2013

UNH-led Team Finds that Humpback Whales in the Southern Gulf of Maine Prefer to Feed on the Ocean Floor

Collaborative research led by professor of data visualization Colin Ware of UNH’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping has found that humpback whales in the southern Gulf of Maine feed on the ocean bottom more often than humpbacks in other regions, putting the Northeastern whales at increased risk for entanglement in bottom-set gear such as those used in lobster traps.

JFK Movie Based on UNH Historian’s Book Will Premier on TLC Nov. 17

“Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy,” a movie based on a book by Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor of history, will premiere nationwide on TLC on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 at 9 p.m.  The two-hour film, which features noted actors and is executive produced by Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Bill Couturié’s The Couturie Company in partnership with Amblin Television, revisits the

Study of Squid and Symbiotic Glow-in-the-dark Bacteria May Lead to Insights to Improve Human Health

Microbiologists at UNH have received a $716,000 to study the evolution of beneficial microbes by examining the relationship between the Hawaiian bobtail squid and a bacterium that helps it avoid predators by emitting light. Cheryl Whistler and Vaughn Cooper, both associate professors of microbiology and genetics, are the investigators on the three-year grant from the National Science Foundation.

UNH Wildlife Biologist Partners with NH Fish and Game to Find Out Why Moose Populations are Declining

Renowned moose researcher Pete Pekins is leading a new study that will track up to 100 calves and adult female moose during the next two years to learn why there are fewer of them.  Pekins, his students, and biologists from the NH Dept. of Fish & Game (many of whom are his former students), will determine if parasites – which are thriving as winters in New Hampshire are shrinking – are contributing to the rapid decline in moose numbers in the North Country.

Cooperative Extension Discussion on Nov 13: Opportunities and Challenges for Vegetable and Fruit Production in New Hampshire

UNH Cooperative Extension's Issues & Ice Cream discussion series continues on November 13, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., in MUB Rooms 338-340 with a discussion of opportunities and challenges for vegetable and fruit production in New Hampshire.

Focus On: Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

Did you know that RCI’s University Instrumentation Center (UIC) is home to the electron microscope facility in Kendall Hall that houses a Zeiss/LEO 922Ω Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)? 

RCR Case Studies Available on Office of Research Integrity Website

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) recently posted on its website a series of case studies addressing a vareity of topics in the responsible conduct of research.  The ORI Casebook: Stories about Researchers Worth Discussing (Casebook) is desgined to raise awareness of the types of ethical dilemmas researchers may encounter and provide a way to work through them. 

The Casebook consists of the following eight topic chapters:

November 13 "Ask the IRB" Session Cancelled

The Wednesday, November 13 "Ask the IRB" session in Dimond Library Room 352 is cancelled.  Please contact Julie Simpson (603/862-2003) in Reserach Integrity Services with questions, or visit http://www.unh.edu/research/ask-irb-sessions

New Due Dates for NASA Science Mission Directorate Calls for Proposals

NASA announces new due dates for the Science Mission Directorate Research program.

The official documents associated with the solicitations are posted on http://nspires.nasaprs.com/

 

All of the changes to NASA's due dates are below:

New Due Dates

NSF Guidance Following Shutdown

The NSF has developed a page to provide guidance regarding the resumption of operations http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/postshutdown.jsp

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