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

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A River Runs Through It: Ph.D. Candidate Studies the Hydrologic-Human Cycle

University of New Hampshire Ph.D. candidate Danielle Grogan's scientific career was cemented by her undergraduate research experience at Smith College, where she majored in mathematics and minored in geology. Ever since then, water has been the constant theme through Grogan’s academic career, which included a master’s in paleoclimatology from Brown University that focused on hydrological processes of the past. With the hydrologic-human connection having been forged by her undergraduate experience, three years into her doctoral work at UNH she is blending her expertise in hydrologic modeling with social science and economics on a number of projects. Read more about Danielle's hydrologic research and her experiences in the field.

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Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowship (STAF) Now Accepting Applications

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. Visit the Graduate School's Graduate Aid page for more information about the Summer TA Fellowship's eligibility requirements, instructions, and links to the online application submission portal.

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The Season of the Witch

Just in time for Halloween, Ph.D. candidate Tricia Peone, '15, shares her expertise on the Salem Witch Trials of the late seventeenth century: During the Salem witch hunt, 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft. Twenty were put to death; 15 women and five men; 19 by hanging, and one man was pressed to death. Read more about Tricia's work and the historical context of the Salem Witch Trials.

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A Study in Discipline: Doctoral Candidate Jamie Burke

Ph.D. candidate Jamie Burke, Education, knows a lor about resilience and perseverance, both on the field and off; she recently competed in her third U.S. Women’s World Cup rugby tournament. Read more about Jamie and the challenges she has faced as a competitive athlete and doctoral student finishing her dissertation.

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Glacial Race: Doctoral Student Ryan Cassotto Studies Glacial Movement with NASA Fellowship

With a prestigious NASA fellowship, doctoral student Ryan Cassotto tracks the world’s fastest glacier. This important research could shed light on the rate of sea-level rise over the next century, a topic of particular interest to climate researchers. Read more about Ryan and his research on glacial movement and its impacts on climate change.

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Strawberry Fields Forever: Matt Kochka, Plant Biology Graduate Student

Plant Biology graduate student Matt Kochka is working with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES) to investigate promising strawberry cultivation systems for the region. Researchers believe the annualized plasticulture system holds economic promise for New Hampshire’s and New England’s strawberry producers. Kochka recently presented this research during an NHAES education session at the 2014 New Hampshire Farm and Forest Expo. Read more about Matt Kochka and his research on strawberry cultivation with NHAES.

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A Profile in Excellence: Mech. Eng. Graduate Students and Faculty Receive ASME Awards

Associate Professor Martin Wosnik, doctoral student Ivaylo Nedyalkov (above) and former graduate student Nathaniel Dufresne (M.S. 2013) received awards from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) at the Summer Meeting of the Fluids Engineering Division. Professor Wosnik and co-author Dufresne received the prestigious Lewis F. Moody award given annually for "outstanding original paper useful to the practice of mechanical engineering," for their 2013 paper "Similarity Solution and Experimental Investigation of the Axisymmetric Turbulent Wake with Rotation." Ivaylo Nedyalkov also received the Graduate Student Scholarship Award for a second consecutive time. Read more about the recipients of the ASME awards and their research.

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Dissertation Defense Schedule

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

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Dinner and a Movie: "Dear White People"

TThe Graduate School and Graduate Student Senate are pleased to invite you to an upcoming MUB movie, "Dear White People," a social satire that discusses concerns with race and identity. The movie will be shown in the MUB Theatre from 7:00-9:00 PM on Thursday, January 29. The Graduate School will provide students with a complimentary dinner at 5:30 PM at Holloway Commons prior to the movie.

Register for this event on the Graduate School event registration page.

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Spring 2015 Thesis and Dissertation Workshops

The UNH Graduate School offers free Thesis and Dissertation Workshops on a first come first serve 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 45 minutes 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.

Register for one of these workshops on the Graduate School event registration page.