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.
Interested students must submit brief, written applications to Professor Barnett's email. For more information about this course and how to apply, please refer to the "Social Power of Leadership" course flyer.
UNH psychology professor Jack Mayer is an innovator in intelligence research. He has written more than 125 scientific articles, books, and psychological tests, including the internationally known Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence test. He has lectured around the world and appeared on National Public Radio and BBC-TV. His work has been covered in the New York Times, Time, Washington Post, and New Republic.Yet, he had begun to think that his research on emotional intelligence wasn’t comprehensive enough. In his latest work, Mayer details the history of personality research and proceeds to shape the framework for a new theory of learning—personal intelligence. Read more about Prof. Mayer, his book, and his research on personal intelligence.
Associate Professor of Sociology Tom Safford's research focuses on the social aspects of environmental issues, particularly in coastal areas. While other scientists are measuring algal blooms, fecal coliform, or water runoff, Safford is measuring people’s perceptions.These perceptions are crucial and impact how stakeholders, the public, and decision-making officials view threats to coastal ecosystems. Given the substantial coastal tourism economy in New Hampshire and Maine as well as the importance of coastal resources to fishermen and women, Safford’s research could play a crucial role in sustaining the coastal economy far into the future. Read more about Tom and his sociological research on New Hampshire and Maine coastal residents' environmental beliefs.
Recent doctoral recipient Alex Crew, EOS, helped build satellites as part of the muli-institution "CubeSats" program as a graduate student. These satellites, known as FIREBIRD (Focused Investigations of Relativistic Electron Burst Intensity, Range, and Dynamics), will be used to gather crucial information about Earth's radiation belts. The information gathered by these devices will prove useful to space researchers designing spacecraft that must withstand the dangerous conditions of the radiation belts. Read more about Alex, the FIREBIRD satellites he helped build, and the multi-institution "CubeSats" program.
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.
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 Graduate School will be hosting several information sessions during the spring 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?
The UNH Graduate School offers free Thesis and Dissertation Workshops on a first-come, first-served basis at various times throughout the semester. These workshops are recommended for students who are within 1 year of completing their thesis/dissertation.
The workshops last about half an hour and cover the basics of formatting and submitting your thesis or dissertation. We will spend the majority of time addressing the most common formatting errors that we see students make.