Robbin Ray ’82

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  • Undersea image of a fish in seaweed

    Nowhere To Hide

    New research from UNH finds that changes in seaweed "forests" may be harmful for an ecologically important fish.
  • UNH climate change research

    Future Forecast

    If early 2018’s stretch of sub-zero days and the string of nor’easters that punctuated March had you wondering if it was time to call off the warnings about a warming planet, UNH has some unwelcome...
  • Physics professor Jiadong Zang

    Computing on the Head of a Pin

    Physics professor Jiadong Zang has discovered a materials combination that could lead to tiny computers.
  • Students in the brewery at UNH

    Next Gen Brewers

    Things are brewing at UNH. Take a peek inside one of the newest laboratories.
  • Jeep drives through water on flooded coastal road.

    Rising Tides, Increasing Floods

    New research from UNH finds that so-called "nuisance flooding" along coastal roads has increased 90 percent in the past 20 years.
  • Field with subtle hills

    Washboard Landscape

    Newly discovered  Seacoast-area ridges may hold clues about ice age, climate change.
  • Illustration of NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the moon

    Space Radiation: More Hazardous Than We Thought

    A new UNH study has implications for human space travel.
  • bottle with pills spilling out

    New Telehealth Program Addresses Maternal Substance Abuse

    Project ECHO helps pregnant women and newborns in rural areas.
  • University of New Hampshire history professor Jason Sokol

    The Heavens Might Crack

    Historian Jason Sokol has published a book about the death and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Four images of the purslane seed, including two under microscope

    UNH Research: Seed Coats Could Lead to “Smart” Materials

    Yaning Li looks to nature for materials inspiration.
  • Rocket launching

    Better (Space) Weather Forecasts

    State-of-the-art space weather instruments developed by UNH researchers are heading into space.
  • Liz Burakowski

    White Gold

    Elizabeth Burakowski has co-authored a study from the organization Protect Our Winters.
  • a burying beetle

    What To Expect When You’re Expecting a Beetle

    New UNH research finds that unlike most insects, burying beetles provide parental care to their offspring.
  • Satellite map image

    The Human Effect

    Michael Palace's research finds human impact on forest still evident after 500 years.
  • A stream in winter

    UNH Researchers Find Effects of Climate Change Could Accelerate by Mid-Century

    Nature lovers beware: Models show effects of climate change could be much stronger.
  • UNH-grown fish in a cooler being handed to the NH Food Bank

    From Farm to Food Bank

    UNH-grown fish will help feed the hungry thanks to a 1,000 pound donation to the New Hampshire Food Bank.
  • Mount Etna eruption

    Eruption Clues

    UNH researchers create a snapshot of volcano plumbing.
  • Yunyao Jiang, a doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering at UNH, using a 3D-printed prototype to prove concept of sequential cell-opening mechanism.

    UNH Researchers Create New Concept That Could Lead to Improved Drug Delivery

    Design's potential applications range from drug delivery to color altering camouflage materials.
  • Overhead view of forest in snow, with square patches of bare ground

    Warming Soils, Warming Earth

    In Science paper, UNH researchers describe a new feedback loop that could accelerate global warming.
  • UNH student in internship at Lonza Biologics

    Getting a Taste of Real-World Biotech

    UNH students try out their dream careers through internships.
  • Two UNH researchers at the Shoals Marine Laboratory

    What Taking Care of Terns Tells Us

    UNH seabird research and restoration reveals a lot about fish health in the Gulf of Maine.
  • A view of students at UNH

    Academic Consequences

    New UNH research has found that campus sexual violence significantly affects academics.
  • pink and red illustration of an invasive seaweed

    Red Alert

    Walk along a beach in New England, and chances are you’ll encounter piles of fine red seaweed washed up in drifts at the waterline. While it may look harmless enough, the fiber-like weed,...
  • a desert environment

    Lessons from the Cactus Mouse

    UNH researchers say cactus mice could teach humans something about surviving severe dehydration.
  • SEM image of volcanic ash

    Smart Ash

    New UNH research will help scientists measure, and thus predict the movement of, tiny particles like ash from volcanic eruptions.
  • A Rare Experiment

    A Rare Experiment

    UNH researchers have launched a multiyear project to investigate the effects of drought on Northeast forests.
  • students foraging for seaweed

    Foraging For Seaweed

    Gabby Bradt, a fisheries specialist at UNH Cooperative Extension and N.H. Sea Grant, is getting the word out about the benefits of seaweed. Her popular hands-on workshops invite the community to the...
  • Flooded road with hazard sign in front

    Road Scholars

    Rising groundwater can flood roads up to two miles from the ocean, new research from UNH has found.On New Hampshire’s Seacoast, rising seas could cause flooded roads in unexpected places: up to two...
  • NASA's WIND spacecraft

    Predicting Space Weather

    A UNH researcher has identified key differences in solar wind models.
  • Underwater shot of reddish seaweed

    Ocean Invasives

    UNH researchers looked at seaweed populations during the last 30 years in the Gulf of Maine.
  • Graduate student Allison Leach in front of a research poster

    How's Your Nitrogen Footprint?

    Sustainability leadership efforts have contributed to a groundbreaking initiative to measure and reduce the nitrogen footprint on campus.
  • Ring of mushrooms in a suburban law

    Climate Clues in Mushrooms

    Mushrooms are helping tell UNH researchers about rising carbon dioxide concentrations.
  • solar flares on the sun (NASA / SDO)
  • UNH associate professor of chemical engineering Xiaowei Teng

    Building a Better Battery

    Batteries, those ubiquitous add-ons to virtually every electronic birthday or holiday gift, have been getting a bad rap of late. Recent headlines have detailed their propensity to explode, wreaking...
  • UNH graduate student Abigail D'Ambrosia holding excavation tools

    When the Planet Warmed, Mammals Shrank

    More than 50 million years ago, when the Earth experienced a series of extreme global warming events, early mammals responded by shrinking in size.
  • tree branch with buds

    Is Spring Getting Longer?

    With the first day of spring around the corner, temperatures are beginning to rise, ice is melting and the world around us is starting to blossom. Scientists sometimes refer to this transition from...
  • a black hole eating a dying star

    Feeding Frenzy

    A giant black hole ripped apart a nearby star and then continued to feed off its remains for close to a decade, according to research led by UNH. This black hole meal is more than 10 times longer...
  • Yaning Li, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at UNH

    Get Smart

    UNH researchers have shown for the first time that rotating cells in chiral cellular solids, a foam-like substance, could lead to the creation of a new smart material.
  • Xiaowei Teng, associate professor of chemical engineering

    Better Batteries

    UNH researchers have developed an alternative energy storage system that could lead to less dangerous and more cost-effective battery technology.
  • NASA rocket with UNH-built instruments on board

    How's the Weather in Space?

    Rocket with instruments designed by UNH researchers blasted into space Nov. 19 (Photo: NASA)
  • Colorful image of Van Allen radiation belts around Earth

    Van Allen Discovery

    UNH researchers have captured unique measurements of the Van Allen radiation belts that circle the Earth during an extremely rare solar wind event. The findings, which have never been reported before...
  • Researcher Jennifer Miksis-Olds

    Eavesdropping on the Ocean

    A new federal contract will help researchers like Jennifer Miksis-Olds eavesdrop on the ocean environment. The contract, worth up to $6.5 million, will support ongoing monitoring and research with...
  • UNH instrument used on NASA MMS satellite

    Magnetic Mysteries, Decoded

    A NASA rocket carrying instruments developed by scientists, engineers and students from UNH’s Space Science Center (SSC) has obtained the first-ever data of an elusive phenomenon, providing never-...
  • Portsmouth Brewery head brewer Matt Gallagher

    From Port to Pint

    Seaweed has made its way into your favorite pint. Watch how.
  • University of New Hampshire welcome sign

    UNH Researchers Find Many Unaware of Legal Responsibility to Report Child Abuse

    A landmark study by researchers at the University of New Hampshire finds gaps regarding awareness of mandatory reporting laws among the general public in New Hampshire, a state where all adults are...
  • Amelia Curtis

    Historical Horticulture

    The seeds for Celia Thaxter's storied garden on Appledore Island are sown right here at UNH.
  • University of New Hampshire welcome sign

    UNH Researchers Find Sextortion Leaves Painful Aftermath and Limited Help Options

    “Sextortion”, a form of blackmail often using sexual images to threaten victims into sexual favors, can spark life-altering crises in the lives of young people, according to new research by the...
  • University of New Hampshire welcome sign

    UNH Research Finds Child Kidnappings are Not Declining, But Fewer End in Murder

    Over the past decade, the number of children kidnapped by strangers and acquaintances has remained comparatively the same, however there was a significant decline in children killed by their...
  • Illustration of satellites circling the Earth

    Magnetic Reconnection

    On October 16, 2015, dozens of UNH scientists, space physics researchers, engineers and students made history.
  • Horseshoe crabs

    UNH Research Reveals Water Temperature Influences Horseshoe Crab Spawning

    New research from the University of New Hampshire finds that Atlantic horseshoe crabs in New Hampshire’s Great Bay Estuary time their annual spawning based on water temperature, not lunar cycle.
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