In the News – October 2013

In the News – October 2013

*Jonathan Ruiz, who works at Southern as part of the AmeriCorps Campus Compact, and Southern student volunteers were noted in an Oct. 30 story in the New Haven Register. the article was about a Halloween party for kids from the Westville section of New Haven.

*Jim Tait, associate professor of science education and environmental studies, and Ezgi Akpinar Ferrand, assistant professor of geography, were quoted in an Oct. 27 story in the New Haven Register about the recovery of coastal communities a year after Hurricane Sandy. Jim and Ezgi, as well as their students, have been working with the communities of East Haven and West Haven to analyze beach erosion and flood damage. The goal is to help those towns develop a plan to restore those beaches and mitigate damage from future storms.

An article about Southern’s efforts in East Haven and West Haven also appeared in the Register’s October education supplement, “Education Connection.”

*Southern attracted considerable media attention in relation to the Oct. 21 visit to campus byU.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor:

  • The New Haven Register ran a Page 1 story that ran on Oct. 22. It also published online a series of photos from the event.
  • The Connecticut (Television) Network (CT-N)broadcast the event in its entirety several times, beginning on Oct. 22.
  • WQUN (1220 AM) aired a segment about the visit during its Oct. 22 newscasts.
  • Frank Harris, a columnist with the Hartford Courant (and associate professor of journalism here at Southern), wrote a column that ran in the Oct. 24 edition of the paper and referenced the event.
  • The Connecticut Post ran two blog posts —  published Oct. 18 and Oct. 20 — which previewed the event.

*Frank Tavares, professor of communication, was interviewed Oct. 17 on the “Where We Live”show on WNPR (90.5 FM) about his new book, “The Man Who Built Boxes.”

Frank also was interviewed by WNPR about the upcoming change in National Public Radio funding credits. Although it did not air, the clip was posted on the station’s website.

*Joe Fields, professor of mathematics, was “in the news” on back-to-back days for his development of an open-source textbook that has been used by many of his students over the last several years. The book is available online at no cost to his students, or to anyone else who chooses to use it for their own classes or reading.

On Oct. 14, he was featured in an article that appeared on the front page of the New Haven Register. Len Brin, assistant chairman of the Mathematics Department, and Aaron Clark, associate professor of mathematics, also were quoted in the story.

On Oct. 15, Joe was interviewed on the Channel 61 Morning Show about the book and a budding trend in higher education toward open-source textbooks.

*An Oct. 10 article in the New Haven Register previewed the conference, “Title IX: Equality in Action: The Enduring Legacy of Title IX.” The conference was held the following day. The daylong event focused on the history of the landmark federal legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity receiving federal money on the basis of sex.

*Tim Parrish, professor of English, was interviewed on two Louisiana radio stations for his recent books: “Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist, A Memoir,” and “The Reading Life.”

An interview aired on Oct. 8 by the Baton Rouge-based WRKF, a National Public Radio affiliate, for “Fear and What Follows.” It is part of that station’s “All Things Considered” program.

On Oct. 9, he was interviewed on WWNO, the University of Louisiana’s station for “The Reading Life.’

*Yahoo! Canada ran a story on Oct. 8 that offered 13 tips on how to feel your absolute best this month. It mentioned a study conducted a few years ago by William Lunn, assistant professor of exercise science, which indicated chocolate milk is an excellent beverage when recovering from a strenuous workout.