US EPA Steps Up Enforcement of Oil Pollution Prevention Regulations in New England

The U.S. EPA has stepped up enforcement of federal oil pollution prevention regulations in Region One, the six New England states. These rules require specific facilities to prepare, amend, and implement Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans to prevent oil discharges to navigable waters and adjoining shorelines.             Full article

Interested in Open Access? Open Education? Open Data?

If so, OpenCon 2014 may be for you.  OpenCon is “a conference to take place in November aimed at mobilising (sic) support around open access, open educational resources and open data amongst early career researchers” and students.  OpenCon 2014 will take place November 15-17 in Washington, DC

Charles Simic – Inspired by New Hampshire

Good friends, beautiful winters, and great parking spaces initially drew poet, essayist, and professor emeritus of English Charles Simic to the University of New Hampshire in the early 1970’s. Now, the emerging poets he mentors in Advanced Poetry workshops in the Master of Fine Arts in Writing program provide inspiration for his work.

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From Mill Town to Metropolis, the People and Places of Manchester

Robert Macieski, associate professor of history and director of museum studies at UNH Manchester, is creating a web site that will tell the story of how Manchester grew from mill town to metropolis. With the help of Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping software, census data going back to 1790, city directories, historic maps, and multi-media resources, People and Places will provide a unique tool for exploring the history and geography of the Queen City.

David Finkelhor – Research to Promote Safer Children and Families

As Director of the Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC) at UNH, David Finkelhor credits the worldwide success of the CCRC’s cutting-edge research to the tremendous support UNH provides. Since coming to UNH in 1976, Finkelhor has conducted research and published on the subjects of child maltreatment, family violence, sexual abuse, child homicide, and missing and abducted children, establishing him as a leader in these fields.

Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Result of Carbon Dioxide Decrease 34 Million Years Ago, Not Continental Breakup

Climate modelers from the University of New Hampshire have shown that the most likely explanation for the initiation of Antarctic glaciation during a major climate shift 34 million years ago was decreased carbon dioxide levels. The finding counters a 40-year-old theory suggesting massive rearrangements of Earth's continents caused global cooling and the abrupt formation of the Antarctic ice sheet. It will provide scientists insight into the climate change implications of current rising global carbon dioxide levels.

Opportunity to Review the Draft World Ocean Assessment (WOA)

The Department of State invites experts in relevant fields of expertise to participate in the U.S. Government review of the draft World Ocean Assessment (WOA).  The WOA is the product of a UN process for global reporting and assessment of the state of the marine environment, including socioeconomic aspects.

NSF Seeks Reviewers for Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites disciplinary and interdisciplinary scientists and engineers, and other professionals with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate education expertise to serve as reviewers for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). NSF seeks diverse panels composed of outstanding researchers and educators from a wide range of institutions, geographic locations, and backgrounds.

Join the Discussion: Existing and Future Research Computing Challenges and Directions for UNH -- Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11 AM

UNH Information Technology, the UNH Research Computing Center, and Dell will host a discussion of existing and future research computing challenges and directions on Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 11am-1pm in the Memorial Union Building (MUB) Room 334/336. The discussion will focus on the future needs of the research community at UNH and how we work with our partners both at UNH and outside. 

GRAD 930: Ethics in Research & Scholarship Offered in Fall 2014

The UNH Graduate School is offering GRAD 930: Ethics in Research and Scholarship in the Fall 2014 semester. Faculty, staff, and graduate students who have taken the course in the past have come from a wide variety of disciplines/areas across the campus, and the different perspectives they have brought to the course have enriched their educational experience. Ethical research is a core value at UNH, and this course engages participants in the conversation.  Here is what a former student said about the class,


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