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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

Fall 2018 Writing Retreat

Writing with a Purpose

The UNH Graduate School, in conjunction with the Connors Writing Center, has implemented the Fall 2018 Dissertation/Thesis Writing Retreat, the first of its kind at UNH but along the same lines as the Graduate School’s J-Term Writing Boot Camp and weekly writing group.


Dr. Erika Baril

UNH Graduate Receives NAECTE "Dissertation of the Year" Award

For years UNH graduate Dr. Erika M. Baril worked with families and young children as an early intervention speech language pathologist, a profession she loved because it wove together her interests and allowed her to help people. But after some time Baril saw there were limitations to the position; if she wanted to help even more people, she needed to change her focus from families to systems.


Reeve Kennedy

Sociology doctoral student wins prestigious fellowship

UNH sociology doctoral student Reeve Kennedy is one of 15 students across the country who received a Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being. The prestigious fellowships center on research and improvements surrounding child maltreatment. Kennedy’s research focuses on bullying.


Clarice Perryman, Scott Loranger and Elizabeth Weidner

Among the Best

Three UNH graduate students received Outstanding Student Paper Awards at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in December. Clarice Perryman, a Ph.D. student in the Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science program, Elizabeth Weidner, a Ph.D. student in oceanography, and Scott Loranger, also a Ph.D. student in oceanography, received the recognition.


photo of Michael Staley doctoral student in Sociology

Fighting Suicide with Science

Staley, a doctoral candidate in sociology at UNH, has been making headlines for his work as Utah’s psychological autopsy examiner, a post in the Office of the Medical Examiner that was created by the legislature in direct response to the state’s suicide problem.