research http://nhpr.org en As Research Gets More Expensive, Universities Will Be Pushed To Justify Costs http://nhpr.org/post/research-gets-more-expensive-universities-will-be-pushed-justify-costs <p></p><p>Research at big universities is expensive, and the price tag is rising. At the same time securing money for research is getting harder as more and more academics are competing for research grants that are less and less generous. This raises a question: are universities that do research more likely to raise tuition.</p><p></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 09:25:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 47880 at http://nhpr.org As Research Gets More Expensive, Universities Will Be Pushed To Justify Costs White House Task Force Taps UNH For Sexual Assault Prevention Program http://nhpr.org/post/white-house-task-force-taps-unh-sexual-assault-prevention-program <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The University of New Hampshire has been asked to help a White House task force end sexual assault on college campuses.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A UNH program called Prevention Innovations was identified in a report to help protect students. The program is designing a training program in cooperation with campus-based practitioners around the country.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:38:33 +0000 Associated Press 47649 at http://nhpr.org Has Terrorism Research Become Stagnant? http://nhpr.org/post/has-terrorism-research-become-stagnant <p>“Why did they do it?”&nbsp; That’s one of the first questions on the lips of every reporter and pundit after a tragedy like the Boston Marathon bombing, and often there is no satisfying answer.&nbsp; In cases of domestic terrorism, the motives of the perpetrator leave us with other, equally difficult questions:&nbsp; what separates angry young men, most of whom will never commit acts of mass violence, from those who do?</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 14:17:08 +0000 Virginia Prescott 27807 at http://nhpr.org Has Terrorism Research Become Stagnant? Political Science Under Attack http://nhpr.org/post/political-science-under-attack <p>Two weeks ago, Congress passed a continuing budget resolution that included an amendment to cease all funding of political science research. Currently, Poly-Sci gets about ten million dollars a year in support from the national science foundation. In a recent <a href="http://www.psmag.com/blogs/seth-masket/congress-nsf-political-science-budget-54283/" target="_blank">series of posts</a> on <em>Pacific Standard</em>, <strong>Seth Masket</strong>, political scientist at the University of Denver, says his field has become a new political punching bag. We’ve asked Seth on to tell us why…and why he thinks such research matters.</p><p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:37:31 +0000 Virginia Prescott 25118 at http://nhpr.org Political Science Under Attack High Heels Are Sexy and Other "No Duh" Research http://nhpr.org/post/high-heels-are-sexy-and-other-no-duh-research <P>The high heel—ever the fashion accessory—has always attracted attention. Turns out (insert astonishment here)&nbsp;that they make the wearer <EM>more </EM>attractive and <EM>more </EM>feminine.&nbsp;</P> <P>In honor of this not quite surprising research, here are our top scientific no-brainers inspired by the <A href="http://www.improbable.com/ig/">Ig Nobel&nbsp;</A>prizes for thoughtful, humorous and sometimes absurd research. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:18:38 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Alison Kuzmickas & alis 19686 at http://nhpr.org High Heels Are Sexy and Other "No Duh" Research Matchmaking for Medical Research http://nhpr.org/post/matchmaking-medical-research <P>Dating sites like E-Harmony and Match.com use complex math to bring people together. Now, a project funded by the Michael J. Fox foundation is leveraging similar matchmaking algorithms to link people with Parkinson’s disease to appropriate clinical trials.&nbsp;</P> <P>Journalist <STRONG>Neal Ungerleider</STRONG> <A href="http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681007/using-dating-site-algorithms-to-fight-parkinsons">wrote about the Fox Trial Finder </A>tool for Fast Company.&nbsp;</P> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 18:54:35 +0000 Virginia Prescott 18253 at http://nhpr.org UNH To Lead Study Of Climate Change's Impact On Roads And Bridges http://nhpr.org/post/unh-lead-study-climate-changes-impact-roads-and-bridges <p>The National Science Foundation has given <a href="http://www.unh.edu/news/releases/2012/oct/bp03nsfgrant.cfm#ixzz28Fa0DCRv">The University of New Hampshire $750,000 </a>to coordinate the study of the impacts of Climate Change on roads and bridges.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11691">grant money </a>will establish a network of Northeast climate scientists and civil engineers led by UNH researchers.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 19:24:20 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 14100 at http://nhpr.org UNH To Lead Study Of Climate Change's Impact On Roads And Bridges The Downside of Happiness http://nhpr.org/post/downside-happiness <p>There's lots of research about things that make us feel good...but is feeling good really good for us?</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:02:03 +0000 Virginia Prescott 7310 at http://nhpr.org The Downside of Happiness The 'I' in Innovation? http://nhpr.org/post/i-innovation <p>Do individuals really change the world, or is there a team behind the technology?</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 14:16:16 +0000 Virginia Prescott 5891 at http://nhpr.org The 'I' in Innovation? Breaking Down the Brain http://nhpr.org/post/breaking-down-brain <p>A neurologist gets us thinking about what a new map of the brain may mean.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:07:04 +0000 Virginia Prescott 3216 at http://nhpr.org Breaking Down the Brain Death Penalty Research Flawed, Expert Panel Says http://nhpr.org/post/death-penalty-research-flawed-expert-panel-says Proponents of the death penalty often argue that the threat of being executed acts as a deterrent that prevents people from committing murder. But those who oppose capital punishment challenge that claim. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 12:17:00 +0000 Nell Greenfieldboyce 3232 at http://nhpr.org On Fouls and Free Throws: New Basketball Research Hits the Court http://nhpr.org/post/fouls-and-free-throws-new-basketball-research-hits-court <p>A wave of new basketball data digs into why players 'choke' under pressure, how they perform in front of new fans, and whether or not the 'urban phenom' is a myth.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 14:50:40 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2434 at http://nhpr.org On Fouls and Free Throws: New Basketball Research Hits the Court We needed scientists for THIS? http://nhpr.org/post/we-needed-scientists <p>A blogger picks apart a new study that says unfortunate baby names make lives a little tougher.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 17:39:37 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1461 at http://nhpr.org We needed scientists for THIS? Are WE ruining research? http://nhpr.org/post/are-we-ruining-research <p>A journalist questions whether programs like ours are driving researchers to "sex up" their research, or, in extreme cases, commit fraud to get the attention of the press.</p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 17:40:32 +0000 Virginia Prescott 705 at http://nhpr.org Are WE ruining research?