Valerie Lester

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  • a photo collage of different UNH 2017 graduates
  • UNH graduate Kelsey Ulaskiewicz ’17

    You’re Hired

    Kelsey Ulaskiewicz ’17 was a junior when she stood before 50 of her peers in the Atkins Investment Group and, for 90 minutes, tried to convince them that Eaton Vance Mutual Funds would be a...
  • Shawn Swist ’17

    An Astronomical Goal

    Shawn Swist ’17 starts graduate school at Stanford University this fall.
  • Tiffany Winn ‘17

    Job? Check

    Unlike some new alumni, Tiffany Winn '17 wasn’t stressed about getting a job after she graduated in May, and for good reason. She had landed one before she even started her senior year.
  • UNH's Jasmin Buteau '17

    From Student to Teacher

    Measuring by miles, Jasmin Buteau ’17 won’t be far from campus in her first year after UNH, but she’ll have to cross some ocean to get there. “I’ve accepted a teaching assistantship at Shoals Marine...
  • Samuel Warach '17

    Passion for Innovation Leads to NextStep

    When Sam Warach '17 was a sophomore, he cofounded the UNH Entrepreneurship Club. In 2016, he was among four students to be the first to train as University Innovation Fellows.
  • UNH's Meghan Carr '17

    The Sea Is Her Campus

    Meghan Carr ’17 is no stranger to the plight of sea mammals, and now she's taking her research efforts to the next level. “In September, I will begin graduate school at Dalhousie University, where I...
  • UNH's Kathryn Bennett '18

    A Study in Sustainability

    https://www.unh.edu/unhtoday/2017/04/science-saturdayKathryn Bennett ’18 will be taking her commitment to sustainability on the road this summer through a 2017 Social innovation Internship.
  • James Farrell and David Kaye at networking event

    Sparking Solutions

    Many efforts within the College of Liberal Arts are addressing the pressing problems of our time.
  • COLSA Undergraduate Research Conference 2017
  • a young girl playing with LittleBits at East Rochester School

    Extra Credit

    Inspiration’s in the air early on a Thursday morning at the East Rochester School. The fifth graders in Jenna Buinicky’s weekly technology class are already excited—there’s just one more day until...
  • Students moving into dorms

    A Snapshot of Fall at UNH

    University Day and Homecoming helped usher in the fall semester. Here’s a look at just some of what went on around campus.
  • Celebrate 150: One Hundred and Fifty Milestone Moments feature cover page from the UNH Magazine

    One Hundred and Fifty Milestone Moments

    We all experience moments that carve themselves into memory. Some of those moments are watershed — graduations, marriages, births, deaths — while others are more mundane. At the ripe old age of 150,...
  • UNH alumnus Tate Aldrich

    UNH Alumnus Named New Hampshire Teacher of the Year

    When Tate Aldrich '08 graduated from UNH, he knew exactly where he wanted to go to begin his teaching career: back to his hometown of Laconia. “I wanted to give back to my community,” he says. “I had...
  • Hannah Hamalainen, UNH Assistant Professor, Dimond Library

    Meet UNH's New Faculty

    UNH has welcomed a diverse group of scholars and researchers to its faculty. 
  • UNH alumna Sandra Martin '62, '68G

    Natural Wonder

    Sandra Waddell Martin ’62 ’68G remembers her neighborhood mail carrier coming to the door of her parents’ house in Winthrop, Massachusetts, one day in 1954. Martin was just 13, but her career as a...
  • UNH alumna Samantha Howard '16

    Doubling Down on Service

    Samantha Howard ’16 is dedicated to service. It’s a passion that guided her during her years at UNH, and now, it’s setting the course for her future.
  • Archaeologists on site at Durham Point dig

    Digging Durham Point

    UNH archaeologists and community volunteers head to a site on Durham Point to look for clues about fortified garrisons that existed in the area around the time European settlers arrived on Great Bay...
  • Students in UNH's Project SMART

    A SMART Send-Off

    Join the Project SMART Summer Institute for its closing ceremonies on Friday at the Morse Hall Atrium
 beginning at 11 a.m. Some of the students have come to UNH from as far away as Greece, Turkey,...
  • girls at engineering camp at UNH

    Engineeristas

    Campus is abuzz with summer youth programs this month. UNH Today caught this action at Engineeristas, a weeklong camp for sixth- and seventh-grade girls that delves into robotics, rockets, animation...
  • UNH campus in winter
  • UNH graduate Bill Cudmor on climbing wall

    Climbing the Walls

    When UNH Today asked Bill Cudmore for a photo and interview for this series, he suggested meeting at UNH’s towering climbing wall inside New Hampshire Hall. Once we met him, it became clear why.
  • A UNH graduate

    Commencement 2016

    Photo Gallery: Celebrating graduates on three campuses 
  • Ten Ways To Mark Success

    Ten Ways To Mark Success

    One of the most prestigious scholarships in the country has been awarded to not just one University of New Hampshire student or graduate but 10, setting a record for the most Fulbright grants given...
  • Under secretary Ted Mitchell of U.S. Department of Education at UNH

    Department of Education Official Lauds Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts

    U.S. Department of Education under secretary Ted Mitchell visited campus on Friday, May 13, meeting with more than a dozen students, researchers and staff in a roundtable discussion about UNH’s...
  • 2016 Undergraduate Research Conference Photo Gallery
  • University of New Hampshire

    New Appointments

    From left to right, photos by Valerie Lester, Sean Collins and Mike Ross 
  • UNH fine arts major Harry Wolfson-Slepian '16

    An Artist's Research

    The Naked Arts Act II event on Thursday brought poets, painters and playwrights to the Paul Creative Arts Center, where they presented their artistic research endeavors before an audience in the...
  • Deanna Wood

    UNH Professor Honored with Distinction from National AAUP

    Deanna Wood, associate professor and reference librarian, has been awarded the Georgina M. Smith Award by the American Association of University Professors.
  • Gabe Hoffman poses for a portrait.

    History in the Moments

    Commonalities between history and human resources? Gabe Hoffman ’17 explains it all.
  • UNH history major Gabe Hoffman

    History in the Moments

    What do history and human resources (HR) have in common? More than you might expect, explains Gabe Hoffman ’17, a history major who is setting his sights on an eventual career in HR. Hoffman’s path...
  • UNH student Lauren Percy '16

    Charting Her Own Course

    Growing up in the Granite State, Lauren Percy ’16 was not convinced when her parents predicted that she’d go to UNH. That is, until she took a tour. “Minute by minute, I looked at my mom, and I tried...
  • unh students in the science of stuff course

    The Science of Stuff

    On Thursday, UNH Today peeked in on the J-Term course The Science of Stuff (MS401), where we found students building various models of the structure of DNA.
  • Cardinal sculpture

    Big Bird

    There’s a new bird on the Durham campus, nesting on a plot of lawn off Main Street near the Health Services building. “Cardinal,” a powder-coated steel, eight-foot-tall sculpture constructed by...
  • Veterans Day 2015

    A Day for Veterans

    Michael Elliott (Photo: Sid Caesar)
  • University of New Hampshire campus and students

    What Does Community Mean to You?

    Here’s some homework: Think about what community means to you. Hint: There’s no right or wrong answer, but every answer will be important for a task force of campus community members who have been...
  • Christina DiMeo ’18

    Research Brief: Sophomore Gets Hands On With Conservation Genetics

    Name: Christina DiMeo '18 (University Honors Program)
  • David Finkelhor

    UNH Expert Weighs In On Duggar Drama

    David Finkelhor, director of the UNH Crimes Against Children Research Center
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  • Synchronized skating team on ice

    Skating in Synch

        While other students were connecting with friends and catching up on sleep during break, members of the UNH synchronized skating team were on campus, and on the ice. “The team comes back to...
  • Alexandra Philip

    A Wetland Awaited

    When Alexandra Philip ’15 emerged from the plane after the 14-hour flight from Boston to Auckland, any apprehension she had about arriving in a foreign place where she knew no one melted away the...
Valerie Lester
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