Webinar on Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program Will Be Presented on March 6, 2013

On March 6th, webinar participants will be able to learn more about the program themes and group research component in the 2014 Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program from NEXUS Lead Scholars, Dr. Daniel M. Kammen from the University of California, Berkley and Dr. Sergio Pacca from the University of São Paulo, This is a rare opportunity for interested applicants to ask any questions they may have about the Fulbright NEXUS program. 

RCI Student Operator Develops CanopyApp

RCI recognizes student operator and Junior Computer Science major Dexter Richards for his outstanding work in developing, designing, and testing CanopyApp.  Sponsored by Annette Schloss of the UNH Earth Systems Research Center, CanopyApp is a multi-platform app that measures forest canopy cover in photographs taken by users.  The application works by masking colors specified by the user and then generating a percentage of canopy cover.  Designed for use by foresters, or anyone interested in canopy density, the app serves as a digital substitute for, or supplement to, a hand-held device call

NSF and US ED Issue Guidelines for Education Research and Development Projects

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Institute of Educational Sciences, US Dept. of Education (IES/US ED) have released a joint report, Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development  (NSF 13-126) and related FAQs ( NSF 13-127). 

The report provides:

UNH IACUC Sets Spring 2014 Semester Meeting Schedule

What Does the Growing Rate of Retractions of Scientific Papers Indicate?

Daniele Fanelli in a recent paper in PLOS Medicine, “Why Growing Retractions Are (Mostly) a Good Sign” hypothesizes that the increasing rate of retractions of scientific papers is a sign of scientists being more aware of and responsive to deceptive and flawed research rather than of rising rates of scientific misconduct.

Taking Advantage of Opportunities

Before beginning my internship with UNH Innovation (formerly the Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization), I didn’t really have a good understanding of how business and other entities managed and leveraged their intellectual property. I did realize however, that if I wanted to find a position in house at a company after I graduated I would need to learn. This is where the internship came in. Because of the unique environment that the ORPC operates in, I have been able to gain experience in a variety of areas that I likely would not have been able to find anywhere else.

Cooperative Extension Discussion on Dec 11: Keeping New Hampshire’s Forests Healthy

The final discussion for the fall semester in UNH Cooperative Extension's Issues & Ice Cream series will be held on December 11, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., in MUB Rooms 338-34.  The topic: Keeping New Hampshire’s Forests Healthy.  Ice cream will be served.

2014 Edition of Compilation of International Human Research Standards Available

The 2014 edition of the International Compilation of Human Research Standards is available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP).

Now on Blackboard: A Tutorial for Creating Posters

In 2010, Sherry Palmer, a UNH staff member, completed the current iteration of a Research Poster Tutorial, Creating a Large Format Poster to Present Your Research. Just recently, I was able to find a way to share this detailed and extremely helpful tool with all of UNH in a secure downloadable manner on Blackboard.

Staff Spotlight: Rob Anderson

Rob Anderson is RCI’s Associate Director and the manager of the Data Management and Support group.  He’s been with Research Computing for over 20 years, beginning as a student operator in 1985.  Rob received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from UNH, and in 1990 he became a Research Computing Center staff member.


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