UNH Today

The Washington Post: Most U.S. counties lost population last year as deaths outnumbered births, data shows

The Washington Post reports on new U.S. Census data showing that nearly three-quarters of all U.S. counties reported more deaths than births last year. The Post interviewed Senior Demographer Ken Johnson on how lower fertility rates and an older population has resulted in the smalled population increase in more than a century.

Los Angeles Times: L.A. and other big U.S. cities all lost residents in the pandemic's first year

The Los Angeles Times reported on how the first year of the pandemic resulted in a migration surge to the American Southwest as many major U.S. cities lost residents. The LA Times interviewed Carsey School Senior Demographer Ken Johnson, who explained how the trend of low birth rates and an older demographic can affect rural America.  

2022 Commencement Speakers Announced

Kenya’s representative to the United Nations, the president of a nonprofit serving people with intellectual, developmental and personal challenges, and the partner-in-charge of the seventh largest law firm in the U.S. will address University of New Hampshire graduates at commencement ceremonies across UNH's three campuses this May. All speakers are awarded honorary degrees.

UNH - Martin Kimani ’96
Multiple ceremonies Friday, May 20-Sunday, May 22, Memorial Field, Durham

At the Top of Their Game

The U.S. Paralympic sled hockey team celebrated a gold medal four-peat at the Paralympic Winter Games earlier this month, and no college had more representation in Beijing – among all U.S. Paralympian athletes, let alone those on the sled hockey roster – than the University of New Hampshire.

Small Towns/Big Trends: Demographic Insights on Living, Working and Thriving in Rural America

Small Towns/Big Trends: Demographic Insights on Living, Working and Thriving in Rural America–Carsey School Senior Demographer Ken Johnson – along with Carsey Fellows Shannon Monnat and Leif Jenson and Carsey Author/UNH Alum Jessica Ulrich-Schad – participated in a congressional briefing last week on demographic trends in rural America. The presenters discussed research outcomes addressing contemporary issues impacting rural America, including COVID-19, economic mobility, mortality, aging, climate change, and natural impacts of population growth.

New Hampshire Bulletin: ‘A general culture of distrust’: Lawmakers battle over election access and integrity

The New Hampshire Bulletin recently reported on a growing general distrust in New Hampshire elections and in government in general. The news outlet spoke with Quixada Moore-Vissing, Ph.D., a researcher with the Carsey School and the co-author of the 2020 New Hampshire Civic Health Index, who reported in the Index that Granite Staters’ trust in national government declined by half since 2001.

Gateway to Success

Mastering the subject of algebra is considered vital to succeeding in higher-level mathematics and the pursuit of a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). But, similar to learning algebra, teaching algebra has its own set of variables to consider in determining the best approach.

To better understand important variables in teaching algebra, Sheree Sharpe, an assistant professor in mathematics and statistics, was awarded a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Program, or CAREER, award from the National Science Foundation.