Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire (Harvard University Press, 2012) by Eliga Gould, professor of history, has been named a finalist for the 2013 George Washington Book Prize, a $50,000 award that recognizes the best recent book on the nation’s founding era.
Data released this week by the UNH’s Forest Watch program show that 2010 marked the first time in 20 years of the program’s observations that white pines did not retain important older needles. Recent samples and measurements made by students and teachers may suggest that a new environmental stressor appeared in spring 2010 and has affected new needles that opened in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Carsey researcher Jessica Ulrich-Schad has gained insights about Native Americans and Alaska Natives using data from Community and Environment in Rural America surveys and focus groups with Native leaders in one rural state.
Describing how the Native experience is both similar to, and unique from, that of other rural Americans, Ulrich-Schad concludes that, while Native people face challenges in their communities, they remain optimistic and firmly attached to their Native identities, culture, and natural environment.
Stacia Sower, Wayne Decatur and Jeff Halland, colleagues in the Center for Molecular and Comparative Endocrinology, have helped determine the first complete genome sequence for the sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus). The genome sequence helps scientists understand the evolution of vertebrates.
Timothy Warner, a Ph.D. candidate, and psychology Professor Robert Drugan are studying the implications of stress on depression. Their work will contribute to the development of new, more effective treatments for this wide-spread mental health condition.
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate is recruiting reviewers for
graduate student fellowship proposals that cover a wide range of topics in
astrophysics and planetary science. Post-doctoral fellows and other early career scientists are
especially encouraged to
The 2013 Request for Applications for the Integrated Research, Education, and Extension
Competitive Grants Program - Organic Transitions (ORG) has been released by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA). Letters of Intent are due March 1, 2013; full proposals are due April 5, 2013.
ORG supports research, Extension, and higher education programs
that improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers, as
well as those who are adopting organic practices.