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Top News Stories of 2022

2022 was a transformative year for Southern, one which saw the opening of our Health and Human Services building, the arrival of Officer K9 Jules, and exciting new programs and initiatives implemented.

Here are the top news stories of 2022 from news.southernct.edu:

New Business School Dean AnnouncedDr. Jess Boronico came to Southern this summer with an extensive and outstanding record of academic business leadership positions at a variety of schools including NYIT, the University of New Haven, William Paterson University, and Monmouth University.

Southern’s Women in STEM are Rising Stars Spring 2022 data showed that the university’s master’s programs in applied physics, biology, and chemistry all hold a majority female enrollment, along with baccalaureate degree programs in biology, biotechnology, and chemistry.

A Rare Exhibit Opens On Campus A complete set of illustrations by famed surrealist artist Salvador Dalí (1904 – 1989), part of the university’s art collection, was on view this spring in a Buley Art Gallery exhibition, “Salvador Dali Illustrates The Divine Comedy.”

Jim Barber

A Southern Legend Retires James Barber, ’64, MS ’79, who gave 58 years of dedicated service to the university, crafted a legacy of change at Southern, and used his career to advance inclusivity and access at the institution. The Southern Educational Opportunity Program (SEOP) created by Barber celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2022.

Kiwibot on campus

Food Delivery Robots Arrive At Southern Kiwibot, a robotic sidewalk delivery startup, announces its arrival at Southern in October, ensuring an affordable on-campus food delivery service for students.

Barnard Scholars on a grid

Barnard Scholars Demonstrate Leadership, Engagement April saw four Southern seniors who’ve demonstrated a strong commitment to leadership, academics, and community engagement named this year’s recipients of the Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Award.

Southern Freshman Fled War in Ukraine to Pursue his DreamsWhen war broke out seven months ago, 17-year old Oleksandr “Sasha” Stelmakh faced uncertainty as he and his mother fled the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Now, Sasha has found a new home at Southern, studying computer science: “I love Southern,” he said. “Southern is like a family now.”

Southern and Long Wharf Theatre Announce Partnership The partnership will see the formation of a new paid internship program, special student discounts to future Long Wharf productions and the collaboration on Long Wharf Theatre’s benefit event featuring The Crucible at SCSU’s John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts in spring 2023.

Nursing students being interviewed by WTNH

Major Grant Provides Expansive Career Opportunities for NursesAnnounced in April, an expansive four-year partnership between the Yale New Haven Health System and Southern will double the number of B.S. nurses graduating from the university within the next four years, helping to address a critical nursing shortage in Connecticut heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic.


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