University officials have agreed to reopen Memorial Field for its varsity teams and their opponents after additional testing showed no measurable levels of lead and blood tests for members of the field hockey team showed they do not have elevated lead levels. The field remains closed to everyone else, and the athletes must follow all safety guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in order to use the field.
A new project from the on Disability (IOD) will address regional gaps in newborn screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD). The New England CCHD Newborn Screening Project is funded by a three-year, $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, and it is affiliated with the New England Genetics Collaborative.
I. Roll – The following senators were absent: Connelly, Pescosolido, Shore, Simos, Veal, and Woods. Guests were Mark Huddleston, John Aber, Mark Rubinstein, Petr Brym, Faye Richardson and Sonic Woytonik.
Food Solutions New England, a regional food systems learning-action network at the Sustainability Institute, received Henry P. Kendall Foundation funding to help advance New England’s capacity to provide citizens with food that is “clean, just, fair, and accessible.”
Lisa Tiemann, a post-doctoral researcher, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation fellowship to conduct interdisciplinary research on soil fertility and sustainable agricultural practices in Uganda. Credit: Courtesy of Lisa Tiemann.
UNH has received a $3.4 million ADVANCE Institutional Transformation (IT) grant from the National Science Foundation to strengthen policies and implement practices to address gender imbalance, primarily in the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
University officials have learned that the artificial turf surface installed at Memorial Field in 2002 has degraded to a point where measurable lead levels have been detected in dust samples taken on the surface of the field. As a result the field has been closed, effective immediately. Any remaining varsity team practices and games will be rescheduled and relocated, and the field will be replaced as soon as possible.
The Information Systems Management Program at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics invites businesses and not-for-profit organizations to work with students on technology-focused projects during the 2013 spring semester.