2014

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.

UNH Prevention Innovations Researchers to Create Video Game to Help Students End Sexual Violence

UNH's Prevention Innovations, Research and Practice for Ending Violence on Campus program will create an interactive simulation video game for use on the Web and mobile devices to extend the reach of its acclaimed bystander intervention strategies that take a community approach to prevention in which everyone has a role to play in ending sexual and relationship violence and stalking.

Sensors Will Make the Memorial Bridge Come to Life

A new project led by UNH engineers will transform the Memorial Bridge over the Piscataqua River into a “living” bridge that could change the way we look at bridges and infrastructure in the near future. The Living Bridge Project will install sensors on the bridge to provide infrastructure engineers and community members with a wide range of data, from the status of the bridge’s health, to traffic, weather, sea level, and tidal information.

UNH Scientists Share in $10M USDA Research Grant to Breed Better Fruits

NH Agricultural Experiment Station scientists at UNH are part of a research team that has been awarded a $10 million, five-year grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture Specialty Crop Research Initiative. The researchers will develop and apply modern DNA-based tools to deliver new cultivated varieties of rosaceous crops such as apples, peaches, strawberries, and cherries with superior product quality and disease resistance.

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.

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