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Spring 2012 Past Events

Leadership at the Edge

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 -- 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Dodds Theater

Dennis N.T. Perkins and Jillian Murphy

Dr. Dennis Perkins is Chief Executive Officer of The Syncretics Group, and author of Leading at The Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition. Dr. Perkins has worked as an advisor to senior leaders in organizations ranging from Fortune 100 corporations to nonprofit associations for over twenty-five years. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, he served as a Marine infantry officer in Vietnam. He subsequently received his MBA from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in psychology at The University of Michigan.

Jillian B. Murphy is Director of Client Services at The Syncretics Group. She has worked with senior executives in a broad range of organizations, in the areas of team development and leadership coaching. Jillian graduated magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut and received her M.A. in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from the University of New Haven.

Please join us for this riveting presentation. You will have the opportunity to learn about leadership with an exciting adventure story as told by two world-class leaders.


Silver Nano-particle Structures - Property Relations for Environmental Health and Safety Studies

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 -- 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Buckman B120

Dr. Rob MacCuspie - National Institute of Standards and Technology


Open Communications and Continuous Learning in the Workplace: Creative Positive Employer/Employee Relationships

Thursday, April 12, 2012 -- 9:45 a.m.

Alumni Lounge, Bartels Hall

David Bushy - Cape Air President


Current Issues Discussion - Genocide: What is Your Responsibility as a Global Citizen

Thursday, April 12, 2012 -- 4:30 p.m.

Glass Enclosed Dining Room, Bartels Hall

Professors Lauren Kempton, Mario Gaboury, David Schroeder & Marty O'Connor


College of Business - Common Read

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 -- 12:30 p.m.

Maxcy 124


Nepal-USA Relations and Business Opportunities

Monday, April 9, 2012 -- 11:00 a.m.

Bergami Finance Center, Maxcy Hall

Nepalese Ambassador to the United States Dr. Shankar Sharma


“Ten Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Graduated”

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 -- 4:30 p.m.

Bartels Alumni Lounge

W. Michael Forte, Senior Vice President of Wealth Management - The Forte-Mason-D’Amico Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney*

Mike Forte, an expert in the field of wealth management, will discuss his road to success - beginning with how he got to UNH in the first place and what life experiences shaped his triumphs in managing a growing half billion dollar (assets under management) in financial services.  Mike will also provide valuable information to help with life and financial well-being to current UNH students.

*The Forte-Mason-D’Amico Group focuses on managing qualified retirement plans (401(k)s, 403(b)s, Profit Sharing, Defined Benefit Plans, etc.). They have over 50 years of combined investment management experience and advise over two hundred retirement plans in New England. The group currently manages over 450 Million dollars in assets.


RFID, A Technology That is Rapidly Moving Into Your Life

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 -- 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Buckman B120

Andy Grace, Director RFID Business Unit - George Schmitt & Co


Interactive Management

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 -- 12:15 p.m.

Buckman B331 - Dr. Khadija Al Arkoubi’s Management class

Leon Anziano - former President and Chief Operating Officer, Arch Chemicals, Inc.


A Smarter Planet - The Role of Stem Disciplines in Creating a Sustainable Future

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 -- 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Buckman B120

Dr. Sharon Nunes, Vice President - Smarter Cities Strategy & Solutions, IBM


Applying Engineering by Directing a Global Manufacturing Company - Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 -- 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Buckman B120

Leighton Lee, CEO - The Lee Company


Sports Management Speaker

Monday, February 27, 2012 -- 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Gil Fried’s SM 316 class meeting in Kaplan Hall, Rm 108

Joe Linta, NFL agent who advises college players trying to get into the NFL


The Smart Grid: Power for the 21st Century

Friday, February 24, 2012 -- 1:00 p.m. 

Buckman B120

Dr. George W. Arnold, Eng. Sc.D

National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability

National Institute of Standards and Technology

U.S. Department of Commerce


Cyber Security:  How much of what you do is really private?

Thursday, February 23, 2012 -- 4:30 p.m.

Glass enclosed dining room in Bartels Hall

Professors Bill Tafoya and Daniel Mabrey


The "Business" of Engineering

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 -- 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Buckman B120

Tom Giordano, Ex-Vice President - Phillips Medical Systems


Challenges Facing Our Healthcare System - Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 -- 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Buckman B120

Dr. Richard Deslauriers, CEO - Doctors Research Group, Inc


Alternative Energy Technology

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 -- 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Buckman B120

Pinakin Patel, Dir. Spec. Sys. Res - Fuel Cell, Inc


Motivational Speaker

Friday, February 3, 2012 -- 8:00 p.m.

Dodds Auditorium

Dr. Farrah Gray


Your DNA: Sense or Nonsense?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 -- 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Buckman B120

Dr. Joan Steitz, Molecular Biologist - Yale University