The National Wildlife Federation yesterday announced it received a $2.9
million restoration grant from the federal Department of the Interior.
The money will be used for a variety of projects — among them importing
sand to shore up dunes, planting dunegrass, ridding the marsh of
invasive non-native plants, and studying the ebb and flow of sand along
the beaches and through the marsh. One key aspect of the project will be directed by Greg Moore of the
University of New Hampshire’s School of Marine Science and Ocean
Engineering. His goal will be to rebuild some of the eroded dunes at
Salisbury Beach, and restore native dune plants to Salisbury and Plum
Island. Dune plants are seen as a natural defensive barrier against
storms, because their roots hold the dune together and their grasses
collect drifting sand.
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Interviewing Adults with Intellectual Disabilities about Oral Health in Brisbane, Australia
Brushing our teeth is as routine as is going to the dentist twice a
year. Today so much goes towards preventative care, and yet we still end
up with cavities or imperfections that need treatment—even just for
vanity. Now, imagine a person with an intellectual disability, a person
who may find it hard to remember, concentrate, or make decisions easily
or quickly. He or she may need constant reinforcement about the basic
tasks of everyday living. Regular teeth brushing and trips to the
dentist don’t happen, and their oral health suffers.
The next time you sit down to eat a bowl of ice cream, consider reading the ingredients listed on the carton. This is not to deter you from enjoying dessert, but to help you appreciate what gives your smooth and creamy treat its desirable texture. You may be familiar with the word carrageenan, but did you know that it’s a gelling substance extracted from red seaweeds?
The day Erica Brasley ‘14 arrived on campus for freshman
orientation, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) announced a new major in
Neuroscience and Behavior. The multidisciplinary program draws from the
expertise of faculty in both the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture
(COLSA) and the College of Liberal Arts (COLA) to provide students with an
opportunity for hands-on research in animal physiology, cognition, and
behavior. For Brasley, that serendipitous event ushered in important
experiences with undergraduate research. Over the following few years, Brasley
delved deep into the Department of Biological Sciences major at COLSA to
prepare herself for the next steps in ultimately becoming a doctor, who will be
actively involved with research, in one of the fastest growing scientific
fields in the world.
Approximately 85 students attended the 2014 Equine Education Day,
during which they had the opportunity to learn about equine first aid,
sport horse in hand showing, Western horse in hand showing, equine
assisted learning, the basics of breeding and foal handling, body
condition, laminitis, and body conformation and discipline selection.
Seniors in COLSA’s Equine Studies program at UNH organized and executed
the successful event to fulfill a portion of their capstone projects.
During lunch, Assistant Director of Admissions, Tyler Wentworth, spoke
to the student attendees about the various educational opportunities at