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New UNH Research Explores New Practice That Brings Cows Into the Woods

Seeing cows graze in a forest may be an uncommon site in New England but at the Organic Dairy Research Farm at the University of New Hampshire, heifers soon will be dining among the trees. Researchers with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station have launched a silvopasture project at the farm to investigate this relatively new agroforestry practice in the region.

(07-25-16) Read >>>

Ellen Fitzpatrick: Expert Comment Available on the Quest of Women for American Presidency

With Hillary Clinton set to become the first female presidential nominee at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, she has secured a place in U.S. history. Ellen Fitzpatrick, author of "The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency", and professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, is available to comment on Clinton’s race and the road women have taken for the American presidency.

(07-21-16) Read >>>

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 required by law to report suspected child abuse to authorities, as well as misperceptions that reporting suspected abuse may lead to worse outcomes for children. Among other findings, the survey shows a substantial minority—39 percent—of adults surveyed were unaware of their responsibility under state law to inform child protective service agencies of suspected child abuse and neglect, despite statewide educational efforts to spread awareness of the law.

(07-21-16) Read >>>

UNH Research Finds Less Than Half of WIC-Eligible Families Receive Nutritional Assistance
Fewer than half of families income-eligible for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) received the program’s nutrition benefits in 2014, according to new research from the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. Among eligible families, receipt of WIC benefits was more likely among families where the head of household was poorer, less educated, non-white, unmarried or unemployed. In addition, participation in WIC was greater in rural than urban areas. (07-20-16) Read >>>

UNH Cows in Labor Send Text Alerts

It’s the middle of the night, and University of New Hampshire doctoral student Kayla Aragona has just received a text alert at home on her cell phone from a cow in labor at the UNH Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center. A sensor – Moocall – attached to the cow’s tail has detected that the cow is highly active, likely due to an increase in contractions.

(07-18-16) Read >>>

University of New Hampshire Dean’s List
The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire for the spring semester of the 2015-2016 academic year. (07-14-16) Read >>>

UNH Researchers: Lake Neurotoxins May Be Causing NH Loon Losses

A harmful neurotoxin produced by cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae blooms, in New Hampshire’s fresh water lakes, which has been linked to ALS in humans, may be contributing to the decline of the state’s Common Loon population, according to research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.

(07-11-16) Read >>>

UNH Graduates Accepted to Veterinary Medical School at High Rates
Prospective veterinarians hoping to get into one of the nation’s handful of schools of veterinary medicine would be wise to do their pre-vet coursework at the University of New Hampshire: UNH graduates are being admitted to schools of veterinary medicine at a high rate – well above the nation average of about 50 percent. (07-06-16) Read >>>

UNH Fairchild Dairy Receives 2015 Quality Milk Award
The Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center at the University of New Hampshire has been awarded a 2015 Quality Milk Award from the nationally recognized nonprofit dairy farmers cooperative Dairy One. Less than 20 percent of Dairy One’s member herds received the designation in 2015. (06-27-16) Read >>>

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. (06-23-16) Read >>>

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