Graph of the Rosenberg International Franchise Center 50 Index 2000 - 2018
February 21, 2019
  DURHAM, N.H.—The franchising sector, like most sectors of the U.S. economy, faced strong headwinds in the last quarter of 2018, causing the University of New Hampshire’s franchising sector-focused RIFC 50 Index™ to lose 9.5% of its market value in 2018 overall vs a 6.2% drop in the S&P 500 Index for the year. Developed and published by UNH’s Rosenberg International Franchise Center (RIFC), it is the first stock index to track the financial market performance of the U.S. franchising sector...

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UNH President James W. Dean, Jr. addressed “The Future of UNH: Four Strategic Priorities” on January 24. Watch his speech at unh.edu/future.

 

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Jiadong Zang, UNH assistant professor of physics
04/12/18 - UNH Researchers Find Combination For Small Data Storage and Tinier Computers
DURHAM, N.H. – It may sound like a futuristic device out of a spy novel, a computer the size of a pinhead, but according to new research from the University of New Hampshire, it might be a reality sooner than once thought. Researchers have discovered that using an easily made combination of...
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04/10/18 - UNH Research Finds Sea-Level Rise Will Impact Coastal N.H.’s Cultural Heritage
DURHAM, N.H. – Coastal New Hampshire will lose 14 percent of its known prehistoric and historic cultural sites to sea-level rise in less than 100 years, according to new research out of the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. The state’s two coastal counties account...
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Jim Dean
04/04/18 - James W. Dean Jr. Named 20th President of the University of New Hampshire
DURHAM, N.H. – After a national search that concluded with a unanimous vote of the University System board of trustees, James W. (“Jim”) Dean Jr. has been appointed the 20th president of the University of New Hampshire effective June 30, 2018. Dean will succeed Mark W. Huddleston, who is retiring...
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Shawn Gorman
04/02/18 - L.L. Bean Leader Will Address 2018 UNH Graduates
DURHAM, N.H. – Shawn Gorman ‘89, the second chairman in L.L. Bean’s century-plus history, will deliver the University of New Hampshire commencement address Saturday, May 19, 2018. “We’re pleased to welcome another distinguished alumnus back to campus to serve as this year’s commencement speaker,”...
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Cameron McIntire, a doctoral student in natural resources and the environment at UNH, cores an eastern white pine
04/02/18 - UNH Research Finds White Pine Needle Damage Hampers Health of Region’s Trees
DURHAM, N.H. – White pine needle damage, a complex of foliar diseases that is being accelerated by the region’s warmer, wetter springs, is slowing the growth and hampering the health of the region’s eastern white pines, according to new research from the University of New Hampshire. “This new...
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03/30/18 - UNH Research Finds Increase in Child Abuse Fatalities and Physical Abuse
DURHAM, N.H. -- Newly released national data show increases in child abuse fatalities (up 8 percent) and physical abuse (up 5 percent) from 2015 to 2016, according to a detailed analysis released by the Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC) at the University of New Hampshire. Neglect...
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03/29/18 - UNH Alumnus Talks About Covering LGBT News April 3, 2018
DURHAM, N.H. -- Michael Lavers ’04, international editor for the Washington Blade, the oldest newspaper in the U.S. covering gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender news around the world, has been named the 2018 Donald M. Murray Visiting Journalist at the University of New Hampshire. Lavers will...
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03/29/18 - UNH Hosts Lectures During N.H. Craft Beer Week
DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire will host two lectures on beer’s significant social, cultural, economic and environmental contributions to the U.S. during N.H. Craft Beer Week April 6-15, 2018.  Theresa McCulla, brewing historian for the American Beer History Initiative at the...
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03/28/18 - UNH Research Finds Dramatic Increase in Flooding on Coastal Roads
DURHAM, N.H. – High tide floods, or so-called “nuisance flooding,” that happen along shore roadways during seasonal high tides or minor wind events are occurring far more frequently than ever before. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that in the past 20 years roads along the...
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03/27/18 - UNH Research Finds Economic and Family Distress Leads to More Drug Overdoses
DURHAM, N.H. – Counties with the highest levels of economic distress experienced an average of nearly 7.9 more drug-related deaths per 100,000 persons than counties with the lowest level, a difference of nearly 40,000 more deaths over 10 years, according to new research out of the Carsey School of...
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03/22/18 - UNH Researchers Find Landscape Ridges May Hold Clues about Ice Age and Climate Change
DURHAM, N.H. – Take a drive through the countryside near the New Hampshire Seacoast and you might notice a series of tiny rolling hills that look like regularly-spaced ridges. While the repeating pattern may be eye-catching for drivers, and sometimes challenging for bicycle riders, researchers at...
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03/22/18 - UNH Hosts Community Forums on Child Support
DURHAM, N.H. – The Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire will host three community forums to gather input from people who received a child support order after 2013 to either pay or receive child support. These forums are part of the Child Support Guidelines Review being...
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