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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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Strawberries: More than a summer fruit?

Kaitlyn Orde, a student in the masters of science program in Agriculture Sciences, is focused on the extension of strawberry production season. Last fall at the Woodman Farm Agriculture Experiment Station in Durham, her team harvested strawberries for 19 consecutive weeks. To learn more about Kaitlyn's research, check out her Strawberry Blog.


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Five Paths, One Goal

For the five recent PhD graduates from The Department of Education, the goal of obtaining the highest degree in their field was the same. But their starting points – and paths to the finish line – were quite different. And while their experiences varied, they all agreed that UNH – and specifically the Department of Education – provided the supportive and challenging environment they needed to successfully obtain a doctorate degree.


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UNH Researchers Identify Five New Truffle Species

UNH researchers supported by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station have identified and described five new truffle species, including two that have been found only in New Hampshire. Although these “deer truffles” are not considered the prized gourmet edibles, they are a key food source for animals and play an important role in forest health.


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Commencement 2017

“My challenge to our graduates today is simple: keep listening to those better angels,” he said. “Hold fast to the moral moorings passed on to you from your moms and dads and aunts and uncles and rabbis and pastors and imams and from other leaders in your communities: tolerance, humility, respect, compassion, charity. You brought these values with you to this great university….Bring those values with you back into the world.”


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Expanding Horizons

A potential student exchange program with the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM) may also benefit the UNH Graduate School – or at least that’s the goal. Members from the UNH graduate community, including the Interim Dean of the Graduate School, Cari Moorhead, recently traveled to Puerto Rico to explore this possibility.


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Part-Time MBA Program Among Top 100 Nationally

U.S News and World Report has released its 2018 rankings of the best graduate schools in the U.S., and the part-time MBA program at the University of New Hampshire’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics has been ranked among the top 100. Paul College was the only business school in northern New England to make the top 100.


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Excellence in Ecology

Ecological research has long been a cornerstone of scholarship at UNH. Now, there’s another accolade honoring UNH faculty research: A January study in the journal Ecosphere found UNH second among 316 North American institutions in scholarly productivity in the field of ecology.


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Research on the Road

UNH graduate students participate in a Three Minute Thesis (3MT) practice run as they gear up for the official event in April. The 3MT event, which allows masters and PhD students to explain their research to a general audience in three minutes – and with just one PowerPoint slide.