Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Result of Carbon Dioxide Decrease 34 Million Years Ago, Not Continental Breakup

Climate modelers from the University of New Hampshire have shown that the most likely explanation for the initiation of Antarctic glaciation during a major climate shift 34 million years ago was decreased carbon dioxide levels. The finding counters a 40-year-old theory suggesting massive rearrangements of Earth's continents caused global cooling and the abrupt formation of the Antarctic ice sheet. It will provide scientists insight into the climate change implications of current rising global carbon dioxide levels.

Opportunity to Review the Draft World Ocean Assessment (WOA)

The Department of State invites experts in relevant fields of expertise to participate in the U.S. Government review of the draft World Ocean Assessment (WOA).  The WOA is the product of a UN process for global reporting and assessment of the state of the marine environment, including socioeconomic aspects.

NSF Seeks Reviewers for Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites disciplinary and interdisciplinary scientists and engineers, and other professionals with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate education expertise to serve as reviewers for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). NSF seeks diverse panels composed of outstanding researchers and educators from a wide range of institutions, geographic locations, and backgrounds.

Join the Discussion: Existing and Future Research Computing Challenges and Directions for UNH -- Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11 AM

UNH Information Technology, the UNH Research Computing Center, and Dell will host a discussion of existing and future research computing challenges and directions on Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 11am-1pm in the Memorial Union Building (MUB) Room 334/336. The discussion will focus on the future needs of the research community at UNH and how we work with our partners both at UNH and outside. 

GRAD 930: Ethics in Research & Scholarship Offered in Fall 2014

The UNH Graduate School is offering GRAD 930: Ethics in Research and Scholarship in the Fall 2014 semester. Faculty, staff, and graduate students who have taken the course in the past have come from a wide variety of disciplines/areas across the campus, and the different perspectives they have brought to the course have enriched their educational experience. Ethical research is a core value at UNH, and this course engages participants in the conversation.  Here is what a former student said about the class,

NIOSH Launches Center on Sensor Technologies

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has taken another step toward bridging rapid advancements in technology with its goal of preventing worker illnesses and injuries.

The agency recently launched the Center for Direct Reading and Sensor Technologies, a virtual center intended to improve worker safety through the use of smartphones and other devices.

DOT Issues New Standards for Lithium Battery Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently issued a final rule  intended to strengthen safety conditions for the shipment of lithium cells and batteries.

These changes will help ensure lithium cells and batteries are able to withstand normal transportation conditions and are packaged to reduce the possibility of damage that could lead to an unsafe situation, DOT stated in a July 31 press release.

NIOSH Report Offers Tips on Assessing Worker Posture

A recent report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is intended to help safety professionals assess and improve worker posture and prevent musculoskeletal disorders.

The use of digital video, computer software, training, and visual cues comprise the main components of the research-based approach advocated in the report.

Wow, How They’ve Changed!! Take a Look at the Updated UNH Web-Based RCR Modules!!

The UNH Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and Scholarly Activity Committee is pleased to announce the revision of the UNH Web-based program of RCR instruction.  The revised 11 Web-based modules are the result of a collaborative effort between staff in the UNH Research Computing Center (RCC) and RCR committee members.

NSF Revisions Exclude Canada and Mexico from Domestic Travel

The National Science Foundation has issued a draft of its updated Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (draft PAPPG), which will become effective December 26, 2014.  The PAPPG, in conjunction with NSF’s Grant General Conditions, serves as the Foundation’s implementation of 2 CFR § 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.


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