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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently issued a final rule intended to strengthen safety conditions for the shipment of lithium cells and batteries.
These changes will help ensure lithium cells and batteries are able to withstand normal transportation conditions and are packaged to reduce the possibility of damage that could lead to an unsafe situation, DOT stated in a July 31 press release.
The National Science Foundation has issued a draft of its updated Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (draft PAPPG), which will become effective December 26, 2014. The PAPPG, in conjunction with NSF’s Grant General Conditions, serves as the Foundation’s implementation of 2 CFR § 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.