RCI Staff Member Recognized at UNH Inventor's Dinner

On October 10, 2013, RCI software engineer Tucker Hurton was recognized at the UNH Inventor’s Dinner, organized by the Office of Research Partnerships and Commercialization.  He was acknowledged for his work on the data destruction software that has been licensed by Obliterase, a local company that continues to work with RCI.

Congratulations, Tucker, on the outstanding work you do!

Announcing the 2013-2014 Innovation Catalyst Seminar Series!

This year's theme is Lean Startup Business Tactics! Each month we'll tackle a major topic relating to starting and executing your business with Lean Startup principals, led by local experts who teach from their experience. There has never been a better time to start a business so this year bring your ideas to the Innovation Catalyst Seminar and start something
Join us for these informative presentations:

“If you feed them, they will come” – James Earl Jones

As the title suggests, that was my hopeful outcome from hosting numerous pizza lunches for CEPS graduate students in various departments over the last month. My objective was to make graduate students aware of our office, the services and resources that we provide, and to stress that we’re not here just to serve the faculty and staff – we want to work with graduate students too!

Cooperative Extension Discussion on Oct 9: Can Financial Education and Community Partnerships Make a Difference in NH?

UNH Cooperative Extension's Issues & Ice Cream discussion series continues on October 9, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., in MUB Rooms 338-340. 

Join with like-minded UNH faculty, staff, students, UNH Cooperative Extension specialists, and community and state partners in a discussion of how the UNH community is addressing issues of financial literacy and stability and an exploration how UNH can respond to these challenges.   Ice cream will be served.

Panelist will include:

Resources for Mentoring International Postdoctoral Researchers

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has developed a series of video vignettes and a discussion guide addressing a variety of challenges facing international postdoctoral researchers.  These include visa delays, language barriers, and cultural biases.  The resources are designed to increase awareness and assist faculty when mentoring international postdocs by:

Government Shutdown - Impact on UNH

Due to a lapse in appropriated funding and the government’s failure to put a continuing resolution into place for fiscal year 2014, the federal government is under a partial shutdown, beginning at 12:00a.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

Federal Plans Announced for Handling Operations During a Lapse in Appropriations – Follow up

As of October 1, 2013, there is no longer appropriated funding for Federal Agencies and they have implemented their contingency plans which can be viewed at the following url:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/contingency-plans.   This list will be updated as additional agencies post their plans.  

Please contact your Grant and Contract Administrator with any questions.

NSF Web Site, Including Fastlane, Will Be Unavailable if Government Shuts Down

NSF has announced that if the government does shutdown on Tuesday, October 1, the NSF website including FastLane and Research.gov will be unavailable
Please be aware that NSF staff generally will not be available to respond to emails or phone calls during the shutdown, but will respond to your inquiries as soon as practicable after normal operations have resumed. 

NSF will issue follow-on guidance once the Federal Government resumes normal operations.

AAAS Professional Ethics Report Cover Story on Planning for Successful International Research Collaborations

The cover story of the Summer 2013 issue of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) Professional Ethics Report (PER) is entitled Collaborative International Research ~ Planning for SuccessThe article examines factors and strategies that foster successful international research collaborations, identifies challenges/pitfalls that may limit such collaborations, and lists the key components of planning for success.

Transitioning from Employee to Student

The most rewarding endeavors are those that are the most challenging. When I left my job to attend one of the premier intellectual property law schools in the nation, University of New Hampshire School of Law (UNH Law), I had no idea just how rewarding ­– and challenging – the experience would be.


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