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A new scholarship program will help some New Hampshire high schoolers major in STEM fields at UNH.

The program will provide mentorship, scholarship money, and even help finding a job after graduation for 30 high schoolers in Manchester and Dover with academic talent and financial need.

It’s a joint effort by UNH and the National Science Foundation to meet the demand for a skilled workforce in New Hampshire.

A new report from UNH's Carsey School of Public Policy is sounding alarm over the growing number of New Hampshire infants born dependent on opioids.

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New research from UNH says the effects of climate change on New Hampshire could start to accelerate by the middle of the century.

Composer Amy Beach was born in Henniker in 1867.  By the time she was 29 she was famous the world over for being the first American woman to write a symphony.

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of her birth, the University of New Hampshire has been honoring Amy Beach with a series of special performances.  NHPR’s Sean Hurley recently visited the school to learn more about the composer - and her music.

  The University of New Hampshire Wildcats Football playoff run ended Saturday in South Dakota.

South Dakota State University defeated UNH 56-14 in the NCAA Division 1 FCS Playoffs. 

UNH found itself in a hole from the beginning. South Dakota State scored 21 points in the first quarter, and 28 unanswered points in the first half.

The Wildcats finish 9-5 on the season. South Dakota State moves on to face James Madison on Dec. 16.

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More intense storms are making it harder for freshwater streams and rivers to act as filters for nitrogen pollution, according to a new UNH study.

The research suggests larger storms could cause more harmful runoff to reach coasts and lakes.

Nitrogen comes from lots of things people put in the land – like fertilizer and sewage. Rain and snow wash that pollution into streams and rivers.

But UNH researcher Wil Wollheim says those waterways can usually clean out the nitrogen before it reaches the coast.

UNH Halts Plan to Pass Costs to Student Parents

Dec 4, 2017
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  Married students and staff who live in University of New Hampshire apartments won't be responsible after all for the full cost of sending their children to local public schools, UNH says.

The New Hampshire, the university's student newspaper, reported last week that due to budget issues, UNH planned to begin charging parents who live in the Forest Park apartments an additional $17,600 per year if their children are enrolled in the Oyster River School District in Durham.

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Last May, the atmosphere on campus at UNH was tense.

A video showing a confrontation between students about racist stereotypes on Cinco de Mayo went viral. So did images of students wearing blackface. Swastikas and racial slurs started showing up graffitied on campus. Then, sculptures installed to show solidarity for minority students in the midst of all this were vandalized.

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 Quarterback Trevor Knight, a junior from Amherst, N.H., threw for 299 yards and a touchdown as the University of New Hampshire Wildcats defeated Central Connecticut State University 14-0 on Saturday. 

The Wildcats move to 8-4 on the season and advance to the second-round playoffs Dec. 2 against Central Arkansas. 

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The University of New Hampshire football team had an interesting weekend.

After getting blanked in the team’s finale on Saturday 15-0 to the Albany Great Danes, the Wildcats’ playoff hopes were in doubt. The team finished with a 7-4 regular season record, and would need to earn an at-large invitation to compete in the Football Championship Subdivision tournament.

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Local chapters of the ACLU and the NAACP are asking the University of New Hampshire to emphasize issues of racial diversity and equity in the search for the university’s next president.

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A University of New Hampshire alumnus has pledged more than $2 million of his estate to students at the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, ensuring that several students will receive free tuition every year.

The scholarship from Bob Winot will be awarded to New Hampshire or Vermont students who demonstrate financial need and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. It's estimated to benefit as many as four students a year.

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Research from University of New Hampshire released last week, shows that more than 60 percent of New Hampshire residents would support an increase to the state gas tax to maintain infrastructure. But most people have no idea what the gas tax is now.

Larry Hamilton is one of the researchers and a professor of sociology at UNH. Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with him about the report.

What is the current gas tax? Since most of the people you talked to had no idea.

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New national data on the price of college shows once again New Hampshire’s public universities have the highest sticker prices for in-state students anywhere in the country.

The 2017 Black New England Conference began Friday at the University of New Hampshire.

The event brings scholars, writers, and activists together to discuss the history and present-day experience of African Americans in New England.

JerriAnne Boggis with the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire helped organize the event.

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The Museum of Art at UNH in Durham is presenting the work of fifteen artists, all of whom are past recipients of the prestigious Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant

The show, "Impact,” opens with a reception on Oct. 26 and runs through Dec. 15.

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The University of New Hampshire is accepting applications for the 2017 Social Venture Innovation Challenge.

The contest calls for creative, business-oriented solutions to social and environmental problems.

Applicants submit their pitches via 3-minute videos. The winners receive cash prizes and support in getting their ideas of the ground.

The competition is open to students and the general public.

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Researchers at the University of New Hampshire will spend the next year developing a program to train  students on how to respond to peers when told about incidents of sexual violence.

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The state's longest-serving governor and a philanthropic entrepreneur have been awarded the University of New Hampshire's most prestigious awards.

Democrat John Lynch, who graduated from UNH in 1974 and served as governor from 2005-2013, was awarded the Charles Holmes Pettee Medal in recognition of his devotion to service. Lynch currently serves as a professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

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The University of New Hampshire is teaming up with a school district to provide fresh vegetables to students every week.

Beginning this month, the UNH Thompson School of Applied Science is supplying students in the Oyster River Cooperative School District with vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce. The vegetables are grown hydroponically in greenhouses.

A free smartphone app developed at the University of New Hampshire to help prevent sexual assault and provide assistance to victims is now available nationwide.

The app – uSafeUS – was unveiled at an event on the UNH campus in Durham last week. It’s a national version of an app that was made available to students on 21 college campuses across New Hampshire last fall.

Sharyn Potter is a professor of sociology and executive director of research at the Prevention Innovations Research Center at UNH, and helped develop the app. She joined NHPR’s All Things Considered.

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This weekend, the music of composer Amy Beach will echo throughout UNH’s campus during a two-day event timed to celebrate her 150th birthday.

Beach, who was born in Henniker in 1867, is often referred to as ‘the Dean of American Women Composers.’ At a time when women were often limited to writing parlor songs and other light fare, UNH Professor Peggy Vagts says Beach was a trailblazer, composing complicated, bold music.

“She took on really major works. She wrote a mass, wrote a symphony. She was the first American woman to do that,” says Vagts.

 

The University of New Hampshire has been awarded a grant to support low-income students who pursue degrees in so-called STEM fields.

The school is receiving $300,000 from the National Science Foundation. The money will pay for mentoring programs, as well as on-the-job training for students majoring in science, technology, and math.

  

Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter announced the funding, saying it will help address the state’s growing need for advanced manufacturing workers. 

  

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The University of New Hampshire has released an interim report on efforts to improve campus climate. The report comes from a task force created in the wake of a string of racially charged incidents that embroiled the Durham campus last school year.

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If you have stopped by a farmers' market in New Hampshire, you are not alone.

Several surveys from the University of New Hampshire, state agriculture officials and others found that 84 percent of 500 participants surveyed had shopped at a farmers' market and that most said they shopped there to either support local businesses or buy good quality products.

The key draw for shoppers was the quality, variety, market hours and location. The 16 percent of shoppers who had never been to a market, said they didn't have one near them or had no information about them.

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Hurricane Irma is forcing the University of New Hampshire football team to relocate an away game.

UNH head football coach Sean McDonnell says officials at UNH and Georgia Southern University had been considering rescheduling the game. Georgia Southern is near the coast, and in the possible path of the hurricane.

Then, the University of Alabama at Birmingham offered to host the game at its Legion Field.

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Colleges and universities in New Hampshire are reacting to President Trump’s decision to end the immigration policy known as DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

The Economics of New Hampshire's Craft Beer Industry

Aug 29, 2017
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A Week of Summer Favorites continues with a look at the craft beer boom. Microbrews, nanobrews, tasting rooms, and seasonal pours...independent craft beer is on the rise in New Hampshire, but what is its economic impact? For beer fans and non-drinkers alike, the increase in small breweries is affecting New Hampshire tourism and small-town business growth. 

This show originally aired on August 8, 2017. 

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The University of New Hampshire says, thanks to a new program, more than 400 incoming freshman will attend the school tuition free. 

Under UNH’s new ‘Granite Guarantee’ program, any full-time, first year student, who lives in New Hampshire and qualifies for federal Pell grants, can attend the university without paying for tuition.

Victoria Dutcher, vice president for enrollment management at UNH, says the program is designed to encourage more in-state students to attend.

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Several University of New Hampshire faculty members have spent the past few days traveling to areas of the country that are in the path of totality for Monday's solar eclipse.

John Gianforte is an astronomer and physics lecturer at UNH, and called into NHPR Monday morning from Sweetwater, Tennessee:

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