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UNH Scientists Provide Window on Space Radiation Hazards

10.17.12

Astrophysicists from UNH’s Space Science Center (SSC) have created the first online system for predicting and forecasting the radiation environment in near-Earth, lunar, and Martian space environments. The near real-time tool will provide critical information as preparations are made for potential future manned missions to the moon and Mars.

National China Town Hall on Sino-American Relations Oct. 29

10.17.12

UNH is the state’s host site for the sixth annual China Town Hall, an international event that will focus on China’s rapid development and feature Gary Locke, U.S ambassador to the People's Republic of China.

UNH Announces New Economic Index for Lodging Industry

10.17.12

UNH has announced a new quarterly economic index that will help the lodging industry conduct short- and long-range economic planning.

 Managed by the UNH Department of Hospitality Management at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, the Lodging Executive Sentiment Index (LESI) is based on a monthly survey of 20 lodging executives representing companies with more than 2.5 million hotel rooms across lodging segments and geographic regions of the United States -- more than 55 percent of all U.S. rooms.  

UNH Awarded $1.25M for Early Childhood Special Education

10.17.12

The University of New Hampshire has been awarded a five-year federal grant of $1.25 million from the U.S. Department of Education for the Early Childhood Special Education Assistive Technology (SEAT) Project, which will allow UNH to meet the regional workforce needs of highly qualified teachers for children with disabilities through third grade. 

Angel Investor Market in Steady Recovery, UNH Center for Venture Research Finds

10.10.12

Jeffrey SohlThe angel investor market in the first two quarters of 2012 showed signs of steady recovery since the correction in the second half of 2008 and the first half of 2009, with total investments at $9.2 billion, an increase of 3.1 percent over the same period in 2011, according to the Center for Venture Research at UNH. 

Grant Demonstrates Positive Outcomes for Youth with Autism in N.H., Maine

10.10.12

A collaborative study from the universities of New Hampshire and Maine has found that youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) benefitted significantly from a family-centered transition services model, with 90 percent of participants finding employment after high school. 

One of Greatest Living Historians Presents UNH Dunfey Lecture Oct. 18

10.10.12

Natalie Zemon DavisNatalie Zemon Davis, who is considered who is considered one of the greatest living historians, will present the 2012 Dunfey lecture Thursday, Oct. 18, discussing how slaves and masters in 18th century Suriname communicated with each other.

UNH Partnering on National Technical Assistance Center for Inclusive Education

10.10.12

The National Center on Inclusive Education (NCIE) at UNH’s Institute on Disability has received a $825,000 subcontract as part of a five-year, $24.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs to the University of Kansas.  

President Joins Steering Committee of the Higher Education Climate Network

10.10.12

The American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) announced recently that President Mark Huddleston joined its steering committee. In this role, Huddleston will help guide policy and direction of this national network of colleges and universities that have made institutional commitments to lower greenhouse gas emissions and promote the research and educational efforts needed to help society address climate change.

Political Views Trump Facts for Some on Climate Change, New UNH Research Finds

10.10.12

For some people, scientific facts help determine what they believe about an issue. But for others, political views trump scientific facts and determine what information they will accept as true. It’s a phenomenon that is particularly prevalent on the issue of climate change.  

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