In the News

*The New Haven Register ran a preview on Oct. 29 of the one-woman show, “My Name is Rachel Corrie.”

*John Nwangwu, professor of public health, was a guest on Oct. 21 on WNPR’s “Where We Live”show. As an epidemiologist and a consultant for the World Health Organization, he discussed Ebola from a public health perspective

John also was interviewed on Oct. 16 about the Ebola situation on Channel 8’s 5:30 p.m. newscast. He was interviewed by health reporter Jocelyn Maminta during the 5:30 p.m. news program.

*Kathleen Skoczen, chairwoman of the Anthropology Department, wrote an op-ed piece that was published Monday in the New Haven Register about the Ebola situation. She addressed it from a cultural anthropological situation and stressed the importance of taking a sophisticated approach when addressing the epidemic.

*Mia Brownell, professor of art, was the focus on an Oct. 15 article today in the Hartford Courant. Her artwork, titled “Delightful, Delicious, Disgusting,” is being featured in a solo show at the Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport.

*Art Paulson, chairman of the Political Science Department,
was quoted in an Oct. 15 story today in the Waterbury Republican-American about
the 5th Congressional District campaign.

*Three TV stations covered the Oct. 14 celebration  to honor Anabel Gosseline, a freshman who was being granted her wish by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut. Her wish was to have help paying her tuition so that she could go to school at Southern. She was honored by President Mary Papazian, as well as her teachers, staff members and students. In addition to being granted tuition help, she received gifts from campus organizations and had her favorite cake and cookies.

Channel 30, Channel 61 and Channel 3 covered the event and aired their stories on Oct. 14.

*The Meriden Record-Journal ran an Oct. 11 article on an award recently earned by President Mary A. Papazian from the Greater New Haven and Quinnipiac chambers of commerce. She received the Athena Leadership Award, an annual award recognizing a woman who strives toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, excels in their chosen field, devotes time and energy to their community in a meaningful way and forges paths of leadership for other women to follow.

*Channel 8 aired an Oct. 10 interview with Dan Elliott, a senior captain of the men’s swimming and diving team who has been forced to sit out this year due to a serious injury sustained this summer. He appeared on the SportzEdge program

*The forum, “Election 2014: Polls, Pundits & Popcorn,” has generated considerable media coverage.

The event, held on Monday, attracted about 250 people – including 130 high school students from six area high schools – Amity, West Haven, Hillhouse, Seymour, Cheshire and East Haven. The program provided an analysis of the upcoming midterm and gubernatorial elections, looking at polls, TV ads, historical data and other information.

Media highlights related to the event include:

The Connecticut (Television) NetworkCT-N — covered the event in its entirety and thebroadcast is available on demand (free) at the following link:

The Connecticut Post ran a story in the Oct. 7 paper.

The following is a link to the Post story:

The CTNewsJunkie publication posted a story on Oct. 6.

Several radio interviews and one podcast interview also were conducted in relation to the forum and promoted the event.

WDRC (1360 AM) and its sister stations WMMW (1470 AM), WCCO (1240 AM) and WSNG (610 AM) conducted two interviews related to the forum on Oct. 4, including one with Art Paulson, chairman of the Political Science Department.

WATR radio (1320 AM) interviewed Art on Oct. 3.

CTTalking, a political website, posted a podcast about the event as a result of an interview on Sept. 25.

The Amity Observer posted a preview of the forum on its website on Oct. 3.

The Fairfield County Business Journal ran an advance on the program in its Sept. 22 edition.

Both Channel 61 and WTIC radio (1080 AM) interviewed Art Paulson about the upcoming elections, but did not refer specially to the forum.

*Juniors Mads Larsen and Jonas Folstad of the men’s soccer team were featured in a Sept. 15 story in the New Haven Register.

*John Nwangwu, professor of public health, is an expert on infectious diseases and serves as a consultant to the World Health Organization. He was tapped to assist with the prevention of the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa. He was interviewed by several media organizations, including the New Haven Register (Sept. 3); Channel 8 (Sept. 4); WNPR (90.5 FM) (Sept. 3) and WQUN (1220 AM) (Sept. 3) radio stations.

*Elliott Horch, associate professor of physics, was quoted in a Sept. 4 article in the Daily Mailnewspaper in Great Britain regarding research he has conducted about binary stars. His research indicates that up to 50 percent of stars which host planets may be part of a binary star system (two suns).

*John Moscatel, a senior football player who lives in Lexington, Mass., was featured in a Sept. 4 story in the Boston Globe.

*Lew DeLuca, Southern’s new financial literacy advisor, was featured as part of Channel 30’s Back to School series on Aug. 29. The position was created to address the financial literacy needs of students and their families. Southern is one of the few schools – at least in Connecticut – to have such a position. Lew DeLuca was interviewed, along with one of our students and her mom.

*The Fairfield County Business Journal posted a story online about the new position, as well.

*Channel 61 ran a story on Aug. 28 during its 5 p.m. newscast on Aug. 28 about a proposed bill to address sexual assault on college campuses, and included interviews with Cathy Christy, director of the Women’s Center, and a couple of our students. The segment discussed Southern’s efforts to address sexual assault and how the university is ahead of the curve in dealing with it. It mentioned how the university already has various educational and preventative programs.

*Southern’s participation in a national study that found a regular exercise program can prevent or delay elderly people from losing their mobility was highlighted Aug. 26 on the Channel 8newscast. Bob Axtell, professor of exercise science, and several participants were interviewedfor the piece.

*Laura Bower-Phipps, associate professor of elementary education, was interviewed during the Aug. 25 newscast on Channel 8 about her participation in “Rain of Hope,” a non-profit, after-school program in which kids are encouraged to help change the world for the better through community service projects.

*The New Haven Register posted a photo essay online on Aug. 24 of the move-in day for freshmen.

*Police Chief Joe Dooley, who is also the president of the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association, was interviewed Aug. 24 on Channel 61’s talk show, “The Real Story” regarding the recent unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

*The rigorous practices and dedication of the Owls’ football team were highlighted in an articlethat ran Aug. 23 in the New Haven Register. The team has been holding doubles (two practices a day) with the morning sessions at 5:15.

*U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal held a press conference at Southern on Aug. 21 about the growing societal danger of “pure caffeine.” It was covered by the New Haven Register (anarticle that ran Aug. 22) and Channel 3 (story that aired on Aug. 21). Sarah Michaud, director of Southern’s Drug and Alcohol Resource Center, was interviewed by both media organizations.

*Jim Thorson, chairman of the Economics and Finance Department, was quoted in an Aug. 17story in the New Haven Register pertaining to the economic fallout in Connecticut related to the crises in the Middle East and Ukraine.

*Lew DeLuca was interviewed Aug. 15 on WTIC radio (1080 AM) about the newly created position at Southern of coordinator of student financial literacy and advisement, a post he now holds. He discussed the need to help students and their families with regard to financial literacy at a time of saddling financial aid debt among college students throughout the nation.

*Jon Bloch, professor of sociology, was quoted in an Aug. 11 article in the New Haven Registerabout panhandling. The story was written amid Milford’s consideration of a ban on panhandling.

*Jan Jones, associate professor of recreation and leisure, was interviewed Aug. 7 on WCPNradio, a National Public Radio affiliate in Cleveland, about “voluntourism,” a growing trend in which people are spending their vacations volunteering to help others in places around the globe. She was one of three guest on the “Sound of Ideas” talk show.

*President Mary Papazian was quoted extensively in an article in the August edition ofBusiness New Haven that examined the perennial debate on whether liberal arts or workforce development should be paramount in higher education. The president emphasized the importance of both, and how Southern incorporates both into its curriculum. She added that there is no need to pit one against the other, and that they can work synergistically.

*Southern’s Lyman Center for the Performing Arts was prominently mentioned in a July 27column written by Joe Amarante of the New Haven Register. The play, “Pericles,” was being rehearsed at Lyman in preparation for its run at Edgerton Park in New Haven starting on Aug. 14.

*Jay Moran, who was recently named the new athletic director at Southern, was profiled in two newspaper pieces. Chip Malafronte, a columnist with the New Haven Register, wrote a columnthat ran in the July 25 paper. The piece talked about the passion and energy that Jay possesses and will bring to Southern. The Hartford Courant ran a story on Jay that ran on July 18.

*Channel 61 ran a July 25 segment on men’s basketball player Deshawn Murphy, who is participating in the Greater Hartford Pro Am summer basketball program.

*A story and video about men’s basketball player Michael Mallory appeared July 20 in theWaterbury Republican-American regarding his participation in the Greater Hartford Pro Am summer basketball program.

*Southern was mentioned in a positive light in a July 15 story that appeared Tuesday in the New Haven Register. In the article, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy referred to the Southern course offerings in design as an example of colleges and universities meeting the needs of businesses.

*An article about Police Chief Joe Dooley’s selection as the 2014-15 president of the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association appeared in the July 11 edition of the Milford Mirror. It marks the first time the chief of police at a college or university has been chosen for that post.

*President Mary Papazian was interviewed on July 7 about on the value of public higher education,Southern’s initiatives to support Student Success, and more Monday on WCAP’s (Boston) Mara Dolan Radio Show.

*Armen Marsoobian, chairman of the Philosophy Department, was interviewed on July 7 by Civilnet, an Armenian news and information site about the Armenian Genocide and about the current relationship between Armenians and Turks.

*The Connecticut Health I-Team — an online news site that focuses on health, safety and medical issues — published an article on July 5 about female veterans returning home from Iraq with injuries from the war. Cheryl Eberg, who just graduated from Southern in May, was interviewed in the article.

*Armen Marsoobian, chairman of the Philosophy Department, was interviewed on June 28 for an article in Today’s Zaman, a Turkish newspaper, about the Armenian Genocide and the current relationship between Armenians and Turks.

*The New Haven Register ran a feature story June 18 about student Jessica Coppola, who was about to travel to Haiti as part of a charitable group called “SOUND for Haiti.” Jessica, who is studying liberal arts, had traveled to Haiti twice before. She and the others in the group entertained young, poor Haitian children with their musical talents. They also teach them music, play games with them and provide assistance.

*The Hartford Business Journal ran a story June 17 that mentioned Southern as a recipient of an award frm the Hartford-based Power of Change organization, which recognizes agencies for projects that are energy efficiency.

*The Stratford Star, a weekly newspaper, ran a June 11 article on how Psychology Departmentfaculty and students are assisting St. James School in Stratford with identifying and helping grade K-2 students who have difficulty reading. Deborah Carroll, professor of psychology, andCheryl Durwin, assistant chairwoman of the Psychology Department, are coordinating the effort, which will be funded during the 2014-15 school year with a CSU grant. The program includes student interns who work with the young children at St. James School, as well as at Helen Street School in Hamden.

The New Haven Register also ran a story in its June 2 edition.

*Jon Bloch, professor of sociology, was quoted in a June 9 story in The Washington Timesabout a survey that examined religious and marriage infidelity.

*Harbor News, a weekly newspaper affilated with the New London Day and that covers Westbrook, ran a June 4 story about Angela Uihlein, who recently earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The story talks about how Angela battled and overcame childhood leukemia.

*The Guilford Courier ran a lengthy profile on May 28 of recent graduate Jamie Lawler. Jamie graduated magna cum laude and was one of this year’s Henry Barnard Foundation Distinguished Student Award recipients. She overcame tremendous adversity in her youth, including a stint as a homeless teen. But she will be headed to the UConn Law School this fall.

*President Mary Papazian was quoted in a May 28 post in the “Capitol Watch” blog that appeared in the Hartford Courant. She discussed during a roundtable discussion how income levels are a predictor of attaining college degrees. The roundtable included higher education officials and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

*Undergraduate commencement attracted considerable media attention.

  • The New Haven Register ran a story on May 17. Video clips from the proceedings and many photos are also available on the paper’s website.
  • The Connecticut Post ran a couple of photos in the May 17 edition of the paper. A slew of photos also is included on the paper’s website.

Both papers also gave the commencement ceremony a mention in the days leading up to the event.

  • The Register ran a roundup story in its May 2 edition.
  • The Post advanced the commenement ceremony in a blog post, “Education Matters,” which ran May 15.

*Two of our graduates were featured in the online publication, CT Latino News. Julio Mansillaand Bernardo Falcon were both interviewed in an article that was posted on May 18.

*Rick Bassett, associate professor of management information systems, was featured in the May 14 edition of the North Haven Courier as the paper’s Person of the Week. Rick was highlighted for his work in the Rotary Club, on which he currently serves as a district governor.

*The Valley Independent Sentinel posted stories on May 12 about two Southern students:

  • Krystina Morgan, a student who is traveling to Peru as part of a Cruz Blanca mission trip to help poor Peruvian children.
  • Jennie Ellis, who was selected to participate in the Lipper Internship Program, which teaches students about the Holocaust.

*Armen Marsoobian, chairman of the Philosophy Department, was the focus of a May 8 articlein Today’s Zaman, a Turkish newspaper.

*Jan Jones, associate professor of recreation and leisure studies, was quoted in an online financial publication, WalletHub.

*Deputy Chief of Police Phil Pessina was highlighted in an April 24 article in the Hartford Courant about receiving the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Michael L. Green Award for outstanding community service. Phil has been very active in the Middletown community, serving in its police department for 33 years before coming to Southern. He also has served as a member of the town’s common council, as well as volunteering at community events.

*The April 7 forum, “Crisis in Ukraine: What Happened and What’s Next?” generated a plethora of recent news coverage. The event drew about 250 people, including about 100 high school students from classes at 4 area high schools.

Media highlights included:

  • CT-N (Connecticut Network) aired the program several times in its entirety, starting on April 9.
  • The New Haven Register ran an article in the April 15 paper about the forum.
  • Channel 61 had aired a 2 ½-minute segment several times during its morning news show on March 31 to preview the forum. The piece included interviews with Greg Adams, chairman of the Sociology Department, and Kevin Buterbaugh, professor of political science.
  • Greg and Kevin also were interviewed recently on WNPR’s “Where We Live” talk show on March 20. The forum was mentioned several times during the broadcast.
  • Kevin was interviewed on WTIC (1080 AM) on April 2 and WATR (1320 AM) on March 28 about the situation in Ukraine with a connection to the forum.
  • Greg was interviewed March 31 on WQUN (1220 AM) about the crisis in Ukraine with a connection to the forum.
  • The Connecticut Post ran a short article that previewed the forum. And the Danbury News-Times ran a post on March 20 in its blog, “Off Beat” that previewed the event.

In addition, the SCSU blog, “Wise Words,” includes a post about the event with several pictures.

*A preview of a comedy show at Southern by Brad Sherwood and Colin Mochrie ran in the April 11 edition of the New Haven Register.

*A column by Randy Beach ran April 13 in the New Haven Register about the recent visit to Southern by Billy Collins, a former U.S. poet laureate. The visit – which included readings by the poet – was held April 9.

*Abbey Pantani, an officer in the university’s Police Department, was interviewed April 10 onChannel 8’s “Connecticut Style” program about the April 23 Jail N’ Bail event on campus.

*The work of Dana Casetti-Dinescu, assistant professor of physics, was highlighted in anarticle published April 4 in Scientific American, a prestigious science magazine. Her work focuses on how gas from two nearby galaxies (Magellanic Clouds) that orbit the Milky Way Galaxy has collided with gas from the Milky Way to create new stars.

*President Mary Papazian was interviewed in the March 27 edition of the New Haven Register about Southern’s new downtown presence, “Southern in the Green.”

*Rafael Hernandez, professor of Spanish and Portuguese, was quoted in a March 27 story in the Meriden Record-Journal about the debate as to whether individuals from Portugal, or of Portuguese heritage, are considered Latino.

*Greg Adams, chairman of the Sociology Department, was interviewed March 7 on WTICradio’s morning show (1080 AM) regarding the situation in Ukraine (no link available). He is one of the panelists for the March 31 SCSU forum, “Crisis in Ukraine” What Happened and What’s Next?”

*An article about the university’s “Southern on the Green” initiative — which involves leasing the 10th floor of the 900 Chapel Street building from the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce — was posted March 6 on the New Haven Register’s website. The space will be used for fundraising, classes and customer service purposes.

*Frank Tavares, professor of communication, was interviewed on March 6 by WUTC, a Chattanooga, Tenn. radio station, about his career that has included his faculty position at Southern, the former “voice” of National Public Radio and as an author.

*President Mary Papazian was quoted in a March 5 New Haven Register  story pertaining to a visit by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to the Whitney Center in Hamden. The president spoke about the governor’s proposed Transform CSCU 2020 program that would infuse $134 million into the ConnSCU schools next year.

*The Waterbury Republican-American ran a March 2 story about a recent book of short stories written by Frank Tavares, professor of communication. The book is called, “The Man Who Built Boxes.”

*A talk at Southern by Jared Bernstein, former chief economist and economic advisor to Vice President Joe Biden, was covered in a March 1 story in the New Haven Register. As one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), he discussed that topic during the event.

*Armen Marsoobian, professor of philosophy, was interviewed Feb. 28 for a story inArmenian Weekly that was a preview of a talk he gave in Las Vegas titled, “Survival and Resistance in the Heart of Darkness: The Story of an ‘Islamized’ Armenian Family in Marsovan, 1915-1919.”

*Jim Barber, director of community engagement, was the focus of an article that ran in the Feb. 23 edition of the New Haven Register for an award he received from the West Haven Black Coalition. He received this year’s Rev. Dr. Edwin R. Edmonds Humanitarian Award at the organization’s recent Carroll E. Brown Scholarship and Community Awards dinner.

*The New Haven Register ran a front page story in the Feb. 16 paper that focused on Krystyna Gorniak-Kocikowska, professor of philosophy. The story discussed her observations – based on considerable research — pertaining to the increase in robotic use in today’s society. Robots are beginning to be used to teach children and to assist nurses in hospitals and nursing homes. Krystyna discusses ethical questions related to future uses of robots.

*Southern’s efforts to recruit students into the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines recently received some notoriety with a Feb. 12 article in CT Latino News, an online publication. The article talked about how the university is seeking to increase the number of minority students, particular Latinos, in the STEM programs. The article served as the lead story in the Feb. 12 edition of the publication. Pablo Molina, chief information officer at Southern, was quoted extensively in the article. He noted that the state and national need for more STEM students, coupled with the changing demographics, make this an especially important effort.

*The New Haven Register ran a story in the Feb. 9 edition about the Connecticut Youth and College Summit that was hosted by Southern and the university’s chapter of the NAACP. The paper reported that the event drew more than 100 high school, middle school and college students.

*Lisa Lancor, chairwoman of the Computer Science Department, was interviewed at 8:50 a.m. Feb. 4 on WTIC radio’s (1080 AM) “Mornings with Ray Dunaway” show about cybersecurity. She talked about some of the latest hacking threats and what people can do to protect their computers.

*Mike Donnelly, coach of the men’s basketball team, was co-featured in an article Feb. 4 in theNew Haven Register about how both Southern and the University of New Haven have turned their men’s basketball programs around. The story previewed the SCSU-UNH game that evening.

*Michael Finnegan, a Southern student who is active in the National Guard after serving three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, was profiled in a Feb. 3 article in the New Haven Register. He has produced several documentaries that tell the story about everyday Americans.

*The Connecticut Post  blog, “Education Matters,” included a post that previewed the “Materials and Manufacturing Institute” at Southern. The post was written by reporter Linda Lambeck.

*The soon-to-be launched accelerated MBA program was the focus of a Jan. 31 article in the Business Section of the New Haven Register. The story outlined the new program — its requirements, strengths and design.

*A story appeared in the Jan. 29 edition of the New Haven Register that referenced U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s visit to Southern last fall. The article previewed her visit Monday to Yale University.

*Channel 8 aired a segment Jan. 24 about the men’s basketball team getting off to an excellent start for its 2013-14 season.

*Channel 30 aired a piece on Jan. 16 about the New Haven Public Schools’ high school fair that brought about 1,400 eighth graders to Southern. The GEAR UP program, of which Southern is a key component, worked with the New Haven Public Schools to help coordinate the fair.

*An article appeared Jan. 10 in the “Education Connection” supplement of the New Haven Register pertaining to Southern’s newly restructured master’s degree program in computer science. The program now focuses on cybersecurity and software development.