DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's population continues to grow thanks largely to people moving in from other states.
The latest U.S. Census estimates show the state's population grew by...
Wild bee species critical to pollination on the decline
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, according to a new study.
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A partnership between the experimental agriculture and beer brewing programs at the University of New Hampshire has produced another brew.
Former researcher sentenced for misusing UNH credit card
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former University of New Hampshire researcher has been sentenced to two years of probation for stealing money from federal research grants.
UNH holding Women’s Leadership Retreat
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire is holding a Women's Leadership Retreat to discuss individual strengths applying to work and life.
UNH brews ‘George Squashington’ butternut squash beer
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — University of New Hampshire students have brewed a butternut squash pale ale using home-grown gourds.
They say the 'George Squashington' brew is reminiscent of the...
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Boston Public Schools and the University of New Hampshire are investigating who's responsible for sending a racist image to some high school students about to perform at a...
2 more charged in UNH football player fight at fraternity
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say two more people, including another University of New Hampshire football player, have been charged in connection with a brawl at a...
Research vessel for New England oceanographers is named
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new research vessel for oceanographers in New England has been named the RV Resolution.
Rhode Island Democratic U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says the Resolution will replace RV Endeavor, a research vessel operated by the University of Rhode Island. The Endeavor is more than 40 years old.
Annual Farm and Forest Expo ends Saturday
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's annual Farm and Forest Expo is wrapping up in Manchester.
The two-day event that ends Saturday at the Hilton Double Tree Hotel is organized by the state Division of Forests and Lands, the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food.
UNH researchers to present latest agricultural findings
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — University of New Hampshire researchers are presenting their latest agricultural findings in the upcoming New Hampshire Farm and Forest Expo.
Scientists will discuss their research on Friday, Feb. 1, at the Doubletree by Hilton in Manchester.
One presentation will focus on alternative strategies for improving forage production and season extension in pasture-based dairy.
University of New Hampshire president outlines priorities
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire could become one of the nation's top 25 public universities in the next five years, its new president said Thursday.
James Dean Jr., who took over as the 20th president of UNH in June, outlined what he called four "bold and visionary" strategic priorities: enhancing student success and well-being, expanding academic excellence, embracing New Hampshire and building financial strength.
Law school, ACLU start presidential candidate speaker series
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Presidential candidates in New Hampshire are being given a chance to discuss their vision and plans for the advancement of civil rights in a new speaker series.
The ACLU of New Hampshire and the Warren B. Rudman Center at the University of New Hampshire School of law are co-hosting "Civil Liberties and the Presidency."
The first candidate will be former Maryland Democratic Rep. John Delaney on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
UNH program helps students with intellectual disabilities
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire has received a grant to fund a program that bolsters the college experience for students with intellectual disabilities.
UNH gets $4 million Preschool Development Grant
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire is getting nearly $4 million to research the development of a plan for a comprehensive and coordinated early childhood care and education system.
The Preschool Development Grant from the Department of Health and Human Services was announced by U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan.
University joins science center in marine mammal work
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire is partnering with the Seacoast Science Center to help determine what is causing the deaths of seals and other marine mammals found along the northern New England seacoast.
Former researcher pleads guilty to misusing UNH credit card
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former University of New Hampshire researcher has pleaded guilty to misusing a credit card for federal research grant expenses to charge nearly $7,000 worth of merchandise online.
Prosecutors say 46-year-old Jichun Zhang submitted fictitious receipts for the expenses. The university made payments on the card and obtained reimbursement from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which provided the grant.
Researcher pleads guilty to charging $82K on UNH credit card
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former University of New Hampshire researcher has pleaded guilty to misusing a credit card for federal research grant expenses to charge more than $82,000 worth of merchandise, including clothing, video games, and a snow blower.
Prosecutors say 46-year-old Hailong Zhang submitted fictitious receipts for the expenses. The university made payments on the card and obtained reimbursement from the National Institutes of Health, which provided the grant.
University starting program for youth to assist older adults
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — What happens when you combine healthy aging and youth empowerment? The University of New Hampshire is hoping to find out.
The university's Carsey School of Public Policy has a grant to develop a new AmeriCorps program for recent high school graduates to help older adults. Participants who volunteer for one to two years will get reduced tuition at any public New Hampshire college or university.
UNH preparing for annual poinsettia sale
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire is getting ready to offer 50 varieties of poinsettias for sale.
The Thompson School of Applied Science is hosting its 13th annual poinsettia open house from Thursday, Nov. 29, through Saturday, Dec. 1, at the UNH greenhouses. Participants can vote for their favorites.
Holiday wreaths and Christmas trees also will be for sale.
University of New Hampshire exceeds fundraising goal
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The largest fundraising campaign ever undertaken by the University of New Hampshire has brought in more than $308 million for student scholarships and advancements in teaching and research.
"Celebrate 150: The Campaign for UNH" officially launched in 2016 to coincide with the university's 150th anniversary, though it began quietly in 2011. The original goal was $275 million.
UNH to conduct national study of hate crime investigations
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Researchers at the University of New Hampshire will survey 3,000 law enforcement agencies across the country in an effort to improve the reliability and consistency of data on hate crimes.
The federal Department of Justice is funding the three-year study to collect information on rates and characteristics of hate crime investigations by law enforcement.
State gives scholarship to children of war veterans
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Education has issued $5,000 to two children of veterans to help with their college expenses.
Sanders urges New Hampshire college students to vote Tuesday
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders urged a group of students at the University of New Hampshire on Sunday to vote, saying this week's election is the most important midterm election in U.S. history.
The independent U.S. senator's message for young voters: "Bring your friends and your family members and your coworkers out. Let us stand up for justice. Let us stand up for democracy. Let us win on Tuesday."
University brewing a beer made with kiwiberries
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire is brewing a beer made of kiwiberries.
The school's Agricultural Experiment Station and Brewing Science Laboratory have partnered on the creation, which they say will be available locally soon.
Cheryl Parker, manager of the lab, said she has never heard of kiwiberries being used to make beer, but they are a good selection because they offer a flavor that is delicate and blends well with the sour style brew UNH is making.
Community college transfers included in UNH program
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire is expanding a tuition-free program for qualifying students who transfer to the school from the state's community college system.
The program has helped 800 first-year students studying on the Durham and Manchester campuses. It guarantees New Hampshire students who receive federal Pell grants pay no tuition to attend the university. It is now being offered to new graduates of the community college system.
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University of New Hampshire creates 4-H scholarships
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Students who have participated in 4-H programs have a new reason to attend the University of New Hampshire.
Starting next fall, first-year students will receive $500 scholarships for each year of active participation in 4-H, with a maximum annual scholarship of $5,000.
UNH gets grant to train fishermen, farmers
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire is getting nearly $800,000 for a program that seeks to boost U.S. seafood production.
The money from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will fund an aquaculture training program that will recruit fishermen and farmers from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine and will focus on farming steelhead trout and blue mussels.
UNH announces completion of aquaponics research facility
MADBURY, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire says it has completed a two-year project to build an aquaponics research facility.
Charges dropped against student arrested after Super Bowl
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire State Police have dropped charges against a University of New Hampshire student accused of throwing a bottle at police officers in February.
Dean installed as University of New Hampshire president
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire has a new president.
James Dean was officially installed as the 20th president of UNH on Friday.
Dean most recently served as executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He succeeds Mark Huddleston, who retired after serving 11 years at UNH.
UNH host workshop on starting craft breweries
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire is offering help for those wanting to start a craft brewery.
Quirky Leif Erikson parade steps off Sunday in NH
NEWMARKET, N.H. (AP) — The route for an annual parade honoring explorer Leif Erikson in New Hampshire is nearly six times longer than it used to be, but it still takes less than a minute to traverse.
A University of New Hampshire professor and two friends got the idea for the parade in 1977 while washing clothes at a laundromat. Until last year, the route spanned 25 feet between the laundromat and a Durham restaurant.
New Hampshire expects more visitors this fall
HOLLIS, N.H. (AP) — Tourism officials in New Hampshire are projecting a slight increase in the numbers of visitors and the amount spent this fall in the state.
The New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development on Monday projected that 3 million out-of-state visitors who spend the night will spend $1.4 billion in the state. That would mark a 4.5 percent increase for visitors and a 5 percent increase for spending.
UNH researcher: Weather points toward vibrant fall colors
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A University of New Hampshire scientist says conditions point toward especially vibrant fall colors.
Heidi Asbjornsen from UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture says the vibrant hues of red, gold and orange are best when it's mild and wet in the spring, when there's sufficient rain in the summer and, in particular, when there are lots of sunny days and cool nights late in the season.
Study to focus on partner abuse among college gays, lesbians
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are working on what they say is the largest study ever conducted about sexual violence in the college LGBTQ community.
The university says 15 colleges and universities around the country are participating in the work. Researchers expect to survey more than 20,000 students and 10,000 faculty and staff members.
New pathway to UNH for community college science students
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Students attending New Hampshire's seven community colleges have a pathway to transfer into the 10 life sciences programs at the University of New Hampshire.
School officials said Friday the new agreement addresses longstanding challenges transfer students face: whether the courses they take at their community college will be accepted for credit and will be as equivalent in scope and difficulty to those at the four-year institution.
UNH research farms open to the public Saturday
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire's Agriculture Experiment Station is showing off two of its facilities for the 6th annual Durham Farm Day.
The Woodman Horticultural Research Farm and the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center will be open for free public tours on Saturday.
UNH to break ground on new soccer, lacrosse facility
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire plans to break ground on a new soccer and lacrosse facility in August.
The new facility, funded completely by private money, will be built adjacent to Wildcat Stadium on the site of Lewis Field and will be used by university athletic teams and the Oyster River Youth Association. The first phase of construction includes the building of a state-of-the-art synthetic field, perimeter fencing and team benches.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Historical Society and the University of New Hampshire are helping preserve and continue the work of a public policy center that closed earlier this year.
The New Hampshire Center for Public Policies shut down in April after more than 20 years due to financial difficulties. The historical society has agreed to archive the center's data, presentations and studies.
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Sometimes what is recorded in the historical record is not exactly the truth.
That's what a group of volunteers found during an archaeological dig at the site of the Second Meeting House of the First Parish Church of Dover that was built between 1653 and 1654 on a hill in Dover Point.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The National Science Foundation has selected a group of oceanographers in New England to operate a new research vessel.
The University of Rhode Island said Thursday the $100 million vessel will be delivered to its Graduate School of Oceanography in 2021.
URI, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts and the University of New Hampshire formed the East Coast Oceanographic Consortium to apply for one of three new research vessels awarded nationwide.
Invasive worm expert to give Portsmouth talk
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — An invasive earthworm may be on the move in New Hampshire.
Mix of perennials works to attract bees
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A University of New Hampshire researcher says golden rod, asters, black-eyed Susans, and coneflowers are among the best wildflowers to plant to help attract bees.
Cathy Neal of the Agricultural Experiment Station says the goal is to have something in bloom for the bees from May through late October.
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire has unveiled a program designed to attract Chinese students with high scores on a national exam in China.
The gaokao is the nation's rigorous college entrance exam administered in June over two days. Nearly 10 million students are set to take the exam this year.
Chinese high school graduates would have to submit their gaokao scores, take an English test, undergo a video interview and submit their transcripts.
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A team from the University of New Hampshire has been selected to be part of a NASA mission that seeks to study interstellar space.
The mission will help researchers better understand the boundary of the heliosphere, which acts as a bubble-like shield for the solar system from galactic cosmic radiation.