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.
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.
This week we’re looking at New Hampshire’s developing mobile app economy. Although it’s nowhere on the scale of manufacturing or tourism, it’s gaining in popularity—and importance. But how do we educate this new workforce? Today, we talk with professors and students about how they see themselves fitting into the mobile app economy.
Yitang Zhang has been lecturing in the Department of Mathematics at UNH 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: the twin prime conjecture. Two weeks ago, his hard work paid off. Here to discuss the proof and what it might mean for us is Jordan Ellenberg, a professor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin. He wrote about professor Zhang’s meteoric rise to math celebrity for slate.com.
Nine UNH-Manchester students are graduating this year with degrees in American Sign Language Interpretation. The college hosts one of just 13 accredited programs in the country. And given the high demand for interpreters, these newly-minted grads will likely find secure employment.
But they probably won’t be jumping in right after graduation.
After years of dealing with state budget cuts, now UNH President Mark Huddleston is hoping his school will receive more funding. 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.
Dr. Mark Huddleston - President of the University of New Hampshire
A taxpayer-funded eco-business program is paying off for New Hampshire. The Green Launching Pad at the University of New Hampshire has given grants to more than a dozen start-ups in the state. But it hasn’t awarded any new funds since last year.
Here’s a story worth sharing on your smartphone: new research says there is NOT an epidemic of teen sexting.
Janis Wolak is senior researcher at the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire. She’s co-author of two studies on sexting being released in today’s edition of the journal Pediatrics, and she tells All Things Considered host Brady Carlson the UNH data shows a rate of sexting much lower than the 20 percent number commonly cited in news reports.