National Academies Roundtable on Science & Welfare in Laboratory Animal Use

The National Academies Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) Roundtable will host its second workshop entitled Transportation of Laboratory Animals on September 3rd & 4th, 2014 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC.  The workshop will also be webcast live (registration required).  The workshop is part of its series, ILAR Roundtable o

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

Sept 12 Webinar: Fundamentals of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the NIH Grants Process

Megan Columbus, Director, Office of Communications and Outreach Office of Extramural Research, NIH and NIH Program Manager for Electronic Receipt of Grant Applications, will present a webinar, Fundamentals of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the NIH Grants Process, on Friday, September 12, 2014, 1:00-3:00 pm in the UNH Memorial Union (MUB) Theater 1. A question & answer session will follow the prepared presentation.

Data Sharing: Perspectives from across the Academic Spectrum

What are the barriers and benefits of sharing data and the move towards more transparency in science?  Nature’s “Data Matters” blog presents interviews with scientists, funders, and librarians wherein they share their thoughts on these and related matters.  From paleontology to neuroscience, from ecology to genomics, and including representatives of funding agencies and organizations that curate and safeguard data, the interviewees address issues such as the state of, and problems with, data sharing

Two More Institutions Implement UNH’s Chemical Management System

Bridgewater State University and Carleton College have joined the more than 20 colleges and universities around the country using UNHCEMS®, a web-deployed chemical inventory management system that enables colleges and universities to manage their hazardous materials inventory from procurement to disposal.  UNHCEMS® was designed by UNH’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety and the UNH Research Computing Center in 2001, and is continually enhanced to meet the ongoing and future needs of subscribers.

US EPA Steps Up Enforcement of Oil Pollution Prevention Regulations in New England

The U.S. EPA has stepped up enforcement of federal oil pollution prevention regulations in Region One, the six New England states. These rules require specific facilities to prepare, amend, and implement Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans to prevent oil discharges to navigable waters and adjoining shorelines.             Full article

Interested in Open Access? Open Education? Open Data?

If so, OpenCon 2014 may be for you.  OpenCon is “a conference to take place in November aimed at mobilising (sic) support around open access, open educational resources and open data amongst early career researchers” and students.  OpenCon 2014 will take place November 15-17 in Washington, DC

Charles Simic – Inspired by New Hampshire

Good friends, beautiful winters, and great parking spaces initially drew poet, essayist, and professor emeritus of English Charles Simic to the University of New Hampshire in the early 1970’s. Now, the emerging poets he mentors in Advanced Poetry workshops in the Master of Fine Arts in Writing program provide inspiration for his work.

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From Mill Town to Metropolis, the People and Places of Manchester

Robert Macieski, associate professor of history and director of museum studies at UNH Manchester, is creating a web site that will tell the story of how Manchester grew from mill town to metropolis. With the help of Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping software, census data going back to 1790, city directories, historic maps, and multi-media resources, People and Places will provide a unique tool for exploring the history and geography of the Queen City.

David Finkelhor – Research to Promote Safer Children and Families

As Director of the Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC) at UNH, David Finkelhor credits the worldwide success of the CCRC’s cutting-edge research to the tremendous support UNH provides. Since coming to UNH in 1976, Finkelhor has conducted research and published on the subjects of child maltreatment, family violence, sexual abuse, child homicide, and missing and abducted children, establishing him as a leader in these fields.


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