2014

Three UNH Faculty Receive Prestigious NSF CAREER Awards in 2014

Three University of New Hampshire faculty have received one of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) most prestigious grant awards: Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER). Margaret Boettcher, assistant professor of geophysics, Gonghu Li, assistant professor of chemistry, and Tom Weber, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, were recognized for their proposed innovative work.

October 15th UNH Cooperative Extension Discussion: Landscaping and Greenhouse Horticulture

The next discussion for the fall semester in UNH Cooperative Extension's Issues & Ice Cream series will be held on Wednesday October 15, 2014, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., in MUB Rooms 330-332. The topic: Landscaping and Greenhouse Horticulture.

Faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome to join UNH Cooperative Extension faculty and specialists and their University partners to discuss current research-outreach partnerships and success stories while enjoying ice cream from the UNH Dairy Bar.

CDC Foundation provides tips on workplace flu prevention

Atlanta – With flu season on the horizon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation is sharing information to help workers protect themselves from the disease.

Among the information released is an infographic with facts about vaccination, how the flu impacts workers and how to avoid spreading germs.

Debut of Obliterase Secure Data Erasure Tool

RCC staff member Tucker Hurton, RCC student operator Kellie Fleitman and Obliterase president Steve Wood attended the Spiceworld IT conference in Austin, TX from September 23rd to the 25th.  There they debuted Obliterase, a secure data erasure product engineered by RCC.  Obliterase is available through the newly launched Spiceworks App Center, making it instantly visible to over 5 million IT professionals around the world.

Request for Faculty Feedback on Teaching Ethics in Science & Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering’s Online Ethics Center website serves as a resource for educators, practitioners, and students seeking to understand and address ethical issues that arise in their work.  Primary audiences for the website are instructors and faculty who teach ethics topics as part of their classes or their mentoring activities, or as an entire class.

NIH Systematic Application Compliance Checking – What It Is and What It’s Not

Automated enforcement of business rules by NIH eRA systems plays an important role in the application submission process – it helps you and it helps NIH. Understanding what that role covers can be the difference between your application moving forward to review and not.

 

System-enforced application validations are what they are – nothing more, nothing less.

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John Aber ‒ Organic Farming with the Former “Provost of Compost”

What makes a distinguished career in research? Perhaps the key is reinvention, or a willingness to embrace new directions and ideas. When University Professor John Aber stepped down from his role as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2013, he returned his full attention to research, focusing on the sustainability of UNH’s innovative Organic Dairy Research Farm.

UNH Ocean Mappers Discover Seamount in Pacific Ocean

University of New Hampshire scientists on a seafloor mapping mission have discovered a new seamount near the Johnson Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. The yet-unnamed summit, located about 300 kilometers southeast of uninhabited Jarvis Island, lies in one of the least explored areas of the central Pacific Ocean.

The seamount was discovered in August when James Gardner, research professor in the UNH-NOAA Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center, was leading a mapping mission to help delineate the outer limits of the U.S. continental shelf.

Urban Ecosystems “Evolve" and Require Sustainable Management

In a series of studies published in a special issue of the journal Biogeochemistry, scientists specializing in urban ecosystems, including two from the University of New Hampshire, show urban and suburban environments are dynamic biological, chemical, and even geological ecosystems that can change relatively quickly in response to human activities.

William McDowell of the UNH department of natural resources and the environment (NREN) and Wil Wollheim of NREN and the UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space are co-editors of the Biogeochemistry special issue, as well as co-authors of several of the studies included in the issue.

Mathematician Yitang Zhang Awarded MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant"

University of New Hampshire professor of mathematics Yitang “Tom” Zhang has been named a 2014 MacArthur Fellow. Zhang is one of 21 “exceptionally creative individuals with a track record of achievement and the potential for even more significant contributions in the future,” according to the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

The so-called “genius grant” recognizes Zhang’s breakthrough proof related to one of mathematics’ oldest and most captivating problems, the twin prime conjecture.

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