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  • Celebrating UDay 2022

    Celebrating UDay 2022

    UNH hosted its annual University Day (Uday) celebration Wednesday, Sept. 7, bringing students, staff, faculty and Durham community members together to celebrate.
  • Welcome, New Wildcats

    Welcome, New Wildcats

    Campus officially came back to life after the summer break with the arrival of the Class of 2026 for move-in day on Friday, Aug. 26.
  • Being the Change

    Being the Change

    Sophia Bolduc ’23 enjoyed a rewarding internship experience with the Community Action Partnership of Strafford County this summer, gaining experience in marketing and communications and also visiting...
  • Words of Wildcat Wisdom

    Words of Wildcat Wisdom

    A new class of first-year students and their families will be arriving at UNH this weekend as students move onto campus for the start of the fall semester. So who better to ask for some words of...
  • Leaving a Lasting Legacy

    Leaving a Lasting Legacy

    When the UNH football season kicks off under the lights against Monmouth next week, the Wildcats will be led by someone other than Sean McDonnell ’78 for the first time in more than two decades.
  • Two researchers stand in front of a red robot

    Aging Assistance

    An interdisciplinary team of UNH researchers has received a $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop technology that could help seniors age in place.
  • Pushing Beyond His Comfort Zone

    Pushing Beyond His Comfort Zone

    Mel Nagashima ’22 worked with immigrant families through the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center during his time in the Semester-in-the-City program, and that ultimately pushed him to pursue work in...
  • Committed to Community

    Committed to Community

    Jude Blake '77 was recognized as the winner of the 2021 Hubbard Family Award for Service to Philanthropy at the University of New Hampshire during UNH's Evening of Distinction event last month.
  • A Wildcat Welcome

    A Wildcat Welcome

    UNH began welcoming members of its largest incoming undergraduate class since 2018 to campus with a host of orientation events throughout the month of June.
  • 'A Leader in a Leader's World'

    'A Leader in a Leader's World'

    Gen. Lori Robinson, member of the UNH Class of 1981, was named the recipient of the 2021 Charles Holmes Pettee Medal Award at UNH's Evening of Distinction earlier this month.
  • Celebrating Reunion Weekend 2022

    Celebrating Reunion Weekend 2022

    UNH celebrated the largest reunion in its history during the weekend of June 2-5, welcoming Wildcats from 21 classes and a variety of affinity groups back to campus for the first in-person reunion...
  • Commemorating Juneteenth

    Commemorating Juneteenth

    Richard Haynes, long-time UNH admissions associate director, shares his thoughts regarding Juneteenth as not only a holiday, but a collective time of reflection. UNH will be observing the Juneteenth...
  • Graduate School sends off Class of 2022

    Graduate School sends off Class of 2022

    The University of New Hampshire Graduate School held its commencement ceremony on Memorial Field on Friday, May 20, the first of five commencement ceremonies celebrated on the Durham campus during...
  • Celebrating the Class of 2022

    Celebrating the Class of 2022

    UNH celebrated the Durham undergraduate Class of 2022 at commencement festivities on campus May 21 and 22, sending the graduates off with four ceremonies on Memorial Field between Saturday and Sunday...
  • Aerial view of Hamilton Smith Hall

    Parsing Fact from Fiction

    A recent survey by the University of New Hampshire looked at the public acceptance of conspiracy claims compared to statements based on scientific facts. They found only around 10% agreed with...
  • Campus aerial photo in fall

    Getting SMART

    Six University of New Hampshire students have been awarded Science, Math and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarships from the Department of Defense, the largest number of recipients ever...
  • It's Time For The (603) Challenge

    It's Time For The (603) Challenge

    The (603) Challenge is back and bigger than it’s ever been – so make sure you don’t miss the excitement April 8 through April 12.
  • Aerial image of Jackson Estuarine Lab and Great Bay.

    Federal Funding

    UNH is set to receive nearly $5.5 million in federal funding to support research, education, and energy resilience in the region.
  • Ensemble Showcases African Drum and Dance

    Ensemble Showcases African Drum and Dance

    The Akwaaba Traditional African Drum and Dance Ensemble performed a routine in the MUB Granite State Room on Friday, Feb. 18 as part of UNH's 2022 celebration of Black History Month. 
  • A Groundbreaking Achievement

    A Groundbreaking Achievement

    Abrita Kuthumi ’21, the first Marshall Scholar in UNH's history, discusses the path she took to arrive at UNH and ultimately earn the prestigious distinction.
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    Hope is a Discipline

    Campus mural brings a splash of color and hope for social justice.
  • Off and Running

    Off and Running

    Many of the things Nathaniel Hunt ’22 learned as a philosophy major proved beneficial when he conceived a business idea, and his partnership with the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center helped take...
  • Aerial photo of Oyster River in snow

    Predicting Future Floods

    New UNH research updates snowmelt flooding models for a changing climate, helping protect vulnerable infrastructure and water resources.
  • A Season to Remember

    A Season to Remember

    The UNH men's soccer team established a team record for wins in a season this fall and reached the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in program history. Go behind the...
  • A Healthy Partnership

    A Healthy Partnership

    Calling it a successful model for how the state can invest in solutions to address challenges in the Granite State, Gov. Chris Sununu and others cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the University...
  • Building an Idea into a Business

    Building an Idea into a Business

    Joel Nkounkou ’18 turned an idea into a new business venture with the help of UNH's Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center, and he now proudly calls several of his former classmates and teammates his...
  • In Living Color

    In Living Color

    Fall is always one of the most beautiful times of year to experience life on campus at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Discovering What's Possible

    Discovering What's Possible

    As he noted in his commencement address to the class of 2011, it took David Cote ’76 six years to earn his degree at UNH. Indeed, the New Hampshire native’s path wasn’t always a straight line, but he...
  • Aerial photo of UNH campus in fall, with bright trees in front of T Hall

    Record Funding

    UNH researchers brought in $260 million in competitive funding in FY21 for projects that improve life in New Hampshire and beyond.
  • The Tradition Continues

    The Tradition Continues

    After a pair of weather-related postponements, UNH hosted its annual University Day (Uday) celebration on Sept. 22, welcoming students, staff and faculty to Main Street to celebrate the start of the...
  • Championing Progress

    Championing Progress

    The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has recognized the work of UNH’s Career and Professional Success (CaPS) office on the Diversity and Inclusion Employer Champion Program,...
  • Sustainable Recognition

    Sustainable Recognition

    UNH was once again selected to The Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll for 2022, marking the 14th consecutive year that the university has achieved such status.
  • Aerial view of Thompson Hall

    Sustainably Cool

    The University of New Hampshire has once again been recognized for its sustainability efforts by the Sierra Club, which ranked UNH ninth among the “Top 20 Coolest Schools of 2021.”
  • Researcher strides across ditch in salt marsh carrying square trancept

    Marsh March

    Research in salt marshes in Rowley, Mass., explores solutions to long-ago created ditches, which increase flooding from sea level rise.
  • Students march during Become the Roar.

    Become the Roar

    The University of New Hampshire welcomed members of the 2021 incoming class for several one-day, in-person orientation sessions last month, ending each day with UNH's own Become the Roar tradition.
  • Student at graduation

    One Step Closer

    Her own experiences as a patient are inspiring Lauren Schoeller ’21 to pursue a career as an orthopedic surgeon.
  • student being served in one of UNH's dining halls

    Parking, Dining, ID Merger Eases Access

    The new Campus Services Office will help students, faculty and staff with UNH meal plans, ID cards and parking options.
  • Commitment to Education Defined
  • Good Beer, Good Jobs

    Good Beer, Good Jobs

    Timothy Fischer ’20 is the assistant brewer for Border X Brewing in Bell, California. Brooklyn Zielie ’21 works for Anheuser-Busch in Merrimack, New Hampshire, as a quality analyst running lab tests...
  • Challenged to Meet the Challenges

    Challenged to Meet the Challenges

    Grace Roy ’22 started mapping her future when she was in middle school, a future that aims to see people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol get the help, and respect, they deserve.
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    Racism In Science

    There is data that supports the racism that’s at play when more Black people than white are stopped while driving. Or denied housing in an area despite the fact that redlining became illegal in 1968...
  • Life Goes On

    Life Goes On

    Take a look at what UNH students, faculty and staff have been doing since COVID changed everything a year ago.
  • Part Of The Solution

    Part Of The Solution

    In summer 2020, UNH completed its own state-of-the-art COVID-19 test lab in the span of 100 days. All UNH students are tested twice a week, as well as faculty and staff and members of the community,...
  • From Implants to Tissue Engineering

    From Implants to Tissue Engineering

    NH BioMade aims to improve human health — think hip implants, tissue engineering, organ growing — by advancing the state’s rapidly growing biomaterials industry.
  • Drone image of research tower in forest in autumn

    Excellence in Citations

    Forty-one current and emeritus UNH researchers are among the world's 100,000 most cited, according to a new study.
  • screen shot of all the student finalists

    Challenge Met

    Heeding the advice judges offered during the 2019 Social Venture Innovation Challenge helped a team committed to recycling garner three awards in this year’s event, an affirmation that their idea is...
  • UNH Strives for Safety

    UNH Strives for Safety

    UNH is testing students for the coronavirus in a newly created cutting-edge laboratory located on the Durham campus using self-swabbing home kits developed at UNH.
  • A Day in the Life

    A Day in the Life

    See how everyone can stay safe and healthy during a typical day on campus.
  • Come Together

    Come Together

    Help keep each other safe – and UNH open. Spread unity not COVID. It’s simple. Painless. Necessary. For all of us.
  • Voices of Wildcats: Olivia Dube '20

    Voices of Wildcats: Olivia Dube '20

    UNH ocean engineering student Olivia Dube '20 worked on a research project that looked at coastal erosion in Seabrook, New Hampshire.
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Scott Ripley is the senior multimedia producer