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University of New Hampshire physics professor Lynn Kistler has been named a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the largest single organization dedicated to the advancement of geophysics. Kistler is the director of the Space Science Center at UNH’s Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS).
Seeing cows graze in a forest may be an uncommon site in New England but at the Organic Dairy Research Farm at the University of New Hampshire, heifers soon will be dining among the trees. Researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station have launched a silvopasture project at the farm to investigate this relatively new agroforestry practice in the region.
With Hillary Clinton set to become the first female presidential nominee at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, she has secured a place in U.S. history. Ellen Fitzpatrick, author of "The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency", and professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, is available to comment on Clinton’s race and the road women have taken for the American presidency.
A landmark study by researchers at the University of New Hampshire finds gaps regarding awareness of mandatory reporting laws among the general public in New Hampshire, a state where all adults are required by law to report suspected child abuse to authorities, as well as misperceptions that reporting suspected abuse may lead to worse outcomes for children. Among other findings, the survey shows a substantial minority—39 percent—of adults surveyed were unaware of their responsibility under state law to inform child protective service agencies of suspected child abuse and neglect, despite statewide educational efforts to spread awareness of the law.
Fewer than half of families income-eligible for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) received the program’s nutrition benefits in 2014, according to new research from the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. Among eligible families, receipt of WIC benefits was more likely among families where the head of household was poorer, less educated, non-white, unmarried or unemployed. In addition, participation in WIC was greater in rural than urban areas.
It’s the middle of the night, and University of New Hampshire doctoral student Kayla Aragona has just received a text alert at home on her cell phone from a cow in labor at the UNH Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center. A sensor – Moocall – attached to the cow’s tail has detected that the cow is highly active, likely due to an increase in contractions.
The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire for the spring semester of the 2015-2016 academic year.
A harmful neurotoxin produced by cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae blooms, in New Hampshire’s fresh water lakes, which has been linked to ALS in humans, may be contributing to the decline of the state’s Common Loon population, according to research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
Prospective veterinarians hoping to get into one of the nation’s handful of schools of veterinary medicine would be wise to do their pre-vet coursework at the University of New Hampshire: UNH graduates are being admitted to schools of veterinary medicine at a high rate – well above the nation average of about 50 percent.
The Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center at the University of New Hampshire has been awarded a 2015 Quality Milk Award from the nationally recognized nonprofit dairy farmers cooperative Dairy One. Less than 20 percent of Dairy One’s member herds received the designation in 2015.
Today is Friday, July 29, 2016.
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