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THRIVE is the flagship bi-annual print publication of the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. Our goal is to inform and inspire our alumni, friends, faculty, staff and partners by sharing college news and achievements as we work to continuously strengthen our commitment to research, teaching, outreach and public service.

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Fall 2022

Celebrating 100 Years of Nutrition • COLSA Works to Enhance Human Health

Sneak Peek:
Soil Microbes, Arctic Permafrost & Global Warming
Healthy Food for All

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Spring 2022

Preserving  New Hampshire's Natural Resources in the Face of Climate Change

Sneak Peek:
The Future of the Forest
Transforming Students into Climate Leaders

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Fall 2021

From Soil Microbes to Dietary Health: How COLSA Research Improves the Ways We Sustain Our Planet and Ourselves

Sneak Peek:
Rescue Mission
The Secret Life of Soils

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Spring 2021

Test Ahead of the Rest: How fast action, leadership and COLSA’s biomedical expertise is helping UNH fight COVID-19

Sneak Peek:
Test Ahead of the Rest
Faculty Find Silver Linings in a COVID-19 Cloud 


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Fall 2021

The UNH CREAM Program

In the student-led Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management (CREAM) course, students manage their own dairy cooperative and gain hands-on experience handling everything from herd health to dairy production to associated operational and administration duties. They also develop important leadership, communication and teamwork skills transferrable to a wide range of professional paths.

The PAWS Veterinary Clinic at UNH

A full-service animal care facility located at UNH’s College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, the Pet Access to Wellness Services (PAWS) Veterinary Clinic provides comprehensive and affordable medical services, including routine wellness exams, dental care, vaccinations, and surgical procedures, for both small and large animals. Along with serving an important role for lower income pet owners, the PAWS Clinic is a teaching facility for students in UNH’s veterinary technology program.

Fall 2021

Improving Nutrition Education For Refugees

Learn about the work University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) researchers Sherman Bigornia and Maria Carlota Dao are doing to support the health of underrepresented communities in New Hampshire.

Fall 2021

Salt Marsh Preservation

Salt Marshes are critical habitats in New Hampshire. Researchers at the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) are working to protect these areas from the impacts of climate change.

New Hampshire Forest Preservation

Researchers at UNH's College of Life Sciences and Agriculture are working to protect New Hampshire's forests from the effects of climate change, as well as other factors that threaten our trees.

Fall 2021

Addressing Food Insecurity, Reducing Waste

UNH Nutrition has developed the Food Repurposing Project, which aims to help combat food insecurity while reducing food waste.

Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems

UNH's College of Life Sciences and Agriculture is leading the way in developing new sustainable agriculture techniques and methods of promoting local and sustainable food systems.