In the Media: February, 2017

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Feb. 28, 2017 - WTNH-TV8
A ribbon cutting ceremony took place for the opening of the new Engineering & Science University Magnet School (ESUMS). The school is located on the campus of the University at 300 Boston Post Road.  The University of New Haven President, Steve Kaplan was one of the speakers at the ceremony.
Feb. 27, 2017 - WFSB-TV3
Chris Haynes, assistant professor of political science, comments on the Bridgeport man who kidnapped his daughter after murdering the girl’s mother.
Feb. 27, 2017 - Hartford Courant
The first 130 new CTtransit buses will roll out in Hartford, New Haven, and Stamford. New fare boxes installed next to the driver will allow for smart-card technology and for U-Pass, used at Trinity College and the University of New Haven, and eventually expanding to more universities across Connecticut.
Feb. 27, 2017 - News4Security
Connecticut lawmakers have joined other Democratic colleagues in inviting guests to President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress Tuesday. Sen, Richard Blumenthal’s (D-CT) guest is Hewad Hemat, a security guard at the University of New Haven and a former interpreter for the U.S. Army in southeast Afghanistan.
Feb. 27, 2017 - Yahoo! Finance
Summer McGee, director of the M.S. in Healthcare Administration program and associate professor of management, is a finalist for the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) 2017 Women of Innovation Award. The Women of Innovation® program seeks to celebrate and create a growing network of women in the “trenches” of STEM. Finalists are scientists, researchers, academics, manufacturers, student leaders, drafters, entrepreneurs, and technicians . This story was widely covered in the media.
Feb. 20, 2017 - Industry Insight
Matt DeRienzo, adjunct professor of communications, comments on legal notice revenue for newspapers.
Feb. 20, 2017 - Quartz India Media
Anne Li Kringen, assistant professor of criminal justice, comments on UK and US researchers who are using behavioral economics to improve police recruitment for police chiefs struggling to diversify their workforce.
Feb. 19, 2017 - WTNH-TV8
Nearly 200 middle school and high school students converged at the University of New Haven for a robotics competition. The event was coordinated by seniors in the university’s engineering program.
Feb. 19, 2017 - WTIC-Fox 61
Matt Schmidt, assistant professor of national security and political science, discusses Russian relations with Real Story anchors and U.S. Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT). The discussion focuses on Russia’s intentions related to its spy ship found in the waters only 30 miles from the Connecticut coast and other actions.
Feb. 17, 2017 - Hartford Courant
Susan Campbell, distinguished lecturer in communications, comments on the uncertainties for refugees as a result of the executive orders President Trump has released in his first month as President. One of these executive orders is a travel ban for Muslim refugees, preventing them from coming into the United States.
Feb. 16, 2017 - New Haven Independent
Roberto Irizarry, associate professor of Latin-American literature, joined more than 100 others at the New Haven Peoples Center on Howe Street Wednesday night to defend undocumented immigrants who are subject to be deported by the Trump Administration. Irizarry, originally from Puerto Rico, came to New Haven to work at the university.
Feb. 16, 2017 - WTNH-TV8
Deborah Chin, associate vice president and director of athletics, announces her retirement after 42 years of service for the University of New Haven.
Feb. 16, 2017 - Amsterdam News
Randall Horton, associate professor of English, poet, and musician, highlighted the work of jazz musician, James Brandon Lewis at Harvard University’s “Black Lives Matter: Music, Race, and Justice.” Horton’s piece was titled, “The Performance of James Brandon Lewis as Black Lives Matter.”
Feb. 16, 2017 - WTIC-AM
Matthew Schmidt, assistant professor of national security and political science, discusses a Russian ship found to be spying on American intel off the coast of the New London Subbase.
Feb. 15, 2017 - WTIC-Fox 61
Matthew Schmidt, assistant professor of national security and political science, comments on a Russian spy ship spotted off the coast of the New London Naval Subbase in Groton.
Feb. 15, 2017 - WTNH-TV8
Matthew Schmidt, assistant professor of national security and political science, comments on a Russian spy ship that was spotted just 30 miles offshore from the New London Naval Subbase in Groton. Schmidt explains this is normal operations for a spy ship to set up in international waters close to a subbase. Russians spy on us, and we spy right back.
Feb. 14, 2017 - Connecticut Health I-Team
Susan Campbell, distinguished lecturer in communications, comments on the signs people should look for that would indicate human trafficking. Connecticut has started training people to spot signs of human trafficking, including a session last month run by the state’s Human Anti-Trafficking Response Team in collaboration with St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center.
Feb. 14, 2017 - Hartford Courant
Amy Nicole Baker, associate professor of psychology, comments on how office romances can disrupt co-workers.
Feb. 14, 2017 - Fast Company
Amy Nicole Baker, associate professor of psychology, comments on evidence that shows workplace romances are positively associated with job satisfaction but no evidence suggests romances improve work productivity.
Feb. 13, 2017 - Miami Herald
John DeCarlo, associate professor of criminal justice, comments on the increasing number of women now working in law enforcement. The story was picked up by media outlets around the country including Richmond County Daily Journal, Reflector.com, WRAL, and WBT-FM.
Feb. 10, 2017 - New Haven Symphony Orchestra
The New Haven Symphony Orchestra is partnering with the University of New Haven and its radio station WNHU to produce a new podcast series called Listen Up! The podcasts are offered free at SoundCloud and iTunes.
Feb. 10, 2017 - WTIC Fox 61
Patrick Gourley and Economics Student Discuss Capstone Project on Good Day Connecticut
Patrick Gourley, assistant professor of economics, and Vanessa Lopez, a senior majoring in economics, discuss a capstone project that uncovered some interesting findings about the New Haven economy and progress made in Connecticut. (Link not available)
Feb. 9, 2017 - High Profile
Svigals+Partners is currently designing the new Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation. The 40,000 square foot Bergami Center will include an airy, bright atrium full of art, a fabrication lab, an area for computer analysis, a visualization lab, and a communications studio.
Feb. 9, 2017 - CT Now
Stephen Spignesi. professor of English, presents his book, “The Founding Fathers: An Illustrated Lecture” at Hagaman Memorial Library in East Haven on Feb. 9 at 6:30 pm.
Feb. 7, 2017 - New Haven Register
Two University of New Haven students were awarded scholarships at the 28th annual Carroll E. Brown Scholarship and Community Awards Dinner hosted by the West Haven Black Coalition. Paige Wade-Willoughby was presented with the Ronald M. Quagliani Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a UNH student who is pursuing a degree in the field of criminal justice.
Feb. 72017 - My Record-Journal
Thomas Edison Middle School is partnering with the engineering program through a grant that offers engineering curriculum to every student in the school.
Feb. 6, 2017 - WTNH-TV8
Deborah Chin, associate vice president and director of athletics, announces her retirement, effective February 15th.
Feb. 6, 2017 - New Haven Register
Deborah Chin, associate vice president and director of athletics, announces her retirement, effective February 15th. Chin joined University of New Haven staff in 1975 as coordinator of women’s athletics. She has transformed the department throughout her career.
Feb. 6, 2017 - WTNH-TV8
Frank Breitinger, assistant professor of computer engineering, and assistant director of the cyberforensics team, comments on the dangers of posting to social media sites. Robert Schmicker, undergraduate explains how the more you post to social media sites, the more exposed and vulnerable you become.
Feb. 3, 2017 - WTIC-Fox 61
Gil Fried, professor and chair of sports management, comments on the security measures taken for Super Bowl LI.
Feb. 3, 2017 - Hartford Courant
Susan Campbell, distinguished lecturer in communications, writes an op-ed piece about the experience of people learning English as a second language.
Feb. 3, 2017 - WTIC-Fox 61
Ted Hotaling, head coach of the men’s basketball team, as well as the other coaching staff, wore green ties at the game against St. Rose. The green ties are in support of “Coaches for Literacy” which addresses the low levels of literacy in this country among grade school students.
Feb. 3, 2017 - WTIC-Fox 61
Ted Hotaling, head coach of the men’s basketball team, as well as the other coaching staff, wore green ties at the game against St. Rose. The green ties are in support of “Coaches for Literacy” which addresses the low levels of literacy in this country among grade school students.