Valerie Lester

Valerie Lester's Articles

  • montage of faculty award winners

    Crack Faculty

    COLA celebrates award-winning faculty in the College.
  • UNH campus and Thompson Hall at sunset

    Top 18 for 2018

    With 2018 now in the books, we’re taking a look back at the top stories of the year that was.
  • UNH facilities staff with bikes and helmets

    Cycling for Sustainability

    UNH facilities staff have taken the idea of “bike to work” to a whole new distance and are hoping to inspire others to do the same.  
  • New U.S. citizens embrace after swearing in ceremony

    O'er the Land of the Free

    Seventy people were sworn in as American citizens on Sept. 19 during a ceremony at UNH.
  • UNH's Rory Wilson '18

    Good Philosophy

    Rory Wilson ’18 has received a Fulbright to pursue a research-based master's degree at the University of Sheffield.
  • Cheryl Karahalios ’18

    Chapter Two: College Degree

    Cheryl Karahalios ’18 has a master's in her sights.
  • UNH student Madison Pierce '18

    Creating Cross-Cultural Connections

    The first stop for Madison Pierce '18 after graduation is a Fulbright award to teach in the Palestinian territories.
  • University of New Hampshire history professor Jason Sokol

    The Heavens Might Crack

    Historian Jason Sokol has published a book about the death and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jim Curtis poses for portrait photo on a bench on the UNH Durham campus.

    Full Circle

    For Jim Curtis ’99, repaying a professor’s kindness means passing it on.
  • UNH students with international flags

    Meet the 2018 Gilman Scholars

    Five UNH students are studying abroad with the help of prestigious Gilman scholarships.
  • collage of photos from UNH's fall 2017 semester

    1,000 Words

    A photographic look at the fall semester of 2017.
  • Students in the East Rochester School use LittleBits to design their own inventions

    Planting the Seeds of STEM Success

    When Albany International committed to help support UNH’s K-12 STEM Teachers Collaborative, it paved the way for new initiatives and opportunities in Rochester, New Hampshire.
  • UNH alumnus Jim Curtis ’99

    Full Circle

    Jim Curtis ’99 established a scholarship fund in remembrance of a UNH professor who helped teach him “the importance of having a flexible mind.”
  • UNH students working with plants in the greenhouses

    Food for Thought

    A new Thompson School partnership provides Oyster River students with fresh, local vegetables hydroponically grown in UNH’s greenhouses.
  • UNH alumnus Jim Curtis ’99

    Mental Health

    A medical leave of absence from UNH and a professor's support helped make Jim Curtis ’99 who he is today.
  • Career and Internship Fair at UNH

    Career Conscious

    CaPS holds UNH's largest-ever Career & Internship Fair at the Whitt on Tuesday. 
  • UNH students walking in front of Thompson Hall

    Super STARS

    UNH has earned the highest possible sustainability rating.
  • UNH University Day

    University Day Delights

    Highlights from University Day 2017
  • UNH student Kathryn Bennett ’18

    Starting Somewhere

    For Kathryn Bennett ’18, a student in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, an interest in sustainability began at a young age. “I have always been passionate about protecting wildlife and...
  • UNH's Flow Physics Facility Wind Tunnel

    Win(d)-Win Proposition

    Nike’s “Breaking2” running project tapped UNH’s Flow Physics Facility.
  • Graduate student Erica Holm ’16 is one of several UNHers involved in a Hamel Center summer research project to evaluate bird communities in shrubbery that grows along power lines.


    EARLY BIRD: Graduate student Erica Holm ’16 is one of several UNHers involved in a Hamel Center summer research project to evaluate bird communities in shrubbery that grows along power lines. An...
  • a photo collage of different UNH 2017 graduates
  • UNH graduate Kelsey Ulaskiewicz ’17

    You’re Hired

    An internship led to a job for accounting and finance major Kelsey Ulaskiewicz ’17.
  • Shawn Swist ’17

    An Astronomical Goal

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

    Job? Check

    Tiffany Winn '17 landed a job 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.
  • Samuel Warach '17

    Passion for Innovation Leads to NextStep

    Sam Warach '17 takes on the opioid crisis.
  • 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.
  • UNH's Kathryn Bennett '19

    A Study in Sustainability

    Kathryn Bennett ’19 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: 2016

    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


    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...
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  • 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.
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