2017

UNH IACUC Sets Fall 2017 Semester Meeting Schedule

The UNH Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) has set its Fall 2017 semester meeting schedule. Please contact Julie Simpson (603/862-2003) or Theresa Cherouvis (603/862-3536) in Research Integrity Services with any questions or visit http://www.unh.edu/research/animal-care-use.

Deadlines Eliminated for NSF/CBET Process Separations Program

The Process Separations Program in the Division of Chemical, Biological, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) has, as of June 2017, eliminated target dates and will accept proposals for consideration at any time. To allow time to adapt to the "open submission - no deadline" guidelines, new proposals will be considered for review after July 20, 2017.

NSF Eliminates Target Dates for CEDAR, GEM, and SHINE Programs

NSF's Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) will eliminate target dates for three solicitations in the Geospace Science Section:

  • Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR)
  • Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM)
  • Solar, Heliospheric, and INterplanetary Environment (SHINE)

NSF, ONR, and NASA Partner on New Funding Opportunity via the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP)

The Division of Ocean Sciences, NSF, is pleased to announce that they are partnering with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), NASA, and NSF’s Office of Polar Programs (OPP), via the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP), in a Broad Agency Announcement regarding three ocean research and technology topics of mutual and emerging interest.  Up to $18.5 million over five years may be available for this solicitation, subject to appropriation, availability of funds, and final approval by the participating NOPP agencies.

UNH Research Finds Seacoast Roads Under New Threat From Rising Sea Level

Researchers at UNH have identified sections of specific New Hampshire Seacoast roads as far as two miles from the shore that are the most vulnerable as groundwater levels rise as a result of increasing ocean water levels.

UNH Researchers Find that Gene Expression in Brain Regions of Doves Differs Between Males and Females

A new study by Matt MacManes, assistant professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, points to the importance of studying both males and females in experimental biology.

UNH Research Finds Majority of Americans Trust Science Agencies for Information about Climate Change

Seventy-three percent of Americans trust science agencies like NASA for information about climate change, according to new research released by the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. This includes a substantial majority within every political group.

In addition, a follow-up survey by the researchers found more than 80 percent of survey respondents – again including majorities in all political groups – favor continuing or expanding NASA’s Earth observations programs rather than cutting them.

Sowers to Investigate Environmental Infrastructure Targeting in Middle Eastern Wars

The Gerda Henkel Stiftung Foundation has awarded a two-year grant to Jeannie Sowers, UNH associate professor of political science, Erika Weinthal at Duke University, and Neda Zawahri at Cleveland State University to analyze how water, energy and sanitation infrastructures are targeted in ongoing warfare in the Middle East and North Africa.

Significant Increase of Invasive Seaweed Is Changing Sea Habitats in the Gulf of Maine

A UNH research team led by Jennifer Dijkstra, research assistant professor in the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, has found that over the last 30 years,   the towering kelp seaweed beds, once dominant in the Gulf of Maine, are declining, and more invasive, shrub-like species of seaweed have taken their place, altering the look of the ocean floor and the base of the marine food chain.

Studies are undeway to determine the impacts of the invasive types of seaweed and why they are so successful in the Gulf of Maine.

NSF Geoinformatics Program (GI) Announces Proposal Submission Hiatus

In a Dear Colleague Letter dated June 27, 2017, the National Science Foundation's Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) announced that there will be a one year hiatus in the acceptance of proposals to the cyberinfrastructure for the geosciences (Geoinformatics) program.

Effective immediately, new project proposals will not be accepted in 2017 while the Geoinformatics program undergoes review.

See the Letter (NSF17-108) for details.

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