UNH A Cappella Group Will Make Network Television Debut Christmas Morning

File this under “not too shabby.” Not Too Sharp, UNH’s all-male a cappella group, will make its network television debut on Christmas Day. The group went to Manhattan recently to record a two-song segment for the TODAY show that will be televised on Thursday morning.

Word on the street is they’re neither sharp nor flat. But don’t resort to rumors; hear for yourself in this sample, and then tune in on December 25 to see them at their Big Apple best!

UNH Undergraduate Research Conference Highlights Academic Excellence April 11-23

DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire hosts its 17th annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) April 11-23, 2016. One of the largest and most diverse undergraduate research conferences in the nation, this year's URC boasts a record 1,870 student participants from all academic disciplines presenting original research, scholarly activity and creative works in more than 20 events on UNH's Durham and Manchester campuses. All events are free and open to the public.

New Snow Scales Let UNH Researchers Measure Changes in N.H.’s Snowpack in Real Time

DURHAM, N.H. – This winter University of New Hampshire researchers will monitor New Hampshire’s snowpack in real time using new sophisticated snow scales installed at UNH’s Kingman Research Farm, a facility of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. This monitoring will lead to better understanding of the impact of less snowpack on everything from drought and the growing season to winter tourism.

UNH Announces Winners of Statewide Social Venture Innovation Challenge

DURHAM, N.H. – A student who proposed a cooperative full-service beekeeping business won the student track of the fifth annual New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge at the University of New Hampshire. A team that proposed a redesigned reclining manual wheelchair won in the community track.

Designed to be an “innovation accelerator,” participants develop original proposals for sustainable, market-based solutions to some of society’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. 

Billur Akdeniz

Professor Akdeniz’s research encompasses the empirical modeling of marketing strategy problems. Her research interests include the antecedents and consequences of new product development and innovation processes of a firm, the dynamics of perceived and objective quality of products and brands, and  international marketing strategy and performance of firms. She uses analytical and econometric methods such as panel-data econometrics, multi-level modeling, and economic efficiency assessment techniques to understand these effects across industries, firms, brands and products.

UNH Research Finds Hope in New England’s North Country

DURHAM, N.H. – While residents of northern New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont remain optimistic about their quality of life, there is broad agreement that a lack of job opportunities, drug abuse and population decline are problems that need to be addressed for that optimism to continue, according to recent surveys by the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.

UNH Helps Feed Hungry With Generous Donation to NH Food Bank

DURHAM, N.H. – ‘Tis the season for giving, and in that spirit, the University of New Hampshire donated 1000+ pounds of fresh fish to the New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities NH. The 600 tilapia, which were grown through a sophisticated integrated aquaculture farming project, will be used to prepare meals for several of the Food Bank’s feeding programs.

UNH Researchers Use High-Technology Sensors to Understand Water Quality

DURHAM, N.H. –  Freshwater streams and rivers naturally clean up some forms of pollution originating from urban and agricultural areas, but increased storm intensity reduces this ability, which underscores the need to improve the management of nonpoint sources of pollution and storm water management, according to new research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire. 

Eruption Clues: UNH Researchers Create Snapshot of Volcano Plumbing

DURHAM, N.H. – Much like a forensic team recreates a scene to determine how a crime was committed, researchers at the University of New Hampshire are using scientific sleuthing to better understand the journey of magma, or molten rock, in one of Europe’s largest and most active volcanos, Mount Etna. Researchers applied several techniques, in a new way, to create a more accurate picture of the volcano’s plumbing system and how quickly the magma rises to the top to cause an eruption. Their findings contribute to our understanding of how and when volcanos erupt.