In the News – February 2015

In the News – February 2015

*Siobhan Carter-David, assistant professor of history, was quoted in a Feb. 28 article in theHartford Courant pertaining to Eastern Connecticut State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award. Siobhan delivered the keynote address at the event

*Sarah Michaud, director of the Drug and Alcohol Resource Center, was quoted in a Feb. 27story that appeared today in the New Haven Register about the prevalence of ecstasy and similar drugs on college campuses. Sarah noted that there have not been any reported cases recently of overdosing on these kinds of drugs at Southern.

*For those of you who were unable to see the story last night on Channel 8, health reporter Jocelyn Maminta put together a nice segment about the new high-tech treadmill obtained by the Human Performance Lab that is able to generate 3-D gait analyses of runners. Bob Gregory, assistant professor of exercise science, was interviewed about the equipment and how it works.Bob Axtell, professor of exercise science, also was interviewed after using the treadmill himself.

*Jim Barber, director of community engagement and former long-time track coach at Southern, was featured in the Hartford Courant on Feb. 22 in the newly created “Hometown Heroes” section. The article talks about his lifetime of service to the university and to the New Haven community. Jim began working at Southern in 1967.

*Greg Paveza, dean of the School of Graduate Studies, was interviewed Feb. 22 on the Channel 30 morning newscast. He spoke, along with Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce President Tony Rescigno, about the future of health care in Connecticut.

*You won’t see the works of Aristotle being discussed on TV newscasts very often. But Chelsea Harry, assistant professor of philosophy, was interviewed on that very subject Feb. 15 onChannel 30’s Sunday morning newscast. Chelsea discussed her research of how Aristotle appears to have endorsed the theory that dogs and other small animals have a limited concept of time. Modern science is debating that subject today, but there seems to be growing evidence that this is the case. Jackson, Chelsea’s golden retriever/German shepherd mix, accompanied her on the air.

*An Associated Press photo taken of actor Henry Winkler during his appearance as the featured speaker at Southern’s 2005 undergraduate commencement ceremony was published Feb. 3 in the online version of the magazine, “The Atlantic.” The picture was taken during the procession at the Connecticut Tennis Center. Winkler is best known for his role as Fonzie on the 1970s sit com, “Happy Days.”

*Carmen Martell, who participated in December’s graduation ceremony at Southern after earning an M.S.N. degree, was featured Feb. 2 as the cover story in the Woman section of theWaterbury Republican-American. Her story is compelling as someone who grew up in a series of foster homes and was on her own as a teen, but later overcame that tough early life to become a nurse.

*The New Haven Register ran an article on Feb. 2 that included an announcement about the upcoming citizens’ police academy at Southern.

*Lesley Wolk, associate professor of communication disorders, was interviewed Feb. 1 onChannel 30’s Sunday morning newscast about the cultural phenomenon of “vocal fry.” She talked about the increasing use of a voice inflection in which a person opts to talk in a deep, gravelly tone. She noted that high school girls and young women seem to use this way of talking the most and the “fry” is generally done at the end of sentences.