In the News – April 2013

In the News – April 2013

*Kelly Mabry, assistant professor of communication disorders, was the focus of an article in the April 28 edition of the New Haven Register. Kelly is active in helping children get treated for cleft lips and cleft palates. She traveled two years ago as a medical volunteer to the Democratic Republic of the Congo as kids were screened for an operation to repair their cleft lips and palates. She recently started a campus chapter of Operation Smile, an organization dedicated to helping kids with clefts.

A link to the Register article (and photo) follows:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/04/29/news/new_haven/doc517dd1426b92f850885080.txt

*The New Haven Register ran an article in its April 28 edition that previews Alan Alda’s visit to Southern for the Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture. Best known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce on the hit series M*A*S*H, he later hosted the show “Scientific American Frontiers.” The title of his talk Friday is “Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself,” the same as a book he wrote that was published in 2007.

*Jon Bloch, chairman of the Sociology Department, was quoted in an April 28 article in theNew Haven Register about claims of excessive force used by police in various area communities.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/04/27/news/doc517c9e6c30a4b748495716.txt

*An April 26 post in the “Java” blog in the Hartford Courant inclues a question-and-answer with Alan Alda, who will speak at the upcoming Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture. The piece included a reference to the lecture.

The following is a link to the Courant’s Java blog:

http://courantblogs.com/java/alda-brings-his-communication-skills-to-scsu-next-week/

*Armen Marsoobian, professor of philosophy, was interviewed recently in the Turkish media about his forthcoming book on the plight of his ancestors during the Armenian genocide.

The following are links to the media interviews (newspaper and radio):

http://www.agos.com.tr/e-gazete.php

http://www.bianet.org/bianet/yasam/146154-bir-ermeni-ailesinin-yitik-gecmisine-tanikliklar)

http://www.acikradyo.com.tr/default.aspx?_mv=a&aid=31303&cat=100)

*Joy Fopiano, associate professor of elementary education, was quoted in an April 25 story in the Hartford Courant about the work of the Educational Care Collaborative, a pilot program she co-founded and which is intended to improve behavioral health services.

The following is a link to the Courant story:

http://soa.li/8wRLh9G

*An April 24 blog post written by Dan Haar, a columnist with the Hartford Courant, focuses on research by Paul Stepanovich, chairman of the Management and Management Information Systems Department. Paul recently had an article published in the Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management about the use of performance evaluations and the effect they tend to have on organizations.

The following is a link to Dan Haar’s blog in the Courant:

http://courantblogs.com/dan-haar/

*Art Paulson, chairman of the Political Science Department, was interviewed April 23 on theChannel 8 evening news about the mayoral race in New Haven this year.

The following is a link to the segment on Channel 8:

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/new_haven_cty/dynamics-change-for-race-to-be-new-havens-mayor

*A column by Ellen Durnin, dean of the School of Business, was published April 22 in theHartford Business Journal. The column offers suggestions on how people can safely navigate business meals through the use of proper etiquette. She also recommends the best course of action if despite your best efforts, you make the faux pas of spilling food or drink on a tablemate’s clothes.

The following is a link to the Business Journal column:

http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20130422/PRINTEDITION/304189906

*An April 22 news segment on Channel 61 during its 4 p.m. newscast focused on the“Welcome to College Day” program hosted by Southern. The event was designed to encourage grade 7 students from New Haven’s Public Schools to go to college someday.

The following is a link to the Channel 61 segment:

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=91060&sitesection=WTIC_hom_non_fro&VID=24752096

The event also was covered April 22 by Channel 3, and with a photo in the New Haven Register on April 23.

*The Middletown Press ran an April 22 article that previewed the upcoming oratorio, “Letters from Italy 1944,” in which Sheila Hickey Garvey, professor of theatre, is serving as the production’s director-in-residence.”

The following is a link to the Press article:

http://www.middletownpress.com/articles/2013/04/22/entertainment/doc5175529ca48a6711287118.txt?viewmode=fullstory

*Michelle Lawler, a counselor in the University Counseling Office, was quoted extensively in a front page story April 21 in the New Haven Register. The article focuses on how the public can cope with large-scale tragedies, such as the bombs that were set off at the Boston Marathon. Michelle was one of three experts consulted in the piece.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/04/21/news/doc517363ab0d5c9017354059.txt

*The New Haven Register ran an article in its April 21 edition about an upcoming oratorio, “Letters from Italy 1944,” in which Sheila Hickey Garvey is serving as the production’s director in residence. The oratorio, which will be held in the Middletown High School Performing Arts Center, is set during World War II.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/04/19/entertainment/arts/doc5171cc61bcdf4051810293.txt

*An April 20 article in the “my towns” section of the Hartford Courant announced that Phillip Bryant, director of high-tech classrooms, recently received the Outstanding Young Professional Award from UConn’s Neag School of Education Alumni Society.

The following is a link to the Courant article:

http://www.courant.com/community/hartford/hcrs-73708hc-greater-hartford-20130415,0,2502945.story

*Carlos Torre, professor of elementary education, was interviewed April 19 on Cafe CNN Espanol about the recent series of tragedies, such as Newtown, Boston and in Waco, Texas.

*Two students were quoted in an April 18 article that appeared in the New Haven Register pertaining to the concern among Connecticut Muslims about being profiled after the recent Boston bombing incident. Marwa Mansour, president of the university’s Muslim Student Association, and Inam Chater, also a member of the organization, shared their thoughts in the story.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/04/18/news/doc516f45ee09e89789595714.txt

*An article about the newly revamped M.S. in computer science program was included in theNew Haven Register’s “Education Connection” supplement that was published April 14.

*Ruth Eren, director of the Center of Excellence on Autism Spectrum Disorders, was quoted in an April 14 story in the Connecticut Post about the increase in the number of children diagnosed with a form of autism and how Bridgeport schools are addressing it.

The following is a link to the Post article:

http://www.ctpost.com/default/article/Schools-autism-programs-increase-along-with-4433591.php

*The Hartford Business Journal ran an article April 10 about Southern earning the Power of Energy Innovation Award organized by three Connecticut foundations — the Common Sense Fund, the Hampshire Foundation and the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. The award was based on the university’s sucess in reducing its use of electricity in the residence halls.

The following is a link to the Journal article:

http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20130410/NEWS01/130419977

*Frank Harris, chairman of the Journalism Department, was quoted in a Middletown Pressstory that ran April 10 about the annual state Freedom of Information Conference. Frank was the keynote speaker for the event.

The following is a link to the Press story:

http://www.middletownpress.com/articles/2013/04/10/news/doc5165832fe96dc367841277.txt

*Joe Manzella, professor of anthropology, was featured on the front page of the New Haven Register on April 7 for his research on alternative spiritual communities around the world, particularly in the West. He has visited various communities in the United States and Europe in preparation for a book on the recent trend in the West away from traditional, mainstream religious identification.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/04/06/news/new_haven/doc5160e5348e786245883316.txt

*The revamped M.S. degree in computer science program was the focus of an article that appeared April 7 in the Connecticut Post. The article was part of a special education section in the Post.

*President Mary Papazian was interviewed April 1 on the Fox 61 Morning Show, speaking about Southern and issues facing public higher education in Connecticut. The segment ran for more than 4 minutes.

The following is a link to the Channel 61 interview:

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=91060&sitesection=wtic_mrn_590&VID=24687623#.UVnS9WvnrSc.email

*Troy Paddock, chairman of the History Department, was quoted in an April 1 Hartford Courant story about the state of the rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. The article also referred to a “blog debate” between Troy and Art Paulson, chairman of the Political Science Department, about which team would finish higher in the American League East standings this year. Troy is a diehard Red Sox fan and Art is a dyed-in-the-wool Yankees devotee.

The blog debate refers to a post in “Wise Words,” where Troy and Art offered their views of this year’s battle for the AL East.

The story also included comments from ESPN baseball analysts Aaron Boone, a former Yankee, and Nomar Garciaparra, a former Red Sox.

The following is a link to the Courant story:

http://www.courant.com/sports/baseball/yankees/hc-red-sox-yankees-0401-20130331,0,3683628.story