In the Media: December, 2014

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Dec. 29, 2014 -
Cerebral, Low-Key Martin Looney Takes Over As Senate Leader
"Cerebral. Low-Key Martin Looney Takes Over as Senate Leader" UNH practitioner-in-residence and Connecticut state senator Martin Looney is moving into one of the most powerful positions in Connecticut government as the new Senate president pro tempore, the highest-ranking senator who negotiates with the governor, the House Speaker and other top officials on the most important issues facing the state.
Dec. 29, 2014 - WLNY (New York)
Nancy Niemi on The Benefits of Texting
"Nancy Niemi on the Benefits of Texting" Nancy Niemi, chair of the education department at UNH, says the use of "text-isms' in mobile applications has no negative impact on literacy and in fact may encourage it. Due to copyright issues, video links are no longer available.
Dec. 25, 2014 - New Haven Register
"West Haven Black Coalition to Hold Annual Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr" UNH student Brittany Palmer will present reflections on Martin Luther King the 29th Annual Tribute to the civil rights leader held by the West Haven Black Coalition on Jan. 11. The tribute, one of the oldest King tributes in the area and also generally one of the first each year, will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon in the First Congregational Church of West Haven, 1 Church St. on the Green.
Dec. 23, 2014 - Dailymotion
"University of New Haven Supermileage Vehicle Testing 2014 - Side View 3/22/14."
Dec. 23, 2014 - Meriden Record-Journal
"Police Killings Have Law Enforcement on Guard" Local police departments have been stressing safety after the targeted killings of two New York City officers over the weekend and the fatal shooting of an officer in Florida. David Lambert, UNH assistant professor of criminal justice and a former police officer, notes that when it comes to safety precautions, unfortunately there’s not much more officers can do to protect themselves."They are always vigilant, but there’s no guarantee that there’s anything that is going to make them safer,"
Dec. 23, 2014 - New Haven Living
Town and Gown
"Town and Gown" The city of New Haven and UNH announced a new partnership in November through which the city will provide 15 jobs to college students as part of a co-operative education program. (Article not available)
Dec. 23, 2014 - New Haven Living
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
"Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" In early November, UNH president Steven Kaplan hosted an event for donors that included a lecture from a Beatles scholar and senior lecturer in the English department, Wes Davis and Nathan Ward, a senior criminal justice major. (Article not available)
Dec. 22, 2014 - Al Rai’
Abe Baggili on E-Terrorism Ibrahim (Abe) Baggili, assistant professor and director of the Cyber Forensics Research and Education Group (cFREG), is interviewed on e-terrorism.
Dec. 19, 2014 - Before It's News
"Morgellons Disease: Massive Progress in Scientific Research" Research headed by UNH professor of biology and environmental sciences Eva Sapi successfully identified and confirmed that infectious organisms were present in Morgellons patient skin lesions. Evidence of two human pathogens were identified by the analysis of whole genome sequencing. The goal of the next phase of Dr. Sapi’s study is to provide more evidence that Morgellons disease has infectious agent etiology.
Dec. 18, 2014 - West Haven Voice
UNH Study Examines Attitudes
"UNH Study Examines Attitudes" Eight UNH students from the Service Learning course "Ideas into Law" presented the findings of their semester-long research examining the attitudes and preferences of West Haven voters. (Article not available)
Dec. 18, 2014 - West Haven Voice
Morin Joins UNH as Vice-President
Morin Joins UNH as Vice-President Stephen J. Morin, an experienced leader in higher education philanthropy has been named vice-president for university advancement at UNH. (Article not available)
Dec. 18, 2014 - West Haven Voice
UNH Officer Takes Oath
"UNH Officer Takes Oath" Scott Gardner is sworn in as UNH's newest police officer. (Article not available)
Dec. 18, 2014 - WTIC-AM
[AUDIO] Matthew Schmidt on Russia Sanctions (This audio file has been removed by the original publisher.)
[AUDIO] Matthew Schmidt on Russia Sanctions - Matthew Schmidt, member of UNH’s national security and political science faculty, discusses the effect of U.S. sanctions against Russia.
Dec. 18, 2014 - University at Buffalo/UB Reporter
Graff Receives Statewide AIA Award
"Graff Receives Statewide AIA Award" Linsey Graff '08 was awarded the 2014 Intern-Associate Award by the American Institute of Architects New York State (AIANYS) for her "commitment to community outreach, education and diversity in the profession."
Dec. 17, 2014 - New Haven Independent
"We'll Take The Million, But..." The City of New Haven has moved closer to accepting a Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Grant in the amount of $1M from the U.S. Department of Justice, intended to improve conditions in the city's Newhallville neighborhood. A fixed amount of $80,000 would be allocated to the University of New Haven for program evaluation and research. Allocation for the remainder of the budget is being negotiated between city alders and administrative officials.
Dec. 17, 2014 - Meriden Record-Journal
"Cheshire Photographer Showcases Method of Extreme Close-Up Shots" UNH art and interior design adjunct faculty Alexander Harding's extreme close-up still life photography is featured.
Dec. 15, 2014 - Police Chief Magazine
"Preventing Victimization: Public Health Approaches to Fight Crime" A focused deterrence program called Project Longevity was started in New Haven in 2012 to identify and provide guidance to individuals most at-risk for committing crime—who incidentally are also most at-risk for being victimized. A team of researchers from UNH and Yale plans to determine whether Project Longevity can be correlated to a statistically significant reduction in shootings and arrests for violent crimes.
Dec. 15, 2014 - New York Times
"As N.C.A.A. Issues Pile Up, a Call for a Commission" Allen Sack, UNH professor of sports management and founder of the Drake Group in residence at UNH, attended a closed-door meeting with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in Washington to discuss the future of college sports governance. Says Sack, "I thought there was unanimity that the changes taking place are significant enough that it deserves some careful study, and that’s tough to do unless you have the access to finances the federal government can get."
Dec. 14, 2014 - New Haven Register 
"Body Cameras Welcomed on Greater New Haven Cops, but Privacy Questions Arise" When a police officer arrives to a public place with a body camera on, privacy issues come into question. But Jibey Asthappan, assistant professor and director of UNH's national security program, said it’s unlikely body-camera video information could be accessed by someone outside the police department. If the video footage is not connected to a network, getting any information would be unlikely.
Dec. 14, 2014 - Design & Trend
"Terrorist Detainees Indoctrinated Into Learned Helplessness, Report Says" UNH psychiatrist Charles A. Morgan III comments on recently disclosed CIA techniques for detainee interrogation and the theory upon which they were developed. "My impression is that they misread the theory," said Morgan. "They’re not really scientists."
Dec. 12, 2014 - Connecticut Post
"Friday was Be Safe Day in Greenwich Schools" UNH freshman Nicholas Chiappetta participated in Be Safe Day, a day of events sponsored by the Greenwich school district to raise awareness about safety. Chiapetta is also a firefighter with the Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department. "We give them life skills that they can use not only at high school, but also in college," he said.
Dec. 12, 2014 - Baltimore Sun
"Challenging Assumptions Through a Chance Encounter" Paul Marx, UNH professor emeritus of English recounts a chance encounter on a train.
Dec. 11, 2014 - Lawfare (blog)
"Hard National Security Choices" The architects of the CIA’s interrogation program attempted to create psychology-based techniques that would cause a detainee to lose his "sense of control and predictability." But UNH psychiatrist Charles A. Morgan III says, "they misread the theory."
Dec. 10, 2014 - Saudi Gazette
"King Appoints 8 New Ministers" Fahaad Al-Hamad '84 MPA has been appointed Saudi Arabia's minister of communications and information technology.
Dec. 10, 2014 - WTIC Fox 61
New Partnership Between UNH and City of New Haven
"New Partnership Between UNH and City of New Haven" A new partnership between UNH and the city of New Haven will give new opportunities to students with an interest in public safety. The city is paying for 10 students to work 35 hours a week as part of a co-op program with the Henry Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences. Due to copyright issues, audio and video links are no longer available.
Dec. 10, 2014 - New Haven Register
"University of New Haven Gets $2M Gift For Engineering Scholarships" UNH will use the largest gift for scholarships in its history — $2 million — to establish an endowed scholarship fund for graduate students pursuing degrees in engineering, university officials announced Wednesday. The money is the gift of an anonymous donor, UNH said in a press release. "This magnificent gift will make a tremendous difference in the lives of many students," said President Steven H. Kaplan.
Dec. 10, 2014 - New York Times
"Architects of C.I.A. Interrogation Drew on Psychology to Induce ‘Helplessness’" UNH psychiatrist Charles A. Morgan III comments on recently disclosed CIA techniques for detainee interrogation and the theory on which they were developed. "My impression is that they misread the theory," said Morgan, who met the techniques' architects while studying the effects of stress on American troops. "They’re not really scientists."
Dec. 10, 2014 - New Pittsburgh Courier
"Police Shooting Victims Lives ‘Worth’ Less Than a Ham Sandwich" A critique of the current grand jury system cites the work of UNH professor emeritus Gerald D. Robin, whose study found that only 19 states require that all felonies be prosecuted through grand jury indictments, while 23 reserve it for capital offenses and 30 make it optional.
Dec. 10, 2014 -
"Taking A Shot: Testing New Ways To Curb Concussions" At a time when concussions and the study of concussions are playing a larger role in sports, especially football, coaches and programs are becoming more proactive in taking preventative measures.UNH is using sensors to chart the level of impact absorbed by players.
Dec. 10, 2014 - New Haven Independent
"What We Learned— And What We’re Learning" Justin Exum '15 reflected on his academic journey on a public-access television program focusing on education, health literacy, and civic engagement.
Dec. 8, 2014 - Record Journal
"Southington Moves Forward With Plans Despite Competing Sports Complex" The town of Southington is investing $40,000 in engineering work with the hopes of attracting a developer to build a sports complex there. But UNH professor of sports management Gil Fried has reservations about building such a facility in the area.
Dec. 7, 2014 - New Haven Register
"5-Year-Old New Haven Boy Gets Rock-Star Wish Granted" UNH students cheered along 5-year-old Adrian Laureano of New Haven, who got to be a "rock star" for a day as part of a Make-A-Wish Foundation grant.
Dec.4, 2014 - Medscape
Ebola: FDA Staff Argue for Randomized Clinical Trials
"Ebola: FDA Staff Argue for Randomized Clinical Trials" Summer McGee, Ph.D., CPH, a medical ethicist, UNH associate professor, and director of the M.S. in Health Care Administration Program, suggests a more efficient path to finding an effective treatment for Ebola virus disease. (Article not available)
Dec. 4, 2014 - WAVE (Louisville)
Chargers Volleyball at NCAA National Championships Fall Festival
[VIDEO] Chargers Volleyball at NCAA National Championships Fall Festival The UNH volleyball team volunteered and spent time with local children in Louisville, Ky. to share their enthusiasm for the sport. Due to copyright issues, audio and video links are no longer available.
Dec. 3, 2014 - Digital Guardian
"Data Breach Experts Share The Most Important Next Step You Should Take After A Data Breach in 2014 - 2015 & Beyond" Jibey Asthappan, UNH assistant professor and head of the National Security Program, offers advice on the most important next steps to take following a data breach.
Dec. 2, 2014 - New Haven Register
"New Haven’s Robin Salters Named Regional Coach of the Year for Eighth Time" UNH women’s volleyball coach Robin Salters has been named the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II East Region Coach of the Year, her eighth region coach of the year honor. The Chargers are 24-8 (11-3 Northeast-10) and return to action in the D-II national quarterfinals on Thursday when they take on Arkansas-Fort Smith at 7:30 p.m. in Louisville, Ky.