Graduate News and Events
Welcome to our news and events page, where we highlight information relating to graduate students, including news stories, cutting-edge research articles, and upcoming events such as workshops, seminars and social gatherings.
News and Announcements
This cross-disciplinary master- and doctoral-level course aims to develop students’ deep understanding of the dynamic, mutually reinforcing power of leader-follower relations in modern organizations—including both toxic and beneficial processes and outcomes. Readings draw on literatures from business, philosophy, and the social sciences (primarily history, political science, psychology, and sociology) to illuminate our exploration of the complexities of leading in corporations, public service organizations, educational institutions, and government. Some class sessions will include guest speakers who study and practice leadership in their roles as chief executives, board members, and the most senior officials in industry, government, and academia.
This course will be instructed by Associate Professor of Management Carole K. Barnett. Professor Barnett joined UNH in 1994 and is past Director of the M.B.A. Program (2009-2012) in the Whittemore School of Business and Economics. She received the B.A. in psychology and the M.A. and Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan. She teaches, conducts research, and consults in the areas of organizational learning, leadership, design, change, and transformation.
Interested students must submit brief, written applications to Professor Barnett's email. Applications must include the following:
- A resume
- A one-paragraph statement addressing "why I want to take this course" (i.e. learning objectives)
- A one-paragraph statement addressing "what/how I can contribute to other students' learning"
Professor Barnett will contact student applicants to conduct 20-minute in-person or telephone interviews (aimed at ensuring alignment of students’ learning goals and the course’s ability to deliver them). The course aspires to be populated with and recruits for a diverse group of Master-level and Doctoral-level students in programs across all schools, departments, and campuses of the University of New Hampshire. For more information about this course, please refer to the "Social Power of Leadership" course flyer.
The Cornucopia Food Pantry is looking at the challenging prospect of having to purchase and distribute food baskets for the Thanksgiving and Winter 2013 season, and we hope you can help once again. We are committed to providing food baskets to all those who need and request them, and we need your help to do this. We are including a donation form, as well as a suggested food list.
Requests for Thanksgiving food baskets will be accepted until Monday, November 18th, donations will be accepted until November 25th, and baskets will be distributed on November 26th.
Requests for Winter food baskets will be accepted until Friday, December 13th, donations will be accepted until December 17th, and baskets will be distributed on December 18th. Visit the Cornucopia website for complete details.
Virtual learning is being made accessible to New Hamphsire high school students thanks to the state's only public virtual high school, "Virtual Learning Academy Charter School," the brainchild of UNH Graduate School alum Steve Kossakoski. Kossakoski graduated from UNH with his Master's in Education and a doctorate in Education Administration; he has since been making strides to bring virtual learning to classrooms statewide. "We feel we can help kids everywhere and we want to push the envelope as far as the future of education. I don’t believe traditional school should or would go away, but we should open all the doors to allow kids to learn in a way that is in their best interest," he says. Learn more about Steve Kossakoski and the "Virtual Learning Academy Charter School."
Doctoral candidate Lindsay Green, Plant Biology, recently discovered a non-native sea potato thriving off the Maine coast. This seaweed, commonly found in the Pacific, is new to the area and is spreading rapidly. Specimens have been discovered as far south as Cape Cod, and it is thought to have a competitive edge over native seaweeds. Read more about Lindsay Green's research, her discovery, and the impact of the new sea potato on local waters.
The UNH Graduate School recently organized a running team for the 2013 Homecoming 5K race. The team consisted of graduate students from a number of different academic programs and disciplines across campus. This year marked the second time the Graduate School has organized a team to race in this event; the number of participants in the 2013 5K doubled the number from last year. Read more about the Graduate Student running team's participation in this year's Homecoming 5K race.
Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science (NRESS) Ph.D. candidate Jessica Veysey waas recently awarded a Switzer Foundation Environmental Fellowship Grant. She is one of 22 students in the New England states and California to receive this prestigious award. The goal of the Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program is to support highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies are directed toward improving environmental quality and who demonstrate the potential for leadership in their field. The Fellowship provides a one-year $15,000 cash award for graduate study as well as networking and leadership support to awardees.
Jessica's personal and professional goal is to foster policy decisions that better integrate the physical and social landscapes of sensitive ecosystems. She uses wildlife ecology and social science techniques to produce holistic datasets that express the systematic interactions between wildlife, humans, and the policies governing both. Learn more about Jessica, her research, and her Switzer Foundation Environmental Fellowship.
UNH alumna Marcy Carsey recently donated $20 million to the University for the creation of a Graduate School for Public Policy. Her donation marks the second largest sum ever given to the institution. Carsey, who endowed the creation of the Carsey Institute, finished her Masters in English literature at the University in 1966. She has since had a very successful career in television production, and was awarded an honorary doctorate by UNH in 1988. Her donation will provide for the creation of a school dedicated to the interdisciplinary education of future government, private, and nonprofit leaders. Read more about Marcy Carsey, her donation, and the forthcoming Graduate School for Public Policy.
Doctoral students who have an upcoming dissertation oral defense will be posted on our website to help raise awareness of the research our graduate students are doing. So why not take this oppurtunity to learn about the research that our graduate students are doing!
Events and Workshops
The Office of National Fellowships will be holding an information session on the Boren Awards Scholarships and Fellowships on December 3rd at 12:40pm in MUB Theater 1. Students will have the opportunity to talk to Boren Award representative Stuart Karaffa as well as a previous Boren Award winner.
The Boren Awards provide between $10,000 to $30,000 to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Awards support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
The internal UNH deadline for applicants is January 22nd, 2014.
For anyone who is unable to attend the session or would like more information, please contact Jeanne Sokolowski, Director of the Office of National Fellowships at UNH. (Jeanne.Sokolowski@unh.edu)
The Graduate School is pleased to announce the opening of our annual competition for Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowships. These fellowships are intended to support research or study during the summer for individuals who have held a TA position during the current academic year, and have performed exceptionally well as a TA and as a student.
The Graduate School is pleased to announce the opening of our annual competition for Dissertation Year Fellowships. Dissertation Year Fellowships for a maximum tenure of one academic year are available on a competitive basis to doctoral students who meet the criteria as outlined in the terms and awarding criteria. These awards include a stipend and a waiver of the doctoral research fee and mandatory fees for the period of the award.
The Graduate School will be hosting several information sessions during the fall semester; find out if graduate school is right for you! Plan to attend in Durham or Manchester and learn more: What is grad school? Why should I consider it? What does UNH offer? How do I apply and how do I fund it? Visit the Graduate School registration page to sign up!