In the Media: March, 2015

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Mar. 30, 2015 - The Chronicle of Higher Education blogs
Corporate environments are re-purposing some spaces to allow working professionals to achieve their academic goals. The University of New Haven will offer courses at the offices of Galvanize, a Silicon Valley company, for example. Such partnerships are gaining popularity as they don’t require large investments to build a campus, among other benefits.
Mar. 30, 2015 - Hartford Business
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a program designed to give younger students a chance to see if they like areas of study like math and science before they go to college. The steward of the program in Connecticut is University of New Haven professor of engineering Ali Golbazi, who notes, "I believe the process for some students starts early and that the majority of students, even in middle school, have an idea what they want to do in a job, in a career."
Mar. 29, 2015 - WFSB
Mike Clark on Wilson-Foley Campaign Investigation
Mike Clark, member of University of New Haven's criminal justice faculty and a former FBI agent, discusses his role in the investigation of former Gov. John Rowland’s involvement in former congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley’s campaign, resulting in prison sentences for both. He also discusses Rowland’s legacy on Connecticut politics. 
Mar. 27, 2015 - Modern Notion
Associate professor of biology and environmental science Eva Sapi leads the University of New Haven's Lyme disease research group studying the uses of melittin, the peptide in bee venom that causes the pain of a bee sting and sends allergic people into anaphylactic shock - but is also a powerful antimicrobial compound. Other studies have found that purified melittin effectively paralyzes and kills the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease.
Mar. 27, 2015 - Inside Higher Ed
The NCAA’s allegations that Syracuse University failed to properly monitor its basketball program for over a decade, leading to academic fraud, improper payment to athletes by a booster and failure to follow its own drug testing policies, led to some administrative restructuring at the university. But some are skeptical that the changes are meaningful. "It doesn’t look like they’re doing much of anything," said Allen Sack, University of New Haven business professor and former president of the Drake Group, an organization pushing for more emphasis on academics in college sports. "Or they’re doing the bare minimum, just doing what you have to do to kind of imitate a semblance of trying to do something."
Mar. 26, 2015 - West Haven Voice
Starting in April, West Haven Mayor Edward O'Brien will meet biweekly with University of New Haven students comprising the new Advisory Commission on the Future of the University of New Haven & West Haven. The goal of the commission is "to better university relations and involvement with the West Haven community." 
Mar. 26, 2015 - Game Career Guide
Nicholas DiMucci '11 M.S. is featured in an article on navigating the game development industry. 
Mar. 24, 2015 - Discover Magazine
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 also appeared in Gizmodo and BBC Future as "How a Bee Sting Saved My Life." 
Mar. 22, 2015 - New Haven Register
The University of New Haven Recreation Department's regular season of cricket teams for graduate students came to end with a full day of games Sunday, Mar. 22, 2015 at the university's Kayo Field on the main campus in West Haven. 
Mar. 21, 2015 - SteamFeed
New Book Examines the Strategies and Success of Overseas Chinese Companies
A new book by George Haley, member of the business faculty at the University of New Haven and an emerging-economy expert examines how managers may be able to better navigate a global economic crisis by looking at the management techniques of the Overseas Chinese, defined as ethnic Chinese who migrated over a period of two centuries into and dominated the economy in Southeast Asia, a region of more than half a billion people. (Link not available) 
Mar. 21, 2015 - Washington Post
Can we enjoy Mar. Madness brings and still be mindful of sports' compromising effect on higher education? Allen Sack, member of the University of New Haven's sports management faculty and an advocate with the reform think tank the Drake Group has ideas for reforming the system. This article also appeared in the Ft. Worth Business Press on Mar. 23. 
Mar. 20, 2015 - Hartford Courant
A profile of University of New Haven women's basketball coach Ty Grace. 
Mar. 20, 2015 - The Chronicle of Higher Education
The University of New Haven has teamed up with Galvanize, a skills-focused coding school, to create a 12-month master’s program in data science based in San Francisco. The program will allow students to both take courses and work alongside industry players. 
Mar. 19, 2015 - Debt.com
The Crime Wave The FBI Is Ignoring
The FBI says crime has steadily decreased since the 1990s but research suggests the federal agency may not telling the whole story. Maria Tcherni, University of New Haven assistant professor of criminal justice is part of a research team that tried to measure something the FBI doesn’t: cybercrime, which covers online property crime, credit card fraud, and identity theft. "Contemporary understanding of the apparent ‘fall’ in crime, based on traditional methods of crime measurement, may be limited in its scope," the researchers say. adding "We cannot afford to overlook crime committed online." 
Mar. 18, 2015 - CTNow.com
A report commissioned by the city of Hartford has found fault with remarks a high-ranking fire official made to a captain before the captain's scheduled sworn testimony to medical-response regulators about a suspended firefighter, but concluded the remarks didn't constitute a workplace threat. Wayne Sandford, member of the University of New Haven ‘s fire science & professional studies faculty said officials in public-safety organizations invite trouble when they discuss with a subordinate the content and scope of the person's sworn testimony in official proceedings. "You wouldn't do it," he said. "It raises ethical issues … and all you are looking for (out of the subordinate) anyway is honesty. It's a difficult enough position for a police officer or firefighter to have to testify – to add to that stress is not appropriate." 
Mar. 18, 2015 - WTIC-AM
Matthew Schmidt on Putin Disappearance, Baltic exercises (This file has been removed by the original publisher.)
Matthew Schmidt, member of the University of New Haven’s national security and political science faculty, discusses Vladimir Putin’s unusual disappearance, a strategic pause in Ukraine and military exercises in the Baltics. 
Mar. 17, 2015 - Foreign Affairs
Olena Lennon, member of the University of New Haven's political science faculty discusses the Ukrainian diaspora's response to ongoing events in Eastern Europe. 
Mar. 17, 2015 - Mainstreet
Karen Flynn, University of New Haven associate vice president for financial aid, offers advice on interpreting information in a financial aid letter. "Once a student has his or her financial aid award and understands all of the funding awarded, the next step is to determine how much it will cost to attend," she says. "The financial aid offered is likely to not cover the entire cost of the university, so families should begin with determining the direct costs of the school in order to know how much they will be expected to pay for the student to attend." 
Mar. 12, 2015 - WTNH
Kenneth Gray, retired FBI agent and member of the University of New Haven's national security studies faculty, says, "Tasers are a very good option to have a less lethal option," adding that when an officer is trying to force compliance there’s always a risk, and believes a taser is an effective tool. He notes, "Less than .25-percent of the time that tasers are used the person the taser is being used on receives serious injury or death." 
Mar. 13, 2015 - Ft. Worth Business Press
To Fix College Sports, Start With The Chancellors
The discovery that recent scandals plaguing college athletics is being enabled and even colluded on an institutional level has prompted calls for review of its governing process. One solution advocated by Allen Sack, University of New Haven professor of sports management and founder of the Drake Group has long advocated dissolving athletic departments altogether. "If athletes get ‘A’s’ for doing little or no work, that is not an NCAA problem," Sack once said. "It’s our problem." (Link not available)
Mar. 12, 2015 - The Dr. Oz Show
Believe it or not, you don’t have to deprive yourself of every food you love to lose weight. Amy Plano, member of the Unversity of New Haven's dietetics and nutrition faculty says, "All foods in moderation, in combination with exercise, help promote weight loss." 
Mar. 12, 2015 - News at Fairfield
Fairfield University is exploring a partnership with the University of New Haven that will make it possible for University of New Haven students to earn their teaching credentials and master’s degrees in education at Fairfield’s Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions (GSEAP). First-year students, sophomores and juniors in the University of New Haven’s Four Plus One program will complete their bachelor’s degrees here and then be eligible to apply to the master’s program at Fairfield University.
Mar. 11, 2015 - West Hartford News
University of New Haven president Steven Kaplan and other representatives of the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges made their case at a New Haven Register editorial board meeting that state budget proposals will hurt their institutions and the students they serve. Kaplan said there is "almost a stereotype of the difference between public and private education. We’re allegedly ostensibly more expensive. Well, some institutions are, but many of us provide very, very significant institutional aid to students, so we come very close to what the state schools are charging for in-state residents." This article also appeared in the Torrington Register. 
Mar. 11, 2015 - Mehr News
Sparrho, a scientific recommendation engine has identified Nikodem Poplawski, member of the University of New Haven's physics faculty as one of several "potential future Einsteins."
Mar. 11, 2015 - WTNH
In the wake of a scandal surrounding the Oklahoma University chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the University of New Haven’s SAE chapter issued a statement that fraternity brothers must speak "with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe." 
Mar. 11, 2015 - WDAM
Matthew Schmidt, member of the University of New Haven’s national security and political science faculty says the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol could be the next target of pro-Russian separatists who have gained a foothold in eastern Ukraine. This story also appeared on multiple local news outlets across the country. 
Mar. 10, 2015 - Business Energy
The University of New Haven plans to expand campus-wide sustainability programs and has committed to constructing US Green Building Council buildings no less than LEED Silver compliant. The university has utilized Energize Connecticut programs for years to support its proactive commitment to smart energy usage, clean energy, green building, waste reduction, and recycling. The program recently funded an energy audit project to benchmark, track, and manage energy consumption of all University of New Haven buildings. 
Mar. 10, 2015 - New Haven Register
Michael Lombard, the president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s chapter at the University of New Haven says the racist chants that got two University of Oklahoma members expelled do not reflect the fraternity’s ideal of the "True Gentleman." "They weren’t following the creed" of SAE nationwide, said the 25-year-old junior who served in the Marines before enrolling at University of New Haven. "Their conduct was not following from a sense of ‘good will’ nor an ‘acute sense of propriety,’" which brothers commit themselves to. This article also appeared in the International Business Times on Mar. 11. 
Mar. 10, 2015 - NBC Connecticut
Michael Lombard, the president of University of New Haven’s 60-man Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter said you won't find him or any of his brothers defending the group at the University of Oklahoma, where three students were expelled over a racist video. "They're frauds," said during an interview Tuesday. Lombard is a junior studying sports management, a former Marine who served a tour of combat duty in Afghanistan, and captain of the University of New Haven lacrosse team. He said his chapter of SAE supports all the values stated by the national organization. 
Mar. 10, 2015 - Poughkeepsie Journal
Some doctors treating Lyme disease patients are relying on a University of New Haven study that found that two herbal extracts — samento, a type of cat's claw, and banderol helped kill borrelia, a primary causative agent of Lyme disease. 
Mar. 10, 2015 - Forbes
Nikodem Poplawski, member of the University of New Haven's physics faculty was identified as a "potential future Einstein" by Sparrho, a science-specific search engine accessing more than 1.3 million documents in the form of articles, patents, videos and even grants. Poplawski devised a theory that every black hole is a doorway to another universe, one of the top 10 discoveries of 2010.
Mar. 9, 2015 - BBC
University of New Haven associate professor of psychology Amy Nicole Salvaggio, who studies workplace romances, offers advice when a personal relationship with an intern becomes problematic for colleagues. 
Mar. 9, 2015 - Washington Post
The discovery that recent scandals plaguing college athletics is being enabled and even colluded on an institutional level has prompted calls for review of its governing process. One solution advocated by Allen Sack, University of New Haven professor of sports management and founder of the Drake Group has long advocated dissolving athletic departments altogether. "If athletes get ‘A’s’ for doing little or no work, that is not an NCAA problem," Sack once said. "It’s our problem." 
Mar. 7, 2015 - The CT Mirror
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy accepted the final report of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission without offering support for further restrictions on firearms and ammunition. The commission’s findings and recommendations, including a call for significant investments in an "underfunded and fragmented behavioral health system," comes as the legislature considers deep budget cuts proposed by Malloy. Wayne Sandford, University of New Haven professor of fire science & professional studies and a member of the commission, said of the report,"the elephant in the room is the cost of this document." This article also appeared in the Newtown Bee. 
Mar. 6, 2015 - University of Botswana
Dragan Primorac, adjunct faculty at the University of New Haven's Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences has advised Botswana to invest in education, science and technology in an effort to diversify away from trading in diamonds. He disclosed this at an Education, Science and Technology Policies lecture hosted by the University of Botswana and drawing largely on experiences in Croatia. He emphasized the importance of education and how nations should steer away from relying on trade solely for economic growth. 
Mar. 6, 2015 - CT New Junkie
The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission’s final 277-page report on the Dec. 14, 2012 mass shooting contains 94 recommendations – Wayne Sandford, University of New Haven professor of fire science & professional studies and a member of the commission, said "the elephant in the room is the cost of this document," which could be impacted by Gov. Dannel Malloy’s adjustments to the state budget. 
Mar. 6, 2015 - RNN
Matthew Schmidt, member of the University of New Haven’s national security and political science faculty discusses American popular support for ground troops to combat ISIS; Israeli prime minister Netanyahu's address to Congress; and new developments in Ukraine relating to Russia's diversion of commercial traffic. 
Mar. 5, 2015 - WNPR
University of New Haven graduate student Fionnuala Darby-Hudgens joins a panel discussion on recent zoning stories making waves in different parts of the state. 
Mar. 4, 2015 - Madam Noire
Taking Women’s History Month by flight, Lt.Col. Merryl Tengesdal '94 is the first African-American woman qualified to fly the U-2 Dragon Lady plane. Known as the hardest aircraft to fly, Tengesdal has overcome the odds to make history. 
Mar. 4, 2015 - New Haven Register
Roasting green beans in a hot oven and seasoning with a tahini and sesame seed dressing is Chef Tanya Holland’s answer to simple green bean preparation. In her cookbook, "Brown Sugar Kitchen," the chef who recently did a fundraiser at the University of New Haven showcases Southern-style dishes from an Oakland, California, point of view. 
Mar. 4, 2015 - New Haven Register
University of New Haven President Steven Kaplan joined other representatives of the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges at a New Haven Register editorial board meeting to explain how state officials’ budget proposals will hurt their institutions and the students they serve.
Mar. 4, 2015 - WBNG-TV
[VIDEO] What Caused Blood Spatter In The Harris Home?
University of New Haven’s Dr. Henry Lee took the stand in the third Cal Harris murder trial on Wednesday, testifying how dozens of blood stains were created in the Harris home in September 2001. Lee said he found more than 200 blood spatter stains in the 3 by 6 foot area in the garage and about 80 small spatter stains in the entryway carpet. (Link not available) 
Mar. 4, 2015 - BuzzFeed
Did you know Bill Clinton taught at the University of New Haven for 2 years? A 1973 recommendation letter from Caroline A. Dinegar, then the University of New Haven political science chair, reads: "I found Mr. Clinton a delightful personality and totally dependable faculty member." She also added, "I reluctantly 'loaned' him to the Division of Criminal Justice of the University of New Haven." 
Mar. 3, 2015 - WTIC-AM
Matthew Schmidt on Ukraine Developments (Kerry, Nemtsov)(This file has been removed by the original publisher.)
Matthew Schmidt, member of the University of New Haven’s national security and political science faculty discusses new developments in the Ukraine-Russia conflict, including Secretary of State John Kerry's meeting with his Russian counterpart, opposition leader Boris Nemtsov's assassination and the deployment of the U.S. 173rd Airborne to train Ukraine forces. 
Mar. 2, 2015 - WTNH.com
The University of New Haven will be a tobacco free campus beginning June 1, a decision based on the results of a 2014 survey of the University of New Haven community. The school says its goal is to create a healthier learning and work environment for students, faculty, staff and campus visitors. 
Mar. 2, 2015 - New Haven Register
The University of New Haven will be a tobacco free campus beginning June 1, a decision based on the results of a 2014 survey of the University of New Haven community. The school says its goal is to create a healthier learning and work environment for students, faculty, staff and campus visitors. 
Mar. 1, 2015 - Consumers Digest
Protect Yourself From Online Credit-Card Fraud
Card-not-present (CNP) fraud is expected to double over point-of-sale fraud by 2018 in the United States, according to an October 2014 report. CNP is a payment transaction where the cardholder doesn’t have to present a physical credit card, such as over the Internet. Jibey Asthappan, assistant professor of criminal justice and head of the national security program at the University of New Haven encourages consumers to use a private Wi-Fi connection when they bank or make purchases online. He warns consumers not to download files from senders whom they don’t know.