University of New Hampshire http://nhpr.org en Telecom Exec Named New Dean Of UNH Manchester http://nhpr.org/post/telecom-exec-named-new-dean-unh-manchester <p>Telecommunications industry executive J. Michael Hickey has been chosen to lead the Manchester campus of the University of New Hampshire and its roughly 1,200 students.</p><p>The 62-year-old Newmarket resident has worked for Verizon for more than two decades, most recently directing the company's policy development and advocacy in Washington. He previously served as director of the state Division of Economic Development and of the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of UNH.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:01:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 42586 at http://nhpr.org Fired UNH Womens Hockey Coach Wants Reinstatement http://nhpr.org/post/fired-unh-womens-hockey-coach-wants-reinstatement <p>The former coach of the University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team says he should be reinstated.</p><p>The university <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/unh-fires-womens-hockey-coach-inappropriate-physical-contact">fired Brian McCloskey late last year</a> following an incident of what officials called “inappropriate physical contact” with a player on the bench.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:17:06 +0000 Brady Carlson 41577 at http://nhpr.org Fired UNH Womens Hockey Coach Wants Reinstatement University Of New Hampshire Unveils New 'Crisp, Contemporary' Logo http://nhpr.org/post/university-new-hampshire-unveils-new-crisp-contemporary-logo <p></p><p>The University of New Hampshire has a <a href="http://www.unh.edu/nem/logo/" target="_blank">new logo</a>.</p><p>The state’s largest public four-year university revealed its new look at the men’s hockey game Saturday night.</p><p>In a <a href="http://www.unh.edu/news/releases/2013/12/jr07logo.cfm" target="_blank">press release</a>, UNH described it as a “crisp, contemporary shield” that “strongly displays ‘NH’.”</p><p>The logo will be used by the University’s three campuses in Durham, Manchester and Concord, and for the university’s athletics programs.</p> Sun, 08 Dec 2013 01:26:10 +0000 Michael Brindley 39752 at http://nhpr.org University Of New Hampshire Unveils New 'Crisp, Contemporary' Logo At $32,698, N.H. Second-Worst In Nation For Average Student Debt http://nhpr.org/post/32698-nh-second-worst-nation-average-student-debt <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A <a href="http://projectonstudentdebt.org/files/pub/classof2012.pdf" target="_blank">report released this week</a> by the Project on Student Debt shows average student debt among New Hampshire’s college graduates increased slightly last year.</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:59:24 +0000 Michael Brindley 39648 at http://nhpr.org At $32,698, N.H. Second-Worst In Nation For Average Student Debt How N.H. Higher Ed Is Adapting To The Mobile App Economy http://nhpr.org/post/how-nh-higher-ed-adapting-mobile-app-economy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week we&rsquo;re looking at New Hampshire&rsquo;s developing mobile app economy.&nbsp; Although it&rsquo;s nowhere on the scale of manufacturing or tourism, it&rsquo;s gaining in popularity&mdash;and importance.&nbsp; But how do we educate this new workforce?&nbsp; Today, we</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;talk with professors and students about how they see themselves fitting into the mobile app economy.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 36038 at http://nhpr.org How N.H. Higher Ed Is Adapting To The Mobile App Economy UNH Mathematician Stuns The Math Elite http://nhpr.org/post/unh-mathematician-stuns-math-elite <p>Yitang Zhang has been lecturing in the <a href="http://www.unh.edu/news/releases/2013/may/bp16zhang.cfm" target="_blank">Department of Mathematics at UNH</a> for the past decade. And for the past three years, in between lesson plans and lectures, he’s been trying to solve one of the math world’s most vexing mysteries: <a href="https://www.simonsfoundation.org/features/science-news/unheralded-mathematician-bridges-the-prime-gap/" target="_blank">the twin prime conjecture</a>. Two weeks ago, his hard work paid off. Here to discuss the proof and what it might mean for us is <a href="http://www.math.wisc.edu/~ellenber/" target="_blank"><strong>Jordan Ellenberg</strong></a>, a professor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin. He <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/do_the_math/2013/05/yitang_zhang_twin_primes_conjecture_a_huge_discovery_about_prime_numbers.single.html" target="_blank">wrote about professor Zhang’s</a> meteoric rise to math celebrity for slate.com.</p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 14:25:02 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28312 at http://nhpr.org UNH Mathematician Stuns The Math Elite Sign Language Puts Some N.H. College Grads On Path To Job Security http://nhpr.org/post/sign-language-puts-some-nh-college-grads-path-job-security <p>Nine <a href="http://manchester.unh.edu/" target="_blank">UNH-Manchester</a> students are graduating this year with degrees in <a href="http://manchester.unh.edu/academics/degree-programs/sign-language-interpretation" target="_blank">American Sign Language Interpretation</a>.&nbsp; The college hosts one of just 13 accredited programs in the country.&nbsp; And given the high demand for interpreters, these newly-minted grads will likely find secure employment.&nbsp;</p><p>But they probably won’t be jumping in right after graduation.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 26121 at http://nhpr.org Sign Language Puts Some N.H. College Grads On Path To Job Security UNH President, Mark Huddleston http://nhpr.org/post/unh-president-mark-huddleston-0 <p>After years of dealing with state budget cuts, now UNH President Mark Huddleston is hoping his school will receive more funding.&nbsp; We’ll talk about that as well as pressure on him to keep costs down, in light of burgeoning student. We’ll also cover some major ongoing initiatives at UNH including a focus on sustainability.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><p><strong>Dr. Mark Huddleston</strong> - President of the University of New Hampshire</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 24297 at http://nhpr.org UNH President, Mark Huddleston Green Business Initiative Sees Rewards, But Faces Challenges http://nhpr.org/post/green-business-initiative-sees-rewards-faces-challenges <p>A taxpayer-funded eco-business program is paying off for New Hampshire.&nbsp; The <a href="http://greenlaunchingpad.org/" target="_blank">Green Launching Pad</a> at the <a href="http://unh.edu/" target="_blank">University of New Hampshire</a> has given grants to more than a dozen start-ups in the state.&nbsp; But it hasn’t awarded any new funds since last year.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 23144 at http://nhpr.org Green Business Initiative Sees Rewards, But Faces Challenges Bringing a Mini-Spacecraft Back to Earth Safely - Without a Parachute http://nhpr.org/post/bringing-mini-spacecraft-back-earth-safely-without-parachute <p>Time to add another page in the history of space exploration in New Hampshire. This week a team of high school students taking part in the Project SMART summer program at UNH <a href="http://www.eos.unh.edu/news/indiv_news.shtml?NEWS_ID=1331" target="_blank">sent a small craft 105,700 feet into the air &ndash; that&rsquo;s over 20 miles up</a>. And it came back down to Earth <em>without </em>a parachute.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 20:44:53 +0000 Brady Carlson 9662 at http://nhpr.org Bringing a Mini-Spacecraft Back to Earth Safely - Without a Parachute UNH Looks For Turnaround in Hockey East Opener http://nhpr.org/post/unh-looks-turnaround-hockey-east-opener <p>After a sometimes challenging regular season, the University of New Hampshire Wildcats mens team play their first round games in the Hockey East tournament this weekend.<br /><br /><strong> Allen Lessels</strong> covers sports for the Union Leader. He recaps the Wildcats&#39; season and previews this weekend&#39;s tournament with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson.</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 2401 at http://nhpr.org Teen "Sexting" Not an Epidemic, UNH Research Finds http://nhpr.org/post/teen-sexting-not-epidemic-unh-research-finds <p>Here’s a story worth sharing on your smartphone: new research says there is NOT an epidemic of teen sexting.</p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 21:16:12 +0000 Brady Carlson 786 at http://nhpr.org Teen "Sexting" Not an Epidemic, UNH Research Finds UNH Football Looks For Playoff Win in Montana http://nhpr.org/post/unh-football-looks-playoff-win-montana <p>The University of New Hampshire football team is back in the playoffs. It’s the eighth straight playoff appearance for Wildcat Football.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 23:03:27 +0000 Brady Carlson 743 at http://nhpr.org UNH Football Looks For Playoff Win in Montana