they’ll leave with fond memories of a great game. But there’s one thing that won’t leave the stadium: bags and bags of landfill-clogging garbage. That’s because the new stadium is a zero-waste facility... Read more

 

 

UNH student chooses food in the dining hall

Swipe It Forward

UNH offers a new resource for students who don’t have enough to eat

Kim Babbitt '84 fainted while taking her SATs. She wasn’t nervous; she was hungry. Babbitt, who is associate dean of academic affairs in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, experienced food insecurity during high school when her family went through hard times. While there was always something to eat (mayonnaise and crackers for dinner after basketball practice), there wasn’t always enough... Read more

 

 

UNH student Jeff Carter '19 in front of Hewitt Hall

Passion on and off the Gridiron

UNH football player opts for career in helping

Jeff Carter '19 is going to be a nurse. The fact that he’s a 6-foot-3, 275-pound offensive lineman on the UNH football team just makes his story more interesting. And yet, why wouldn’t a 6-foot-3, 275-pound man become a nurse, especially with the role model he’s had?... Read more

 

 

Kirstin Pesaresi (center), president of Stop the Stigma (STS), joins her fellow STS student leaders Jordan Leikin (right) and Tyler Thompson outside Smith Hall, home of the UNH Counseling Center.

Stopping the Stigma

UNH counselors, students raise mental health awareness

Across the nation and on campus here at UNH, counselors are reporting increased requests for mental health services. “You can’t underestimate the courage of these individuals coming forward,” explains Joan Glutting, clinical associate professor of psychology and interim director of the UNH Counseling Center... Read more