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Released: 1-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Experts Comment on Aiming for a Romantic Relationship at Any Stage of Life
University of New Hampshire

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and love is in the air. Will Cupid’s arrow target true love, or will it miss the mark? Cherub or not, experts at the University of New Hampshire share valuable insights into what it takes to build a healthy romantic relationship, in person or online, at any age.

Released: 12-Dec-2023 10:05 AM EST
Expert Available to Offer Insight on 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party
University of New Hampshire

As tea arrives from all over the country for the reenactment of the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, historians say a possible peaceful resolution in 1773 could have changed history. Eliga Gould, a professor of history at the University of New Hampshire and an expert on the American Revolution, said the actions of Boston’s Sons of Liberty dumping more than 300 crates of tea from the British East India Company into Boston Harbor on Dec. 16, 1773, was a pivotal event in the American Revolution.

Newswise: Research Finds Water Quality in Gulf of Mexico Improves When Adding Social Costs to Carbon Emissions
Released: 17-Oct-2023 9:25 AM EDT
Research Finds Water Quality in Gulf of Mexico Improves When Adding Social Costs to Carbon Emissions
University of New Hampshire

Research led by the University of New Hampshire took a closer look at what would happen to agriculture if there was an extra cost, or so-called social cost, added to fossil fuels, which are essential for making fertilizer used in farming.

Released: 28-Sep-2023 4:05 PM EDT
Research Finds DEI Initiatives During Certain Presidencies Can Affect Bottom Line
University of New Hampshire

According to researchers at the University of New Hampshire, how DEI affects a business’ bottom line may depend on the presidential administration and the general public’s perception at the time.

Released: 30-Aug-2023 6:05 PM EDT
When the Gig is Up; Gig Workers Don’t Always Trust Their Boss and That Might Be a Good Thing
University of New Hampshire

Researchers from the University of New Hampshire took a closer look at gig workers – which include freelancers, independent contractors and temporary workers – and examined relationships between workers and their managers and found that one trait, trust, could be a double-edged sword.

   
Newswise: Researchers Identify Unusually Large Bloom of Brown Algae in Gulf of Maine
Released: 25-Aug-2023 6:05 PM EDT
Researchers Identify Unusually Large Bloom of Brown Algae in Gulf of Maine
University of New Hampshire

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire, along with other regional partners, have been monitoring the development of an expansive algal bloom that has formed in the Gulf of Maine—stretching more than a hundred miles from Massachusetts to Maine.

Released: 17-Aug-2023 2:35 PM EDT
Researchers Find Walkable Communities Are Healthier for Both Mom and Baby
University of New Hampshire

Pregnant women that live in walkable communities—with more sidewalks, parks and walking paths—not only engage in more physical activity but are also more likely to experience favorable birth outcomes, according to research from the University of New Hampshire.

Newswise: Researchers Find Global Plant Water Use Efficiency Stalled Due to Climate Change
Released: 14-Aug-2023 9:25 AM EDT
Researchers Find Global Plant Water Use Efficiency Stalled Due to Climate Change
University of New Hampshire

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that water use efficiency has stalled since 2001 which implies not as much CO2 was being taken in by plants and more water was consumed and that could have implications on carbon cycling, agricultural production and water resources.

Released: 9-Feb-2023 10:05 AM EST
UNH Research Finds Well Water Risks More Detectable During Warmer Weather
University of New Hampshire

Over 44 million people in the United States depend on private drinking water wells that are not federally regulated. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire and collaborating institutions found that current monitoring practices do not accurately reflect groundwater pollution risks because spikes in harmful bacteria, like those from animal and human waste, vary depending on the season—with highest levels observed from testing conducted in summer months when temperatures are over 90°F.

Released: 3-Jan-2023 1:35 PM EST
UNH Catholicism Expert to Comment on Funeral and Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI
University of New Hampshire

Michele Dillion, a professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire and an expert in Catholicism, can talk about the historical significance of Benedict’s resignation, how it changes the funeral ceremony and the troubled legacy he leaves behind.

Released: 30-Nov-2022 10:20 AM EST
UNH Receives $1.8 Million to Evaluate Prevention Program for Sexual Exploitation of Children
University of New Hampshire

The physical and emotional harm caused by commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking of children and youth has been well documented but there is little research looking at preventative measures to help protect those at risk.

   
Released: 28-Nov-2022 8:10 PM EST
Media Availability: UNH British Historian to Comment on Royal Visit to Boston
University of New Hampshire

Prince William and Kate Middleton are both expected to make the trip across the pond for the second annual Earthshot Prize ceremony which will be held in Boston. Nicoletta Gullace, associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, and an expert on the royal family, is available to talk about the significance of the trip and what this means for the monarchy as well as for the city of Boston.

Released: 3-Nov-2022 5:25 PM EDT
UNH Research Shows COVID-19 Lockdown Did Not Lead to Quieter Offshore Ocean
University of New Hampshire

Life on land may have quieted down during the height of the pandemic, but far offshore the Atlantic Ocean was just as active as ever according to a new study from the University of New Hampshire. Researchers found that there was no significant change in the continental shelf’s underwater soundscape during the year 2020— a surprising contrast to earlier reports of quieter coastal waters during that same timeframe.

Released: 14-Oct-2022 5:05 PM EDT
UNH Study Finds One-in-Six US Children Experience Online Sexual Abuse
University of New Hampshire

Research from the University of New Hampshire’s Crimes against Children Research Center shows 16% of young adults in the U.S. have experienced at least one type of sexual abuse online before the age of 18. The first comprehensive study to look at multiple forms of child sexual abuse online found that 62% of the perpetrators of online sexual abuse were acquaintances from their offline life.

   
Released: 13-Sep-2022 9:45 AM EDT
Media Availability: UNH British Historian to Comment on Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral and Future of Monarchy
University of New Hampshire

Nicoletta Gullace, associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire and an expert on the Royal Family, is available to talk about the historical significance of the queen’s death, protocols and ceremonies leading up to her funeral, the transition of power to now King Charles III and what this all might mean for the future of the monarchy.

Newswise: UNH Awarded $2.8 Million to Develop Robots to Care for People with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Released: 9-Aug-2022 8:05 AM EDT
UNH Awarded $2.8 Million to Develop Robots to Care for People with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
University of New Hampshire

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire will receive a five-year grant totaling $2.8 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop and test social assistive robots to aid in the care of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia in the comfort of their own homes.

   
Released: 22-Jun-2022 5:05 PM EDT
UNH Research Finds Repurposed Drug Inhibits Enzyme Related to COVID-19
University of New Hampshire

With the end of the pandemic seemingly nowhere in sight, scientists are still very focused on finding new or alternative drugs to treat and stop the spread of COVID-19. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that using an already existing drug compound in a new way, known as drug repurposing, could be successful in blocking the activity of a key enzyme of the coronavirus, or SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.

   
Released: 17-Jun-2022 8:05 AM EDT
UNH Research: Forest to Pasture - Keeping Trees Could Reduce Climate Consequences
University of New Hampshire

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire studied a practice known as silvopasture which intentionally preserves trees in pastures where livestock graze. They found that compared to a completely cleared, tree-less, open pasture, the integrated silvopasture released lower levels of carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide and soil carbon storage remained the same, offering a possible alternative for farmers with less climate consequences.

Newswise: Don’t Feel Bad Not Mowing the Lawn, it’s Actually a Good Thing
Released: 1-Jun-2022 6:05 PM EDT
Don’t Feel Bad Not Mowing the Lawn, it’s Actually a Good Thing
University of New Hampshire

Not a fan of mowing the lawn? Good news, cutting the grass less may be better for the environment. Trimming the number of times you run the mower around the yard, known as “low mow”, can help reduce carbon emissions, build soil organic matter and even enhance pollinating habitats for bees.

Released: 21-Mar-2022 8:05 PM EDT
UNH Research: U.S. Seafood Workers at Increased Risk for COVID-19 During Pandemic
University of New Hampshire

The dramatic toll that COVID-19 has taken on the U.S. is apparent, but as caseloads come down and mandates are loosened it has become increasingly obvious how much of an impact the pandemic had on food service workers in industries like the fisheries. A study from the University of New Hampshire looked at the direct and indirect effects of the global pandemic on U.S. seafood workers by tracking cases and outbreaks and found seafood workers were twice as likely to contract COVID-19 as workers in other food industries.

Released: 17-Mar-2022 2:35 PM EDT
UNH Researchers Find Significant Gender Pay Gap in Executive Severances
University of New Hampshire

Men in executive leadership positions receive over $500,000 more in severance compensation than women, according to researchers from the University of New Hampshire and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Researchers say a gender pay gap exists in average severance compensation packages between male and female executives in large, publicly traded American companies.

Released: 22-Feb-2022 8:05 AM EST
UNH Receives Nearly $6M to Develop Protein Sensors for Biomanufacturing
University of New Hampshire

Researchers in the University New Hampshire’s Surface Enhanced Electrochemical Diagnostic Sensors (SEEDS) Lab have received an EPSCoR grant from the National Science Foundation for close to $6 million to lead a team in developing sensors to promote quality control in biomanufacturing—the production of important biomaterials used in medicine, food and even engineered human organs—a field that is becoming an important sector of the economy.

Newswise: UNH Researchers Lead NASA Mission to Explore Sun’s Impact on Space and Earth
Released: 11-Feb-2022 9:45 AM EST
UNH Researchers Lead NASA Mission to Explore Sun’s Impact on Space and Earth
University of New Hampshire

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have been selected for one of NASA’s MIDEX space missions, part of their Heliophysics Explorers Program. UNH’s Space Science Center will lead the mission which will have a budget of $250 million, the largest yet for the university, to oversee and coordinate all aspects including preparing the spacecraft, designing onboard instruments and managing the entire team of scientists, researchers and contractors. The information gathered from the mission will improve the understanding of how the sun impacts the space environment around the Earth and ultimately better protect both astronauts and satellite technology.

Newswise: Future of Winter: UNH Researchers Find Low Emissions Vital to Slow Warming
Released: 3-Feb-2022 9:55 AM EST
Future of Winter: UNH Researchers Find Low Emissions Vital to Slow Warming
University of New Hampshire

Winters are warming faster than summers in North America, impacting everything from ecosystems to the economy. Global climate models indicate that this trend will continue in future winters but there is a level of uncertainty around the magnitude of warming. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire focused on the role of carbon dioxide emissions in this equation—looking at the effects of both high and low levels of carbon dioxide emissions on future climate warming scenarios—and found that a reduction in emissions could preserve almost three weeks of snow cover and below freezing temperatures.

Newswise: UNH Researchers Discover Destructive Southern Pine Beetle in Northern Forests
Released: 13-Jan-2022 12:25 PM EST
UNH Researchers Discover Destructive Southern Pine Beetle in Northern Forests
University of New Hampshire

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have discovered the southern pine beetle, one of the most damaging tree-dwelling insects in the Southeast, in forests in Maine and New Hampshire. The southern pine beetle has never been seen this far north and has forestry experts concerned, specifically about the pitch pine barren found throughout New England.

Newswise: UNH’s Innovative, State-of-the-Art Lab Surpasses One Million COVID-19 Tests
Released: 5-Jan-2022 10:05 AM EST
UNH’s Innovative, State-of-the-Art Lab Surpasses One Million COVID-19 Tests
University of New Hampshire

A uniquely designed lab on the campus of the University of New Hampshire has completed over one million tests to detect and monitor the coronavirus. The cutting-edge lab not only performs specifically designed self-swab tests for students, faculty and staff but also plays an important testing role to help provide a safe environment for the greater community by processing tests for more than 125 other groups, including secondary schools, long term-care facilities and other colleges in the state.

Released: 16-Dec-2021 12:05 PM EST
UNH Research Amidst COVID-19 Finds Leadership Style May Impact Crisis Outcomes
University of New Hampshire

New research shows during the COVID-19 pandemic varying responses from world leaders influenced infection outcomes. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire took a closer look at international leadership styles and found global leaders that had a rational, problem-solving approach toward the crisis were associated with fewer country-wide infections.

Released: 7-Dec-2021 4:35 PM EST
UNH Research Finds Future Snowmelt Could Have Costly Consequences on Infrastructure
University of New Hampshire

Climate change and warmer conditions have altered snow-driven extremes and previous studies predict less and slower snowmelt in the northern United States and Canada. However, mixed-phase precipitation—shifting between snow and rain—is increasing, especially in higher elevations, making it more challenging to predict future snowmelt, a dominant driver of severe flooding. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire took a closer look at previous studies, and because geographical areas respond differently to climate change, they found future snowmelt incidences could vary greatly by the late 21st century. Snowmelt could decrease over the continental U.S. and southern Canada but increase in Alaska and northern Canada resulting in larger flooding vulnerabilities and possibly causing major societal and economic consequences including costly infrastructure failures.

Newswise: UNH Research Finds Venom of Cone Snail Could Lead to Future Diabetes Treatments
Released: 18-Nov-2021 3:50 PM EST
UNH Research Finds Venom of Cone Snail Could Lead to Future Diabetes Treatments
University of New Hampshire

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that variants of the cone snail venom could offer possibilities for developing new fast-acting drugs to help treat diabetes.

   
Released: 11-Nov-2021 8:10 AM EST
Media Availability: UNH British Historian to Comment on Queen and Britain’s Remembrance Day
University of New Hampshire

Nicoletta Gullace, associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire who studies 20th century and modern British history, is available to discuss the significance of this Remembrance Sunday for the Queen Elizabeth II and what her attendance, or absence, could signal to Britain and the world.

Released: 2-Nov-2021 9:00 AM EDT
UNH-led Atlantic Marine Energy Center Receives Nearly $10 Million From DOE
University of New Hampshire

The new Atlantic Marine Energy Center (AMEC), led by the University of New Hampshire in partnership with several East Coast universities, has been awarded $9.7 million over four years from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The center will focus on research and development to address ongoing needs for sustainable renewable ocean energy. It will be one of only four National Marine Renewable Energy Centers (NMREC) in the country.

Released: 16-Sep-2021 3:40 PM EDT
UNH Research Finds Witnessing Abuse of Sibling Can Lead to Mental Health Issues
University of New Hampshire

Researchers from University of New Hampshire found that children who witness the abuse of a brother or sister by a parent can be just as traumatized as those witnessing violence by a parent against another parent. Such exposure is associated with mental health issues like depression, anxiety and anger.

Released: 9-Sep-2021 4:25 PM EDT
UNH-Led Team Sequences Shea Tree Genome to Support Breeding and Conservation Efforts
University of New Hampshire

An international team of researchers led by the University of New Hampshire has sequenced the shea tree’s genome, providing a valuable resource for the strategic development of the species which is best known for the popular product shea butter—a multimillion-dollar ingredient used in cosmetics, personal care products, pharmaceuticals and chocolate.

Released: 8-Sep-2021 5:30 PM EDT
UNH Receives $1.8 Million Grant to Study Road Resilience to Sea Level Rise
University of New Hampshire

After a summer of high heat, steady sea level rise and devastating hurricanes, coastal roads have continued to take a severe beating resulting in endless wear and tear. Because these roadways have become increasingly vulnerable, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded a $1.8 million grant to researchers at the University of New Hampshire to study how and why coastal hazards like excessive flooding are causing roads to crack and crumble and find ways to protect them.

Released: 8-Jun-2021 12:30 PM EDT
The Buck Stops Where? UNH Research Records Longest-Ever Deer Distance
University of New Hampshire

Why did the deer cross the road? According to research from the University of New Hampshire to keep going and going and going. Researchers have discovered the longest distance ever recorded by an adult male white-tailed deer—300 kilometers, or close to 200 miles, in just over three weeks. The finding has important implications for population management and the transmission of disease, especially chronic wasting disease, a fatal neurological disease.

Released: 3-Jun-2021 10:25 AM EDT
UNH Research: Black Bears May Play Important Role in Protecting Gray Fox
University of New Hampshire

Bears are known for being devoted and protective of their baby cubs, but research from the University of New Hampshire shows that they may also play a significant role in shielding gray fox from predators like coyotes, who compete with the fox for food and space. The research is one of the first studies to show how black bears provide a buffer to allow other, smaller carnivores to safely co-exist.

Released: 26-May-2021 11:10 AM EDT
UNH Research: Journey of ‘Forever Chemicals’ Through Wastewater Facilities Highlights Regulation Challenges
University of New Hampshire

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have conducted two of the first studies in New England to collectively show that toxic man-made chemicals called PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances), found in everything from rugs to product packaging, end up in the environment differently after being processed through wastewater treatment facilities—making it more challenging to set acceptable screening levels.

Released: 12-May-2021 3:50 PM EDT
UNH Research Estimates 1.4 Million Children Have Yearly Violence-Related Medical Visits
University of New Hampshire

A national report from the University of New Hampshire shows close to one and a half million children each year visit a doctor, emergency room or medical facility as a result of an assault, abuse, crime or other form of violence. This is four times higher than previous estimates based only on data from U.S. emergency rooms for violence-related treatment.

   
Released: 5-May-2021 5:00 PM EDT
UNH Research: More Than One Way for Animals to Survive Climate Change
University of New Hampshire

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire found that to live in hotter more desert-like surroundings, and exist without water, there is more than one genetic mechanism allowing animals to adapt. This is important not only for their survival but may also provide important biomedical groundwork to develop gene therapies to treat human dehydration related illnesses, like kidney disease.

Released: 23-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT
UNH Research: Climate Change Affects Deep-Sea Corals and Sponges Differently
University of New Hampshire

Corals and sponges are important foundations in ocean ecosystems providing structure and habitats that shelter a high number of species like fish, crabs and other creatures, particularly in the seamounts and canyons of the deep sea. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have discovered that when it comes to climate change not all deep-sea corals and sponges are affected the same and some could be threatened if average ocean temperatures continue to increase in the deep sea of the Northwest Atlantic.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 7:05 AM EDT
UNH Researchers Develop Software to Monitor Ocean Soundscape Especially During COVID-19
University of New Hampshire

An international development team, led by researchers at the University of New Hampshire, has created a user-friendly software program that can process sound data collected from the world’s oceans in a more standardized format that will enhance research and collaboration and help understand the global sea soundscape dynamics, including the impact of COVID-19 when travel and economic slowdowns put a halt to human activities in the ocean.

Released: 31-Mar-2021 1:50 PM EDT
UNH Research: New Hampshire Coastal Recreationists Support Offshore Wind
University of New Hampshire

As the Biden administration announces a plan to expand the development of offshore wind energy development (OWD) along the East Coast, research from the University of New Hampshire shows significant support from an unlikely group, coastal recreation visitors. From boat enthusiasts to anglers, researchers found surprisingly widespread support with close to 77% of coastal recreation visitors supporting potential OWD along the N.H. Seacoast.



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