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In the News – October 2014

*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.


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