EPA Analysis Shows Decrease in 2011 Toxic Chemical Releases in New Hampshire

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA’s) most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2011. In New Hampshire, the overall releases of pollutants to the environment have decreased since the previous reporting year (2010).

Read the full report here.

RCI Staff Recognized by NOAA

Cheers to Phil Collins and Bob St. Lawrence of the Research Computing and Instrumentation Center!  Their development of the Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA) brought recognition from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “For providing exemplary scientific or support services to NOAA, Department of Commerce, and the Nation during the unprecedented Deepwater Horizon oil spill.”

New USDA NIFA RCR Training Requirement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has instituted a new training requirement effective for awards subject to the February 2013 Research Terms and Conditions

A State-wide Infrastructure to Support Entrepreneurial Success

What happens when you have a round-table discussion among entrepreneurs and early stage companies in Durham’s incubator Idea Greenhouse, led by the Seacoast regional manager of the Small Business Development Center, with experts who know how to write a winning SBIR proposal, know how to reduce the roadblocks related to intellectual property and have state funding to seed research/business partnerships?  You have all the ingredients of a collaborative program that offers a pathway from innovation to commercialization and job creation for NH.

UNH Cooperative Extension Hosts Discussion on Food Safety and the Food System on April 10

A panel of representatives from across the food system will discuss food safety issues and needs affecting each sector on April 10 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in the MUB, room 338/340.

The panelists, and the food system sectors they represent, are:

Documentary Based on UNH Historian’s Book about JFK’s Assassination to Be Featured on TLC in November

The book “Letters to Jackie: Condolences From a Grieving Nation” by Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor of history, will be made into a major documentary film that will debut as an exclusive television event on TLC this fall in honor of the 50th anniversary of the president’s assassination.

Full article

UNH Researchers and Students Involved as NH-INBRE Boosts Biomedical Research Statewide

This three-part series profiles UNH faculty and students who are involved in NH-INBRE—the New Hampshire IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence—a program that aims to increase the state’s research capacity and the scientific knowledge of its workforce.

Supported by a $15.4 million award from the National Institutes of Health, NH-INBRE is a coalition led by Dartmouth College, which oversees the awarding of NH-INBRE grants and provides technical support and mentoring to partners in the coalition, including UNH.

Collections Edited by UNH American Literature Specialists Now Published

Two English faculty members who specialize in American literature have each published new co-edited collections.

Margaret Fuller and Her Circles is a collection of essays edited by Associate Professor of English Brigitte Bailey, Katheryn P. Viens, and Conrad Edick Wright (U of NH Press/UPNE, 2013). Fuller was an important American public intellectual of the nineteenth century. A journalist and critic, she advocated for women’s rights, the emancipation of slaves, prison reform, and other social changes.

Wilderness Therapy Programs Less Risky to Teens than Daily Life

Michael Gass, professor of outdoor education in the kinesiology department, and Stephen Javorski, a UNH doctoral student have found there is actually less risk to participants on wilderness therapy programs, when they are conducted correctly, than to adolescents in their normal everyday activities.

UNH Scientists Document First Expansion of ‘Sea Potato’ Seaweed Into New England

A team of UNH researchers and students have documented the rapid southern expansion of Colpomenia peregrina, also known as sea potato or oyster thief, from Novia Scotia to Cape Cod. While the sea potato is an introduced, not invasive, species in New England waters, its rapid expansion into Gulf of Maine oyster beds raises concerns.

The researchers and other scientists are keeping a close eye on C. peregrina for other ways it could alter the natural community and native flora, as well as its impact on oysters.


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