2012

UNH Research Scientist Receives Grant to Study Never-Before-Seen State of Matter

Sarah Phillips, a research scientist in the UNH department of physics, has received the 2012 JSA Postdoctoral Research Grant at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Virginia.

Phillips was selected for the grant by the Users Group Board of Directors, the governing body of the group that represents scientists who use Jefferson Lab facilities to conduct nuclear physics research.

UNH Demographer Ken Johnson Studies How U.S. Is Changing

Tell Ken Johnson the county you live in and he can tell you a lot about your town, your state, and how that place has changed over past decades.  As both a professor of sociology and the senior demographer at UNH’s Carsey Institute, Johnson tells the nation’s evolving story by making impersonal data about population patterns come alive for students, community leaders, and readers of newspapers such as USA Today.

3 UNH Faculty Receive Prestigious NSF CAREER Awards

Three UNH faculty members will explore energy from the ocean, manufacturing on a tiny scale, and speedier computer planning, thanks to prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grants, totaling nearly $1.3 million over five years, went to assistant professors Yannis Korkolis and Martin Wosnik of the mechanical engineering department and Wheeler Ruml of the computer science department.

Dennis Britton Receives NEH Fellowship to Work at Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC

Dennis Britton, assistant professor of English, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship to work at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC for the 2012-13 academic year.

May 2012 Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarly Activity 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:

Crimes Against Children Research Center Receives Grant To Help Victims of Child Pornography

The UNH Crimes against Children Research Center has received a $217,000 federal grant to help the victims of child pornography by identifying promising treatment and policy responses to promote their recovery. Funded by the Office for Victims of Crime at the U.S. Department of Justice, the two-year grant is part of a larger grant to the National Center for Victims of Crime, with which the UNH Crimes against Children Research Center and the National Children’s Alliance are collaborating partners.

Northeast Passage Receives U.S. Paralympics Grants for Disabled Veterans Activities

Northeast Passage, a nationally-renowned UNH program that develops and delivers barrier-free recreation programs for people with disabilities, has received two grants from U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), to support its Paralympic activities for disabled veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

NHIHPP Joins ME and VT Partners to Launch Regional Health Care Reform Network

UNH’s New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice (NHIHPP), in partnership with health care reform organizations in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, will launch the Northern New England Network for the Promotion of Healthcare Access and Reform.  The new network will provide help with health care reform efforts targeted to four primary audiences: health care practitioners, businesses purchasing health insurance, people who use the health care system, and policymakers.

U.S. Hospitality Industry Often Reluctant to Hire People with Disabilities

People with disabilities trying to find employment in the U.S. hospitality industry face employers who are often reluctant to hire them because of preconceived notions that they cannot do the job and that they are more costly to employ that people without disabilities, according to new research from UNH.

UNH Space Scientist Helps IBEX Team Present Mission Findings at NASA Press Conference

Investigators on NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission, including UNH space physicist Eberhard Möbius, David McComas of the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), and Priscilla Frisch of the University of Chicago, as well as astronomer Seth Redfield of Wesleyan University, presented the mission findings at a press conference from NASA headquarters in Washington, DC on January 30, 2012 and broadcast via NASA TV at www.nasa.gov/sunearth.

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