2014

Grace Period for Procurement – Federal Grants Awarded Subject to Uniform Guidance (2CFR200)

Universities have the option of delaying implementation of the changes in the procurement policy until July 1, 2016. USNH, and therefore all the campuses, will delay the implementation of the procurement requirements in 2CFR200 to allow for adequate time to make system changes and provide training. The election to delay the procurement requirements in 2CFR200 can be found at http://www.unh.edu/purchasing/.

Math Professor Kevin Short Named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Kevin Short, professor of mathematics, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Short's research has catalyzed innovations in audio and video compression, audio restoration, speech recognition, improved hearing aids and data encryption and storage.

Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.

UNH and French Scientists Collaborate to Discover How Plants Recognize Friends and Foes

investigate the chemical processes that allow certain plants and bacteria to signal each other that they are friends, not foes, and thus work together in an ecologically mutual partnership. - See more at: http://colsa.unh.edu/aes/article/tisausda#sthash.mNAh1iHC.dpuf

UNH Demographer Finds New Population Projections Reflect Slower Growth and Increasing Diversity

New population projections released recently by the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that the pace of population growth in the U.S. is slowing while the population continues to become more diverse. 

“The projected growth of the minority population combined with stagnation and eventual non-Hispanic white population decline will continue to increase the diversity of the population,” said Kenneth Johnson, senior demographer in the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and a professor of sociology.

Increased Crop Productivity Has Influenced Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Cycles

A team of researchers that includes an Earth system scientist from UNH has found that a previously unexplained increase in Earth's annual atmospheric "breathing" cycle over the last 50 years is due, in part, to a dramatic rise in agricultural productivity in the Northern Hemisphere.

New Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity

In November 2014, the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science published the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity.  According to the Code, it “provides the research community with a framework to promote commonly agreed principles and standards. The Code of Conduct aims to support a common understanding and common culture of research integrity in Denmark.”

Weather-Related Public Service Announcement

"Snow & Ice Can Damage Fuel Storage Tanks"

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services wants to remind residents that snow and ice can damage outdoor heating oil/propane/natural gas tanks, and the piping connecting the tank to the building.

Damage to tanks, filters, and associated piping can result in gas leaks and heating oil spills. Gas leaks are an explosion/fire hazard, and costly heating oil spills must be cleaned up to protect property and the environment.

UNH Research Digest ‒ November 2014

The UNH Research Digest collects research news stories from across the University and provides brief summaries that showcase the breadth and depth of our research, scholarly activity, and artistic endeavors.

Preview a few of November’s stories below. Find the rest of the November Digest articles at the UNH Research Office web site: http://www.unh.edu/research/unh-research-digest.

UNH IRB Sets Spring 2015 Semester Meeting Schedule

The UNH Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (IRB) has set its Spring 2015 semester meeting schedule, available at http://www.unh.edu/research/irb-meeting-schedule.

Please contact Julie Simpson (603/862-2003) in Research Integrity Services with any questions.

NSF OIG Reports on Research Misconduct Investigations

In its September 2014 Semiannual Report to Congress, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Inspector General (OIG) reports on a series of misconduct investigations, involving data falsification and fabrication, and plagiarism (starting on page 25).  The report details plagiarism in NSF proposals from Maine to Florida to California.

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