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Released: 1-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Experts Comment on Aiming for a Romantic Relationship at Any Stage of Life
University of New Hampshire

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and love is in the air. Will Cupid’s arrow target true love, or will it miss the mark? Cherub or not, experts at the University of New Hampshire share valuable insights into what it takes to build a healthy romantic relationship, in person or online, at any age.

Newswise: Don’t Feel Bad Not Mowing the Lawn, it’s Actually a Good Thing
Released: 1-Jun-2022 6:05 PM EDT
Don’t Feel Bad Not Mowing the Lawn, it’s Actually a Good Thing
University of New Hampshire

Not a fan of mowing the lawn? Good news, cutting the grass less may be better for the environment. Trimming the number of times you run the mower around the yard, known as “low mow”, can help reduce carbon emissions, build soil organic matter and even enhance pollinating habitats for bees.

Released: 21-Jan-2021 4:30 PM EST
UNH Expert Stresses Importance of Exercise For Seniors During Pandemic
University of New Hampshire

During the pandemic, many people have been getting less physical activity and becoming more sedentary, especially seniors who are homebound for safety reasons. Experts at the University of New Hampshire say it is more important than ever for older adults to find safe and accessible ways to remain physically active to help strengthen muscles, improve balance, enhance their immune system and reduce stress while being safe at home.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
UNH Experts Available to Comment on What History Teaches About Protests
University of New Hampshire

As activists around the world organize protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, and some escalate into more violent conflicts, experts at the University of New Hampshire point to historical parallels between the current Black Lives Matter protests, and other riots and marches like those of the civil rights era.

Released: 4-May-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Getting Back to Business; UNH Experts Comment on Restarting Economy
University of New Hampshire

States are loosening stay-at-home orders because of COVID-19 and reopening businesses and restarting the economy. Michelline Dufort, director of the Center For Family Enterprise and Daniel Innis, professor of marketing and hospitality management, both at the University of New Hampshire, can discuss some of the adjustments businesses will need to make and what the public can expect.

Released: 24-Apr-2020 4:20 PM EDT
UV Light to Treat COVID-19; UNH UV Expert Offers Comment
University of New Hampshire

Jim Malley, an internationally known expert in ultraviolet light and professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of New Hampshire, is available to talk about why UV light to treat COVID-19 is not safe for patients or pets.

   
Released: 14-Apr-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Top Oil Spill Expert Available to Discuss 10th Anniversary of Deepwater Horizon
University of New Hampshire

On April 20th, 2010, the Gulf of Mexico experienced the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history when the BP Deepwater Horizon (DWH) well released millions of gallons of oil into the waters along the coast. Nancy Kinner, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of New Hampshire, and an internationally recognized oil spill expert, is available to offer insight into cleanup efforts, lessons learned, and new dispersant research and their potential use in future oil spills.

Released: 7-Apr-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Sanitizing N95 Masks with Alternatives Like UV Light; UNH Expert Offers Comment
University of New Hampshire

With the number of COVID-19 cases expected to surge in the U.S. and N95 mask supplies dwindling, medical communities are desperately looking for alternative solutions for disinfecting masks that healthcare workers are being forced to reuse. Nationally known expert in disinfectant methods, Jim Malley, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of New Hampshire, says methods like UV light, heat & humidity and vaporized hydrogen peroxide are the best known viable practices and while they are not long-term solutions, if used correctly, they can be effective in emergency situations.

   
Released: 24-Mar-2020 4:10 PM EDT
UNH Experts Offer Tips To Help Parents More Smoothly Shift to Online Learning
University of New Hampshire

As the coronavirus continues to spread, children are transitioning to virtual learning that can be done safely at home. Teachers have been tasked with preparing online lessons and students and parents may be facing apprehension moving into a brave new world of education. Experts at the University of New Hampshire say the most important thing to do is to take a deep breath and stay calm.

Released: 11-Jun-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Media Availability: UNH British Historian to Comment on Appeal and Historical Portrayalof Downton Abbey at Exhibit Opening
University of New Hampshire

Nicoletta Gullace, associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire who studies 20th century and modern British history, is available to discuss the wide appeal and historical accuracy of the much beloved television drama “Downton Abbey.” She will be available at the media tour for “Downton Abbey, The Exhibition” at The Castle at Park Plaza, Boston, on Friday, June 14, 2019, from 2-4 p.m. This event is not open to the public.

Released: 28-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
UNH Expert Available on Women Leading The Pack For 2020 Presidential Election
University of New Hampshire

Ellen Fitzpatrick, a historian from the University of New Hampshire and author of “The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency,” is available to talk about the arduous road to the White House for women candidates.

Released: 27-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT
Expert Comment Available on the Quest of Women for American Presidency
University of New Hampshire

As the first female presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton has secured a place in U.S. history. Ellen Fitzpatrick, author of "The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency", and professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, is available for comment on Clinton’s quest for the presidency and can talk about how her campaign is part a longer journey for women in the United States to break "The Highest Glass Ceiling".

Released: 25-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST
UNH Historian Pens Book on Women’s Quest for the American Presidency
University of New Hampshire

In “The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency,” Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, has written a book that gives context to Hillary Clinton's current race for the White House and shows how her quest is part of a longer journey for women in the United States. As “The Highest Glass Ceiling” reveals, women’s pursuit of the Oval Office, then and now, has involved myriad forms of influence, opposition and intrigue.

Released: 13-Dec-2012 9:40 AM EST
UNH British Historian Explains Appeal of Downton Abbey
University of New Hampshire

When World War I hero Matthew Crawley dropped to one knee in the swirling snow and finally proposed to Lady Mary Crawley in the season two finale of the popular PBS drama “Downton Abbey,” it was the culmination of a romance ensconced in an elegant and nostalgic lifestyle that has captured the imaginations of American viewers.

Released: 4-Jun-2012 10:45 AM EDT
Catholic Scholar Available to Discuss Nuns’ Strong Response to Harsh Criticism by Vatican
University of New Hampshire

Michele Dillon, a scholar of Catholicism and professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire, is available to discuss the strong response by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) to the report critical of the Catholic nuns issued by the Vatican.

Released: 1-Jun-2012 7:00 AM EDT
National Expert Available to Provide Commentary During Child Sexual Abuse Trial of Former Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky
University of New Hampshire

David Finkelhor, director of the Crimes against Children Research Center and professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire, is available to provide expert commentary during the child sexual abuse trial of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Released: 6-Mar-2012 9:00 AM EST
Astrophysicists Available to Discuss Recent Solar Flare
University of New Hampshire

Two scientists from the University of New Hampshire’s Space Science Center within the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space are available to discuss the implications of the recent powerful solar flare and the sun’s increasing activity.

Released: 13-Feb-2012 8:00 AM EST
UNH Catholic Scholar: Catholics Consider Birth Control a Private – Not a Church – Decision
University of New Hampshire

Michele Dillon, professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire and the JE and Lillian Byrne Tipton Distinguished Visiting Professor in Catholic Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is available to discuss Catholics and the issue of artificial contraception.

Released: 2-Feb-2012 10:20 AM EST
Poverty Expert Available to Discuss Romney’s Comments About Poor Americans
University of New Hampshire

Beth Mattingly, director of research on vulnerable families at the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire, is available to discuss poor and low-income Americans following Mitt Romney’s comments regarding their “safety net.”

Released: 24-Jan-2012 9:00 AM EST
Astrophysicists Can Discuss Huge Solar Flare
University of New Hampshire

A potent and unexpected solar flare observed yesterday morning by a NASA satellite could cause disruptions to satellite communications and power on Earth over the next few days, according to scientists at the University of New Hampshire’s Space Science Center (SSC).

Released: 18-Jan-2012 1:00 PM EST
Expert: Environmental Impact of Italian Cruise Ship
University of New Hampshire

Nancy Kinner, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of New Hampshire and an expert on oil spills, is available to comment on the environmental impact of the cruise liner Costa Concordia, grounded off the coast of Italy with more than 2,000 tons of oil onboard.

Released: 3-Jan-2012 10:50 AM EST
New Hampshire Presidential Primary Experts Available From University of New Hampshire
University of New Hampshire

Two Presidential Primary experts from the University of New Hampshire are available to discuss the results of the Iowa Caucus and how they may impact the upcoming first-in-the-nation New Hampshire Republican Presidential Primary Jan. 10, 2012.

Released: 21-Nov-2011 8:30 AM EST
During Critical Christmas Shopping Season, Consumer Habits of Generations X and Y Present Tricky Mix for Marketers
University of New Hampshire

While the independent-minded members of Generation X take consumer decisions into their own hands, the younger Generation Yers are much more dependent on the opinions of others – especially their parents – when making purchases. Taken together, the significantly different shopping habits of these two generations of consumers present a tricky situation for marketers who are now in their most lucrative time of the year – the Christmas shopping season, according to a University of New Hampshire professor.

Released: 3-Nov-2011 7:00 PM EDT
National Expert on Corporal Punishment Available to DiscussLong-Term Impact of Spanking Children
University of New Hampshire

Murray Straus, co-director of the University of New Hampshire Family Research Lab, is available to discuss the long-term impact of corporal punishment. Straus is widely considered the foremost researcher in the field of corporal punishment and one of the world’s leading researchers on family violence.

Released: 2-Nov-2011 3:00 PM EDT
Child Abuse Experts Available to Discuss Beating of Texas Teen
University of New Hampshire

Two nationally recognized child abuse experts from the University of New Hampshire are available to discuss the beating of a Texas woman when she was 16 years old, allegedly by her father, a Texas county court judge.

Released: 21-Sep-2011 10:00 AM EDT
Carsey Institute Researcher Available to Discuss New Child Poverty Data Sept. 22
University of New Hampshire

Beth Mattingly, director of research on vulnerable families at the Carsey Institute and research assistant professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire, will be available Sept. 22, 2011, to discuss the latest information on and trends about child poverty in America.

Released: 14-Sep-2011 3:10 PM EDT
National Child Abuse Expert Available to Comment About Abuse Allegations Made Against Former Boy Scout Leader
University of New Hampshire

David Finkelhor, professor of sociology and director of the Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire, is available to discuss abuse allegations made against a former Oregon Boy Scout leader.

Released: 24-Aug-2011 9:00 AM EDT
UNH Faculty Experts Available to Discuss 10-Year Anniversary of Sept. 11
University of New Hampshire

Faculty experts at the University of New Hampshire are available to discuss a number of topics related to the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Released: 29-Jul-2011 10:00 AM EDT
National Child Abduction Expert Available to Discuss Missing Child Celina Cass
University of New Hampshire

David Finkelhor, director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire, is available to discuss the disappearance of Celina Cass of West Stewartstown, N.H.

Released: 14-Jul-2011 11:25 AM EDT
UNH Economist: Failure to Raise Debt Ceiling Could Cause Global Financial Crisis
University of New Hampshire

Michael Goldberg, the Roland H. O'Neal Professor at the University of New Hampshire, said the government’s failure to raise the debt ceiling could cause a global financial crisis even more severe than the 2008 financial meltdown and send the United States and world economies back into recession.

Released: 2-Jun-2011 8:00 AM EDT
Presidential Primary Experts Available from University of New Hampshire
University of New Hampshire

Two Presidential Primary experts from the University of New Hampshire are available to discuss the Republican Primary candidates who are announcing their candidacies this week or indicating that they may do so soon.

Released: 18-May-2011 10:00 AM EDT
National Child Abuse Expert Available to Discuss Landmark Study on Youth Sexual Abuse by Catholic Clergy
University of New Hampshire

David Finkelhor, professor of sociology and director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire, is available to discuss the results of the largest study ever on youth sexual abuse by Catholic clergy, to be released today.

Released: 2-May-2011 10:00 AM EDT
UNH Experts Available to Discuss Political, National Security Implications of Osama bin Laden’s Death
University of New Hampshire

Experts from the University of New Hampshire are available to discuss the national security, foreign policy, and political implications of the death of Osama bin Laden.

Released: 25-Apr-2011 7:00 AM EDT
UNH Scholar Available to Discuss Why British Royals Captivate Americans
University of New Hampshire

Americans maintain a vexed relationship with aristocracy. We pride ourselves in not having one, but our fantasy lives are completely peopled by royals, according to James Krasner, professor of English at the University of New Hampshire. So it’s no surprise that Americans are eagerly anticipating the wedding of Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton this week.

Released: 18-Mar-2011 11:30 AM EDT
Supply Chain Expert Available to Discuss Impact of Japan Crisis
University of New Hampshire

Christine Shea, associate dean for graduate programs and research, and professor of technology and operations management at the UNH Whittemore School of Business and Economics, is available to discuss supply chain and operations management issues that may develop as a result of the crisis in Japan.

Released: 11-Mar-2011 11:10 AM EST
Collective Bargaining Expert Available to Discuss Unions
University of New Hampshire

Todd DeMitchell, professor and chair of the Department of Education and the Lamberton Professor in the Justice Studies Program at the University of New Hampshire, is available to discuss public unions, collective bargaining, and trends in organizing public-sector workers.

Released: 15-Feb-2011 9:30 AM EST
Stuttering Expert: ‘The King’s Speech’ Gets It Right
University of New Hampshire

A communications sciences and disorders professor who specializes in stuttering is available to comment on the portrayal of stuttering in “The King’s Speech.” “The emotional turmoil that dealing with stuttering causes was represented just beautifully,” says Sheryl Gottwald, a fluency specialist with three decades of clinical experience.

Released: 8-Feb-2011 11:00 AM EST
Expert: Roof Collapses Predictable in Record Snowy Winter
University of New Hampshire

A structural engineering professor at the University of New Hampshire is available to discuss two hazards of this season’s record snowfalls: roof collapses and ice dams. Ray Cook, assistant professor of civil engineering, can discuss the science behind this winter’s many roof collapses and give advice for preventing them.

Released: 8-Feb-2011 10:00 AM EST
For Men, Shopping for Valentine’s Day is All About Rejection
University of New Hampshire

With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, millions of men will be in search of just the right gift for their sweetie. According to a shopping behavior expert at the University of New Hampshire, more than anything else, men want to be sure that what they buy their sweetie will not be rejected.

Released: 3-Feb-2011 12:15 PM EST
Expert: Comment on Latest Oil Spill Dispersant News
University of New Hampshire

Oil spill expert Nancy Kinner is available to comment on a new study looking at the fate of dispersants used in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and on the science of dispersants in general.

Released: 26-Jan-2011 3:40 PM EST
Accountability Expert Available to Discuss Federal Report on 2008 Financial Crisis
University of New Hampshire

A University of New Hampshire expert who researches accountability is available to discuss the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission's report on the 2008 financial crisis, which will be released Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011.

Released: 20-Jan-2011 7:00 AM EST
UNH Experts Available to Discuss 25th Anniversary of Challenger Disaster
University of New Hampshire

Two experts from the University of New Hampshire are available to discuss the 25th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded Jan. 28, 1986, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members, including Concord (N.H.) High School teacher Christa McAuliffe, who was to become NASA’s first Teacher in Space.

Released: 17-Jan-2011 9:00 AM EST
Kennedy Scholar Available to Discuss 50th Anniversary of Inauguration
University of New Hampshire

Kennedy scholar Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, is available to discuss the Kennedy legacy as the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of John F. Kennedy Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011.

Released: 14-Jan-2011 1:25 PM EST
Catholic Scholar Available to Comment on Meaning of Pope John Paul II’s Beatification to U.S. Catholics
University of New Hampshire

Catholic scholar Michele Dillon, professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire, is available to discuss what the beatification of Pope John Paul II means to U.S. Catholics. Pope John Paul II will be beatified May 1, 2011. Beatification is the first step to official sainthood in the Catholic Church.

Released: 10-Jan-2011 1:40 PM EST
UNH Professor Available to Discuss Violence, Civility in Wake of Arizona Tragedy
University of New Hampshire

Bruce Mallory, professor of education at the University of New Hampshire and director of New Hampshire Listens, is available to discuss violence and civility following the shootings in Arizona Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011.

Released: 15-Dec-2010 12:30 PM EST
UNH Experts Available to Discuss Demographic Trends and Political Implications of 2010 U.S. Census
University of New Hampshire

Two experts from the University of New Hampshire are available to discuss the demographic trends and political implications of the 2010 U.S. Census, the first data counts of which are scheduled to be released Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010. The 2010 Census data to be released include the resident population for the nation and the states as well as the congressional apportionment totals for each state.

Released: 10-Dec-2010 11:30 AM EST
Experts Available to Discuss New Federal Legislation Aimed at Protecting College Students Against Sexual Assault
University of New Hampshire

Researchers with the University of New Hampshire’s nationally and internationally recognized sexual and intimate partner violence prevention program, Bringing in the Bystander, are available to discuss new federal legislation that recommends universities implement bystander programs to help protect college students from sexual assault.

Released: 18-Nov-2010 3:25 PM EST
Community Development Pioneer Available to Discuss Possible Collapse of World’s Largest Microfinance Industry in India
University of New Hampshire

Community development pioneer Michael Swack is available to discuss the possible collapse of India’s $5 billion private microfinance industry – the largest microfinance system in the world – as well as the underlying problems with microfinancing worldwide.

Released: 4-Oct-2010 2:00 PM EDT
Education and Child Safety Experts Available to Discuss Bullying
University of New Hampshire

Education and child safety experts from the University of New Hampshire are available to discuss various aspects of bullying, from school liability issues to the latest research on bullying and cyberbullying.


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