UNH Research Digest ‒ March 2014

UNH Research Digest ‒ March 2014

Jun 04, 2014

The UNH Research Digest collects research news stories from across the University and provides brief summaries that showcase the breadth and depth of our research, scholarly activity, and artistic endeavors.

Preview a few of March’s stories below. Find the rest of the March Digest articles at the UNH Research Office web site: http://www.unh.edu/research/unh-research-digest.

High School Students Explore Computing and Engineering at Girls Technology Day

http://manchester.unh.edu/blog/campus-news/high-school-students-explore-computing-and-engineering-girls-technology-day

Mihaela Sabin, associate professor and coordinator of the Computing Technology Program at UNH Manchester, organized a one-day event with her colleagues to introduce middle school and high school girls to the opportunities of careers in technology. Girls Technology Day activities, which were designed to dispel the idea that careers in computer science lack social interaction, included a series of workshop sessions that emphasized collaboration and hands-on activities. Sabin stressed the importance of having women work in technology fields: “Nobody disputes that the more diverse a high-tech team, the more successful and impactful the solution is.”

Samantha and Malen, first year students at Pinkerton Academy, work with UNH Manchester Professor Mihaela Sabin to develop a mobile app

Samantha and Malen, first year students at Pinkerton Academy, work with UNH Manchester Professor Mihaela Sabin to develop a mobile app. 

Credit: Kim Wall

UNH Database Aids Healthcare Decision Making

http://www.chhs.unh.edu/khl/2014-03/unh-database-aids-healthcare-decision-making

The Accountable Care Project, a program managed by the NH Citizens Health Initiative that is staffed by the UNH-based Institute for Healthy Policy and Practice (IHPP), is developing an interactive system for sharing information from the state’s all-payer claims database and from electronic medical records. Rather than receiving a standard report, participating organizations—including hospitals and physicians’ groups—can now delve into the data themselves to assess how they’re doing compared to others in New Hampshire on measures related to cost, quality and use. The project’s goal is to provide easy access to the information that providers need to guide their healthcare reform efforts as they seek to provide better care for New Hampshire residents while containing spending.

Ned Helms, director of IHPP, and Jo Porter, deputy director of IHPP.

Ned Helms, director of IHPP, and Jo Porter, deputy director of IHPP.

Credit: UNH College of Health and Human Services

Classics Professor Publishes Anthology of Ancient Rome Sources

http://cola.unh.edu/article/2014/03/ancient-rome

R. Scott Smith, associate professor of classics, and colleague Christopher Francese of Dickinson College have produced an edited and translated volume of writings by twenty three ancient Roman authors. The anthology includes history, satire, philosophy, poetry, biography, and letters that cover a full range of topics in ancient Roman life. One reviewer described it as “an impressive and well-chosen selection of key sources for the study of ancient Rome, rendered into lively and engaging English,” and recommended the anthology enthusiastically.

R. Scott Smith, associate professor of classics, and colleague Christopher Francese of Dickinson College have produced an edited and translated volume of writings by twenty three ancient Roman authors.

Credit: Hackett Publishing Company

 

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