In the Media: April, 2015

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Apr. 30, 2015 - Business New Haven
Brian Kench, Ph.D. has been appointed Dean of the College of Business at the University of New Haven as of June 8.
Apr. 30, 2015 - Business New Haven
The University of New Haven will begin offering the nation's first master's degree in forensic technology this fall. "the forensic technology program will provide a high-quality professional program in a highly technical area of study in great demand by police departments all over the country," said Mario Gaboury, dean of the college.
Apr. 29, 2015 - New Haven Register
"La Bella Vita! ArtsBall Italia" is the theme of the University of New Haven’s Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts’ 27th annual scholarship fundraising gala on June 6. "The ArtsBall is always a signature event, unofficially ‘opening’ the summer season in Old Lyme and surrounding areas," Campus Dean Todd Jokl said. "It is the single most important event for raising important scholarship monies to support our students." 
Apr. 27, 2015 - New Haven Register
A mock explosion and response drill organized principally by University of New Haven students provided hands-on opportunities quite different from those they might find in class. "Our club [the University of New Haven’s National Security Council Club] talked about doing it," said Elisa Lenahan, a University of New Haven junior and one of the organizers. "We wanted to do a mock event. ... What we wanted was for our students to experience first response" in an up-close and personal fashion, she said.
Apr. 27, 2015 - New Haven Register
A photo gallery of the University of New Haven's mock explosion drill by photographer Peter Hvizdak. 
Apr. 27, 2015 - WTNH.com
University of New Haven fire science, criminal justice, national security, and forensics students participated in a hands-on, mass casualty and bomb explosion simulation. "If they can touch it and do it they learn it much better and that’s what this is all about today," said Wayne Sandford, member of the University of New Haven's fire science faculty. 
Apr. 27, 2015 - New Haven Register
Matt Sheehy of Wakefield, Rhode Island has been awarded the first Kaufman Scholarship for four years of study at the University of New Haven's Tagliatela College of Engineering. 
Apr. 27, 2015 - WFSB.com
About 200 University of New Haven students participated in an emergency drill responding to a mock car bomb explosion on campus.
Apr. 27, 2015 - Huffington Post
[VIDEO] The US Could Loosen Its Hostage Ransom Policy
Matthew Schmidt, University of New Haven assistant professor of political science and national security joins HuffPost Live to explain why the United States is thinking about loosening its hostage ransom policy. (Link not available) 
Apr. 27, 2015 - WTNH.com
A simulated explosion on the main campus of the University of New Haven is being staged by students as part of a learning experience. The simulation will involve a bomb going off inside a car near the German Club, involving injuries, smoke, debris, emergency vehicles and a triage area. The exercise is being planned by various student groups including the drama club and students in the criminal justice and forensic sciences programs. 
Apr. 26, 2015 - The Day
Roman Zajac, chairman of the University of New Haven's biology and environmental science department made the case for marine spatial planning for Long Island Sound — a tool for guiding its future uses and ensuring current ones can continue. He also emphasized that a diverse collection of habitats can be found across different areas across the Sound. 
Apr. 24, 2015 - WTIC Fox 61
Matt Sheehy is the first recipient of the University of New Haven's Kaufmann Scholarship, which rewards the winner with a four-year scholarship to the engineering school. Sheehy, 17, was selected as a finalist with six other high school seniors and ultimately won the scholarship after impressing the judges with his hovercraft projects.
Apr. 24, 2015 - New Haven Register
Matt Sheehy is photographed with his ninth generation hovercraft at the University of New Haven's Orange Campus on 4/24/2015. Sheehy has been awarded the first Kaufman Scholarship for four years of study at the University of New Haven's Tagliatela College of Engineering.
Apr. 24, 2015 - Science 2.0
A compound in bee venom called melittin is being studied by the University of New Haven's Lyme disease research group headed by Eva Sapi, associate professor of biology and environmental science. Lyme disease is caused by the bacteria Borrelia and can shift between different forms in the body, which is part of what makes them so hard to kill. Sapi's lab is testing different bee venoms on all forms of the bacteria, and so far, results from preliminary work done by one of her students look "very promising." This article first appeared in Mosaic and Discover Magazine on March 24. The article also appeared in Gizmodo and BBC Future as "How a Bee Sting Saved My Life." 
Apr. 22, 2015 - Forever News
Stephen Spignesi, member of the University of New Haven's English department faculty and author of "The Robin Williams Scrapbook" is interviewed in a documentary chronicling the final days of comedian Robin Williams. 
Apr. 22, 2015 - WalletHub
Dina Wulinsky, assistant director of career education and assessment at the University of New Haven offers tips to help young people make the best possible career decisions. 
Apr. 22, 2015 - New York Times
Ricky Cruz '14 is featured as the subject of a New York Times editorial on the positive impact of the Fresh Air Fund. 
Apr. 21, 2015 - Norwich Bulletin
The Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven has launched a new Center for Arts Programming to offer programs in studio instruction and art appreciation for high school students and adults. 
Apr. 21, 2015 - New Haven Register
An Allingtown community cleanup is being organized by the office of Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, Chairman James W. Morrissey of the Democratic Town Committee, members of  the University of New Haven fraternity Sigma Chi and sorority Delta Phi Epsilon, the University of New Haven chapter of the NAACP and the University of New Haven office of community service. 
Apr. 21, 2015 - CT News Junkie
In an op-ed, Joshua Sandman, University of New Haven professor of political science outlines the challenges for the Democratic and Republican parties for the 2016 election season. 
Apr. 21, 2015 - WTNH.com
University of New Haven professor and economics chair Kamal Upadhyaya says there are several factors why gas prices at the pump are once again on the rise, just months after some places in Connecticut saw gas dip below $2 per gallon. 
Apr. 20, 2015 - Evidence Technology Magazine
Last year, a team from the University of New Haven's Cyber Forensics Research & Education Group / Lab comprised of Ibrahim Baggili, Shadi Al Awawdeh and Jason Moore introduced an open source iOS backup forensics examination tool at the Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law conference. 
Apr. 20, 2015 - WTIC-AM
[AUDIO] Howard Stoffer on U.S.- Cuba Relations (This file has been removed by the original publisher.)
Howard Stoffer, University of New Haven associate professor of criminal justice and foreign affairs expert discusses the removal of Cuba from the U.S. State Department's list of state-sponsored terrorists and its implications for Latin American trade. 
Apr. 17, 2015 - Observer-Reporter
The University of New Haven's Dr. Henry C. Lee will discuss "Lessons Learned from High-Profile Cases" from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday in the Convocation Center at California University of Pennsylvania. Chief emeritus of the Connecticut State Police and founder of the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science at the University of New Haven, Lee has investigated thousands of criminal, civil and historical cases over the past 40 years. 
Apr. 16, 2015 - WTNH.com
University of New Haven professor and former FBI agent Kenneth Gray, who has worked on everything from surveillance to counter-terrorism, comments on the intensive manhunt for a suspect in several local shootings.. Gray says it’s hard to know right now if they were thrill killings, if the suspects were high on drugs, or they’re accidents, adding, "We don’t know if something happened to stop the robbery in progress and that he had to flee." 
Apr. 14, 2015 - New York Times
The University of New Haven's full-page ad in the New York Times.
Apr. 12, 2015 - Seattle PI
New Research Supports Morgellons as Infectious Disease
University of New Haven researchers delivered presentations contributing to the strong body of evidence supporting Morgellons Disease as having an infectious etiology. (Link not available) 
Apr. 11, 2015 - New Haven Register
Musicians from the New Haven Symphony Orchestra performed "Carnival of Animals in New Haven" at the Friends Center for Children in New Haven Saturday morning, Apr. 11, 2015. Friends Center for children has partnered with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and the University of New Haven. 
Apr. 10, 2015 - SteamFeed
Charles E. Holman Foundation Announces Publication of New, Significant Medical Paper on Morgellons Disease
Eva Sapi, University of New Haven professor of biology and environmental science contributed to a new peer reviewed journal paper on Morgellons Disease (MD) titled, "Exploring the link between Morgellons Disease and Lyme disease: detection and identification of Borrelia burgdorferi from Morgellons Disease patients," published in the open access journal BMC Dermatology. The paper includes detailed data about MD and proposes an appropriate classification for the disease (Link not available) 
Apr. 9, 2015 - New Haven Register
Marc Benhuri, member of the University of New Haven's board of governors writes an op-ed on the nuclear treaty negotiations between the U.S. and Iran. 
Apr. 9, 2015 - Yale Daily News
William Carbone, University of New Haven professor of criminal justice and director of its Tow Youth Justice Institute, explains why court referrals for some juvenile offenders may be unproductive and how community-based services are a better option. 
Apr. 8, 2015 - New Haven Register
The University of New Haven will begin offering what is believed to be the nation’s first master’s degree program in forensic technology this fall. Timothy Palmbach, head of the forensics department said the evolution of crime scene technology made the program necessary - technological advances have allowed crime scene investigators to perform high-end laboratory work in the field. This article also appeared in Hartford Business. 
Apr. 8, 2015 - New Haven Register
The University of New Haven will have speakers at two graduation ceremonies on May 17. Cara Stein, senior vice president and chief talent officer at NBCUniversal, will speak in the morning, and Bill Persky, a five-time Emmy Award-winning writer, director and producer, will speak in the afternoon both at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford. 
Apr. 7, 2015 - Chromatography Today
Eva Sapi, University of New Haven professor of biology and environmental science is investigating the beneficial effects of melittin, a toxin found in the venom produced by a bee sting. Ongoing tests are showing that the melittin poison seems to be very effective in fighting the bacteria that casues Lyme disease, although as yet the results are inconclusive. 
Apr. 7, 2015 - Hartford Courant
In an op-ed piece, Kevin Conlan '14 M.S.,'18 M.S. suggests cybersecurity measures should be on a list of urgent issues for Connecticut legislators to address. 
Apr. 6, 2015 - WNPR
University of New Haven assistant professor and assistant dean Vesna Markovic joined a panel of experts to discuss what many are calling a "proxy war" in Yemen. 
Apr. 6, 2015 - 1 Stop News
Sports of The Times: Big Names, and Big Money, Remain After Wildcats’ Exit
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 notes that Duke University’s Mike Krzyzewski reportedly draws a salary of more than $7 million. According to the Group, salaries for football coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision have increased 700 percent since 1985. (Link not available) 
Apr. 5, 2015 - MSN.com
Will Aaron Hernandez Jury Finish Prosecution's Puzzle?
University of New Haven criminal justice professor and former FBI agent, Michael Clark said prosecutors in the murder case against Aaron Hernandez have obviously "worked really hard to establish the fact that he had a weapon, and it walked out the door with his fiancee." He added, "The question is whether the jury is going to buy into it." 
Apr. 5, 2015 - SteamFeed
Galvanize Launches GalvanizeU with Accredited Master’s Program in the field of Data Science
Galvanize has partnered with the University of New Haven to offer a 12-month Master of Engineering in Big Data beginning in January 2015 in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Link not available) 
Apr. 4, 2015 - WTIC-AM
George Haley on China Trade (This file has been removed by the original publisher.)
George Haley discusses the impact of U.S. trade with China and the role of currency in trade, income disparity, the changing middle class and other topics.
Apr. 4, 2015 - Hartford Courant
University of New Haven criminal justice professor and former FBI agent and Michael Clark said prosecutors in the murder case against Aaron Hernandez have obviously "worked really hard to establish the fact that he had a weapon, and it walked out the door with his fiancee." He added, "The question is whether the jury is going to buy into it." This article also appeared in the Virginia Gazette on Apr. 6.
Apr. 4, 2015 - Bloomberg
Civil Rights Historian Aims to Reform NCAA 'Cartel'
Civil rights historian Taylor Branch has added his voice to calls for NCAA reform. 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, notes that the NCAA cannot continue in its current form for much longer. (Link not available)
Apr. 3, 2015 - Capital Gazette
Civil rights historian Taylor Branch has added his voice to calls for NCAA reform. 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, notes that the NCAA cannot continue in its current form for much longer.
Apr. 3, 2015 - Forbes
Jim Deters, co-founder and CEO of Galvanize writes an op-ed on how new types of engineering schools can educate a new generation of engineering talent. He cites the partnership between Galvanize and the University of New Haven as an example.
Apr. 3, 2015 - Nashville PRIDE
Lt. Col. Merryl Tengesdal '94 is the only African American female to pilot the U-2 spy plane, a highly complex aircraft that gathers intelligence through the use of spy-plane cameras. Tengesdal said she knew early on that she wanted to be an astronaut or a pilot.
Apr. 2, 2015 - Zip06.com
A new exhibit at The Valentine H. Zahn Community Gallery at the Middlesex Hospital Shoreline Medical Center will feature selected works from the 39th Annual Juried Student Exhibition of Lyme Academy of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven. The exhibit runs from Apr. 3 through May 31, 2015, with a "Meet the Artists" reception on Friday, May 1.
Apr. 2, 2015 - Las Vega Review-Journal
NCAA Says Organization is Not Responsible for Students’ Actual Education
After years of making the case that the education of athletes is paramount, the NCAA now says it has no legal responsibility to make sure education is actually delivered. 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, disagrees, citing the NCAA’s core principles. (Link not available)
Apr. 1, 2015 - Q 13 Fox News
After years of making the case that the education of athletes is paramount, the NCAA now says it has no legal responsibility to make sure education is actually delivered. 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, disagrees, citing the NCAA’s core principles.
Apr. 1, 2015 - Local 10
NCAA: Educational Quality Not Our Job
After years of making the case that the education of athletes is paramount, the NCAA now says it has no legal responsibility to make sure education is actually delivered. 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, disagrees, citing the NCAA’s core principles. (Link not available)
Apr. 1, 2015 - Foster's Daily Democrat
University of New Haven student and biochemistry major Rebecca Andreucci was chosen for EPA’s Greater Research Opportunities fellowship program, which provides students with a paid internship at an EPA facility working with scientists in their field. The award-winning students are undergraduates entering their junior year.
Apr. 1, 2015 - ForeignAffairs.co.nz
Univ. of New Haven Student Selected for EPA Fellowships to Support Next Generation of Environmental Scientists
University of New Haven student and biochemistry major Rebecca Andreucci was chosen for EPA’s Greater Research Opportunities fellowship program, which provides students with a paid internship at an EPA facility working with scientists in their field. The award-winning students are undergraduates entering their junior year. (Link not available)