Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, but only 27% of the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce. Women are vastly underrepresented in STEM—and at UNH Manchester, we’re trying to change that.
UNH mourns the loss of the first captain of UNH's original marine research vessel.
Researchers are worried about the COVID-19 impact on 2020 Census data. Ken Johnson, Senior Demographer at UNH Carsey School of Public Policy, spoke to U.S. News and World Report about the potential issue of people moving out of more densely populated areas into rural communities, which could cause unreasonable estimates in the census data.
2020 U.S. Census data shows an increase in racially diverse populations in Upper Valley towns in New Hampshire. Ken Johnson, Senior Demographer with the UNH Carsey School of Public Policy, was quoted by The Dartmouth: “A larger proportion of the minority populations of women are in their childbearing years, so there are more of them to have children,” Johnson said.
In 2020, half the states in the U.S. reported higher death than birth rates according to a study published by Ken Johnson of the UNH Carsey School of Public Policy. WebMD recently reported how this grim trend is impacting Ohio – where the state recorded more deaths than births for the first time in history last year.
The Portsmouth, N.H., school district is forming an equity council of students, teachers, administrators, and community members who will serve the city's six public schools. Foster's Daily Democrat covered the pathway to a more equitable education and mentioned how University of New Hampshire's NH Listens will be facilitating sessions for the new 20-member Equity Council.
The University of New Hampshire's NH Listens recently held four listening sessions to communicate with specific racial, ethnic, and community groups in Nashua and ultimately better understand the interactions of group members with the health care system. NHPR covered this project, which was funded by a post-COVID-19 Equity Grant, in a recent article and explained how The Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services will receive a report on the feedback and begin a conversation with health care providers across the city.
The University of New Hampshire has achieved a renewed platinum rating—the highest possible under the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)’s rating system—in recognition of its ongoing and increasing sustainability achievements. UNH is one of only nine higher education institutions in the nation to earn platinum from STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System. Among the STARS platinum schools in the U.S., UNH has the 5th highest score.
Francesco Preti ’21 is the first UNH student to graduate with a cotutelle, earning dual doctoral degrees from UNH and the University of Parma in northern Italy, where he is from.
The University of New Hampshire community is mourning the loss of Dr. Karsten Pohl, a member of the physics faculty since 2000 who served as chair of the department for five years.