2012

Breaking New Ground with UNH’s Creative Works

Creative Works is a sometimes-overlooked area at educational institutions with strong technology-based research programs. Generally, a creative work is one that results in a piece of artwork, literature, music, curriculum, evaluation tool, or software being developed. Faculty, staff, and students at UNH are regularly developing Creative Works. ORPC has placed a new focus on this area of scholarship and looks at the best way to protect, manage, and deliver innovative Creative Works to the public.

Financial Conflict of Interest in Research Requirements - Update to Internal Approval Form (aka Yellow Sheet)

Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) has revised the Sponsored Program Proposal Internal Approval Routing Form (aka “Yellow Sheet”) to reflect new financial conflict of interest in research requirements.  It is available on the Research Office website.

First UP-2-NIH Participants Named

The Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research has announced the first participants in UP-2-NIH, a new program designed to help faculty obtain National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants.  In addition to financial support, recipients will participate in a two-semester series of workshops and seminars designed to increase participants' understanding of, and familiarity with, the NIH as well as providing proposal writing and review experiences specific to NIH.

Shoals Marine Lab Offers Unique Underwater Research Class

Located on a 95 acre island seven miles off the coast of New Hampshire, the Shoals Marine Laboratory is jointly operated by UNH and Cornell University. Every summer, UNH and Cornell students come to SML for two weeks to take Underwater Research, perhaps the only class to take place 30 feet deep in the Atlantic Ocean. Produced by UNH Video Productions, this video shows what it's like: Shoals Marine Lab Underwater Research Class.

UNH Professor and Oyster River Middle School Teacher Share Research in the Netherlands with Students

This summer, students at Oyster River Middle School in Durham got a close-up look at real-world research when their intern, Berkley Sadana, accompanied Diane Foster, UNH associate professor of mechanical engineering, on a trip to the Netherlands to study how waves cause beach erosion.

Environmental Scientist Barrett N. Rock Retires - Sort Of

Earth Systems Research Center botanist Barry Rock officially retired in late May after 40 years of teaching and research, including 25 at UNH.  However, he will still serve as director of Forest Watch, which he founded 21 years ago.  Forest Watch is a unique program that engages primary and secondary school students in the hands-on collection and processing of field data relating to air pollution damage in forest stands.

Deb Kinghorn Receives Fulbright Award to Start Voice and Movement Progam in Croatia

Deborah Kinghorn, associate professor of theatre and dance, has received a prestigious Fulbright Award to teach and help launch a new post-doctoral program, "Acting, Media, and Culture," at the University of Rijeka, Croatia, during the 2012-13 academic year. A master teacher in Lessac Kinesensic Training, Kinghorn's work is based on that of pioneering teacher Arthur Lessac, who created the kinesensic approach to developing voice and body strength, power, and expressiveness.  Lessac was Kinghorn's mentor until his death in 2011.

RESEARCH PROFILE: Win Watson - Considering the Lobster

Through years of study and close interaction with lobsters in their natural environment, Win Watson, professor of zoology in the UNH Department of Biological Sciences, has found that New England's iconic lobsters behave far differently than previously suspected.  Learn more about how he uses Lobster TV to reveal the behavior of these tasty crustaceans in this Research Profile: Win Watson – Considering the Lobster.

UNH Rate Sheet Updated

Dear UNH Research Community,

The UNH Rate Sheet was revised August 1st to update stipend rates for AY12-13, along with tuition, fees and the Student Health Benefit Plan.

Please use the new rates in proposals immediately and contact your Grant and Contract Administrator with any questions.

 

Regards,

Karen Jensen
(on behalf of Victor Sosa, Director)

New Requirements for Applicants for Public Health Service (PHS) Research Funding

In 2011, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) revised its financial conflict of interest in research (FCOIR) regulations regarding research funded by it or its component agencies (e.g., the National Institutes of Health).  These regulations are effective August 24, 2012.

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