In the News

*The New Haven Register ran a March 30 story about the partnership between Southern and Gateway Community College regarding the transfer of credits toward the LEP program. The agreement enables those Gateway graduates who earn an Associate in Arts degree in liberal arts and sciences to have most of their LEP requirements waived. The program is designed to streamline the transfer process and to give Gateway students full credit for the courses they take as part of their degree.

*William Lunn, assistant professor of exercise science, was quoted extensively in a March 29story about high-intensity interval training in Sunday’s Waterbury Republican-American. Although not a new type of training – especially among athletes – it has been gaining increasing popularity in health clubs and gyms.

*The New Haven Register ran a March 27 story Friday about the 4 x 400 meter relay teamwinning the national title at the NCAA Division II Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships. The quartet earned the title earlier this month.

*A clip of the “Stuff-a-Shuttle” event at Southern aired March 27 on Channel 3.

*Julia Irwin, associate professor of psychology, was interviewed March 12 on Channel 3’s 5 p.m. newscast about her ongoing study on autism. The segment ran for more than 2 minutes. The study is funded through a $500,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health and includes Haskins Laboratories. It examines whether the avoidance of eye contact by children with an autism spectrum disorder is the primary cause of the speech and language difficulties that typically accompany the disorder. Children between the ages of 6 and 12 are being tested with the hope that the results will lead to better treatments.

*Miranda Dunbar, assistant professor of biology, was quoted in a Danbury News-Timescolumn published March 9 about the loss of bats due to white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed an estimated 7 million bats since the fungus was first discovered in the United States nearly a decade ago.

The column was written by Robert Miller called “Earth Matters.”

*A New Haven Registercolumn written by Randy Beach focused on an interview and appearance by humor columnist Dave Barry at the Lyman Center. The column ran on March 8.

*Mike Lee, a senior on the men’s track and field team, was featured in a story in the New London Patch that was published on March 5.

*Michelle Grecni, a senior on the women’s track and field team, was profiled in the Danbury Patch in a story that was published on March 5.

*Southern’s first-generation living-learning community was mentioned recently in the online publication, University Business. The article – which serves as the cover story for the publication’s March 2015 edition — outlined ways that colleges and universities can support first-generation college students, and indicated that Southern was one of the schools that has established this kind of program. It is designed to build relationships among students who share this background.

*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.

*David Pettigrew, professor of philosophy, was quoted in a recent column written by Randy Beach in the New Haven Register. Randy interviewed some patrons at Lulu’s coffeehouse in the East Rock section of neighborhood during the Jan. 27 snowstorm.

*Shirley Jackson, professor of sociology, was interviewed by the Valley Independent Sentinelabout the racial divide over the handling of high-profile incidents in New York and Ferguson, Mo. The publication printed her responses on Jan. 20 to questions about race relations.

*Both the New Haven Register and Channel 8 ran stories Jan. 19 about an autism study led by associate professor of psychology Julia Irwin. The study is funded through a $500,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health and includes Haskins Laboratories. It examines whether the avoidance of eye contact by children with an autism spectrum disorder is the primary cause of the speech and language difficulties that typically accompany the disorder. Children between the ages of 6 and 12 are being tested with the hope that the results will lead to better treatments.

The Register ran a Page 4 story written by Jennifer Swift, while Channel 8 aired a segment by health reporter Jocelyn Maminta on its 5:30 p.m. newscast.

*Lesley Wolk, assistant professor of communication disorders, was interviewed Jan. 16 on theWTIC radio (1080) show, “Mornings with Ray Dunaway” about the cultural trend of “vocal fry,” which is a creaky, gravelly tone of voice. Her research shows that this trend is particularly prevalent among high school girls and young women, who often use this inflection at the end of sentences. The phenomenon also has affected other segments of the population to a lesser degree.

*Polly Beals, associate professor of history, and Charles Baraw, assistant professor of English, were quoted in a story that was published Jan. 5 in the online magazine Inside Higher Ed. The article focused on a recent meeting of the American Historical Association in New York City.

*North Haven Patch published a story on Dec. 29 about the men’s basketball team signing 10-year-old Jack Larsen to the team through a program called “Team Impact.” The program seeks to improve the quality of life of children who suffer from a chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

*Nicole Grossbard, a member of the women’s basketball team, and Luke Houston, who plays on the men’s basketball team, were highlighted in an a Dec. 21 story that appeared in the New Haven Register about their nomination for the Allstate Good Works Team. Student-athletes are selected for their community service contributions. The 20 winners will be announced in February.

*Police Chief Joe Dooley was interviewed on the Dec. 14 edition of Channel 61’s “The Real Story” about the growing call for the use of body cameras by police throughout the state and country.

*The New Haven Register ran an article in its Dec. 12 edition pertaining to the Friends of Rudolph event on campus.

*The New Haven Register ran an online article Dec. 4 about President Papazian’s visit to the White House for the White House College Opportunity Day of Action. She was among hundreds of college/university presidents and higher education leaders to participate in the program, which focused on ways to help a greater number of students go to college.

*Channel 61 posted a Dec. 4 article Thursday on its website, as well.

*The New Haven Register ran a story in its Sunday, Nov. 23, edition that profiled Stephen Hegedus, the new dean of the School of Education.

**The recent forum, “Remembering the Fall of the Berlin Wall: 25 Years Later,” generated a slew of press coverage. The event attracted 300 people, including about 90 students from 4 area high schools — Shelton, Cheshire, Seymour and Sound from New Haven.

The following media outlets covered the forum with an advance, day-of-event coverage or post-event item:

*The New Haven Register ran a Page 1 article in its Nov. 8 edition that previewed the event. The article included an interview with Nicholas Burns, the keynote speaker who is a former State Department and National Security Council official.

The Register also published a photo of Burns delivering the keynote speech in its Nov. 12 edition.

*The Waterbury Republican-American ran a Page 1 story in its Sunday edition of Nov. 9 thatpreviewed the forum. The story included an interview with Kevin Buterbaugh, professor of political science, who was a panelist at the forum. It also included interviews with a Seymour High School teacher and student who would attend the event.

*WTIC radio (1080 AM) aired two interviews during the week before the event:

Troy Paddock, chairman of the History Department, was interviewed on Nov. 5 on the “Mornings with Ray Dunaway” show.

Kevin Buterbaugh was interviewed Nov. 7 on the afternoon talk show with Joe D’Ambrosio.

*CT-N covered the event and broadcast the program several times, initially on Nov. 12.

*WATR radio (1320 AM) interviewed Kevin on Nov. 7 in advance of the event.

*Channel 30 also interviewed Kevin on its Sunday morning newscast and previewed the forum.

*The Fairfield County Business Journalpreviewed the forum in its Nov. 3 edition.

The following is a link to the Business Journal story:

*The Connecticut Post published a post on Oct. 29 in its “Postings” blog that previewed the forum. It noted that classes from Shelton and Seymour high schools were planning to attend.

*The Connecticut By The Numbers blog also posted an item on Nov. 7 previewing the forum.

The following is a link to the Connecticut By The Numbers blog:

*The Hamden Times ran photos and a brief description about the forum that was published on Nov. 10.

*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.

*Juniors Mads Larsen and Jonas Folstad of the men’s soccer team were featured in a Sept. 15 story in the New Haven Register.

*John Nwangwu, professor of public health, is an expert on infectious diseases and serves as a consultant to the World Health Organization. He was tapped to assist with the prevention of the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa. He was interviewed by several media organizations, including the New Haven Register (Sept. 3); Channel 8 (Sept. 4); WNPR (90.5 FM) (Sept. 3) and WQUN (1220 AM) (Sept. 3) radio stations.

*Elliott Horch, associate professor of physics, was quoted in a Sept. 4 article in the Daily Mailnewspaper in Great Britain regarding research he has conducted about binary stars. His research indicates that up to 50 percent of stars which host planets may be part of a binary star system (two suns).

*John Moscatel, a senior football player who lives in Lexington, Mass., was featured in a Sept. 4 story in the Boston Globe.

*Lew DeLuca, Southern’s new financial literacy advisor, was featured as part of Channel 30’s Back to School series on Aug. 29. The position was created to address the financial literacy needs of students and their families. Southern is one of the few schools – at least in Connecticut – to have such a position. Lew DeLuca was interviewed, along with one of our students and her mom.

*The Fairfield County Business Journal posted a story online about the new position, as well.

*Channel 61 ran a story on Aug. 28 during its 5 p.m. newscast on Aug. 28 about a proposed bill to address sexual assault on college campuses, and included interviews with Cathy Christy, director of the Women’s Center, and a couple of our students. The segment discussed Southern’s efforts to address sexual assault and how the university is ahead of the curve in dealing with it. It mentioned how the university already has various educational and preventative programs.

*Southern’s participation in a national study that found a regular exercise program can prevent or delay elderly people from losing their mobility was highlighted Aug. 26 on the Channel 8newscast. Bob Axtell, professor of exercise science, and several participants were interviewedfor the piece.

*Laura Bower-Phipps, associate professor of elementary education, was interviewed during the Aug. 25 newscast on Channel 8 about her participation in “Rain of Hope,” a non-profit, after-school program in which kids are encouraged to help change the world for the better through community service projects.

*The New Haven Register posted a photo essay online on Aug. 24 of the move-in day for freshmen.

*Police Chief Joe Dooley, who is also the president of the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association, was interviewed Aug. 24 on Channel 61’s talk show, “The Real Story” regarding the recent unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

*The rigorous practices and dedication of the Owls’ football team were highlighted in an articlethat ran Aug. 23 in the New Haven Register. The team has been holding doubles (two practices a day) with the morning sessions at 5:15.

*U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal held a press conference at Southern on Aug. 21 about the growing societal danger of “pure caffeine.” It was covered by the New Haven Register (anarticle that ran Aug. 22) and Channel 3 (story that aired on Aug. 21). Sarah Michaud, director of Southern’s Drug and Alcohol Resource Center, was interviewed by both media organizations.

*Jim Thorson, chairman of the Economics and Finance Department, was quoted in an Aug. 17story in the New Haven Register pertaining to the economic fallout in Connecticut related to the crises in the Middle East and Ukraine.

*Lew DeLuca was interviewed Aug. 15 on WTIC radio (1080 AM) about the newly created position at Southern of coordinator of student financial literacy and advisement, a post he now holds. He discussed the need to help students and their families with regard to financial literacy at a time of saddling financial aid debt among college students throughout the nation.

*Jon Bloch, professor of sociology, was quoted in an Aug. 11 article in the New Haven Registerabout panhandling. The story was written amid Milford’s consideration of a ban on panhandling.

*Jan Jones, associate professor of recreation and leisure, was interviewed Aug. 7 on WCPNradio, a National Public Radio affiliate in Cleveland, about “voluntourism,” a growing trend in which people are spending their vacations volunteering to help others in places around the globe. She was one of three guest on the “Sound of Ideas” talk show.

*President Mary Papazian was quoted extensively in an article in the August edition ofBusiness New Haven that examined the perennial debate on whether liberal arts or workforce development should be paramount in higher education. The president emphasized the importance of both, and how Southern incorporates both into its curriculum. She added that there is no need to pit one against the other, and that they can work synergistically.

*Southern’s Lyman Center for the Performing Arts was prominently mentioned in a July 27column written by Joe Amarante of the New Haven Register. The play, “Pericles,” was being rehearsed at Lyman in preparation for its run at Edgerton Park in New Haven starting on Aug. 14.

*Jay Moran, who was recently named the new athletic director at Southern, was profiled in two newspaper pieces. Chip Malafronte, a columnist with the New Haven Register, wrote a columnthat ran in the July 25 paper. The piece talked about the passion and energy that Jay possesses and will bring to Southern. The Hartford Courant ran a story on Jay that ran on July 18.

*Channel 61 ran a July 25 segment on men’s basketball player Deshawn Murphy, who is participating in the Greater Hartford Pro Am summer basketball program.

*A story and video about men’s basketball player Michael Mallory appeared July 20 in theWaterbury Republican-American regarding his participation in the Greater Hartford Pro Am summer basketball program.

*Southern was mentioned in a positive light in a July 15 story that appeared Tuesday in the New Haven Register. In the article, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy referred to the Southern course offerings in design as an example of colleges and universities meeting the needs of businesses.

*An article about Police Chief Joe Dooley’s selection as the 2014-15 president of the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association appeared in the July 11 edition of the Milford Mirror. It marks the first time the chief of police at a college or university has been chosen for that post.

*President Mary Papazian was interviewed on July 7 about on the value of public higher education,Southern’s initiatives to support Student Success, and more Monday on WCAP’s (Boston) Mara Dolan Radio Show.

*Armen Marsoobian, chairman of the Philosophy Department, was interviewed on July 7 by Civilnet, an Armenian news and information site about the Armenian Genocide and about the current relationship between Armenians and Turks.

*The Connecticut Health I-Team — an online news site that focuses on health, safety and medical issues — published an article on July 5 about female veterans returning home from Iraq with injuries from the war. Cheryl Eberg, who just graduated from Southern in May, was interviewed in the article.

*Armen Marsoobian, chairman of the Philosophy Department, was interviewed on June 28 for an article in Today’s Zaman, a Turkish newspaper, about the Armenian Genocide and the current relationship between Armenians and Turks.

*The New Haven Register ran a feature story June 18 about student Jessica Coppola, who was about to travel to Haiti as part of a charitable group called “SOUND for Haiti.” Jessica, who is studying liberal arts, had traveled to Haiti twice before. She and the others in the group entertained young, poor Haitian children with their musical talents. They also teach them music, play games with them and provide assistance.

*The Hartford Business Journal ran a story June 17 that mentioned Southern as a recipient of an award frm the Hartford-based Power of Change organization, which recognizes agencies for projects that are energy efficiency.

*The Stratford Star, a weekly newspaper, ran a June 11 article on how Psychology Departmentfaculty and students are assisting St. James School in Stratford with identifying and helping grade K-2 students who have difficulty reading. Deborah Carroll, professor of psychology, andCheryl Durwin, assistant chairwoman of the Psychology Department, are coordinating the effort, which will be funded during the 2014-15 school year with a CSU grant. The program includes student interns who work with the young children at St. James School, as well as at Helen Street School in Hamden.

The New Haven Register also ran a story in its June 2 edition.

*Jon Bloch, professor of sociology, was quoted in a June 9 story in The Washington Timesabout a survey that examined religious and marriage infidelity.

*Harbor News, a weekly newspaper affilated with the New London Day and that covers Westbrook, ran a June 4 story about Angela Uihlein, who recently earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The story talks about how Angela battled and overcame childhood leukemia.