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We’re passionate about New Hampshire and we’re tackling its biggest challenges.

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We’re dedicated to creating great opportunities across New Hampshire – and we’re incredibly proud of our partnerships with the state to overcome its biggest challenges, including COVID-19. Learn about our contributions to New Hampshire’s efforts and find helpful resources from UNH Extension for families, communities, businesses and educators.

Featured News & Stories

  • Concord Monitor: Opportunity for All: Politics, money and the state’s education funding conundrum
    Grade school students wear orange shirts and hold protest signs. The Concord Monitor reports on the state's Commission to Study School Funding and its collaboration with the Carsey School of Public Policy in an effort to reform how New Hampshire pays for public schooling. Laura Kiernan reports on Carsey's work with Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research in its data collection and speaks with Commission members and New Hampshire educators and businessowners on this effort and why it's needed.
  • NH Union Leader: Ethan Underhill: Deepening connection and understanding across New Hampshire's urban/rural divide
    Photo of Ethan Underhill standing in front of greenery Ethan Underhill, NH State Director for Urban Rural (UR) Action, writes an op-ed on UR Action and NH Listens' new collaborative project, titled Deepening Connection and Understanding Across New Hampshire's Urban/Rural Divide. This project focues on working with New Hampshire residents from all parts of the state to "strengthen relations and explore different reflections on community challenges — and their possible solutions."
  • Boston 25 News: Covid ‘baby bust’ Expected with Half a Million Fewer Births Next Year
    Women in mask holds a baby Kenneth Johnson, senior demographer with the Carsey School, says birth rates had been drifting down for years and then went off a cliff during the Great Recession more than a decade ago. “In fact, because birth rates are so low and there’s been so little natural increase in the United States, the growth rate last year was the lowest it’s been since the time of the Spanish flu 100 years ago,” said Johnson. Combined with the fact that fewer immigrants are coming to the U.S., Johnson says serious implications from the birth rate decline hang over American society.

State Impact Stories

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    Tilton, NH
    First Impressions

    UNH program assists residents, business owners and local officials understand and act on downtown Tilton's assets and opportunities for growth.

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  • A woman farmer is standing and smiling behind her display of sunflowers
    Lee, NH
    Ahead of the Class

    Pinewoods Yankee Farm began with a UNH connection, and continues to thrive thanks to continuing education.

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  • People hiking along mountain ridge
    White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln, NH 03251
    White Mountain National Forest
    Seeing the Hikers for the Trees

    A UNH student studied how visitors use and enjoy the White Mountains, allowing park managers to better protect and improve the experience for all.

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  • Manchester Aerial
    88 Commercial St, Manchester, NH 03101
    Tissue, Organ Research Institute Coming to Manchester

    UNH is playing a leading role in a major national public-private institute that will create an industry to regenerate human tissue and organs.

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  • Pete Ferraro works alongside other volunteers tending to dunes in Hampton
    Hampton Beach, NH
    An Un-Common Garden

    The UNH Coastal Habitat Restoration Team works to restore the coast's sand dune ecosystem, creating an environmental and economic win.

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  • Portsmouth Living Bridge
    Portsmouth, NH
    Living Bridge Project

    Smart infrastructure upgrade monitors traffic, environment impact and more on Portsmouth's living bridge.

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  • Medium-distance photo of Branch Hill Farm in Milton. A red barn is located on the left; there is a field of grass in the foreground and trees in the background.
    Milton, NH
    Heirloom New Hampshire

    Fifty year partnership creates "an oasis of forests, fields, wildlife, recreation and clean water and air."

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  • Woman holding handful of blueberries
    Hopkinton, NH
    For the love of berries

    Cooperative Extension assists new homeowners preserve and grow a decades old small business.

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  • UNH computer engineering students Ethan Wamsley and Justin Paquette provide a demonstration of vehicle-to-infrastructure connectivity tech
    Dover, NH
    Red light, Green Light

    UNH students and the City of Dover are paving the way for safer autonomous vehicles.

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  • Student builds windmill for stemfest
    Peterborough, NH
    Learning stems from doing

    Dozens of students head to the classroom on a Saturday for the region’s first ever STEMfest, a day of hands-on science education.

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