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Rock Solid: Marble Scholars

The family of the late Marilynn Rumley ‘52 helped to establish the Marble Scholarship program in 2014, which provides scholarship support to students enrolled in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Preference for scholarship awards, granted by Rumley’s estate gift of more than $1.1 million, is given to students from New Hampshire. Meet this year's Marble Scholars.

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UNH Recognized for University Research Farms in National Ranking

The University of New Hampshire has been ranked as hosting one of the top 20 sets of university farms in America. UNH has four horticulture, agronomy, and dairy farms, as well as greenhouses, which are centered on teaching, research and outreach. All are facilities of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station in the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.

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Dr. Sandra Rehan to speak at TEDxPiscataquaRiver

TEDxPiscataquaRiver, a Seacoast TEDx event that debuted in 2013, will return to the city for its third year on May 8. Dr. Sandra Rehan is assistant professor of genome enabled biology in the faculty of Neuroscience and Behavior and Department of Biological Sciences at the University of New Hampshire. Rehan also leads the UNH Bee Lab with aims to uncover the behavioral and genetic basis of social group formation in early insect societies.

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UNH Scientists Successfully Grow Onions Overwintered in Low Tunnels

In response to high demand for year-round local produce, researchers with the University of New Hampshire report they have successfully grown bulbing onions planted in fall for a spring harvest with the aid of inexpensive low tunnels.

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More than Knowledge

An innovative partnership between the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and the North East Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean Observation Systems (NERACOOS) empowers undergraduate students in Zoology/Plant Biology 503 with unique profession-ready experiences, training, and networking opportunities. Graduate Instructor Amanda Sobel—teaching under the guidance of Dr. Larry Harris, Professor of Zoology and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at UNH’s College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA)—has enriched the curriculum with ample hands-on activities and networking opportunities. “There are so many types of jobs our students can enjoy after graduation, and I’ve been looking for more ways to expose them to all the possibilities,” says Sobel. “I commend NERACOOS for their outreach to our program.”

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Are Algae Blooms Linked to Lou Gehrig's Disease?

Researchers are now uncovering clues that appear to link some cases of ALS to people’s proximity to lakes and coastal waters

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Planting the seed: Year-round growing for local farmers researched by UNH

While many enjoy the fresh, local produce available at farmers' markets, the lack of anything to sell forces most markets in New England to close by midfall. If a new research project at the University of New Hampshire is successful, markets could soon be selling locally grown produce year-round.

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UNH-produced milk gets award

A dairy center at the University of New Hampshire has received recognition by the Dairy Farmers of America. As a result of receiving the Gold Quality Award, UNH is paid the highest price for its milk from the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center.

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Community Retrospective

Thirty years of photographic evidence on climate change affecting fouling communities in Portsmouth Harbor. Story >>>

Dairy Challenge Showcases Industry’s Next Generation

The Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge returned to Pennsylvania last weekend, bringing 120 students together to test their dairy knowledge.

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