2011

RESEARCH PROFILE: James Brent Loy -- Plant Breeder Extraordinaire

James Brent Loy, Professor of Plant Biology and Genetics at the University of New Hampshire, is known around the world for his work in plant breeding, agricultural plastics, and crop physiology.  His innovative varieties of pumpkins, squashes, melons and gourds have helped local farmers and backyard garderners as well as farmers throughout the New England region and, in the case of his melons and pumpkins, around the world.

NOAA Awards $4.7 Million Grant to UNH National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative

The University of New Hampshire’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative project has won a $4,727,383 competitive grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

UNH IOL Director Erica Johnson Named to 2011 Women in Wireline List

Erica Johnson, Director of the UNH InterOperability Laboratory (IOL), has been named to FierceTelecom's second annual Women in Wireline list.

September 2011 Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research Training

September 2011 Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research Training

The UNH Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarly Activity (RCR) Committee announces the availability of training in the ethical and responsible conduct of research.   

This training opportunity involves two components:

Guidelines Announced for UNH Competition to Select Project for NSF PIRE Program

Guidelines have been released for the internal pre-proposal competition UNH will conduct to select the one project from UNH allowed by NSF to be submitted to the 2011 Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program

Fall 2011 Semester IACUC Meeting Schedule

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) has set its Fall 2011 semester meeting schedule, available at http://unh.edu/research/iacuc-meeting-schedule.  

Please contact Julie Simpson (603/862-2003) in Research Integrity Services with any questions.

ORPC Executive Director Marc Sedam Earns Certified Licensing Professional™ (CLP) Credential

Marc Sedam, Executive Director of the University of New Hampshire’s Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization (ORPC) and the New Hampshire Innovation Research Center (NHIRC), recently earned the Certified Licensing Professional™ (CLP) credential.  The CLP is a certification available to practitioners who have established a combination of high-level expertise in licensing intellectual property with high-impact transactions.

 

NSF Announces PIRE Program RFP and Webinar

NSF has published the new solicitation for the Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program.  The solicitation (NSF 11-564) describes a number of significant changes to this limited submission program, including:

US ED Cancels FY 2011 Competitions for Atlantis, US-Brazil, and NAM Programs

The US Department of Education (US ED) has officially withdrawn the notices inviting applications for new awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 for the European Union-United States Atlantis (Atlantis) Program; the U.S.-Brazil Higher Education Consortia (U.S.-Brazil) Program; and the North American Mobility in Higher Education (NAM) Program.

The Department has determined that, as a result of final Congressional action on FY 2011 appropriations, there are not sufficient funds available in 2011 to support new awards under these programs.

Rescheduling of July and August IACUC Meetings

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) has had to cancel its July and August meetings and reschedule both to a single meeting on Monday August 1, 2011.  Any applications for the use of vertebrate animals in research or instruction that need to be reviewed at this rescheduled meeting must be submitted to Research Integrity Services by the end of the day on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.  Please contact Julie Simpson in Research Integrity Services (603-862-2003) with any questions.

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