Stacia Sower, Director of the Center for Molecular and Comparative Endocrinology at UNH and professor of biochemistry, has had a career characterized by groundbreaking scientific discovery and achievement. Recently, Sower and co-authors published the first paper describing the sequence of the sea lamprey genome, providing insights into vertebrate evolution.
Ken La Valley, Assistant Director, Programs, for UNH Cooperative Extension, was a contributor to the recently-released report, The Role of Extension in Climate Adaptation in the United States, which highlights current Extension work being done in climate science, educational needs, and next steps recommended for better preparing the next generation of Extension professionals.
Recent research from the UNH Crimes against Children Research Center finds that sex offenders who target teens increasingly use Internet and cell phone communications to lure teens into sexual relationships. In crimes that involve such communications, offenders who meet and recruit youth online operate in much the same way as offenders who meet and know youth in ordinary offline environments.
UNH scientists Cameron Wake and Elizabeth Burakowski spent late spring 2013 in Alaska’s Denali National Park as part of a collaborative UNH, Dartmouth College, and University of Maine ice core drilling project that will fill a key gap in scientists' understanding of climate change in central Alaska over the past 1,000 years.
I recently attended the Licensing Executives Society (LES) University course on Strategic Licensing: Advanced Tools and Practices. Esteemed peers from the US and Canada, case studies with twists and turns, and an experienced roster of instructors made for a very interesting and informative week – despite 8 hours a day in a windowless room!
GRAD 930: Ethics in Research and Scholarship will be offered in the Fall 2013 semester. Faculty, staff, and graduate students who have taken the course in the past have come from a wide variety of disciplines/areas across the campus, and the different perspectives they have brought to the course have enriched their educational experience. Ethical research is a core value at UNH, and this course engages participants in the conversation.
The UNH Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarly Activity (RCR) Committee announces the availability of training in the ethical and responsible conduct of research. This training is open to any member of the UNH community. While it is primarily directed at postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.
This training opportunity involves two components:
The UNH Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (IRB) will pilot weekly “Ask the IRB” sessions in the Fall 2013 semester. One or more IRB members will host these sessions each Wednesday, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Dimond Library Room 352, starting September 4 (there will be no session on November 27).
The UNH Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (IRB) has revised its application materials (dated August 2013). They are available in Word and RTF versions at http://www.unh.edu/research/human-subjects. (A fillable PDF will be available soon.) The IRB requests that researchers discard all prior versions, and use the new materials when submitting future applications.
The UNH Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization (ORPC) recently traveled to Orlando, Florida for the 60th Annual Meeting of the Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) to promote our homegrown chemical inventory management system UNHCEMS®.