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Graduate School News

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.

Current News

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Seeing the Data for the Trees

“Would New England’s climate be different if we only had half the number of tree species?” Scott Ollinger, professor of natural resources, will lead a team of UNH researchers on a $1.25 million National Science Foundation grant to understand the impact of forest biodiversity on climate change.


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Rock of Ages

UNH Carpenter Professor Will Clyde has coauthored a book that is bringing to life Earth's long-buried history. We know the surface of Earth looked vastly different 2.5 billion years ago — but just how different, and just how events that happened millions of years in the past can give us insight into our world today, are questions that have long beckoned scientists to one location in northwestern Wyoming.


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DYF and STAF Applications are Open

Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF) and Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowship (STAF) applications are now open. For more information, application instructions and deadlines, please visit our Graduate Aid Forms and Processes page.


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Leading By Example

Get to know Drummond Biles and Beth Sheckler, the 2016-17 President and Vice President (respectively), of the UNH Graduate Student Senate (GSS)! The GSS is the official voice of the graduate student body at UNH; they advocate for grad student concerns and serve as a liaison to UNH faculty and administrators. But they also work to improve student life and organize social events.


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Becoming a Student of the Game

Jordon Bronner is back on the UNH men's basketball court – but in a different role. The former point guard for UNH, who graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, is now pursuing an Adapted Physical Education Certification within the Department of Kinesiology while working as the Graduate Student Manager for the men's basketball team. Learn more about Jordan Bronner.


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Dual Degree Combines Legal Knowledge and Social Work

It’s been called an epidemic, the staggering increase in the number of deaths from opioid drug overdoses in New Hampshire in recent years; by the end of 2016, it’s predicted that the number will reach nearly 480. Dual degree J.D./MSW graduate Courtney Gray is doing her part to help service providers across the state help those struggling with addiction. Read more about Courtney and her experiences in the J.D./MSW Dual Degree program.