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Electric Sparks May Alter Evolution of Lunar Soil
The moon appears to be a tranquil place, but modeling done by University of New Hampshire and NASA scientists suggests that, over the eons, periodic storms of solar energetic particles may have significantly altered the properties of the soil in the moon’s coldest craters through the process of sparking—a finding that could change our understanding of the evolution of planetary surfaces in the solar system. (08-21-14) Read >>>

New Institutions Implement UNH’s Chemical Management System
Bridgewater State University and Carleton College have joined the more than 20 colleges and universities around the country using UNHCEMS®, a web-deployed chemical inventory management system developed at the University of New Hampshire. (08-12-14) Read >>>

UNH Launches Online Mini-Courses on Social Media Topics for Small Business
The New Hampshire Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC), an outreach program of the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire, has launched three new, free online mini-courses “Pinterest for Business”, “Mobile Marketing” and “Instagram for Business.” The mini-courses last up to 15 minutes each and help entrepreneurs learn about social media options for their businesses. (08-11-14) Read >>>

New Dual Admission Program between UNH and GBCC Increases Access

The University of New Hampshire and Great Bay Community College have announced a new dual admission program that will allow students to seamlessly transfer into UNH to complete a bachelor’s degree after completing their associate degree at Great Bay. Qualified students can earn credits that apply to both their associate degree and bachelor’s degree while at GBCC. Upon completion of an associate degree and a cumulative 2.5 grade point average or higher, program participants are guaranteed seamless entry into UNH’s College of Liberal Arts.

(08-05-14) Read >>>

UNH: LESI Continues an Upward Move on Robust Present and Future Business Expectations
The Lodging Executives Sentiment Index for the current period ending June 2014 increased to 79.5 from May’s 76.8 reading. Overall the lodging executives’ sentiment for Present Business Conditions and Business Conditions 12 months in the future improved during this current period. (08-04-14) Read >>>

Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Result of CO2 Decrease, Not Continental Breakup
Climate modelers from the University of New Hampshire have shown that the most likely explanation for the initiation of Antarctic glaciation during a major climate shift 34 million years ago was decreased carbon dioxide (CO2) levels. The finding counters a 40-year-old theory suggesting massive rearrangements of Earth’s continents caused global cooling and the abrupt formation of the Antarctic ice sheet. It will provide scientists insight into the climate change implications of current rising global CO2 levels. (07-30-14) Read >>>

Families Retain Reliance on Wives’ Earnings in the Aftermath of the Great Recession
Despite the end of the Great Recession, American families continue to rely on the income of wives at record levels, with employed wives’ contribution to family earnings holding steady at 47 percent, according to new research from the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. (07-29-14) Read >>>

UNH Fundraising Tops $49 Million
The University of New Hampshire closed its FY14 fundraising year ending on June 30, raising an all-time record of $49.2 million in private support. Nearly 20,000 donors made gifts to UNH. This year’s results are more than 35 percent above last year’s all-time record of $35.8 million. (07-21-14) Read >>>

UNH Filmmaker Appointed to Obama’s Disability Committee

President Barack Obama has announced his intent to appoint Dan Habib, project director and filmmaker at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (IOD), to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities, the White House announced.

(07-16-14) Read >>>

TURBOCAM Awarded Grant to Predict Feasibility of Replacing
Turbocam Energy Solutions, LLC, a Dover-based affiliate of TURBOCAM International that develops special processes for turbomachinery products, is collaborating with the University of New Hampshire to evaluate the mechanical behavior of the material used by a novel additive manufacturing technology called Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). Additive manufacturing could reduce energy use by 50 percent and reduce material costs by up to 90 percent compared to traditional manufacturing. (07-01-14) Read >>>

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