UNH Research Digest ‒ May 2014

UNH Research Digest ‒ May 2014

Jul 21, 2014
UNH Research Digest ‒ May 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 May’s stories below. Find the rest of the May Digest articles at the UNH Research Office web site: http://www.unh.edu/research/unh-research-digest.

New Hampshire Services & Supports Website Launched

The Balancing Incentive Program (BIP) in the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has launched a new community long-term services and supports website. Working in partnership with DHHS to develop and launch the website, the Center on Aging & Community Living, a collaboration between the Institute on Disability at UNH and the Institute for Health Policy and Practice at UNH, manages the BIP. The website provides a user-friendly, central location where consumers can access information about community long-term care services and supports throughout New Hampshire.


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Lightning Researcher Is New Peter T. Paul Chair in Space Sciences at UNH

Joseph Dwyer, a leading expert on lightning, has been named the Peter T. Paul Chair in Space Sciences within the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space at UNH and the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. He will join the UNH faculty at the start of the fall semester in 2014. Dwyer was most recently department head and professor of physics and space sciences at the Florida Institute of Technology.



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UNH Receives Grant to Study Climate Change Adaptation in Wildfire-Prone Area

UNH has received a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture to study climate change adaptation in the Blue Mountains of Oregon, an area prone to wildfires and drought that have impacted the area’s economy. Building on previous community and environment research through the Carsey Institute at UNH, the project is a collaborative effort involving  Mark Ducey in the department of natural resources and the environment, Larry Hamilton in the department of sociology, Michael Palace in Earth Systems Research Center at the UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, and colleagues from the University of Colorado, the University of Florida, the Oregon State University College of Forestry Extension, and Wallowa Resources in Enterprise, Oregon.


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