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Climate modelers from the University of New Hampshire have shown that the most likely explanation for the initiation of Antarctic glaciation during a major climate shift 34 million years ago was decreased carbon dioxide (CO2) levels. The finding counters a 40-year-old theory suggesting massive rearrangements of Earth’s continents caused global cooling and the abrupt formation of the Antarctic ice sheet. It will provide scientists insight into the climate change implications of current rising global CO2 levels.
Despite the end of the Great Recession, American families continue to rely on the income of wives at record levels, with employed wives’ contribution to family earnings holding steady at 47 percent, according to new research from the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.
The University of New Hampshire closed its FY14 fundraising year ending on June 30, raising an all-time record of $49.2 million in private support. Nearly 20,000 donors made gifts to UNH. This year’s results are more than 35 percent above last year’s all-time record of $35.8 million.
President Barack Obama has announced his intent to appoint Dan Habib, project director and filmmaker at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (IOD), to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities, the White House announced.
Turbocam Energy Solutions, LLC, a Dover-based affiliate of TURBOCAM International that develops special processes for turbomachinery products, is collaborating with the University of New Hampshire to evaluate the mechanical behavior of the material used by a novel additive manufacturing technology called Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). Additive manufacturing could reduce energy use by 50 percent and reduce material costs by up to 90 percent compared to traditional manufacturing.
Thanks to a gift from Durham native J. Morgan Rutman ’84 and his wife Tara, opportunities to learn and do research at the Shoals Marine Laboratory, a cooperative program of the University of New Hampshire and Cornell University, will be more financially accessible for current and prospective students. The Rutmans are passionate about investing their philanthropy strategically and used this gift to help the university strengthen its new marine school.
The University System of New Hampshire board of trustees approved the University of New Hampshire’s plan to renovate its athletic complex as part of its campus master plan at its meeting today. The approval came after the university successfully raised $5 million in private donations.
The nation’s lawmakers again turned to the University of New Hampshire for expertise on preventing campus sexual assault, inviting the co-leader of the acclaimed Prevention Innovations center to testify before a Senate committee today.
U.S. Senator Bob Dole was presented with an honorary degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law today by Dean John Broderick and New Hampshire’s two senators, Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen, in recognition of his work as an advocate for veterans and disability rights, which includes the establishment of a fellowship that funds the legal education of veterans.
University of New Hampshire biomedical researchers have received $1,659,375 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for ongoing research on a leading inherited cause of vision loss and blindness. The grant, to Rick Cote, professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences, as well as collaborating researchers in his department – assistant professor Feixia Chu and professor Tom Laue – and Hengming Ke at the University of North Carolina, supports research into one of the proteins that causes the vision disorder retinitis pigmentosa.
Today is Thursday, July 31, 2014.
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