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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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Smokey Winged Beetle Bandit Enlisted in NH’s Emerald Ash Borer Fight

New research indicates that the Smokey Winged Beetle Bandit wasp may be much more effective than standard traps in monitoring the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer in the Granite State. Entomologist and UNH zoology professor Donald Chandler oversaw the project, collaborating with graduate student Morgan Dube. Read more about Prof. Chandler, Morgan Dube, and their research on the smokey winged beetle bandit.


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UNH Professor Named Educator of the Year by AWG

Professor Jo Laird, Geology, was recently named Educator of the Year by the Association of Women Geologists (AWG). The AWG award is given to well-established college or university teachers who have played a significant role in the education and support of women geoscientists both within and outside the classroom. Read more about Prof. Laird and her prestigious award.


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From In-School Suspension to Graduate Student

After graduating with his Bachelor's degree, Andrew LeFrancois began working at a Manchester-area middle school, where he spent two years serving as the In-School Suspension Specialist. Through conversations with educators, he learned that to advance in a career in education, he would need to go to graduate school. Read more about LeFrancois and his experiences in the graduate education program in Manchester.


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Ph.D. Student Receives National Defense Fellowship

Doctoral student Meagan Wengrove's research investigates the effects of extreme weather on ocean sediments. To help her complete her work, she has received a prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Defense. Read more about Wengrove and her research on extreme weather and its effects on ocean sediment.


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UNH Recognized for White Mountain National Forest Research

Faculty, graduate student scientists, and alumni from the University of New Hampshire were among those recognized recently for their work in helping conserve the White Mountain National Forest. The Two Chiefs Partnership Award recognizes partnership efforts that promote landscape conservation across jurisdictional and resource boundaries. Read more about research conducted in New Hampshire's White Mountains.


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Dissertation Defense Schedule

Doctoral students who have an upcoming dissertation oral defense will be announced on our website to help raise awareness about the research being conducted across campus. Take this oppurtunity to learn about the different types of research our graduate students are working on!

Events and Workshops

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