Robbin Ray ’82

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AAAS Honor

    AAAS Honor

    UNH environmental science professor William McDowell has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • UNH researcher Gonghu Li

    Shining New Light on Solar Fuel

    UNH researchers have identified new, readily available materials that convert sunlight and carbon dioxide into building blocks for liquid fuels.
  • 3d microscope image of skin cells

    Speedy Healing

    UNH researchers have created an easy-to-make, low-cost injectable hydrogel that could help wounds heal faster.
  • Artist depiction of MMS satellites

    UNH Scientists Capture Space Energy Explosion

    The journal Science has published results from the MMS satellite mission.
  • Three female college students gather around a video game

    To Teach Bystander Intervention, Try a Video Game

    A new study from UNH's Prevention Innovations Research Center has found video games show promise as tools for sexual assault prevention.
  • Emaciated moose

    A Population At Risk

    Northern New Hampshire and western Maine are seeing an increase in winter ticks, which are endangering the moose population.
  • Lin illustration of a black hole for UNH Magazine

    A Hungry Hole

    Serendipity and data serve up compelling clues in the search for a hard-to-identify black hole.
  • Goal: Sustainable Food

    Goal: Sustainable Food

    A new aquaponic greenhouse aims to provide a model to increase sustainable food production.
  • Close-up illustration of the sun with eruptions occurring on its surface.

    A New Take On the Shape of Solar Phenomena

    UNH researchers have discovered new information that could one day help protect satellites in space as well as the electrical grid on Earth.
  • Corinna Tucker sits at a computer in front of a window

    Chaos at Home Adversely Affects Adolescents

    A new UNH study is among the first to look at the effects of unstable and disorganized family environments on rural teens
  • Beach on Lake Erie

    Not Taking the Plunge

    New research from UNH finds that as climate changes, so does lake recreation behavior.
  • people walking through the wilderness

    Trees as Treatment?

    UNH researchers show lasting impact of outdoor behavioral healthcare.
  • Picture of the remnants of a star that was ripped apart by a black hole.

    UNH Researcher Captures Best Ever Evidence of Rare Black Hole

    Researcher from Space Science Center captured elusive midsize black hole devouring a star.
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