2013

Join the Discussion on May 22: UNH and the STEM Workforce Challenge: What Is Our Role?

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and the STEM “pipeline” have been in the news quite often recently, and universities like UNH are being called upon to be part of the solution.

On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 12:30 – 2:00 pm in the Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, Room 115, join your colleagues from Cooperative Extension, NH Sea Grant, the Center for Ocean and Coastal Mapping, and other education-related departments to enjoy some ice cream and engage in a discussion about UNH’s role in responding to the STEM challenge.

Come prepared to:

Sessions from Colorado State University's Plagiarism Workshop Available Online

Videos of the sessions at Colorado State University's Plagiarism Workshop on May 8th, 2013 are available online at http://echo.colostate.edu:8080/ess/portal/section/85b03351-3d64-48ab-b26f-0a40557bb188.

The sessions include:

Making History: The First Design Patent from the University of New Hampshire!

On March 19, 2013, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued UNH’s first Design Patent for the Tablet Pedestal/AT Pad Stand, a device developed by Dr. Therese Willkomm. Dr. Willkomm is the Director of ATinNH, the New Hampshire state-wide assistive technology program with the Institute on Disability, and also an assistant professor in the occupational therapy department.  

New Parsons Hall Emergency Operations Plan Available

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety has partnered with the UNH Chemistry Department and other campus stakeholders to develop and implement an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) for the recently renovated Parsons Hall. Copies of the plan are available at the OEHS Emergency Procedures page.

NSF OIG Investigates Plagiarism in Funded Proposals

According to Science magazine, “The National Science Foundation (NSF) is investigating nearly 100 cases of suspected plagiarism drawn from a single year’s worth of proposals funded by the agency.”  The proposals are those funded by NSF in 2011.  The article is available at http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2013/03/nsf-audit-of-successful-proposal.html.

 

NIH Releases Report on Peer Review Principles and Process

A new report released by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), “NIH Peer Review: Grants and Cooperative Agreements,” provides a comprehensive description of the purpose, principles, and core values of peer review. According to NIH, "This report is a one-stop explanation of the core values of peer review and the NIH policies that uphold them."

Marketing Senior's Research Shows that Coffee is Preferred Caffeine Source for UNH Students

Nicole Olsen, a graduating senior in marketing in the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, conducted a study for her senior honors thesis that looked at the reasons why college students consume caffeine, where and when they consume it, what types of caffeinated beverages they consume, and how much they consume daily. 

Her research helped illustrate what she's been learning in class - that "marketing is driven by data, and that data can give a deeper insight into the minds of consumers if you know how to analyze it effectively."

Original Composition Dedicated to Families of Newtown, CT, Will Premier to Public on May 5

When the UNH Concert Choir premieres a new arrangement of “The Sleeping of a Child” by UNH music Professor David Ripley on Sunday, May 5, 2013, it will be dedicated to the families of Newtown, Conn., and the national effort to lessen gun violence in American society.

Originally for solo, unaccompanied voice, it is now arranged for five-part chorus, solo soprano, baritone, and harp. The choir will perform Ripley’s piece under his direction as part of a program titled “A New Created World, The Joys of Papa Haydn”, after his oratorio, “The Creation.”

Rivers Act as “Horizontal Cooling Towers” for Thermoelectric Power Plants

Running two computer models in tandem, UNH scientists have detailed for the first time how thermoelectric power plants interact with climate, hydrology, and aquatic ecosystems throughout the northeastern U.S. and show how rivers serve as “horizontal cooling towers” that provide an important ecosystem service to the regional electricity sector — but at a cost to the environment.

Age and Lifecycle Patterns Driving U.S. Migration Shifts

Migration—people moving between locations—is now driving much of the demographic change occurring in the United States. In this brief, authors Kenneth Johnson, Richelle Winkler, and Luke Rogers of UNH's Carsey Institute share new research on age-related migration patterns to provide a fuller understanding of the complex patterns of demographic change in the United States.

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