UNH http://nhpr.org en UNH Touts Unique Compost System http://nhpr.org/post/unh-touts-unique-compost-system <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of New Hampshire is celebrating its use of a unique energy recovery composting system. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UNH is believed to be the only university in the nation with such a compost facility, which captures generated heat for water that can be pumped to reservoirs and used for wash water, provide pre-heated water for a boiler or be used in heating systems. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 17:49:46 +0000 Associated Press 50645 at http://nhpr.org UNH Shows Off New England Dairy Farming With "Open Barn" Event http://nhpr.org/post/unh-shows-new-england-dairy-farming-open-barn-event <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of New Hampshire is holding an "open barn'' to give the public a chance to see how a typical New England dairy farm operates. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station on the Durham campus calls Saturday's event "Meet Your Milk.'' Visitors can enjoy free milk and ice cream, wagon rides, tours and visits with the university's milking cows and calves. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 16:14:33 +0000 Associated Press 50624 at http://nhpr.org UNH Shows Off New England Dairy Farming With "Open Barn" Event Bee Hotel In Durham Open To Pollinators Only http://nhpr.org/post/bee-hotel-durham-open-pollinators-only <p>Bee populations are in decline worldwide. At UNH, researchers are beginning the first major assessment of diversity in New Hampshire’s bee populations. &nbsp;Part of that effort involves a "bee hotel" at&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.colsa.unh.edu/aes/woodman">Woodman Farm</a> in Durham.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:28:37 +0000 Emily Corwin 49903 at http://nhpr.org Bee Hotel In Durham Open To Pollinators Only UNH President Mark Huddleston: College Affordability, Debt, & What's New At UNH http://nhpr.org/post/unh-president-mark-huddleston-college-affordability-debt-whats-new-unh <p>As another academic year closes, our guest today, University of New Hampshire President Mark Huddleston, can look back at a year that was a little easier than 2011, when the legislature cut appropriations to higher education in half.&nbsp; Now, with some of that money restored, tuition was frozen for a time, while other initiatives (many bolstered by private money) moved ahead.&nbsp;&nbsp; In January, UNH and Franklin Pierce law center made it official, and now there’s “UNH Law School” in Concord.&nbsp; In April, a new school of business and economics opened on the Durham campus, and planni Tue, 03 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 49553 at http://nhpr.org UNH President Mark Huddleston: College Affordability, Debt, & What's New At UNH UNH Preparing For Largest Incoming Class Ever http://nhpr.org/post/unh-preparing-largest-incoming-class-ever <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The University of New Hampshire says close to 3,400 first-year students are entering the school this fall — its largest incoming class ever.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:58:46 +0000 Associated Press 49602 at http://nhpr.org UNH Preparing For Largest Incoming Class Ever UNH N.H. Primary Course To Be Offered To The Public Online http://nhpr.org/post/unh-nh-primary-course-be-offered-public-online <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of New Hampshire is opening up its class on the state's leadoff presidential primary to a wider audience through a Massive Open Online Course. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The course will be offered in the fall of 2015 and will build on a popular class the university has offered for the last several election cycles. Those participating from afar will be able to watch lectures and presentations from classroom guests and join in on discussions. Mon, 26 May 2014 14:49:04 +0000 Associated Press 49179 at http://nhpr.org Law School Dean Broderick Stepping Down To Lead Rudman Center http://nhpr.org/post/law-school-dean-broderick-stepping-down-lead-rudman-center <div></div><div><p>Former Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court, John Broderick, will step down as dean of the UNH law school.</p><p>Broderick will become the first executive director for the <a href="http://law.unh.edu/rudman-center">Rudman Center </a>for Justice, Leadership and Public policy, which opened last year.</p><p>The Rudman Center, which is part of the UNH law school, seeks to provide leadership training and foment commitment to public service.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 16:39:45 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 49046 at http://nhpr.org Law School Dean Broderick Stepping Down To Lead Rudman Center Oscar-Winning Alumna Addresses UNH Class of 2014 http://nhpr.org/post/oscar-winning-alumna-addresses-unh-class-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.unh.edu/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">University of New Hampshire</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> celebrated commencement yesterday with an </span><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obywS0P0zcM" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">address</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from an Academy Award-winning alumna.&nbsp;</span></p> Sun, 18 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 48674 at http://nhpr.org Oscar-Winning Alumna Addresses UNH Class of 2014 At UNH Dairy Bar, Education In The Salad http://nhpr.org/post/unh-dairy-bar-education-salad <p style="margin-right: 0.01in; margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-right: 0.01in; margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="3">An on-campus eatery makes sustainability a learning experience.</font></p><p style="margin-right: 0.01in; margin-bottom: 0in"> Thu, 08 May 2014 18:54:54 +0000 Michael Samuels 48138 at http://nhpr.org At UNH Dairy Bar, Education In The Salad Campus Life: Therapy Dog Eases Finals Stress At UNH http://nhpr.org/post/campus-life-therapy-dog-eases-finals-stress-unh <p><span style="line-height: 1.2em;">With a name like </span><a href="http://www.library.unh.edu/locations/dimond-library/history/hamilton-smith" style="line-height: 1.2em;">Hamilton</a><span style="line-height: 1.2em;">, there’s little doubt that the big white Great Dane mix wandering around UNH's Durham campus belongs there.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 08:55:00 +0000 Melissa Proulx 48096 at http://nhpr.org Campus Life: Therapy Dog Eases Finals Stress At UNH UNH To Open New Student-Athlete Center http://nhpr.org/post/unh-open-new-student-athlete-center <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of New Hampshire is bringing sports and studying closer together with a new Student-Athlete Center for Excellence. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Paid for entirely with private donations, the $1.9 million center opening next fall will be housed at the university's field house and will include a large, comfortable study space staffed by advisers and tutors and smaller rooms where teams and small groups can work together. Mon, 05 May 2014 13:51:29 +0000 Associated Press 47907 at http://nhpr.org White House Task Force Taps UNH For Sexual Assault Prevention Program http://nhpr.org/post/white-house-task-force-taps-unh-sexual-assault-prevention-program <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The University of New Hampshire has been asked to help a White House task force end sexual assault on college campuses.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A UNH program called Prevention Innovations was identified in a report to help protect students. The program is designing a training program in cooperation with campus-based practitioners around the country.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:38:33 +0000 Associated Press 47649 at http://nhpr.org Two UNH Women's Hockey Players Transfer In Wake Of Coach's Firing http://nhpr.org/post/two-unh-womens-hockey-players-transfer-wake-coachs-firing <p><span style="line-height: 1.2em;">University of New Hampshire women’s hockey players Megan Armstrong and Alexis&nbsp;</span>Crossley<span style="line-height: 1.2em;">&nbsp;will transfer from Durham in the wake of the firing of their former head coach, Brian&nbsp;</span>McCloskey<span style="line-height: 1.2em;">.</span></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:23:58 +0000 Max Sullivan 47577 at http://nhpr.org Two UNH Women's Hockey Players Transfer In Wake Of Coach's Firing UNH To Put $54 Million Toward Buildings And Pool http://nhpr.org/post/unh-put-54-million-toward-buildings-and-pool <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The University System of New Hampshire voted Friday to put $54 million toward building renovations and acquisitions at UNH’s Durham Campus.&nbsp;</p><p>$37 million will be spent renovating Hamilton Smith Hall, which houses UNH’s English Department, ESOL, Journalism and writing programs. The building has not been renovated in more than 30 years, and does not meet all disability and safety standards.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:17:03 +0000 Emily Corwin 47015 at http://nhpr.org UNH To Put $54 Million Toward Buildings And Pool 3.31.14: Oculus Rift, The Sabermetric Revolution, Audio Orchard, Dinosaurs & The "Pee Bus" Project http://nhpr.org/post/33114-oculus-rift-sabermetric-revolution-audio-orchard-dinosaurs-pee-bus-project <p>Facebook is making headlines once again with its two billion dollar acquisition of virtual reality company Oculus VR. Today on Word Of Mouth, a look into why the social network has put so much stock in virtual reality. And it’s opening day for the Red Sox as they take on the Baltimore Orioles today. Fans are hoping this year’s roster will bring them to the World Series again, but how much can we <em>really</em> predict at this point in the season? And are stats the final word?</p><p>Producer <strong>Zach Nugent</strong> has been scouring record stores for the best new music offerings in a new segment we're calling The Audio Orchard.</p><p>Then we talk with a <em>National Geographic</em> columnist who argues for lifelong love of&nbsp; dinosaurs.</p><p>Finally, NHPR environmental reporter <strong>Sam Evans-Brown </strong>brings us the story of a UNH "pee bus" project. Urine, it turns out, can be pretty useful.</p><p></p><p>Listen to the whole show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:55:21 +0000 Word of Mouth 45910 at http://nhpr.org 3.31.14: Oculus Rift, The Sabermetric Revolution, Audio Orchard, Dinosaurs & The "Pee Bus" Project