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UNH Scientist: Cosmic Rays Threaten Future Deep-Space Astronaut Missions

Crewed missions to Mars remain an essential goal for NASA, but scientists are only now beginning to understand and characterize the radiation hazards that could make such ventures risky, concludes a new paper by University of New Hampshire scientists.

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New UNH Research Finds Health Insurance Coverage among Young Adults Rebounded Post Recession Due to Affordable Care Act
More young adults were covered by health insurance in 2012, substantially due to a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which extends coverage to adult children, according to new research from the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. The new research was conducted by Michael Staley, a research assistant at the Carsey School and a doctoral candidate in sociology at UNH, and Jessica Carson, a vulnerable families research scientist in the Carsey School. (10-21-14) Read >>>

UNH Announces New Initiatives to Increase Its Commercialization Success
UNHInnovation at the University of New Hampshire recently announced the establishment of a new center as well as a mentoring network and a seed fund to expand entrepreneurship throughout the university and the state using the research output of faculty, staff and students to drive economic development in the state. (10-20-14) Read >>>

UNH Researchers Selected for NASA Astrobiology Initiative

DURHAM, N.H. – How does life begin and evolve? It is, possibly, the most complex and mystifying scientific puzzle that researchers continue to explore. Scientists at the University of New Hampshire will delve deeper into that puzzle as part of a team of researchers who were tapped by NASA for research in astrobiology, a multidisciplinary field that studies the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe.

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UNH Research Highlights Extent and Effects of School Violence
Six percent of U.S. children and youth missed a day of school over the course of a year because they were the victim of violence or abuse at school. This was a major finding of a study on school safety by University of New Hampshire researchers published this month in the Journal of School Violence. (10-20-14) Read >>>

UNH Hosts Oil Spill Response Forum Oct. 28-29
It’s been 25 years since the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound, and nearly five years since the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico gushed 200 million gallons of crude oil. On Oct. 28 – 29, 2014, nearly 40 experts and eyewitnesses from science, government, industry and NGOs will gather at the University of New Hampshire to look back – and forward – at oil spill response. (10-15-14) Read >>>

Statewide Social Venture Innovation Challenge at UNH Open to
Have an idea about how to address one of society’s most pressing social or environmental challenges? Sign up now to share a sustainable, business-oriented solution in the Social Venture Innovation Challenge at the University of New Hampshire. There are two tracks – one for community members and another for students in any college or university in the state – and the deadline to file an intent to compete is Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (10-15-14) Read >>>

UNH Researchers to Create Video Game to Help Students End Sexual Violence
Prevention Innovations, a University of New Hampshire research and training unit that develops and evaluates programs to reduce sexual violence on college campuses, will create a video game to extend the reach of its acclaimed bystander intervention strategies. The project, which will create an interactive simulation video game (ISVG) for use on the Web and mobile devices, is funded by a two-year, $579,301 grant from the National Institute of Justice. (10-09-14) Read >>>

NASA Scientist Headlines UNH’s Astronomy Fest Oct. 17 - 18
The University of New Hampshire’s 4th annual New England Fall Astronomy Festival (NEFAF) kicks off Friday October 17 at 7 p.m. with a keynote lecture by Carolyn Porco, leader of the imaging science team for NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn. The free, family-friendly festival is Oct. 17 and 18, 2014, at the UNH Observatory on Spinney Lane, on the west edge of the UNH campus. (10-06-14) Read >>>

Memorial Bridge Comes to Life in UNH Project

– A new project led by University of New Hampshire engineers will transform the Memorial Bridge over the Piscataqua River into a “living” bridge that could change the way we look at bridges and infrastructure in the near future. The Living Bridge Project, a collaborative effort led by the University of New Hampshire with funding from the National Science Foundation’s Partnerships for Innovation program and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, will install sensors on the bridge to provide infrastructure engineers and community members with a wide range of data, from the status of the bridge’s health, to traffic, weather, sea level, and tidal information.

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