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NASA Probes Detect ”Smoking Gun” to Solve Radiation Belt Mystery

artist’s conception shows an enhancement in the electron intensity in the heart of the radiation belts

This artist’s conception shows an enhancement in the electron intensity in the heart of the radiation belts where they are accelerated.

New NSF EPSCoR Award Tackles Problems Related to Closure of Shellfish Beds and Beach Advisories


With the value of coastal recreation estimated at some $20 billion nationally and $400 million in New Hampshire and Maine, coastal closures represent a significant sustainability problem with complex and interacting economic, social and environmental dimensions. As long-term trends indicate worsening coastal pollution, this research will inform choices and provide a promising model for interactions between science and decision-making.

UNH: LESI Falls as Present and Future Business Conditions Weaken


U.S. lodging executives were less optimistic about present and future business conditions in June, according to the UNH Lodging Executives Sentiment Index. The index declined from 71.2 in May 2013 to 65.3 in June 2013.

From May to June 2013, lodging executives were less optimistic about present general business conditions, with optimism falling 11.7 percent. They also were less optimistic about general business conditions in the next 12 months, with future sentiment falling by 5.1.

Wildlife and Forest Conservation Volunteer Training Set for September


Cooperative Extension is seeking those interested in protecting New Hampshire's wildlife to volunteer with its New Hampshire Coverts Project. Landowners, wildlife enthusiasts, and the conservation-minded are encouraged to apply for the 2013 New Hampshire Coverts Project training workshop by Aug. 1. 

The annual training workshop, now in its 18th year, takes place Sept. 18-21 at the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in Greenfield. 

New Campus Map Available


Campus Planning has released the 2013-2014 official campus map. It is available (along with other official maps and directions to/from campus) for downloading here.

Changes to this year's map include:

SERC (Southeast Residential Community) buildings have now been named. The USNH board of trustees approved the following at their June meeting:

SERC A is now known as Handler Hall in honor of Evelyn E. Handler

SERC B is now known as Peterson Hall in honor of Walter R. Peterson

Carsey Institute: Part-Time Workers Still Struggling to Find Full-Time Work


American workers who found themselves in part-time positions in the aftermath of the economic downturn still struggle to find full-time work and are much more likely to be living in poverty than their peers with full-time work, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at UNH. 

Carsey Institute: Granite Staters Support Increased Use of Renewable Energy, Value Environment’s Impact on Quality of Life


By a two-to-one margin, New Hampshire residents believe there should be a higher priority put on increasing the use of renewable energy instead of increased drilling for oil. Large majorities also say an ecosystem that offers clean water, scenic values, and outdoor recreation is very important to their quality of life, according to new survey research from the Carsey Institute at UNH. 

UNH Police Chief Appointed to Chair IACLEA’s Domestic Preparedness Committee


Paul Dean, chief of police and executive director of public safety at UNH was appointed chair of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators’ (IACLEA) Domestic Preparedness Committee (DPC) by IACLEA President Vickie L. Weaver.

Still Time to Enroll Kids in Summer Art Camp


There is still room in many of the classes offered this summer by the UNH Museum of Art. Youngsters through teens can take such things as drawing, painting, printmaking, woodworking, knitting and crocheting, advanced comic making and photography.

N.H. Sea Grant Offering 10 Educational Cruises


N.H. Sea Grant has released its 2013 Discovery Cruise schedule. Discovery Cruises give the public hands-on marine learning opportunities and an inside look at what UNH researchers are learning about marine and estuarine environments at two coastal locations—the Isle of Shoals and the Great Bay Estuary. Discovery Cruises will depart from New Castle, N.H. on July 11, 14, 19, 21, and 28 and Aug. 1, 3, 18, and 25.  

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