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.

UNH Scientists Help Provide First-Ever Views of Elusive Energy Explosion

DURHAM, N.H. – Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have captured a difficult-to-view singular event involving “magnetic reconnection”—the process by which sparse particles and energy around Earth collide producing a quick but mighty explosion—in the Earth’s magnetotail, the magnetic environment that trails behind the planet.

Bill McDowell

Bill McDowell focuses on the interactions between land use/land cover, extreme climatic events, and the water quality of streams, rivers, and lakes. He has extensive experience in a variety of environments including tropical, temperate, and boreal forests.

Professor McDowell has also published papers on effects of hurricanes, wildfires, acid rain, and permafrost on water quality. He has extensive experience studying the effects of urbanization on water quality.

Nuclear Radiation Detector Developed at UNH Recognized as One of 100 Top Innovative Technologies

DURHAM, N.H.—A Field-Deployable Imaging Neutron Detector (FIND) developed at the University of New Hampshire’s Space Science Center has been selected as one of the 100 most innovative technologies of the past year. Finalists for the R&D 100 Awards are selected by an independent panel of more than 50 judges representing research and development leaders in a variety of fields.

Shadi Atallah

Assistant Professor Shadi Atallah's primary research focuses on the bio-economics of managing pests, diseases, and invasive plants, with applications in agriculture, forestry, and agroforestry. His secondary research interest is in the economics of localizing food supply chains. 

Kelly Giraud

Kelly Giroud is an experienced economist with a demonstrated history of working on federal policy regarding endangered species and public lands policy, skilled in both non-market economics and economic impact analysis. Her areas of interest include renewable energy and habitat restoration in response to human development and climate change. She is currently working toward a second doctorate in natural resources and earth system science, with a focus on community ecology.

UNH Receives Federal Funding to Create the Self-Driving Office of the Future

DURHAM, N.H.—As cars become more automated, could commutes become productive—and safe—office hours? That’s the question University of New Hampshire researcher Andrew Kun and colleagues from four other institutions will explore with a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

UNH to Lead National Effort to Gather Better Data on Hate Crimes

DURHAM, N.H.—Researchers at the University of New Hampshire will launch a three-year study to collect nationally representative information on rates and characteristics of hate crime investigations by law enforcement in 2019. Funded by the federal Department of Justice, the effort is expected to improve the reliability and consistency of hate crime data.