Saturday, January 29 Classes Transitioned to Remote
Due to the predicted snowstorm moving through our area beginning late Friday evening through Saturday and the potential for very hazardous driving conditions, all in-person classes on Saturday, January 29, will transition to being held online or remotely.
Additional information on the virtual format for each class will be provided directly by your individual instructor.
Faculty have been asked to prepare for Online or Remote sessions in the event of in-person meeting cancellations. These options will be determined by the Faculty member and all questions should be directed to the Faculty teaching each course section. Faculty also have been asked to be very understanding and accommodating of the individual situations of their students who may have difficulty managing these alternative online or remote class meetings on short notice.
The COVID-19 Booster clinic scheduled for Saturday has been moved to Sunday, and will now start at 10 a.m. All appointment times have been advanced by one hour (9 a.m. Saturday appointments are now 10 a.m. Sunday, etc.).
Campus services for residential students will be operating on modified schedules tomorrow. Separate messages will be sent from the Peterson Library, the Beckerman Recreation Center, and Dining Services regarding their operational status. Schedule modifications can also be found on myCharger. Residential students should be prepared to move their vehicles when instructed to do so, to facilitate snow clearing operations.
Please note that only those employees, as previously determined by their respective department leaders, should report to campus unless otherwise directed by their supervisor. All other employees should continue to fulfill the requirements of their role remotely.
Students who live in the community and have vehicles must follow the local snow parking orders or their vehicles will be ticketed and towed. West Haven has issued a snow emergency prohibiting on-street parking from 8 p.m. Friday evening through 8 a.m. Sunday. Please visit the City of West Haven website for more information.
University of New Haven Announces Launch of Connecticut Institute of Technology
The institute, which will be part of the Tagliatela College of Engineering, will foster collaboration and interdisciplinary research across the University, effectively incorporating critical knowledge in cybersecurity, computing, data science, and AI across all programs.
May 21, 2020
The University of New Haven announced today it is launching the Connecticut Institute of Technology (Connecticut Tech) as part of a university-wide effort to bring together some of its most cutting-edge disciplines to create a technology hub that fosters interdisciplinary exploration and innovation.
"Our goal is to reinforce our standing as a destination university for technology education and research in the northeast," said President Steven H. Kaplan. "Groundbreaking efforts like this are critical to preparing our students for careers of the future that haven't yet been envisioned. We pride ourselves as a university on being forward-thinking and market-driven, and I am enormously optimistic, excited and proud that the University of New Haven will be leading this effort."
Connecticut Tech will be comprised of the university's undergraduate and graduate programs in cybersecurity and networks, computer science, data science, and electrical and computer engineering, as well as several research groups. The mission is to foster a technology hub that features an intense focus on applied learning and research.
Over the last few years, the university's cybersecurity and networks program has gained significant national visibility under the leadership of Ibrahim (Abe) Baggili, Elder Family Chair and an internationally recognized expert in cybersecurity, who was appointed director of the Institute.
"We pride ourselves as a university on being forward-thinking and market-driven, and I am enormously optimistic, excited and proud that the University of New Haven will be leading this effort."President Steven H. Kaplan, Ph.D.
"Through Connecticut Tech, we are planting a flag that signals we will be the tech and education hub for the state of Connecticut," says Baggili. "We are going to play a pivotal role in stimulating the state's economy, and, beyond that, generating the highest quality students and research in the areas of cybersecurity, computing, and AI.
"We will be catalyzing a new breed of education in Connecticut that fosters technology-enabled innovation and, as always, produces graduates in areas that are in high-demand," Baggili added.
The Institute will foster collaboration and interdisciplinary research across all colleges and schools at the university by incorporating cybersecurity, computing, data science, and AI into non-engineering programs.
"Inclusion of these technologies across all curricula is essential today, when issues of cybersecurity and data breaches are impacting multiple industries and businesses," said Baggili. "Whether it's bank transactions, stock trades, manufacturing data, medical records, criminal records, forensic evidence, scientific data, or retail transactions, it all needs to be secure."
Ron Harichandran, dean of the Tagliatela College of Engineering and vice provost of research, said the reputation of the university's program in cybersecurity, data, and electrical and computer engineering ensures that the Institute will make an immediate impact.
"Launching the Connecticut Institute of Technology will unite the strengths within the Tagliatela College of Engineering and serve as a technology focal point at the university," he said.