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Jeff Van Lone, director of counseling services, was quoted in a March 20 article in the New Haven Register pertaining to mental health care at area universities. Jeff talked about how most Southern students who seek to talk to a counselor are usually able to do so that same day.

Cristal Guevara, a Southern student and a New Haven Promise scholar, was quoted in a New Haven Registerstory that ran on March 19. She was one of several college students who talked to students at John Daniels High School in New Haven about the program. A photo that included Cristal accompanied the story.

The Stamford Advocate ran a story in its March 19 edition about Southern’s efforts to train teachers in how to teach students who are English Language Learners. The story focused on one such class that was given to educators in the Stamford school district. The story included Marisa Ferraro, Training All Teachers program manager, and Lorrie Verplaetse, Training All Teachers project director.

Misty Ginicola, associate professor of counseling and school psychology, was interviewed on two TV stations about the use of coloring books as a form of stress/anxiety therapy for adults.

Channel 8 aired an interview on March 16 during its 5 p.m. newscast.

Channel 61 interviewed Misty at its studios on March 17 during the station’s 9 a.m. newscast. The segment lasted for 5 minutes.

Chris Piscitelli, assistant dean of students and director of student conduct, and Junior Larson, a freshman at Southern, were quoted in a March 15 article in the New Haven Register about the bill that would require “affirmative consent” by students before engaging in sexual activity at all Connecticut colleges and universities.

The Hartford Courant ran a story on March 14 that included a mention of Southern’s bioscience pathway partnership with the city of New Haven. Christine Broadbridge, director of STEM initiatives, and biology student Bryan Pasqualucci were quoted in the story, which focused on these types of cooperative ventures between colleges/universities and the bioscience industry throughout Connecticut.

A photo of Southern alumnus Raphael Massie, associate director of the Elm Shakespeare Company, appeared in the March 14 edition of the New Haven Register. The photo was taken during a ceremony earlier this month to mark the partnership between Southern and Elm. Elm will officially be “in residence” at Southern.

Southern’s hosting of the mobile food pantry twice a month was highlighted in a story March 13 on Page 1 of the New Haven Register. The story, which included the headline, “SCSU addresses student hunger,” included an extensive interview with Michelle Johnston, director of alumni relations. Also included were comments from Stephen Monroe Tomczak, assistant professor of social work, and Corey Evans, a student who is chairman of the SCSU Service Commission.

Misty Ginicola, associate professor of counseling and school psychology, was featured as the Page 1 centerpiece story on March 12. She teaches students about the use of coloring books as a form of anti-anxiety, anti-stress therapy. She also uses the books for clients in her private practice. In addition to the story, a color photo of Misty was included as part of the package.

Frank Harris, professor of journalism, was interviewed March 10 on WNPR’s “Where We Live” show about his research on the history of the n-word. The project culminated in a film he produced that explores the history and modern day usage of the n-word, as well as dispelled some myths associated with it.

The Post-Chronicle — a weekly newspaper covering Hamden, North Haven and Wallingford — included a mention of Southern’s R.E.A.D.S. program in the March 8 paper. Southern’s Psychology Department faculty and research students work with young elementary school students in Hamden (and Stratford) to bolster their reading comprehension. The story focused on a Hamden business owner providing books to the children and her partnership with several organizations, including Southern.

Business New Haven published an extensive three-part series on Southern’s new science building during the last several months, concluding with the March edition.The following links showcase three aspects of the building:

Rock Wall and Garden
Werth Center for Coastal and Marine Studies

New Haven Register photographer Peter Hvizdak published an online photo essay on March 8 to complement a lead sports page photograph of the Connecticut Spokebenders wheelchair basketball team playing with students from Southern at Pelz Gymnasium Tuesday night.

Tess Marchant-Shapiro, associate professor of political science, was a source for analysis of theSuper Tuesday contests.

Tess was quoted March 1 in a front page story in the Stamford Advocate, which also appeared in the Advocate’s sister Hearst Newspapers (Connecticut Post, Greenwich Time) about the timing of the April 26 Connecticut primaries.

On March 2, she also appeared on the morning news show of Channel 61 to talk about the results of Super Tuesday.

Jodie Mozdzer Gil, assistant professor of journalism, wrote a column that appeared Feb. 25  in the New Haven Register regarding compliance with the state’s Freedom of Information (FoI) laws. The project was conducted, in part, by SCSU’s journalism students – and coordinated by Jodie and Jerry Dunklee, professor of journalism, as well as Viktoria Sundqvist, managing editor for Central Connecticut, Digital First Media. It sampled government agencies in Connecticut communities to determine if they complied with FoI.

The Connecticut Post ran a Page 1 story Feb. 19 about a reading intervention program offered by Southern’s Psychology Department at St. James School in Stratford. Faculty and students have been working with those first- and second-grade students at the school who are below grade level in reading comprehension. Assessment tests showed major gains by those students during the 2014-15 school year. Deborah Carroll, professor of psychology; Cheryl Durwin, assistant chairwoman of the psychology department, and Emily Spoto, an SCSU psychology major, were quoted in the story. Three photos accompanied the article.

On Feb. 23, the Connecticut Post ran an editorial Tuesday that gave a “thumbs up” to Southern for this reading intervention program.

A story on Elizabeth Hamilton, an adjunct faculty member in the English Department, ran Feb. 19 in the Hartford Courant. The article looked at how musical settings of her poetry were going to be performed last Saturday.

Armen Marsoobian, professor of philosophy, was featured in the Feb. 12 edition of The Armenian Weekly for various projects he has conducted associated with his family’s witness to the Armenian Genocide.

A roundup story on Feb. 7 in the New Haven Register about enrollment trends included a prominent mention of Southern, and was accompanied by two front page photos of Southern students. The article examined racial and ethnic diversity among Connecticut colleges and universities, as well as international programs, applications and graduate programs. Terricita Sass, associate vice president for enrollment management, was quoted in the story. SCSU students Melissa Watts and Bridget Frouge also offered positive comments about Southern.

The Register ran a piece on Feb. 5 announcing that the Elm Shakespeare Company has entered into a formal partnership with the university as the theater-in-residence at Southern.

Channel 30 aired a segment last Wednesday about the forum on Islam held that day. The program was sponsored by the SCSU Faculty Senate, in partnership with the SCSU Muslim Student Association.

President Mary Papazian’s acceptance of a job offer as president of San Jose State University received major news coverage, not only here in Connecticut, but in California.

The media coverage in Connecticut included Connecticut’s three largest newspapers – theHartford Courant, New Haven Register and Connecticut Post, which all ran pieces on Jan. 28.

Will Hochman, professor English, was a guest Jan. 26 on WNPR’s Colin McEnroe Show, where he was among the panelists who discussed the use of the “unreliable narrator” in literature. He talked about its use in the novel, “Catcher in the Rye.”

Julie Liefeld, director of the Marriage and Family Therapy program, was interviewedJan. 25onChannel 61’s5 p.m. newscast regarding a new program for veterans and their families being offered by the SCSU Family Clinic.

A book by Armen Marsoobian, chairman of the Philosophy Department, was highlighted in the Jan. 16 edition of the English-language Turkish newspaper, Today’s Zaman. The book, “Dildilian Brothers: Photography and the Story of an Armenian Family in Anatolia, 1888-1923,” has recently hit the shelves in Turkey.

The Norwalk Hour ran a Jan. 6 article about a new specialization in public utility management that is being created at Southern. The program is designed to prepare public utility employees with the training and education necessary for the 21st century. A large percentage of the existing workforce in that field is retiring during the next several years.

*Two photos from the Dec. 18 Undergraduate Commencement ceremony appeared on the front page of the New Haven Register on Dec. 19. In addition, the Register posted a photo album online from the ceremony.

*On Dec. 17, the New Haven Register ran a story on the recently approved public utility management program – a collaborative effort between SCSU and Gateway Community College, along with the cooperation of the Regional Water Authority and other area utility companies. Southern will develop a specialization within the B.S. degree in business administration as part of an effort to meet the workforce needs of Connecticut public utilities. The public utility industry in the region projects that 1/3 of its existing workforce – mostly managerial and technical jobs – will be eligible to retire within the next five years. Therefore, the utilities are seeking to educate existing employees, as well as future hires, for those positions. The aging of the workforce is part of a state and national trend, and Southern may be the first university to offer a specialization to address this workforce need. The article quotes Ellen Durnin, dean of the SCSU School of Business, extensively in the article.

The Harford Business Journal posted a short article on the program on Dec. 22.

*Kelly Mabry, associate professor of communication disorders, was interviewed on Dec. 9 during the “Better People” segment of Channel 3’s “Better Connecticut” program. Theinterview – lasting nearly 6 minutes – pertained to her recent trip to Bolivia, where she participated in Operation Smile’s effort to help poor children with cleft palates and cleft lips. With her background as a craniofacial expert, she screened more than 300 children. Many of the kids had successful surgeries during the effort.

*The recent partnership between Southern and Liverpool John Moores University (England) garnered media attention with a Dec. 1 story in the New Haven Register. The partnership is designed to offer students the chance to study on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and enable them to benefit from dual-taught undergraduate and graduate programs delivered by faculty from both institutions through video link and guest lectures. President Mary Papazian, as well as Jim Tait (professor of the environment, geography and marine sciences); Edward Harcourt, pro-vice chancellor of Liverpool John Moores; and SCSU student Shayne O’Brien were quoted in the article.

*An opinion piece written by SCSU studentJustin Hitchcock was published Dec. 1 in CT Viewpoints, a sister publication to CT Mirror. Justin, who wrote the piece on why Connecticut should value its teachers more, is a student of Will Hochman, a professor of English who specializes in writing.

*The collaborative nature of Southern’s STEM program was highlighted in a story that was published Nov. 30 in the New Haven Register. The article looked at how other disciplines, such as business and philosophy, are incorporated into some of the STEM programs. Christine Broadbridge, director of STEM initiatives; Ellen Durnin, dean of the School of Business; and Sarah Roe, assistant professor of philosophy, were quoted in the story.

*A forum conducted by Southern’s Psychology Department and its Journal of Student Psychological Research, in conjunction with the Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven, was covered by the New Haven Independent with an article posted Nov. 24. The forum focused on early literacy experiences, the brain and child development. Among those mentioned in the story were panelists Julia Irwin, associate professor of psychology; Laura Raynolds, associate professor of special education and reading; and Cheryl Durwin, professor of psychology and an organizer of the event.

*The Nov. 16 Astronomy Forum, “Missions Possible: A Manned Flight to Mars, & Finding ‘New Earths’ in the Milky Way Galaxy,” generated a slew of media coverage for Southern.

The event focused on two major astronomy projects by NASA – the exploration of Mars, and the Kepler Mission. Two NASA scientists – Steve Howell and Jennifer Stern – were the guest speakers. A panel discussion followed and included SCSU faculty members Elliott Horch andJames Fullmer, as well as a Yale University post-doctoral fellow Tabetha Boyajian.

The event attracted 650 people – including about 425 high school students from 14 Connecticut high schools. Also attending were 45 people from area senior centers; about 30 middle school students; and others from the general public, in addition to our students and other members of the campus community. Many of the high school students also toured the new science building and were treated to a lunch after the forum.

Media highlights included the following:

  • The Danbury News-Times included a column on Nov. 22 written by Robert Miller and focusing on a local angle (Newtown and Abbott Tech of Danbury high school science classes attending).
  • The Connecticut Post ran a front page story on Nov. 17 that incorporated the forum, as well as included a picture of our speakers – which included Elliott Horch, professor of physics, and Jim Fullmer, associate professor of earth science.
  • The Connecticut (Television) Network (CT-N)covered the forum in its entirety.
  • The New Haven Register posted several photos from the event online on Nov. 16 as submitted to the paper.
  • Channel 61 covered the forum with a story that aired on its Nov. 16 evening newscast.
  • The Waterbury Republican-American ran an advance about the forum on Nov. 13. (Please note that you have to be a subscriber to see beyond the first few sentences of the article.)
  • The Fairfield County Business Journal ran an advance about the forum in its Nov. 9 edition.
  • The blog, “Connecticut By The Numbers,” included a Nov. 12 post that previewed the forum.
  • A preview of the forum was posted Oct. 27 in the Hartford Courant’s online MyTownssection.
  • The East Haven Courier ran a Page 1 story in its Dec. 1 edition about how East Haven High School science students attended the Nov. 16 SCSU astronomy forum, “Missions Possible: A Manned Flight to Mars, & Finding ‘New Earths’ in the Milky Way Galaxy.” East Haven was one of 14 high schools at the event.

*Channel 8 aired an interview on its Nov. 11 morning newscast with Jim Tait, professor of the environment, geography and marine sciences, about the potential effects of climate change in this region.

*Channel 30 aired a segment during a Nov. 10 newscast about students participating in the “Our World” event, in which students sought to demonstrate how words written on their bodies can have a larger impact than the spoken word. Tracy Tyree, vice president for student affairs, was among those interviewed about the effort, which was part of Social Justice Week.

*The New Haven Register ran a story in its Nov. 9 paper about a new course being taught this semester by Jessica Suckle-Nelson, associate professor of psychology, called “Social Psychology of Stereotypes and Prejudice.” The story explores the psychological side of prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination.

*Vince Breslin, co-chairman of the Department of the Environment, Geography and Marine Sciences, was quoted extensively in a front page story Nov. 6 the Waterbury Republican-American. The article examined the presence of microbeads in New Haven Harbor as found during a study conducted several months ago by Vince and former SCSU undergraduate studentPeter Litwin. (Please note you have to be a subscriber to the paper to read more than the first few sentences.)

*Alan Brown, assistant professor of sociology, was rated by the Halifax, Nova Scotia weekly newspaper, The Coast, as the Best Professor in its circulation area. The article was posted online on Nov. 5 and refers to last year, when he taught at Mount St. Vincent University.

*Rosemarie Conforti, associate professor of media studies, was a panelist at a Nov. 4 symposium at Post University called “Navigating the New Media Universe.” The program, designed to celebrate Media Literacy Week, was coveredby Connecticut Network (CT-N).

*Jonathan Wharton, assistant professor of political science, was interviewed on Nov. 4 byChannel 8 and Channel 3 – the day after Connecticut’s municipal elections. Both interviews aired during those stations’ evening newscasts. The Channel 8 piece focused on the differences between two-year and four-year mayoral terms. The Channel 3 segment looked at the election of Joseph Ganim as mayor of Bridgeport.

*The Detroit Free Press quoted Melissa Talhelm, associate professor of English, in a Nov. 1 article with regard to research she is conducting in Michigan.

*Business View Magazine ran a lengthy piece on Southern’s sustainability efforts in its October edition. A variety of people from the Southern campus community were quoted in the story, including President Mary A. Papazian; Suzie Huminski, sustainability coordinator;Heather Stearns, recycling coordinator; Bob Sheeley, associate vice president for capital budgeting and facilities operations; and Susan Cusato, associate professor of the environment, geography and marine sciences.

*Jack Mordente, veterans affairs administrator, was interviewed Oct. 29 on Channel 8regarding problems associated with the Veterans Administration delay of payments for veterans’ tuition and other obligations.

*Cindy Simoneau, chairwoman of the Journalism Department, was quoted in an Oct. 26 articlein the Waterbury Republican-American regarding concerns over the abridgement of First Amendment rights in a case involving Wesleyan University students. A column was published in the student newspaper that some students found distasteful, and as a result the Student Government Association reduced the paper’s funding. (Please note that you need to be a subscriber to read most of the story.)

*Alan Brown, assistant professor of sociology, was quoted in an Oct. 26 New Haven Registerstory regarding the use of social media by police in the Greater New Haven area

*Jodie Gil, assistant professor of journalism, was interviewed Oct. 20 on WNPR radio’s (90.5 FM) “Where We Live” show regarding barriers to health care. The interview was based upon an article she wrote earlier this year on the effect that a lack of health care can have on children’s education.

*The New Haven Register ran a front page story in its Oct. 18 edition about the early reaction to Southern becoming a tobacco-free campus. The university officially instituted a tobacco-free policy in August.

*A Southern study that showed microbeads floating in New Haven Harbor was referred to during an Oct. 16 press conference called by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.). During the press conference, covered by several media, he advocated for a national ban on those microplastic substances, which are found in some face scrubbing products and some toothpastes. The study was conducted a few months ago by then SCSU student Peter Litwin andVincent Breslin, co-chairman of the SCSU Department of the Environment, Geography and Marine Studies. Vince offered his remarks during the press conference.

The New Haven Register, Channel 8 and Channel 30 were among the media outlets that covered the press conference during its Oct. 16 newscasts.

*Kelly Gunneson, a senior on the SCSU volleyball team, was featured in the Oct. 15 edition of the New Haven Register. The article talked about her return from an ACL injury, her success on the court and in the classroom, and her family roots at Southern.

*The opening of the Academic Science and Laboratory Building generated media attention in advance of the Oct. 23 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The New Haven Register ran a story on Oct. 14 about the features of the new building.

Two area business publications posted portions of a press release last week pertaining to the collaboration between Southern and PerkinElmer. The company has provided hi-tech instruments for the new science building.

The Fairfield County Business Journal posted an article online on Oct. 15.article, which was posted last Thursday.

The Hartford Business Journal posted an article on Oct. 14.

*The Oct. 8 talk by former Major League Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent garnered the attention of several media outlets. His talk was the focus of this year’s Dr. Joseph Panza Annual Sport Management Lecture.

The New Haven Register, Hartford Courant and Meriden Record-Journal ran stories in the Oct. 9 editions of their newspapers.

The lecture also was covered by Channel 61, which aired a story during an Oct. 9 newscast.

*Chris Piscitelli, director of judicial affairs, was quoted in an online version of a Sports Illustratedstory that was posted Oct. 8. The article dealt with daily fantasy football and the low-stakes betting associated with it. Chris was quoted, as were a few Southern students.

*Southern’s new high tech treadmill — designed to assess risk of injury in a person’s hips, knees and ankles – garnered media attention in an Oct. 2 story and video in the Waterbury Republican-American. Carrie MacMillan, a features reporter with the paper, wrote a first-person account of what it is like to be tested on the treadmill. She included comments from Bob Gregory, assistant professor of exercise science, who is in charge of the treadmill testing, as well as Marc Robertson, a physical therapist and an assistant professor of exercise science.

A video of Carrie’s experience, as taken by multimedia journalist Erin Covey, was included in the online posting. (Only a small portion of the column is available to non-subscribers)

*A summary of President Mary A. Papazian’s State of the University address was posted in the Oct. 1 online version of the Hartford Courant’s YourTowns section.

Highlights from the address were also posted online on Oct. 3 as part of the New Haven Register’s Forum section.

*A microbeads/microplastics study coordinated by Vincent Breslin, co-chairman of the Environment, Geography and Marine Sciences Department, has generated plenty of media attention. The study found that microbeads, a form of microplastics, were found in New Haven Harbor.

Vince was interviewed by Channel 61 on Sept. 28 during the station’s 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. newscasts.

Channel 8 also aired an interview on Sept. 28 during its 5 p.m. newscast.

The Hartford Courant posted an online piece on Sept. 28 as part of the paper’s Capitol Watch blog.

*Channel 8 interviewed Jim Thorson, professor of economics and finance, during its evening newscast on Sept. 25. The interview was part of a story about the Lockheed Martin purchase of Sikorsky Aircraft from United Technologies. Jim talked about the economic impact of such a deal.

*Ruth Eren, chairwoman of the Special Education Department, was featured in the Sept. 28 edition of the New Haven Register for being selected as Southern’s first-ever endowed chair. She has been named as the Goodwin Endowed Chair in Special Education.

*The New Haven Register today ran a front page story in its Sept. 15 edition about Southern’s School of Education regaining its “full continuing approval” from the state Board of Education. The article talks about Southern’s efforts to lift its probationary approval status from a year ago to gain full continuing approval within one year, even though the university was given three years to do so. The article quotes Sarah Barzee, chief talent officer for the state Department of Education, as saying that Southern engaged in “incredible efforts.” She also praised School of Education Dean Stephen Hegedus, Provost Bette Bergeron and President Mary Papazian in that drive to regain full continuing approval.

Southern also gained two other mentions last week on getting the state Board of Education approval.

The Connecticut Post ran a story in its Sept. 4 edition.

The Hartford Courant ran a story on Sept. 4 in which Southern’s approval was mentioned.

*The New Haven Register ran a photo in its Sept. 11 edition of President Mary Papazianpresenting the SCSU President’s Medal of Honor the previous evening to Rouben Mirzakhanyan, rector at Armenian State Pedagogical University in Yerevan, Armenia. The award was made in recognition of his commitment to enhancing the quality of education in Armenia by establishing international exchange partnerships with Southern and other institutions in Europe and beyond. Provost Bette Bergeron is also in the photo as she assisted in the award presentation.

The presentation was made during a reception at the Lyman Center to mark the opening of a photography exhibit by Philosophy Professor Armen Marsoobian titled, “Bearing Witness to the Lost History of an Armenian Family Through the Lens of the Dildilian Brothers.” The images in the exhibit tell the story of Armen’s family against the backdrop of events that included a war that ravaged the world and a collapsing empire.

The Register also posted an online photo album from the event.

*A variety of media outlets covered Southern’s decision/rally to become tobacco-free.

Channel 8 covered the rally and aired the story on Aug. 31

Channel 30 also aired a news segment on Aug. 31 from the rally.

The New Haven Register ran a color photo on the front page of the Sept. 1 Local Section.

The Connecticut Post  posted a short piece online on Aug. 31:

And Channel 3 posted the following story on its website on Sept. 1.

*Channel 3 aired a segment on Aug. 30 of our returning students’ move-in day during the 6:30 p.m. newscast. The story also included a mention of Southern going tobacco-free.

*Rachel Jeffrey, assistant professor of biology, was interviewed Aug. 30 on Channel 30 during the morning newscast about the phenomenon of “childhood amnesia,” in which adults remember little, if anything, of their lives before age 3 or 4.


*The New Haven Register ran a few color photos in the Aug. 28 paper from the previous day’s new student move-in day. The paper also posted an online photo album from the move-in.

*Channel 30 interviewed a few freshmen as they moved into their residence hall rooms on Aug. 27. The station also took some video of “moving in day.” The segment aired during today’s 11 a.m. news show.

*A study intended to help children with autism, led by Julia Irwin – associate professor of psychology – was highlighted in a story that aired Aug. 24 during the “Mommy Minute”segment on Channel 61, as well as in a story published today in the Hartford Courant. The TV story aired twice during the station’s morning newscasts for nearly 3 minutes.

*The Connecticut Post ran an article in its “Education Outlook” section about Southern receiving a federal grant to help nursing students pay for the costs of pursing an Ed.D. in nursing education degree, as well as an M.S.N. (nursing education track) degree. The grant enables students to participate in a “forgivable loan” program. The story was published during the weekend of Aug. 1-2.

In addition, the Fairfield County Business Journal ran an article on the grant in its July 20 “Colleges and Universities” special section.

*Southern’s handling of the increase in freshmen who plan to live on campus this semester was mentioned in a story that ran Aug. 23 in the New Haven Register. The article focused on Quinnipiac’s housing situation, but included a look at Southern. We have converted 81 additional doubles rooms into triples, compared to last fall, but most of the students assigned to the triples actually requested it as part of our new online, self-selection process. And we have accommodated most of the others who would rather not live in triples. In addition, the RAs and housing directors have been trained in how to help students adapt to the tighter quarters. Tracy Tyree, vice president for student affairs, was quoted in the story.

*Rachel Jeffrey, assistant professor of biology, was interviewed Aug. 21 on WQUN regarding “childhood amnesia,” a phenomenon by which people tend not to remember, or remember very little, about their lives before the age of 3 or 4.

*The New Haven Registerpreviewed the Aug. 28 performance at the Lyman Center for the Performing Arts of comedian Eddie Izzard with a story in its Aug. 18 edition.

*Jim Thorson, chairman of the Economics and Finance Department, was quoted in a story that was published in the Aug. 16 edition of the New Haven Register about the effect of the state’s annual tax-free week. Earlier this month, most clothing and footwear items under $100 were exempt from the state sales tax.

*Jessica Suckle-Nelson, associate professor of psychology, was interviewed Aug. 12 on WQUN radio (1220 AM) regarding a new course being taught this year called “Social Psychology of Stereotyping and Prejudice.”

*Jim Tait, professor of science education and environmental studies, was interviewed July 30 onWNPR’s “Where We Live” talk show. He was part of a panel discussion talking about the condition of Connecticut’s beaches and coastlines.

*The New Haven Register ran a photo in its July 30 edition from the Materials & Manufacturing Summer Teachers Institute at Southern. The program is designed to show area teachers how STEM is used in industry, with the intent that those teachers will share the information and create learning opportunities for their students. Southern is a co-sponsor of the event.

*The Meriden Record-Journal ran a July 22 article on the recent hiring of two Wallingford residents as assistant basketball coaches at Southern. Michael Papale was chosen as an assistant men’s basketball coach, and Stephanie Hiriak was hired as an assistant women’s basketball coach.

*Kate Lynch, the newly hired women’s basketball coach, was interviewed on the July 20 edition of Channel 8’s SportzEdge.

*North Haven Patch ran a July 15 feature on Mike Kobylanski, associate athletic director/communications, after being selected as a “Volunteer 15” honoree by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Mike volunteered more than 50 hours of his time toward community service.

*The July 13 press conference announcing the hiring of former UConn and NBA basketball starScott Burrell as the new men’s basketball coach at Southern received considerable media attention. Scott, who previously served as an assistant coach at Quinnipiac, received a warm welcome after being introduced by Athletic Director Jay Moran.

Media coverage included the New Haven Register, Hartford Courant, Channel 8, Meriden Record-Journal and the Waterbury Republican-American. Also covering the announcement were Channel 61 and Channel 30. Scott also was interviewed on July 14 on WTIC radio (1080 AM).

The Register and Courant also posted photo albums from the announcement.

*Lisa Rebeschi, chairwoman of the Nursing Department, was quoted in a story published July 9 in the New Haven Register about the recent tragedy in East Haven in which two children died from diphenhydramine – a drug found in many over-the-counter medications. Lisa, who is also a pediatric nurse, discussed use and misuse of the drug, as well as its potential toxicity.

*Miranda Dunbar, assistant professor of biology, and Chris Wisniewski, a biology student, were interviewed July 8 by Channel 8 about White Nose Syndrome – a fatal disease affecting bats, particularly in Connecticut and throughout much of the Northeast.

Miranda and Chris were interviewed for the noon newscast by WTNH’s Kent Pierce.

Chris was interviewed live during the station’s 6 a.m. newscast.

Miranda also was interviewed July 1 by Channel 61 regarding White Nose Syndrome and how it is killing a significant portion of the bat population in Connecticut. The segment aired during the station’s 4 p.m. newscast. Christopher Wisniewski also interviewed for the story.

*Tim Parrish, professor of English, was interviewed July 1 on CNN about racism and its link to the recent shooting in Charleston, S.C.

*A photo of David Pettigrew, professor of philosophy, was included in the July edition of New Haven Living magazine for delivering a recent lecture at Temple Beth Tikvah in Madison about Varian Fry, who rescued many Jewish artists and intellectuals from the Nazis during World War II.

*The New Haven Register ran a Page 1 story on June 29 about the research of Miranda Dunbar, assistant professor of biology, and senior biology major Christopher Wisniewskiregarding White Nose Syndrome, a deadly disease that is killing bats in frightening numbers. The story also noted that the two have put up a few bat houses on campus, which are designed to give a small number of bats a safe refuge. Miranda is an established expert on bats, while Chris also has done extensive research on them. A photo of the two in front of a bat house is included on Page 1.

*Tracy Tyree, vice president for student affairs, and Jean Breny, chairwoman of the Public Health Department, were quoted in a story June 28 that ran in the New Haven Register about what qualities make college students stand out among their peers. The story was part of a supplement called “Celebrate the class of 2015.” The supplement also included several photos of Southern students from this year’s undergraduate commencement exercises at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. Tracy and Jean shared their insight and suggestions to college students.

*A picture of Eric Triffin, long-time adjunct faculty member in the Public Health Department, appeared in the New Haven Register on June 28. He was rehearing for an International Festival of Arts & Ideas concert, dressed up as Snappy the Peas/ce Pod, as part of an effort to encourage children to eat healthy foods, such as vegetables.

*Audrey Kerr, professor of English, wrote an opinion piece titled, “What does it mean to be white?: Dylann Roof, Rachel Dolezal and the ugly legacy of the Rhinelander case,” which was published on June 25 in the online news site, She is the author of a book, “The Paper Bag Principle: Class, Colorism and Rumor, and the Case of Black Washington, D.C.”

*Tim Parrish, professor of English, has appeared in several media outlets over the last few days.

He wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Daily News, which was published on June 21, regarding racism and its connection with the recent shooting in Charleston, S.C. Tim is the author of a recent memoir, “Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist.”

As a result of the op-ed, he was interviewed on June 22 on the Politics of the United States radio show, hosted by Michael Smerconish, on SiriusXM.

He also was a June 20 guest on the Mississippi Public Television network to talk about the Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium.

*The New Haven Register featured Southern’s Human Performance Lab as the lead storyJune 18 in its Sports Section. The article included two major projects with which the lab is currently involved – testing of runners using a state-of-the-art treadmill that can detect flaws in running form that may lead to hip, knee and ankle injuries; and testing of a new shoe insole by the Roar Performance company of Milford to determine if the insert enhances athletic performance.

The article also mentioned the lab’s ability to test for VO-2 max, an important test of maximum oxygen consumption for distance runners, as well as body fat composition.

A picture of the insert, the treadmill and of two of Southern’s Exercise Science Department faculty members – Bob Gregory and Bill Lunn – also are included in the piece. Bob and Bill play key roles in the lab operations.

*An op-ed appearing in the June 15 edition of the New Haven Register mentioned the recently launched program at Southern to boost the state’s bioscience efforts. The op-ed was co-authored by Susan Froshauer (president and CEO of CURE, the network of life and healthcare sciences companies in Connecticut) and Robert Skolozdra (a local architect).

*The New Haven Register ran a June 13 story about a documentary, “Letter From Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio.” Sheila Hickey Garvey, professor of theater, appears in the documentary. She directed the 2013 oratorio, “Letter From Italy, 1944,” on which the film is based. The production talks about an American soldier who fought in World War II and suffered from PTSD. The documentary was produced by Karyl Evans, who has taught at Southern.

*A New Haven Registerarticle on June 11 previewed a talk given by Troy Rondinone, professor of history, about the history of some well-known Connecticut boxers. The talk was part of the West Haven Historical Society’s Sports History Weekend. Troy is the author of a book, “Friday Night Fighter.”

*The New Haven Independent posted a story June 10 in which Marna Wilber, president of the New Haven Manufacturers Association (NHMA) Board of Directors, was interviewed. During that interview, she mentioned some NHMA initiatives, including next month’s Materials and Manufacturing Summer Teachers Institute, a collaborative effort with Southern.

*Elliott Horch, professor of physics, is the focus of a cover story in the June edition of New Haven Living magazine, a sister publication of the Hartford Courant.

The story talks about a couple of major projects that Elliott has conducted for the National Science Foundation and his role in NASA’s Kepler Mission – a project to find Earth-like planets in the Milky Way Galaxy. It also refers to the impending opening of the Academic and Laboratory Science Building.