Robbin Ray ’82

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  • Aerial view of Hamilton Smith Hall

    Parsing Fact from Fiction

    A recent survey by the University of New Hampshire looked at the public acceptance of conspiracy claims compared to statements based on scientific facts. They found only around 10% agreed with...
  • Photo of long traffic lines in the White Mountain National Forest in NH

    COVID-Fueled Recreation

    UNH research led by assistant professor of recreation management and policy Michael Ferguson found a dramatic increase during the pandemic of visitors to the parks and protected areas of New England...

    Outbreak Impact

    A study from the University of New Hampshire looked at the direct and indirect effects of the global pandemic on U.S. seafood workers by tracking cases and outbreaks and found seafood workers were...
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    Mind the $500,000 Gap

    Men in executive leadership receive more than half a million dollars more in severance pay than women, Paul College researchers find.
  • Drone image of hurricane-damaged mangrove forest

    In the Face of a Storm: Bend or Resist?

    Bill McDowell, professor of environmental science.
  • Illustration of sun, blue space plasma waves, and the Earth.

    Solar Windfall

    UNH researchers have been selected to lead a NASA mission with a budget of $250 million to understand how the sun impacts the space environment around the Earth.
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    Hope for Snow?

    UNH research indicates that reducing carbon dioxide emissions now could lessen the impact of climate change on snowpack. 
  • Close-up of southern pine beetle

    Pine Pests

    UNH researchers Jeff Garnas, associate professor of forest ecosystem health, and Ph.D. student Caroline Kanaskie discovered the damaging southern pine beetle in New Hampshire and Maine.
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    One Million And Counting

    The University of New Hampshire's uniquely designed lab has completed more than one million tests to detect and monitor the coronavirus. The cutting-edge lab not only performs specifically designed...
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    Style Matters

    Researchers at the University of New Hampshire and the University of Nebraska at Omaha took a closer look at international leadership styles and found global leaders that had a rational, problem-...
  • Two middle school students, a boy and a girl, work together on a computer.

    The Language of STEM

    With $3.5 million from the Department of Education, UNH researchers will enhance STEM understanding among N.H.'s English learners.
  • Researcher stands alone in marsh

    Keeping Great Marsh Great

    With a $3.1 million grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, UNH researchers will work to protect Great Marsh in northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.
  • Aerial photo of Oyster River in snow

    Predicting Future Floods

    New UNH research updates snowmelt flooding models for a changing climate, helping protect vulnerable infrastructure and water resources.
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    Helping Teens Do No Harm

    With a major new grant from the National Institutes of Health, UNH researchers will study the effects of self-directed violence among teens on bystanders.
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    Treating Diabetes with Snail Venom?

    The venom of the cone snail is a possible, if unlikely, source for a treatment for diabetes, UNH researchers have found.
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    Powered by the Sea

    UNH will lead the new Atlantic Marine  Energy Center, focusing on research to address renewable ocean energy, with a  nearly $10M award from the Department of Energy.
  • UNH Professors Tucker, Finkelhor and Turner

    UNH Research Finds Witnessing Abuse of Sibling Can Lead to Mental Health Issues

    A new study from the University of New Hampshire shows children who witness the abuse of a brother or sister by a parent can be just as traumatized as those witnessing violence by a parent against...
  • Shea tree in the landscape

    Saving the Shea

    An international team of researchers led by UNH has sequenced the shea tree’s genome, providing a valuable resource for the strategic development of the species and contributing to th preservation of...
  • Car drives on flooded road near beach

    Roads Under Water

    With a new $1.8 million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant, UNH researchers will study how and why coastal hazards like excessive flooding are causing roads to fail and how...
  • 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.
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    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...
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    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.
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    A COVID Ocean Hush?

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

    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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    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. 
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