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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"Mr. Personality," Jack Mayer: UNH Professor and Intelligence Researcher

UNH psychology professor Jack Mayer is an innovator in intelligence research. He has written more than 125 scientific articles, books, and psychological tests, including the internationally known Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence test. He has lectured around the world and appeared on National Public Radio and BBC-TV. His work has been covered in the New York Times, Time, Washington Post, and New Republic.Yet, he had begun to think that his research on emotional intelligence wasn’t comprehensive enough. In his latest work, Mayer details the history of personality research and proceeds to shape the framework for a new theory of learning—personal intelligence. Read more about Prof. Mayer, his book, and his research on personal intelligence.

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Assoc. Prof. Tom Safford, Graduate Faculty Researcher

Associate Professor of Sociology Tom Safford's research focuses on the social aspects of environmental issues, particularly in coastal areas. While other scientists are measuring algal blooms, fecal coliform, or water runoff, Safford is measuring people’s perceptions.These perceptions are crucial and impact how stakeholders, the public, and decision-making officials view threats to coastal ecosystems. Given the substantial coastal tourism economy in New Hampshire and Maine as well as the importance of coastal resources to fishermen and women, Safford’s research could play a crucial role in sustaining the coastal economy far into the future. Read more about Tom and his sociological research on New Hampshire and Maine coastal residents' environmental beliefs.

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Alex Crew, Recent EOS Doctoral Recipient

Recent doctoral recipient Alex Crew, EOS, helped build satellites as part of the muli-institution "CubeSats" program as a graduate student. These satellites, known as FIREBIRD (Focused Investigations of Relativistic Electron Burst Intensity, Range, and Dynamics), will be used to gather crucial information about Earth's radiation belts. The information gathered by these devices will prove useful to space researchers designing spacecraft that must withstand the dangerous conditions of the radiation belts. Read more about Alex, the FIREBIRD satellites he helped build, and the multi-institution "CubeSats" program.

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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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UNH Summer Program on College Teaching

Each summer, the UNH Graduate School and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning co-sponsor the Summer Program on College Teaching. The program features both on-campus courses and electronic, asynchronous courses. Scheduled course offerings for the 2014 program are availbe at the Summer Program on College Teaching website.