Robbin Ray ’82

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  • Ensuring a Healthier State

    Ensuring a Healthier State

    Researchers at the University of New Hampshire will start genomic testing of positive cases of the COVID-19 virus to help monitor for any variants of concern that may be found in New Hampshire.
  • Sign with text in front of bright garden flowers

    No Boat Necessary

    The Appledore Island garden of 19th century poet Celia Thaxter blooms again at Prescott Park this summer.
  • Black bear standing at the edge of a forest

    Black Bear, Protector

    Black bears may shield smaller carnivores, including the gray fox, from predators such as coyotes, new UNH research finds.
  • Paula Mouser stands on catwalk at Durham's wastewater treatment facility

    PFAS Are Forever

    Two studies from UNH look at the fate of PFAS after being processed by wastewater treatment facilities.
  • David Finkelhor works at a laptop

    Study: 1.4M Children Annually Receive Medical Care for Violence

    A national report from UNH shows close to one and a half million children each year visit a doctor, emergency room or medical facility as a result of an assault, abuse, crime or other form of...
  • Desert mouse

    Hotter, Drier and Adapted

    Researchers at the University of New Hampshire found that to live in hotter more desert-like surroundings, and exist without water, there is more than one genetic mechanism allowing animals to adapt...
  • Deep-sea corals in New England waters.

    Sea Change

    ​​​​​​UNH researchers have found that climate change affects deep-sea corals and sponges differently.
  • Colorful data image representing ocean soundscapes

    A COVID Ocean Hush?

    New software developed by UNH will help researchers understand ocean soundscapes.
  • light house

    Favorable Winds

    As the Biden administration announces a plan to expand the development of offshore wind energy development (OWD) along the East Coast, research from UNH shows significant support from an unlikely...
  • David Finkelhor works at a laptop

    Most Youth Who Need Mental Health Help Aren't Getting It

    A new study from UNH's Crimes against Children Research Center finds more than half of youth who need behavioral health services are not getting them.
  • Rachel Campagna

    No Second Chance to Make Trusting First Impression - or is There?

    In business, as in life, it is important to make a good first impression and, according to research at UNH, a positive initial interaction can be helpful in building a lasting trust relationship.
  • Students rock climbing for therapy

    The Wilderness As Therapy

    Getting outside can do more for teens than keep them physically fit. It can also be good for them mentally. UNH’s Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Center will receive $2.97 million in grants to conduct...
  • The Kids Are Alright?

    The Kids Are Alright?

    Researchers from UNH's Crimes against Children Research Center report on child maltreatment trends.
  • Jennifer Miksis-Olds aboard an ocean-going research vessel.

    Can You Hear Me Now?

    New research focuses on human-induced ocean noises, their impacts on marine life, and offers suggestions for healthier soundscapes.
  • Researcher in lab

    Promising Research

    Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM), a rare form of lymphoma, does not have any known cure and only one FDA-approved treatment, making it challenging to treat patients. But with the work being done at...
  • Woman sits by river bank taking notes.

    Rivers Running Into Problems

    UNH research indicates that less snow could lengthen mud season and change river ecosystems by the year 2100.
  • KELLEN SAWYER, A RESEARCH TECHNICIAN LEADING THE UNH SEWAGE MONITORING, RETRIEVES A SAMPLE FROM ONE OF THE MANHOLES

    Flushing Out COVID-19

    UNH research is flushing out cases of the coronavirus by testing wastewater on campus. The sewage sampling is being used as a secondary surveillance method to the already required twice-weekly...
  • Defrosting the Arctic

    Defrosting the Arctic

    New research led by UNH aims to understand the interactions that stimulate the release of carbon from thawing permafrost in the Arctic.
  • Research Boost

    Research Boost

    Chemical engineering professor Harish Vashisth has received a prestigious early career grant from the NIH, with which he'll further research that could lead to the development of drugs to treat...
  • UNH Strives for Safety

    UNH Strives for Safety

    UNH is testing students for the coronavirus in a newly created cutting-edge laboratory located on the Durham campus using self-swabbing home kits developed at UNH.
  • Ruth Varner in Stordalen Mire in Sweden

    Emerging Science

    UNH will receive $3.6 million to examine the climate change effect on ecosystems. 
  • Thompson Hall at University of New Hampshire

    Opioid Avoidance

    With a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, UNH Extension will address opioid use in N.H.
  • KIngsbury Hall

    New Pathways That Could Help Treat RNA Viruses Discovered

    UNH researchers have identified new pathways in an RNA-based virus where inhibitors, like medical treatments, unbind. The finding could be beneficial in understanding how these inhibitors react and...
  • Hazy image of a landscape with faint sun

    Fire and Ice

    New UNH research finds that wildfires in the Siberian Arctic can alter the chemistry of streams and other waterways, with implications for human health and livelihood.
  • Chen

    Autism’s Sex Bias

    Protein regulation may explain why it’s more common in boys
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    FaceTime, Faith and Zoom’ing Through Holy Week

    UNH's Michele Dillon discusses worshipping during COVID-19.
  • child writing on paper

    From Parent to Teacher

    As the coronavirus continues to spread, keeping schools across the country closed, children from elementary to high school are transitioning to virtual learning that can be done  at home
  • unh-neuroscience-researcher-mao-chen

    Pavlov’s Cells

    The phrase “Pavlov’s dogs” has long evoked images of bells, food and salivating dogs.
  • Grey house surrounded by green lawn.

    Beyond Curb Appeal

    UNH researchers found that the older the home, the more carbon stored underground.
  • Eye Spy

    Eye Spy

    In a recent paper published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, UNH researchers have reported the first structural model for a key enzyme and its activating protein that can play a role in eye...
  • drawing of the Saildrone Surveyor

    UNH Sails into Next Generation of Ocean Mapping

    Add “sailboat” to the list of ways researchers are collecting data to map the ocean floor. 
  • tall blades of kelp seaweed in the Gulf of Maine

    Climate Change and Turf Seaweed Causing “Patchy” Seascape

    The effects of climate change are becoming more apparent, from the rapidly warming Gulf of Maine to more frequent and severe storms and the increase of invasive turf seaweed. UNH researchers have...
  • Two male paleontologists collect rocks on a dusty hillside

    Fossil Bonanza

    UNH researchers contributed to a major study that shows how life on Earth rebounded after an asteroid wiped out dinosaurs 66 million years ago.
  • Snowy trail in a northern forest

    Winter Is Coming. Or Is It?

    “Winter is coming,” the saying goes. But is it? New research from UNH has found clear signs of a decline in frost days, snow covered days and other indicators of winter that could have lasting...
  • Student in orange helmet perched on edge of rock, about to rappel down

    For Teens, Outdoors Is Greater

    A new study from UNH has found that adventure therapy is less expensive and more effecitve than traditional therapy.
  • Bathymetric Explorer and Navigator underwater robot

    Searching for Amelia

    Researchers from the UNH Marine School and a robot developed by the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping are part of the crew searching anew for Amelia Earhart's plane.
  • Fracking site shot from above in mountains of rural Pennsylvania

    When Fracking Meets Hiking

    Nearly a quarter of outdoor recreationists in Pennsylvania have encountered shale natural gas energy development, leading some of them to change their plans, new UNH research found.
  • Flooded road blocked with yellow tape and "high water" sign

    Pounding the Pavement

    New research from UNH shows that thicker asphalt could extend the life cycle of roads — and save money — as the effects of climate change stress them.
  • Autism research illustration

    Protein Pathway

    Recent research has identied a role sex-biased protein may play in autism.
  • bee research

    Buzz Kill

    A recent study indicates major crop pollinators are in decline.
  • A rocket takes off with white-red flames behind it.

    Satellites' Bumpy Ride

    Scientists find auroral "speed bumps" are complicated.
  • Wild bee on a yellow flower

    What's the Buzz?

    New research from UNH has found a dramatic decline in 14 wild bee species.
  • Healing Hydrogel

    Healing Hydrogel

    New research from chemical engineering professor Kyung Jae Jeong could lead to an effective treatment for corneal melting, a significant cause of blindness.
  • IMAP

    YouMap, IMAP

    When NASA launches its Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) mission in 2024, it will carry an instrument designed and built by a team of UNH engineers and scientists.
  • Xuanmao (Mao) Chen, assistant professor of neurobiology

    UNH Researchers Identify Role Sex-Biased Protein May Play in Autism

    A new discovery could lead to promising autism treatment strategies.
  • Highclere Castle

    Crawleys, Curated

    UNH historian Nicoletta Gullace takes a closer look at the beloved "Downton Abbey" to reveal that it may have been preserving history not as it actually was but as fans believe it ought to have been.
  • McConnell Hall

    Repetitive Concussions Create Lasting Impact

    UNH researchers have found that young adults who experienced repetitive concussions can experience persistent cognitive changes.
  • UNH researcher Michael Chambers with a greenhouse-grown shrimp in a net

    Hyperlocal Shrimp?

    UNH researchers are testing a shrimp aquaculture method that could put the seafood staple back in your fishmonger’s case.
  • Lake Erie beach at sunset

    Offshore Wind Support

    From boaters to anglers, outdoor recreationalists are surprisingly supportive of offshore wind development, new research from UNH has found.
  • Stream in Puerto Rico

    Hurricane Double-Shot

    UNH research finds Hurricanes Irma, Maria had lasting impact on Puerto Rico's streams.
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