UNH http://nhpr.org en 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 UNH Open Greenhouses To Eager Gardeners http://nhpr.org/post/unh-open-greenhouses-eager-gardeners <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 is holding its annual Greenhouse Open House for eager gardeners — some still aching from shoveling snow the first day of spring.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The MacFarlane Greenhouse will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:21:33 +0000 Associated Press 45509 at http://nhpr.org Kurk Dorsey's "Whales & Nations" http://nhpr.org/post/kurk-dorseys-whales-nations <p>The new book <em>"</em>Whales and Nations" by UNH professor Kurkpatrick Dorsey explores the history of international conservation efforts through the lens of the commercial whaling industry. We’ll talk with him about the whaling in the 20th century and why international diplomacy failed to regulate commercial whaling.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 45241 at http://nhpr.org Kurk Dorsey's "Whales & Nations" State Touts Success Of Entrepreneurship Program For Unemployed http://nhpr.org/post/state-touts-success-entrepreneurship-program-unemployed <p>More than 50 businesses have started in New Hampshire in the past six months thanks to a <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2013/SB0143.pdf" target="_blank">law</a> allowing laid-off workers to fund them with their unemployment benefits.&nbsp; That’s according to the <a href="http://www.nhsbdc.org/" target="_blank">Small Business Development Center</a> at <a href="http://unh.edu/" target="_blank">UNH</a>, which administers the so-called “Pathway To Work” program.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:10:34 +0000 Amanda Loder 42589 at http://nhpr.org State Touts Success Of Entrepreneurship Program For Unemployed UNH To Host Chinese New Year Celebration http://nhpr.org/post/unh-host-chinese-new-year-celebration <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of New Hampshire is getting ready to celebrate the Chinese New Year: the Year of the Horse. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The UNH Confucius Institute is holding two nights of performances starting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday Jan. 29 and 30. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of the </span>Jilin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> National Orchestra, Shanghai </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Academy, Foremost Art Troupe, and the Central Music Conservatory of China are performing. Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:15:14 +0000 Associated Press 42459 at http://nhpr.org N.H. House Considers In-State Tuition For Some Undocumented Residents http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-considers-state-tuition-some-undocumented-residents <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">College students who entered the U.S. illegally could get in-state tuition at University of New Hampshire System schools if they met certain requirements.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:42:58 +0000 Associated Press 42235 at http://nhpr.org More Students Choose Community College Transfer En Route To Bachelor's Degree http://nhpr.org/post/more-students-choose-community-college-transfer-en-route-bachelors-degree <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Twenty-six thousand dollars. That’s about how much students can save by going to a community college for two years, then transferring to a four-year school. Not including financial aid or room and meals.</p><p>Those $26 thousand dollars are changing the plans of more and more students in New Hampshire. And that’s good news for students, and possibly for the University System at large.</p><p></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pragmatic Decisions</span></strong></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:57:06 +0000 Emily Corwin 39647 at http://nhpr.org More Students Choose Community College Transfer En Route To Bachelor's Degree Dean of UNH-Manchester Resigns http://nhpr.org/post/dean-unh-manchester-resigns <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The dean of <a href="http://manchester.unh.edu/" target="_blank">UNH-Manchester</a> has resigned just <a href="http://www.unh.edu/unhtoday/2012/04/rafieymehr-named-dean-unhs-manchester-campus" target="_blank">15 months into his appointment</a>.&nbsp; </span></p> Sun, 03 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 37856 at http://nhpr.org Dean of UNH-Manchester Resigns 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 Gets $20M Gift - 2nd Largest In History - From 'Cosby Show' Producer http://nhpr.org/post/unh-gets-20m-gift-2nd-largest-history-cosby-show-producer <p></p><p>Television producer Marcy Carsey has given $20 million to her alma mater, the University of New Hampshire.</p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 19:41:17 +0000 Michael Brindley 36060 at http://nhpr.org UNH Gets $20M Gift - 2nd Largest In History - From 'Cosby Show' Producer Did Your Computer Connect To The Internet Today? Thank A UNH Student http://nhpr.org/post/if-your-computer-connected-internet-today-thank-unh-student <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Almost 9 percent of Americans who graduated from college this year will be unemployed. &nbsp;Eighteen percent will be underemployed. And, according to the Economic Policy Institute, more than half of those who do get jobs will be in positions that don’t require a college degree. &nbsp;But at the University of New Hampshire, 120 college students know for certain they’ll be getting good, high paying jobs --&nbsp; before they even graduate. &nbsp;</p><p>Picture your computer workstation.&nbsp; Maybe you’ve got a Logitech keyboard and an Acer monitor, plugged into a Lenovo laptop – which is hooked up to the internet through a Motorola router and a Netgear modem.</p><p>Who is making sure all those devices actually work together?</p><p>Turns out it is students at the University of New Hampshire, like Nathanael Rubin and Glenn Martin. The two seniors, both IT majors, are seated &nbsp;between tall racks of humming servers at the University’s InterOperability Lab, or IOL. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:10:24 +0000 Emily Corwin 34942 at http://nhpr.org Did Your Computer Connect To The Internet Today? Thank A UNH Student UNH Dives In To Marine Science http://nhpr.org/post/unh-dives-marine-science <p>The University of New Hampshire has started a <a href="http://marine.unh.edu/">new school</a> of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering, focusing on newer topics such as adaptations to climate change and coastal planning, in addition to marine biology and oceanography.</p><p>The school is the first interdisciplinary one at UNH and will provide graduate and undergraduate courses.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 20:59:56 +0000 Associated Press 34633 at http://nhpr.org UNH Dives In To Marine Science Statewide Project Looks At Ecosystems And Climate Change http://nhpr.org/post/statewide-project-looks-ecosystems-and-climate-change <p>A collaborative project between New Hampshire universities, the National Science Foundation, and state agencies is looking at ecosystem health and how the environment is affected by climate change.</p><p>At first glance, this part of Saddleback Mountain in Deerfield looks like a regular forest. But look closer and you see thick, black electrical cords running along the forest floor and silver instruments sitting among the trees.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:21:58 +0000 Ella Nilsen 33572 at http://nhpr.org Statewide Project Looks At Ecosystems And Climate Change Depression-Era Pool At Center Of UNH, Durham Debate http://nhpr.org/post/depression-era-pool-center-unh-durham-debate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the heart of a heated debate between <a href="http://unh.edu" target="_blank">UNH</a> and Durham residents is a swimming pool.&nbsp; During the Great Depression, the pool was built over a popular pond as part of the New Deal.&nbsp; Now,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the university is pushing to upgrade its facilities and downsize the pool.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 31716 at http://nhpr.org 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