2013

National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) Region 1 Spring Meeting

The Program Committee is pleased to announce that the preliminary program, early bird registration, and hotel reservations websites are now available for the NCURA Region I Spring Meeting to be held April 29 – May 2nd, 2013 at the Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle, NH. 

 Spring Meeting Registration:  Early Bird Registration $425, through April 5th; Full Registration $495, April 6th onward.

History Professor's Book About the American Revolution Named Finalist for National Book Prize

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.

Forest Watch Documents Record Loss of White Pine Needles - an Indicator of Environmental Stress in Northern New England

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.

Researcher Explores Native Americans' Views of the State of Their Communities

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.

Center for Molecular and Comparative Endocrinology Researchers Contribute to Major Breakthrough in Vertebrate Evolution

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.

UNH Psychology Researchers Contribute to the Search for Better Treatments for Depression

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.

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NIH Operation Plan in the Event of a Sequestration

The National Institutes of Health has issued the following Notice concerning the impact of sequestration on NIH programs:

Notice Number: NOT-OD-13-043

Key Dates
Release Date: February 21, 2013

Related Announcements:
NOT-OD-13-002

Impact of FY 2013 Sequestration Order on NSF Awards

The National Science Foundation has issued the following Important Notice concerning the impact of sequestration on the NSF programs:

The Art of Copyrights: What you need to know about your legal rights and the art you create

The ORPC and UNH Art and Art History Department are delighted to host Drs. Peter and Kate McGovern for a discussion on copyrights, art, and what artists should know about their rights.

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate Seeks Reviewers for Graduate Student Fellowship Proposals

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 volunteer.

If you are interested in being a reviewer, please go to http://tinyurl.com/ajpchgo

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