2014

Morse Hall Network Upgrade

On October 15th, RCC installed a new Enterasys Layer 3 backbone switch in Morse Hall.  The upgrade provides Morse Hall occupants with many benefits, including:

UNH Acquires Two Major Research Instruments with Help of NSF Grants

Two recent awards to UNH from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program have allowed UNH to purchase a focused ion beam scanning electron microscope and an isotope ratio mass spectrometer. The new instruments will help a wide range of faculty and students conduct innovative research; further graduate, undergraduate, and K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) training; and facilitate partnerships with industry users.

 

Including a Commercialization Plan in Your Next Grant Proposal

This summer, UNHInnovation (UNHI) had the opportunity to host a roundtable discussion at the regional NORDP (National Organization of Research Development Professionals) meeting held at UNH. Our discussion was loosely themed “Commercialization, Technology Transfer, and Innovation,” all favorite topics of our office.

Asbestos Awareness Training Sessions

Asbestos Awareness Training is required for those employees who’s daily work activities requires the possible contact with ACM’s, or related responsibilities.  This training is required initially within 60 days upon hire for those affected employees and annually thereafter.  The training includes a discussion on asbestos and asbestos related products and their locations at UNH, health hazards associated with exposures, regulatory requirements, and UNH practices and procedures associated with the presence of ACM’s.

November 7, 2014 Economics Research Seminar on Research Integrity

Professor James Wible will present his paper Economic Dimensions of Research Misconduct and Responsible Conduct of Research in Science and Economics at the Economics Research Seminar on Friday, November 7, 2014, 2:10-3:30 pm in Paul College Room 165. UNH faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

Certificates of Confidentiality

Certificates of Confidentiality (CoCs) are a tool available to researchers to help protect the privacy of research participants in studies where researchers collect sensitive information about them.  CoCs protect researchers and institutions from forced disclosure of information that may identify research participants during the time that the Certificate is in effect.

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

Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center 25th Anniversary Celebration - Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

The Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center, a facility of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES) at the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA), will mark its 25th anniversary Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, with a celebration that will include presentations of the University’s current dairy research. 

HHS adds to list of carcinogens

Washington – The Department of Health and Human Services has added four substances to its list of cancer hazards, according to the agency's 13th Report on Carcinogens.

One of those substances – ortho-toluidine, which is used to make rubber chemicals, pesticides and dyes – has been listed as a known human carcinogen. Three others have been added as "reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens," including:

OSHA seeks dialogue on PELs, chemical exposures

Washington – OSHA would like to hear from stakeholders about how to prevent work-related illnesses caused by exposure to hazardous substances.

In a YouTube video posted Oct. 9, OSHA administrator David Michaels announced the launch of a national dialogue.

The first step in OSHA’s efforts will be to publish a Request for Information in the Federal Register seeking input on chemical management and permissible exposure limits.

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