The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host activities and presentations from the University of New Hampshire at Manchester’s NoMADS project in a monthly series running through June 2022. Team Cooke’s Novel Methods of Antibiotic Discovery in Space (NoMADS) is sending an experiment to the International Space Station through NASA STEM on Station’s Student Payload Opportunity with Citizen Science (SPOCS). Members of the team will run family activities and formal presentations connected with their research and project development for visitors to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, including a look at bacteria in petri dishes and hands-on engineering challenges. Read more →

Rural Americans are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic due to higher prevalence of pre-existing conditions, lower coverage rates, and other barriers to accessing health care. As the virus has spread, rural communities are now facing severe outbreaks, overwhelming hospitals that were already vulnerable before the pandemic. Through his failed coronavirus response and attacks on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid, President Trump is only fueling this crisis in rural America.  Read more →

During this week’s debate, Vice President Mike Pence failed to answer a basic question about how he and President Trump would protect people with pre-existing conditions and waved away concerns about Senate Republicans rushing to confirm anti-ACA Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. In response Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement: Read more →

Connect with compelling case studies of how people in New Hampshire communities are making decisions that have consequences, some good, some not. Lorraine Stuart Merrill and Peter Francese, author of the recently-released Communities and Consequences II: Rebalancing New Hampshire’s Human Ecology, will share examples of how people are working together to create vibrant and welcoming places for people of all ages and backgrounds, and ensure a thriving future for their communities and the state.  Planner Steve Whitman will join the authors in a conversation that showcases practical and effective historic preservation and land use processes and feels especially timely with the current public health crisis and economic uncertainty. The N.H. Preservation Alliance and Plan New Hampshire are presenting the program. Read more →

Digital Ad Campaign Running in Eight States Now Targets Senator Steve Daines and Senate Republicans to Remind Americans What’s at Stake in the Upcoming Election Read more →

NHTI - Concord's Community College will sponsor Professor Ann McClellan from Plymouth State University to present Storytelling in the Digital Age through a grant received from the New Hampshire Humanities' Humanities to Go series. Read more →

Things have changed over the last few months. Granite State organizations are looking for new ways to promote and grow, while individuals are seeking new skills. From Social Media to Photography to Storytelling, the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications has four in-person and online workshops now open for registration. Read more →

In today’s uncertain times, it’s increasingly difficult to know what’s true. The growth of social media, smart devices and online sources offer 24/7 connectivity and unprecedented access to a rapidly expanding sea of information. But with that access comes the threat of those who seek to deceive or trick us with misinformation. From false rumors and online hoaxes, to downright lies--what can we believe and who can we trust? Read more →

The ACA helped reduce longstanding racial disparities in coverage rates, improving health care access for communities of color across the board. Destroying the ACA would be especially harmful as the country is still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, which has disproportionately impacted Latino communities nationwide.  Read more →