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.
Every year, the UNH Graduate School awards Summer Teaching Assistantship Fellowships (STAF) to support research or study during the summer for individuals who have held a teaching assistant (TA) position during the current academic year and have performed exceptionally well. What did the STAF recipients do during the summer of 2017? We will be featuring their stories, research, and pictures throughout the fall semester.
Yunus Peer, who earned his master’s degree in Public Administration from UNH in the 1990s, helped found Teachers Across Borders Southern Africa (TABSA). He explained that it is a 100% volunteer organization that is funded through donations. The program is in its 17th year and is based in Hawaii, where Peer is a teacher.
The Carsey School of Public Policy recently hooded 15 graduate students – including three from the inaugural Master’s in Public Policy program. “We are immensely proud of our inaugural Master in Public Policy class, and as director of UNH’s newest school, it was a great day to send our students out into their future careers,” said Michael Ettlinger, Director of the Carsey School.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.