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Author Jodi Picoult Winter Commencement
Keynote Speaker, will Receive Honorary Doctorate

West Haven Mayor John Picard, Public Relations Guru Robert Dilenschneider also to Receive Honorary Degrees
Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of 18 novels, will be the keynote speaker at the University's Winter Commencement on Saturday, Jan. 14. The University was mentioned in her 2010 novel, House Rules, whose central character dreams of attending UNH and idolizes Dr. Henry C. Lee, referring to him as "the most famous forensic scientist ever." West Haven Mayor John Picard and public relations guru Robert Dilenschneider also will receive honorary doctorates. The January graduating class includes 129 students receiving bachelor's degrees and 321 students receiving master's degrees. Read more about this year's honorary degree recipients.

Career Development Newsletter Coming Soon!

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The UNH Career Development Center (CDC), in conjunction with the Office of Alumni Relations, will be launching a Career Development E-newsletter later this month. The newsletter will feature career tips, job opportunities and upcoming CDC workshops.

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Follow UNH Alumni Association President Joe Danao, '04 M.S., and keep up on University and alumni news and events. Use the #UNewHaven or #UNewHavenAlumni hashtags for all things UNH.
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Did You Know?

UNH Alumni Receive Discounted
Auto, Home and Renter's Insurance
As a member of the UNH Alumni Association, you qualify for special group rates on your auto, home and renter's insurance from Liberty Mutual. Read more about this and other alumni benefits.


Mark Your Calendar

29th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball: April 21
The University will host the 29th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball, a Black and White Gala, on Saturday, April 21, in the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center. This signature event is the University's primary scholarship fundraising initiative. Read more about this this year's event including the three Distinguished Alumni and President's Award recipients. Make sure you are on the invitation list.
Make a Donation to the Scholarship Ball Online Auction,
Get Ready to Bid: April 2-21
Mark your calendar for Monday, April 2, the opening day of the Alumni Scholarship Ball's online auction. Help us build our auction site. Whether you have one item or 100 to contribute, your participation is an invaluable part of our fundraising efforts. By donating an item or service directly online, you'll be helping to raise money for scholarships at UNH. Make a donation and watch the auction take shape. Get ready to bid on hotel packages, gift cards, restaurant certificates and sports memorabilia.

Recent Alumni Events

December 15, 2011: Alumni Reception in Boston
On December 15, more than 40 alumni and friends enjoyed a cocktails and networking reception at Boston Beer Works. Guests reminisced with former classmates and made new connections. Check out the photos.

University News

Edison's Great Grandson, David Edison Sloane, Reflects on the Phase-Out of the Incandescent Lightbulb
Professor David Edison Sloane, great-grandson of Thomas Edison, muses on the fate of the traditional incandescent lightbulb, soon to be phased out. "The reports of its death are greatly exaggerated," he notes. Read why Professor Sloane believes incandescent lightbults will move back into the market.
Read more UNH news, including a story on a campus discussion titled "Climate Change and You - Do You Care? Should You Care?"

College of Arts and Sciences News

UNH Alumnus Nominated for Grammy Award
When Brendan Muldowney, '04 B.S., arrived at work in late December, he learned he had been nominated for a Grammy award for his work as the tracking engineer for Seth Glier's "The Next Right Thing." Read more about Muldowney and his Grammy award nomination.

College of Business News

Nick Sakiewicz, '83 B.S., Sports Entrepreneur, Philadelphia Union CEO
Nick Sakiewicz, '83 B.S., is profiled as a sports entrepreneur and a guiding force as CEO of the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer. Listen to Sakiewicz and read more about his success in a recent article in the Daily Times (PA).

Tagliatela College of Engineering News

Northeast's First Solar Products Testing Lab
Students and faculty at UNH's Tagliatela College of Engineering are designing the first solar products testing laboratory in the Northeast. The University hopes that the laboratory will not only be self-sustaining but an anchor tenant of a business incubator that UNH President Steven H. Kaplan envisions in West Haven. Read more about the solar testing lab.

Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences News

DNA Evidence Doesn't Necessarily Lead to Arrests
Most of us probably think of DNA evidence analysis as a valuable resource for solving crimes. But Dr. David Schroeder of the Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences says his research shows DNA evidence is related to fewer arrests. Click here to listen to Dr. Schroeder's interview.

Alumni in the News

Denise Castelli, '08 B.S., Selected for CNN's 2012 Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge
Denise Castelli, '08 B.S., was one of seven CNN viewers selected to train for the Nautica Malibu Triathlon with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta. She will blog, tweet and share her workouts on Facebook from now until race day in mid-September. View Denise's moving video on the CNN website.


Share your news! Let us know what you've been up to. Whether you've changed jobs, received a promotion, gotten married or have had children, we want to know about it. Read class notes submitted by other alumni.

E-Newsletter Contest

Enter to Win a Hooded Sweatshirt
Enter to win a UNH hooded sweatshirt. The winner will be selected on Friday, February 3, 2012. It's our way of saying thank you for reading the e-newsletter. Congratulations to Alden Harrison, ’68 B.S., of Orlando, Fla., who won a UNH hat and scarf.
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and University College, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 17 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II's highly competitive Northeast-10 Athletic Conference.

UNH Alumni Association
Calendar of Events

January 14, 2012
Winter Commencement
David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
2 p.m.
More Commencement information

March 30, 2012
Black and Latino Weekend
Stay tuned for more details

April 2-21, 2012
29th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball Online Auction
Make a Donation

April 21, 2012
29th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball
More information

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