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
Borys Drach is an example of how a Cognate in College Teaching can be a positve benefit to one's career. Borys is planning on graduating this May, 2013, with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and a Cognate in College Teaching. In an economy where finding a job fresh out of college can be a daunting task, Borys informed us that he received, and signed, the offer letter for an Assistant Professor position at New Mexico State University. Read what Borys has to say about the advantage of earning a Cognate in College Teaching.
Professor Scott Ollinger of the UNH's Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) and the department of Natural Resources and the Environment will serve as the first director of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON).
NEON is a continental-scale observation system for examining critical ecological issues. Currently under construction, the $433-million project is designed to gather and synthesize data on the impacts of climate change, land use change, and invasive species on natural resources and biodiversity. When completed in 2016, data will be collected from 60 strategically located sites across the U.S. (including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico) using instrument measurements and field sampling. Read the full article on Professor Scott Ollinger.
A psychology graduate student dedicates himself to finding answers. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression affects approximately 17.6 million Americans each year. Commonly prescribed medications for depression that are often advertised on television, while effective for some, do not provide the cure-all effect that many of us envision. Learn more about Timothy Warner and his research on depression.
Since coming to UNH in 2002, Frey has been studying the effects of excess nitrogen in the Harvard Forest, an experimental research site in central Massachusetts. There, researchers spray fertilizer onto forest plots to simulate excess nitrogen entering the soil through precipitation. . Read more about the research profile, "In the Environment, Little Things Count."
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
Is Graduate School right for you? From accounting to zoology and everything in-between, a graduate degree is key to future employment and career advancement. Spring UNH Open House Information Sessions are being offered at both the Durham and Manchester campus.
Manchester Campus Schedule: Sessions are set for April 10 at 12pm at the University Center, 400 Commercial Street, Room 350, Manchester and on April 10 at 4:30pm at the Pandora Mill Building, 88 Commercial St, Room P102, Manchester. If interested in our Manchester Information sessions you can RSVP online.
Plan now to attend and learn more:
- What is graduate school?
- What can graduate education do for my career?
- How do I find the right program?
- What programs are available at UNH?
- How to apply, including getting recommendations, test requirements and writing the personal statement.
- How do I pay for this?
This program is free and open to the general public. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts a 22 percent increase in jobs requiring a masters degree. It's a great time to explore your options! For more information contact Dovev Levine.
You're invited to attend a library workshop on Wednesday, June 5th. This workshop, presented by two librarians, Branch Librarian Emily Poworoznek and Reference Librarian Debbie Watson, will acquaint you with the services and resources available to you as UNH grad students and how to use them successfully.
They will also demonstrate the most efficient ways of searching databases, how to use bibliographic management software, how to obtain material not owned by UNH, and explain the myriad other resources of the library, not least of which is the expert help and advice of the library faculty. There will be plenty of time reserved for asking any questions that you have regarding the uses of the library.
The workshop will run from 1:00pm-2:30pm in room 421 in the Dimond Library. Complementary beverages and snacks will be provided. You can register for the Summer Library Workshop online. Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you there!