The final discussion for the spring semester in UNH Cooperative Extension's Issues & Ice Cream series will be held on April 9, 2014, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., in MUB Rooms 338-340. The topic: Agriculture & Natural Resources Business Development.
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.
Associate professor of English and Native American literature scholar Siobhan Senier has been awarded a $39,655 grant by the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program of the National Endowment for the Humanities to do collaborative planning for creating on-line access to regional Native American writings held by small tribal archives across New England.
Stuart Grandy, soil biogeochemist and assistant professor of natural resources and the environment, and his colleagues have found some unique properties of the clay minerals in the soil that may underlie agricultural problems in Uganda.
“I’m hoping to continue exploring the soil fertility issues that are limiting agricultural sustainability in Uganda. I want to more deeply understand the unique soil processes there, which are key to sustaining agricultural productivity and improving people’s livelihoods,” explained Grandy.
New research from psychologists at UNH shows that simply remembering a positive memory about exercise may be enough to motivate individuals to engage in regular exercise. “From a public health perspective, identifying factors that can motivate individuals to engage in regular exercise is vital,” according to co-investigators Mathew Biondolillo, a doctoral student in psychology, and David Pillemer, Dr. Samuel E. Paul Professor of Developmental Psychology.
Two reports produced by Climate Solutions New England, an initiative of the Sustainability Institute at UNH, predict that average annual temperatures in New Hampshire will likely rise by 3 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit and extreme precipitation events will likely double by mid-century.
A new grant to UNH’s social work program will enhance child welfare workforce development in New Hampshire, providing professional development, education, and UNH interns to the state’s Division for Children, Youth and Families.
Companies often have a problem that can be uniquely solved by a university partnership. They will invest in external research to achieve an innovative solution for a new product or process that has great commercialization or market potential. But why would an academic want to be involved with addressing current business challenges?