2014

UNH IACUC Sets Spring 2015 Semester Meeting Schedule

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

The 2014 Innovators’ Dinner

UNHInnovation hosted the annual Innovators’ Dinner on October 9th to celebrate the intellectual property achievements of the past year. Faculty, staff, and students gathered in Huddleston Hall to recognize the collective hard work that resulted in 124 license agreements, 68 innovation disclosures, six patents filed, six patents issued, two trademarks registered, over $500,000 in royalty income, and upcoming initiatives geared towards entrepreneurial creation, development, and support.

Nov 12th Discussion: Choosing and Using Citizen Science: Methods for Engaged Environmental Research

Researchers, faculty, students, project coordinators, and volunteers are welcome to join the discussion,"Choosing and Using Citizen Science: Methods for Engaged Environmental Research" on Wednesday, November 12, 12:30 - 2:30 pm in Gregg Hall, Room 320. Ice cream will be served.

Participants will hear examples and best practices for working with the public to advance research, and learn what makes a citizen science project successful.

Resources for Teaching the Responsible Conduct of Research

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has on its website a series of case studies addressing a variety of topics in the responsible conduct of research. The ORI Casebook: Stories about Researchers Worth Discussing (Casebook) is designed to raise awareness of the types of ethical dilemmas researchers may encounter and provide a way to work through them.

The Casebook consists of the following eight topic chapters:

Fulbright Arctic Initiative Seeks Scholars

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative will bring together a network of scholars, professionals and applied researchers from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience. Sixteen outstanding scholars from the U.S. and abroad will be selected to participate in the program as Fulbright Arctic Initiative Scholars through an open, merit-based competition.

The Initiative will provide a platform for scholars from across the Arctic region to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research in one of four areas: Energy, Water, Health, and Infrastructure. Program activities will commence in spring 2015 and conclude in fall of 2016.

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.

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