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    Jesse Morrell and Kelley Thomas

    COLSA FACULTY RECEIVE HONORS

    Professor W. Kelley Thomas and lecturer Jesse Stabile Morrell among UNH faculty honored for their outstanding performances and contributions.

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    Olive

    TALKING IT THROUGH

    Students in COLSA's nutrition program get patient practice with “Olive,” a cutting-edge interactive mannequin that will help them hone important interview, physical exam, communication and observation skills.

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    UNH AGAIN EARNS HONORS FOR SUSTAINABILITY, ECO-CONSCIOUSNESS

    The Sierra Club has ranked UNH the second "coolest" school in the country, recognizing UNH’s national leadership in sustainability and its commitment to protecting the environment, addressing climate issues and encouraging environmental responsibility.

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    Agreement for Student Success

    GROUNDBREAKING AGREEMENT

    COLSA and the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) have signed a universal articulation agreement that prioritizes the success of transfer students from all seven of NH’s community colleges.

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    NEW RESEARCH AIMS TO HELP HUMANS SURVIVE DEHYDRATION

    Major NIH grant to Matt MacManes advances his study of dehydration-resistant cactus mouse

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    FROM SHARKS TO CYANOTOXINS

    Emily Ray ’20 is collecting data on cyanobacteria this summer during an internship at the Shoals Marine Laboratory.

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    RESEARCH FINDS NE STREAMS IMPACTED BY ROAD SALT

    On average, 11 percent of streams in the Merrimack River watershed are affected by elevated salinity, raising concerns about impact to fish and plants.

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 College of LIFE SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURE

At the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, we seek to make a difference — from identifying the molecular pathway that leads to a new treatment for disease, to understanding the complex forces that impact our ecosystems and natural landscapes, to finding solutions for a global food system tasked with feeding billions.

Here, you will deepen your understanding of the world and learn to find sustainable responses to the planet’s biggest challenges. Leading edge research and hands-on experiences, combined with practical skill building in the lab and in the field, will create a firm foundation for your future.

When you graduate, you will join thousands of Wildcats who are forging their own paths to success, from here in New Hampshire to every corner of the world.

 


 

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COLSA Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity

COLSA recognizes that the fields of life sciences, food and agriculture, natural resources, and applied technical and social sciences are engrained in all facets of our society. Innovation in these areas is achieved when diverse voices provide critical and complementary perspectives towards problem solving. Diversity encompasses the multiple intersecting backgrounds that characterize each of us, creating unique sets of experiences and vantage points. COLSA acknowledges the importance of a diverse College community that values all undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. Important steps need to be taken to improve our campus climate that hold the college accountable in promoting an inclusive and equitable environment that distributes support and resources to all its community members regardless of background and identity.

COLSA is committed to:

  • Engendering mindfulness and respect on issues related to diversity and inclusion among our students, staff, and faculty;

  • Equipping all our students to be competitive members of a diverse global workforce; and

  • Preparing marginalized students to excel in professions where they have been historically underrepresented.

  • A summer internship fine tunes pre-vet student’s career aspirations
    Lindsay Bosworth ’19, a biomedical science major, tells us about her recent internship at  Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program in Mystic, Connecticut....
    A summer internship fine tunes pre-vet student’s career aspirations
    Lindsay Bosworth ’19, a biomedical science major, tells us about her recent internship at  Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program in Mystic, Connecticut....
  • Accomplished researcher and educator brings strong background in sustainable farming systems
    Find out what David Mortensen thinks about his new role at COLSA, what lead him to his career as a researcher and educator, and why finding sustainable ways to feed the world is more important than ever.
    Accomplished researcher and educator brings strong background in sustainable farming systems
    Find out what David Mortensen thinks about his new role at COLSA, what lead him to his career as a researcher and educator, and why finding sustainable ways to feed the world is more important than ever.
  • Wildlife and conservation biology major on being prepared for anything and why learning never stops
    Alexis Blanchard ’20 just returned from a summer internship in Alaska. The wildlife and conservation biology major from Astoria, New York, took some time to tell us about her experience, her love of animals and why she will never stop learning.
    Wildlife and conservation biology major on being prepared for anything and why learning never stops
    Alexis Blanchard ’20 just returned from a summer internship in Alaska. The wildlife and conservation biology major from Astoria, New York, took some time to tell us about her experience, her love of animals and why she will never stop learning.
  • Well-rounded student-athlete shines in the pool, the classroom and the lab
    Meet Erin Cullather, ’19, a biomedical sciences: medical microbiology major from Highland Park, Illinois. We caught up with the stand-out Division I student-...
    Well-rounded student-athlete shines in the pool, the classroom and the lab
    Meet Erin Cullather, ’19, a biomedical sciences: medical microbiology major from Highland Park, Illinois. We caught up with the stand-out Division I student-...
  • Accomplished Researcher Heading the Department of Biological Sciences
    Bonnie Brown is joining COLSA as a professor and new chair of the Department of Biological Sciences. Brown, who comes to UNH from...
    Accomplished Researcher Heading the Department of Biological Sciences
    Bonnie Brown is joining COLSA as a professor and new chair of the Department of Biological Sciences. Brown, who comes to UNH from...

Get the Facts

#2
in ecology research
#8
in Natural Resources
and conservation
92%
of COLSA alumni
are employed or in
graduate school
 
77%
of students participate
in internships and/or research
 
87%
Average acceptance rate of Colsa
students to veterinary School
well above the national average

 

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