In the Media: October, 2014

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Oct. 31, 2014 - Forbes
"UNC Academic Fraud--Are Athletes Really Students?" The Drake Group, in residence at UNH and a national organization of faculty dedicated to defending academic integrity in college sports, said "…the scope of the 20 year UNC fraud scandal easily takes the prize for the largest and most nefarious scandal in the history of NCAA enforcement. The depth and breadth of the scheme–involving counselors, coaches, academic administrators, faculty and athletic administrators eclipses any previous case."
Oct. 31, 2014 - JCOnline.com
"UNC Academic Scandal: Not Here, Purdue & IU Say" The Drake Group, in residence at UNH and a national organization of faculty dedicated to defending academic integrity in college sports, issued 12 guidelines this week for athletic departments. One of them is moving academic advising for athletes out of athletic departments completely. The guidelines come after a recent report detailing 18 years of academic fraud at the University of North Carolina’s athletic department — a place previously held up as a paragon of the NCAA ideal.
Oct. 31, 2014 - Huffington Post
"9 Ways to Stand Out at a Career Fair" Matt Caporale, UNH executive director of career development offers a job interview tip: "To make a good impression, have a one-minute pitch that introduces yourself." He adds to Include your name, major, career aspirations and how they all tie in to working for the company.
Oct. 31, 2014 - Poughkeepsie Journal
"Archive: Hundreds Protest CDC's Lyme Treatment Guidelines at NYC Rally" In a 2013 clip, UNH professor of biology and environmental sciences Eva Sapi said Lyme disease treatment guidelines ignore research by her and others that shows the Lyme bug can assume forms that may allow it to evade treatment. But mainstream scientists, she said, have pronounced her findings impossible."Impossible is not a word you as scientists should ever say," she said to cheers.
Oct. 31, 2014 - Poughkeepsie Journal
"Archive: Lyme Treatment Guidelines Flawed, Researcher Says" In a 2012 study, researchers at UNH discovered that the Lyme spirochete, called Borrelia burgdorferi, is capable of forming "biofilms" — basically a protective coating that serves in unfavorable conditions as a "potentially powerful survival mechanism." The paper, by Dr. Eva Sapi and collaborators, was published in PLOS ONE, an online scientific journal.
Oct. 30, 2014 - WTIC Fox 61
Elizabeth Christian on Public Response to Ebola
Elizabeth Christian on Public Response to Ebola Elizabeth Christian, member of UNH’s communication, film and media studies faculty gives some perspective and unexpected outcomes on reports of the Ebola virus. (article not available)
Oct. 29, 2014 - Chronicle of Higher Education
Reform Group Proposes Academic-Integrity Rules for Athletics
"NCAA Graduation Rates Improve; Critics Cry Foul" The Drake Group, in residence at the University of New Haven and a national organization of faculty dedicated to defending academic integrity in college sports, has released a list of guidelines it urges all colleges and universities to adopt in the wake of recent academic scandals related to athletics.
Oct. 29, 2014 - CBS 3 Springfield
"NCAA Graduation Rates Improve; Critics Cry Foul" The Drake Group, in residence at the University of New Haven and a national organization of faculty dedicated to defending academic integrity in college sports, is critical of NCAA President Mark Emmert's interpretation of data touting the record-breaking graduation rates of Division I athletes. This article also appeared in the San Mateo Daily Journal. This article also appeared in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. This article also appeared on KWWL
Oct. 29, 2014 - Inside Higher Ed
"More Athletes Get to Finish Line" Across the board -- and as usual -- the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) for colleges was higher than the federal graduation rate. The GSR counts athletes who transfer into a program and earn degrees as graduates, while the six-year federal rate does not. Critics continue to be skeptical of the GSR, however. Allen Sack, professor of sports management at UNH, said the rate is valuable, but not as an indicator of a college’s success.
Oct. 29, 2014 - KTTV (Los Angeles)
Nancy Niemi on The Benefits of Texting (3)
Nancy Niemi on The Benefits of Texting (3) 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. (Article not available)
Oct. 29, 2014 - WFLD (Chicago)
Nancy Niemi on The Benefits of Texting (2)
Nancy Niemi on The Benefits of Texting (2) 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. (Article not available)
Oct. 29, 2014 - Hartford Courant 
"Claws, Fangs and Fiends: Exhibit Traces History Of Horror Movie Posters" Wes Davis, UNH senior lecturer in English, gathered his personal collection for the exhibit "American Gothic: Classic Horror Film Poster Art & Iconography," on display in Seton Gallery through Nov. 15. The posters reveal the variety of chiller cinema, from Universal Studios' furry and fanged icons of the 1930s to the purely human monsters depicted in movies such as "Silence of the Lambs" (1991). This article also appeared in CTNow.com
Oct. 28, 2014 - WLNY (New York)
Nancy Niemi on The Benefits of Texting (1)
Nancy Niemi on The Benefits of Texting (1) 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. (Article not available)
Oct. 28, 2014 - New York Times
"Colleges’ Shift on Four-Year Scholarships Reflects Players’ Growing Power" Earlier this month, the Big Ten announced that it would become the first conference to guarantee its athletic scholarships for four years, a change from the widely followed practice of offering a single-year scholarship that can be renewed. Effective immediately, the Big Ten will ensure that none of its recruited athletes — in any sport — can lose their financial aid because of injury, poor play or coaches’ judgment. Although one-year scholarships are generally renewed by universities, the announcements represent a shift in power toward college athletes. "These scholarship terms are about power and control," said Allen Sack, a professor of sports management at UNH and a longtime N.C.A.A. critic, "and what schools are willing to give up."
Oct. 28, 2014 - 2014 Los Angeles Times Parent Education Guide
"7 Ways to Get Boys Into Books" Amanda Bozack and Amy Nicole Salvaggio, two associate professors at UNH, concluded that not all boys read novels — and parents and teachers need to realize this. "Reading newspapers, websites or manuals is just as legitimate as reading Homer," said Bozack. "The more broadly and overtly teachers recognize the reading done by boys, the easier it becomes for boys to see themselves as readers."
Oct. 27, 2014 - WTIC-AM
[AUDIO] Matthew Schmidt on Internal Russian Developments (This clip has been removed by the publisher.)
[AUDIO] Matthew Schmidt on Internal Russian Developments Matthew Schmidt, member of UNH’s national security and political science faculty, provides an update on new internal pressures in Russia.
Oct. 26, 2014 - Stamford Advocate
"Ebola Not First Illness to Cause Panic" Summer McGee, UNH associate professor and program director for health care administration says every few years, a new illness pops up and strikes fear into the hearts of Americans. Sometimes, the fears are valid, as they were over HIV/AIDS, which has killed millions of people globally. And sometimes an illness sparks a panic, but ultimately claims few victims -- as was the case with severe acute respiratory syndrome (commonly called SARS). McGee said it's still too soon to know where on this scale of panic Ebola will ultimately fall, but decisions being made now by government and health officials play a huge role in the outcome.
Oct. 25, 2014 - New Haven Register
"From the Rivoli to the Lecture Hall, Davis has Never Curbed His Monstrous Enthusiasm" Wes Davis, senior lecturer in English and film at UNH talked about "American Gothic: Classic Horror Film Poster Art and Iconography," the current exhibit at the Seton Gallery featuring 115 pieces of film memorabilia from his collection.
Oct. 24, 2014 - New Haven Independent
"They Spoke Art" Laura Marsh, director of Seton Gallery at UNH talked about her work during the second weekend of City Wide Open Studios (CWOS), the annual Artspace visual-art exhibition in New Haven.
Oct. 24, 2014 - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"Athletics Advisers' Ethical Dilemma" The Drake Group, in residence at the University of New Haven and a national organization of faculty dedicated to defending academic integrity in college sports, comments on the relationships between academic advisers and athletics programs in light of a recent investigation of academic fraud at the University of North Carolina.
Oct. 24, 2014 - CBS Sports
"UNC's Unprecedented Academic Fraud Case Will Test NCAA" The Drake Group, in residence at the University of New Haven and a national organization of faculty dedicated to defending academic integrity in college sports calls the UNC scandal the largest and the most egregious case of academic fraud by far in NCAA history,
Oct. 24, 2014 - New Haven Register
"Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Gives UNH Students 'Nuggets' For Life" Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor gave UNH students some nuggets for life Friday that would be worth taking to heart even if she weren’t a groundbreaking citizen who is one of the nine members of the nation’s highest court. Sotomayor became the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court in 2009 and is the author of "My Beloved World," which debuted last year at the top of the New York Times Best Seller List.
Oct. 24, 2014 - WFSB.com
"UNH Professor Says Flu, Crashes More Deadly Than Ebola" Melanie Eldridge, UNH assistant professor of biology and environmental science, says Ebola can be "extremely frightening to people because it is exotic and because in developing countries it has an extremely high mortality rate, up to 90 percent. But the mortality rate is much lower here because we have a remarkable healthcare system with supportive treatments immediately put in place."
Oct. 24, 2014 - NerdWallet (blog)
"9 Career Fair Tips To Get You Hired" Matt Caporale, UNH executive director of career development offers a job interview tip: "To make a good impression, have a one-minute pitch that introduces yourself." He adds to Include your name, major, career aspirations and how they all tie in to working for the company.
Oct. 23, 2014 - Post and Courier
"North Carolina Should Forfeit NCAA Titles, Fire Roy Williams" The Drake Group, in residence at the University of New Haven and a national organization of faculty dedicated to defending academic integrity in college sports, is cited in an op-ed calling for the firing of UNC coach Roy Williams.
Oct. 23, 2014 - Forbes
"Did Wainstein Report Whitewash High-Level Culprits In UNC Cheating Scandal?" The Drake Group, in residence at the University of New Haven and a national organization of faculty dedicated to defending academic integrity in college sports, says the University of North Carolina’s scandal involving more than 3100 students – almost half of them athletes —who were given credit for "irregular" classes is "the largest and most nefarious scandal in the history of NCAA enforcement."
Oct. 23, 2014 - New Haven Register
"The ‘Undead’ Come Alive in West Haven During Graveyard Tour Saturday" The West Haven Historical Society will once again partner with UNH’s theater arts department under the direction of Professor Jessica Brater to present the annual Graveyard Lantern Tour in what has become a popular seasonal event. Actors will portray historical figures past to conduct graveyard tours and educate the public about people’s lives in the early days of West Haven.
Oct. 23, 2014 - TechCrunch (blog)
"Headline - if multimedia drop quotes" UNH has partnered with tech education startup Galvanize to offer an accredited Master of Engineering degree in a year starting in January 2015. GalvanizeU will be focused on giving practical skills needed for data scientists. This article also appeared in TekkieThis article also appeared in BusByWay.comThis article also appeared in Seattle PI. This article also appeared in Virtual Strategy Magazine
Oct. 22, 2014 - SportszEdge
"UNH Volleyball Coach Breaks School Record for Wins at 577" University of New Haven volleyball coach Robin Salters set the record for all-time wins wins at 577.
Oct. 22, 2014 - WTNH.com
"UNH Raising Fund for Sickle Cell Anemia" The Third Annual Lambda Cutz at the University of New Haven will offer $7 haircuts to raise funds for sickle cell anemia on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Run by Kappa Chapter of Latino American Unida, Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity Inc., the event will take place in the German Club on the main UNH campus, 300 Boston Post Road. The event will raise funds to support sickle cell anemia programs in the Latino community. The fraternity has a goal of raising $800.
Oct. 22, 2014 - WTNH
Coach Robin Salters Sets Record for All-Time Wins
Coach Robin Salters Sets Record for All-Time Wins University of New Haven volleyball coach Robin Salters set the record for all-time wins wins at 577. (Article not available)
Oct. 22, 2014 - DMN Newswire
Beyond Paper: The UX of College Admissions and Mobile Application Review
"Beyond Paper: The UX of College Admissions and Mobile Application Review" The UNH Admissions Office saved over a quarter of a million sheets of paper during the first year they switched to a mobile applicant review solution called Decision Cloud. The app helps UNH centralize access to various components of student application files and structures data "on the go" for an expedited application review process. This article also appeared in Morningstar NewsThis article also appeared in iStock Analyst. This article also appeared in Security @ ITBusinessNet.com
Oct. 22, 2014 - Fire Engineering
"Fire Department, Sprinkler Organization Help Fire Science Club with 'Burn Box’" Every year, the UNH Fire Science Club holds what is called the "Burn Box." A mock room is set on fire to show students the effects of a fire. This year's focus was on the positive effects a sprinkler system would have in a residential application.
Oct. 20, 2014 - Stamford Advocate
"Universities, Towns and Cities Step Up Ebola Protections" UNH was one of several universities in the state taking pre-emptive measures because of Ebola fears. Between now and Nov. 25, the school will stop sending students in its paramedicine program to Yale-New Haven's emergency room for classwork.
Oct. 19, 2014 - Charlotte Observer
"College Sports Whistle-Blowers Face Tough Road" The Drake Group, in residence at the University of New Haven and a national organization of faculty dedicated to defending academic integrity in college sports, comments on the treatment of whistle-blowers.
Oct. 18, 2014 - NBC Connecticut WVIT
Student Volunteers Help Clean Up Allingtown Neighborhood
"University of New Haven Students Help Clean up Allingtown" More than 100 University of New Haven students went into the Allingtown community to pick up trash and help clean up the neighborhood. (Article not available)
Oct. 17, 2014 - Record Journal
"$5.5 Million Grant Designed to Boost High-Tech Employment" UNH assisted The Workforce Alliance and the Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board in securing a $5.5 million, 4-year federal grant to help find jobs for 567 long-term unemployed workers in high-tech fields.
Oct. 17, 2014 - New York Times
"A Paycheck for College Athletes? Join the Fishing Team" The Drake Group, in residence at the University of New Haven, pushes for educational reform in college athletics and commented on the N.C.A.A.'s recent decision to to give its five most powerful conferences greater autonomy to make their own rules.
Oct. 16, 2014 - WTIC-AM
[AUDIO] Bill Carbone on Sayreville Football Scandal
[AUDIO] Bill Carbone on Sayreville Football Scandal William Carbone, senior lecturer and director of experiential education at UNH discusses whether the suspects in the Sayerville, NJ high school sexual assault incident may be charged as juveniles or as adults and the implications for either process.
Oct. 16, 2014 - Hartford Courant
"Experts Discuss Tie Between Athletes And Domestic Violence" Allen Sack, UNH professor of sports management, comments on the recent string of domestic violence cases among NFL players. He notes, "Football is a vicious game...You have to be an aggressive human being to survive in the NFL, but there is no reason that has to carry over [into everyday life]."
Oct. 15, 2014 - New Haven Register
"Ray Rice, Hope Solo, Other Pro Athletes, Spark Debate at University of New Haven" A panel of experts at UNH offered insight into whether the culture of professional sports contributes to domestic violence. The expert panel session was a combined class for students in two Sports Management courses: Sports Law and Sports in American Society taught by Gil Fried and Allan Sack, respectively.
Oct. 15, 2014 - Baltimore Sun
"Punishing Many For the Crimes of a Few [Commentary]" Paul Marx, UNH professor emeritus of English comments on punitive measures taken against organizations over allegations of sexual misconduct.
Oct. 14, 2014 - http://arxiv.org
"Universe in a Black Hole with Spin and Torsion" (academic paper) Nikodem Poplawski, member of UNH's physics faculty posits that every black hole in the presence of torsion forms a nonsingular, closed, nearly flat, homogeneous, and isotropic universe on the other side of its event horizon.
Oct. 14, 2014 - Fox Business News
UNH Cyber Security Research Cited in Online Vulnerabilities Report
UNH Cyber Security Research Cited in Online Vulnerabilities Report UNH’s research exposing the vulnerabilities of some popular social media apps are mentioned as part of a report on other types of online security flaws, including some with international consequences. (Article not available)
Oct. 14, 2014 - WCBS-NY
[AUDIO] Center for Family Business Has Advice for Family-Owned Business
[AUDIO] Center for Family Business Has Advice for Family-Owned Business The UNH-based Center for Family Business suggests clear rules for family-owned businesse and that family members should work at least some place else for one year after college.
Oct. 10, 2014 - WTNH
"UNH Baseball Team and Colin’s Crew Looking to "Whip" Cancer Chargers baseball worked with Team Impact, an organization connecting children suffering from illnesses with local collegiate teams, to give support to a boy battling leukemia.
Oct. 12, 2014 - CT Post
"Danbury Sees Benefits in Cop Cams" Danbury is one of several Connecticut police departments experimenting with body cameras for its officers. David Schroeder, criminal justice professor and interim associate dean at UNH, said rank-and-file resistance to body cameras isn't nearly as great as the push-back with the arrival of dashboard cameras appeared a decade ago.
Oct. 10, 2014 - WTNH
"UNH Baseball Team and Colin’s Crew Looking to "Whip" Cancer" [4] Chargers baseball worked with Team Impact, an organization connecting children suffering from illnesses with local collegiate teams, to give support to a boy battling leukemia.
Oct. 10, 2014 - Record Journal
"Aggressive and Opaque" Commentary on the town of Southington's opaque process in developing a large private athletic complex with indoor fields and a restaurant cites UNH professor of sports management Gil Fried's reservations about building such a facility in the area.
Oct. 9, 2014 - WTNH
"UNH Baseball Team and Colin’s Crew Looking to "Whip" Cancer Chargers baseball worked with Team Impact, an organization connecting children suffering from illnesses with local collegiate teams, to give support to a boy battling leukemia.
Oct. 9, 2014 - WTNH
"UNH Baseball Team and Colin’s Crew Looking to "Whip" Cancer Chargers baseball worked with Team Impact, an organization connecting children suffering from illnesses with local collegiate teams, to give support to a boy battling leukemia.
Oct. 8, 2014 - WTIC-AM
[AUDIO] Howard Stoffer on Putin's Continuing Ukraine Strategy
[AUDIO] Howard Stoffer on Putin's Continuing Ukraine Strategy Howard Stoffer, member of UNH's criminal justice faculty and foreign affairs expert discusses the impetus behind Putin’s incursions into Ukraine and generational responses within Russia.
Oct. 5, 2014 - Record Journal
"The Lure of the Sports Complex" Gil Fried, member of UNH’s sports management faculty comments on the challenges for new sports complexes in the state, specifically one planned for Southington, CT. "There’s a lot of competition in that space," Fried said, citing municipal facilities and existing complexes. He also notes that it’s also difficult to turn a profit and people are less willing to attend travel sports events than in previous years.
Oct. 3, 2014 - NBC Connecticut WVIT
Jibey Asthappan on JPMorgan Chase Data Breach
Jibey Asthappan on JPMorgan Chase Data Breach Jibey Asthappan, assistant professor and director of the national security program at UNH, comments on the data breach reported by JP Morgan Chase. (Article not available)
Oct. 3, 2014 - CT Law Tribune
College Launches New Youth Justice Institute to Focus on State Policy
"College Launches New Youth Justice Institute to Focus on State Policy" William Carbone, senior lecturer and director of experiential education at UNH will head the Tow Institute for Youth Justice, a think tank that will study issues such as juvenile recidivism rates, sentencing laws and alternatives to incarceration. He says the initiative will differ from similar efforts elsewhere in the U.S. because it will emphasize the state's most pressing juvenile issues rather than focusing broadly on national juvenile issues. (Article not available)
Oct. 2, 2014 - New Haven Register
[PHOTOS] "University of New Haven Announces Creation of New Tow Institute of Youth Justice" UNH announced the creation Thursday of the new Tow Youth Justice Institute at the UNH’s Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice. The institute will be funded by a $300,000, two-year grant from the New Canaan-based Tow Foundation; a $150,000, one-year state grant and $100,000 from UNH.
Oct. 2, 2014 - CT Post 
"UNH creates Tow Institute of Youth Justice" UNH will unveil its new Tow Institute of Youth Justice. The institute is being formed to capitalize on the state’s juvenile justice reforms and support the General Assembly’s newly formed Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee. Funding for the new institute comes from Tow Foundation of New Canaan, a state grant and UNH.
Oct. 2, 2014 - WTIC-AM
[AUDIO] William Carbone on Juvenile Justice Reform and the Tow Youth for Youth Justice Institute at UNH
[AUDIO] William Carbone on Juvenile Justice Reform and the Tow Youth for Youth Justice Institute at UNH William Carbone, member of UNH’s criminal justice faculty and former Connecticut court administrator discusses juvenile justice reform and the new Tow Youth Institute at UNH.
Oct. 2, 2014 - Hartford Courant / CTNow.com
"New Juvenile-Justice Institute At UNH To Advise State Panel On Reforms" has opened a juvenile-justice institute to advise a new state commission on reforms, produce public annual reports on the system, and help the college turn out more juvenile probation officers, social workers and counselors to work with youth in Connecticut. The founder of the Tow Institute for Youth Justice is William H. Carbone, former director of the state Judicial Branch's juvenile-court support division. The program is part of UNH's Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.
Oct. 1, 2014 - Record-Journal
"Southington Teacher of the Year: ‘Sometimes You Are Their Rock’" Jennifer Paul M.S. '99, a literacy specialist at Southington High School, was named the 2014-15 teacher of the year by the school district.
Oct. 1, 2014 - Business New Haven
UNH Students Expose Android Risks
"UNH Students Expose Android Risks" A UNH cyber forensics group has exposed a laundry list of security flaws in the Android smartphone platform that could affect as many as 968 million users. (Article not available)
Oct. 1, 2014 - The Star Democrat
"Easton Forum Addresses Terrorism Threat" Christopher Shays, distinguished fellow in public service at UNH and former U.S. representative joined a panel discussion and open question forum in Easton addressing the threat of terrorism. "We are not a united country. We do not have a sense of how we want to deal with this unbelievable challenge that we are talking about," Shays said. "We need to be able to say things even if they are wrong to start to learn from each other."