Major Breakthrough in Detecting Bacteria Contaminating Oysters

Major Breakthrough in Detecting Bacteria Contaminating Oysters

NHAES scientists discover new method to detect a bacterium that has contaminated New England oyster beds and sickened consumers who ate the shellfish. Learn More >>>

Songs of Spring

Songs of Spring

For many New Englanders, the high-chirp call of peepers signals the arrival of spring. While the loud call of the diminutive peeper can be heard at a great distance, other amphibians are also "waking" from their winter dormancy and making their way to breeding ponds. Spring is the peak time for the migration of amphibians that rely on an important but often under-appreciated type of wetland known as a vernal pool. Learn more >>>

Expanding Students' World View

Expanding Students' World View

While most UNH students were enjoying their winter break earlier this year, a small group of undergraduates spent three weeks immersed in learning about tropical agriculture, ecology, and culture in Costa Rica. The course “Agriculture and Development in the Neotropics” taught by Andrew Ogden, lecturer in horticulture, was offered for the first time during J-Term and students who took the course say it was a life-changing experience. Learn more >>>

Rock Solid

Rock Solid

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 at 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 the premiere ambassadors of COLSA's prestigious scholarship that also provides an opportunity to serve. Learn more >>>

Faces of COLSA

Faces of COLSA

"The most common question that I get from frosh and sophomores is, ‘When do I get another class with Professor Lee?’"

Faces of COLSA

"I try to facilitate my students’ getting access to more of the world and their own capacities." —Jessica Bolker

Faces of COLSA

Joanne Curran-Celentano leads her students through complex scientific procedures but is concerned that we “remember they are undergraduates so they will become graduate students.”

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Horticultural Technology Professor Rene Gingras believes in hands-on learning which is why he teaches credited courses in landscape lighting and pond design.  His students actually learn to install these landscape features from the ground up.

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She practices small animal medicine and surgery at several local shelters, is a jock at heart and loves educating students about animals, even bringing laughter to the classroom at her own expense.  Meet Sarah Proctor, DVM.

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Civil Technology professor Ken Flesher specializes in teaching Construction Management here at Thompson School and lives it in his free time by helping out the non-profit organization Habitat for Humanity.

Faces of COLSA

Forest Technology faculty Matt Chagnon not only teaches forest technology courses he is also co-owner of Granite State Lumberjack Shows, Inc. and helps put on professional lumberjack competitions seen on ESPN.

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He is a registered professional animal scientist for beef and dairy cattle, spent a year in Namibia Africa in 2008 and has even acted as an animal wrangler and consultant for the movie industry. Meet Dr. Drew Conroy.

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He writes articles for Chef Educator Magazine, specializes in teaching food production with an emphasis on using fresh New England fish and shellfish and is an active volunteer firefighter.  Meet Charlie Caramihalis. 

Faces of COLSA

"David Townson (known to his students as Dr. T) was my teacher for principles of biology, and was responsible for me switching to my current major. His passion for science is contagious and his style of teaching makes it easy to become excited about what you’re learning."

Faces of COLSA

"It is amazing to have a mentor who wants students to succeed as much as they do, and who's main goal is for students to learn something. Dr. Minocha is easy to talk to and full of advice."

Faces of COLSA

While many faculty members would justifiably shudder at the prospect of managing a class of 250—at 8 a.m., no less!—Jesse Morrell embraces it.

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Brent Loy – Plant Breeder Extraordinaire

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“I’m more hopeful than ever for the contributions of my field to the quality of human life. That’s very satisfying in itself.” - Dr. Kelley Thomas

Faces of COLSA

“One of my intentions is to build public understanding of ecological issues relevant to society,” says Dr. Serita Frey. “Another is to bring information that is more accurate to the folks who are influencing policy.”

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Megan is currently the Thompson Grooming Shop Manager at UNH and manages "Bark Now" an exclusive luxury style grooming salon and boutique. Megan volunteers as a leader for a local NH 4-H Dog Chapter and as the 4H dog show supervisor for two NH Fairs.

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Steve Eisenhaure: Outstanding in the Field

Faces of COLSA

"I don’t know what we’d do without her talents and positive, can-do attitude."

Faces of COLSA

In her more than two decades of service at UNH, Nancy Wallingford has carved out a following of appreciative employees who just can’t fathom getting their jobs done without her assistance.

Faces of COLSA

“The bottom line is I don’t think I could do my job without Meg Coburn. She assumes responsibility for so many of the daily tasks that need to be done.”

Faces of COLSA

Dr. Michelle Fleetwood brings her enthusiasm, passion, and experience to the classroom to help students succeed in their goals.

Faces of COLSA

“A Passion. We all have one. The key is to find yours and live your life by it. Living passionately is living happily.”

Faces of COLSA

“We are all completely unique. We've never happened before. We need to look at our time here as something we can use to really make a unique mark on our campus and ourselves.”

Faces of COLSA

As a senior in the medical and veterinary option of the biomedical sciences major, it’s no secret that I have a love for animals.

Faces of COLSA

I became involved with research primarily because of the approach I took to college education: treat everything like a new experience, and go through every door opened for you.

Faces of COLSA

I have always had a love for animals and a passion for science and medicine.

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