Nancy Kinner, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been honored for outstanding contributions to her field and to the university community with a University Professorship. University Professorships are awarded to full professors who have demonstrated the highest levels of excellence in teaching, scholarship (including the creative arts), and service during an extended period of tenure at UNH.
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research has set the meeting schedule for the Spring 2013 semester. It is available at http://www.unh.edu/research/irb-meeting-schedule. Please contact Julie Simpson (603/862-2003) in Research Integrity Services with any questions.
The Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP), a joint program of local, state and federal agencies housed in UNH’s marine program, will host its “State of Our Estuaries” conferenceFriday Dec. 7, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center.
Highlighting the release of PREP’s 2013 State of Our Estuaries report, the conference will feature up-to-date information on 22 environmental indicators that contribute to the overall health of the Seacoast New Hampshire and Southern Maine region’s coastal waters.
The Macfarlane Greenhouses, the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Thompson School horticultural facility host the popular Poinsettia Trials Open House Thursday, Nov. 29, through Saturday,Dec. 1, 2012. Visitors to the free event, now in its seventh year, will enjoy more than 100 poinsettia varieties and assist in research by recording their favorites from among new and different varieties.
Jon M. Wraith, Dean, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, and Director, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, has been named as a 2012 Fellow in the Food Systems Leadership Institute (FSLI).
Dedicated to developing individual and institutional leadership for a twenty-first century food system, FSLI is a program of the Association of Public Land-grant Universities with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
During this week of giving thanks, I must acknowledge my gratitude for working in an organization that I would deem as highly functioning. I joined UNH’s Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization (ORPC) during a time when the office was in flux and in the process of hiring a new director. Since then, the group has blossomed like an apple tree, now with many branches bearing ripe and exquisite fruit.