In the News

*Kelly Mabry, assistant professor of communication disorders, was the focus of an article in the April 28 edition of the New Haven Register. Kelly is active in helping children get treated for cleft lips and cleft palates. She traveled two years ago as a medical volunteer to the Democratic Republic of the Congo as kids were screened for an operation to repair their cleft lips and palates. She recently started a campus chapter of Operation Smile, an organization dedicated to helping kids with clefts.

A link to the Register article (and photo) follows:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/04/29/news/new_haven/doc517dd1426b92f850885080.txt

*The New Haven Register ran an article in its April 28 edition that previews Alan Alda’s visit to Southern for the Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture. Best known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce on the hit series M*A*S*H, he later hosted the show “Scientific American Frontiers.” The title of his talk Friday is “Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself,” the same as a book he wrote that was published in 2007.

*Jon Bloch, chairman of the Sociology Department, was quoted in an April 28 article in theNew Haven Register about claims of excessive force used by police in various area communities.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/04/27/news/doc517c9e6c30a4b748495716.txt

*An April 26 post in the “Java” blog in the Hartford Courant inclues a question-and-answer with Alan Alda, who will speak at the upcoming Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture. The piece included a reference to the lecture.

The following is a link to the Courant’s Java blog:

http://courantblogs.com/java/alda-brings-his-communication-skills-to-scsu-next-week/

*Armen Marsoobian, professor of philosophy, was interviewed recently in the Turkish media about his forthcoming book on the plight of his ancestors during the Armenian genocide.

The following are links to the media interviews (newspaper and radio):

http://www.agos.com.tr/e-gazete.php

http://www.bianet.org/bianet/yasam/146154-bir-ermeni-ailesinin-yitik-gecmisine-tanikliklar)

http://www.acikradyo.com.tr/default.aspx?_mv=a&aid=31303&cat=100)

*Joy Fopiano, associate professor of elementary education, was quoted in an April 25 story in the Hartford Courant about the work of the Educational Care Collaborative, a pilot program she co-founded and which is intended to improve behavioral health services.

The following is a link to the Courant story:

http://soa.li/8wRLh9G

*An April 24 blog post written by Dan Haar, a columnist with the Hartford Courant, focuses on research by Paul Stepanovich, chairman of the Management and Management Information Systems Department. Paul recently had an article published in the Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management about the use of performance evaluations and the effect they tend to have on organizations.

The following is a link to Dan Haar’s blog in the Courant:

http://courantblogs.com/dan-haar/

*Art Paulson, chairman of the Political Science Department, was interviewed April 23 on theChannel 8 evening news about the mayoral race in New Haven this year.

The following is a link to the segment on Channel 8:

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/new_haven_cty/dynamics-change-for-race-to-be-new-havens-mayor

*A column by Ellen Durnin, dean of the School of Business, was published April 22 in theHartford Business Journal. The column offers suggestions on how people can safely navigate business meals through the use of proper etiquette. She also recommends the best course of action if despite your best efforts, you make the faux pas of spilling food or drink on a tablemate’s clothes.

The following is a link to the Business Journal column:

http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20130422/PRINTEDITION/304189906

*An April 22 news segment on Channel 61 during its 4 p.m. newscast focused on the“Welcome to College Day” program hosted by Southern. The event was designed to encourage grade 7 students from New Haven’s Public Schools to go to college someday.

The following is a link to the Channel 61 segment:

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=91060&sitesection=WTIC_hom_non_fro&VID=24752096

The event also was covered April 22 by Channel 3, and with a photo in the New Haven Register on April 23.

*The Middletown Press ran an April 22 article that previewed the upcoming oratorio, “Letters from Italy 1944,” in which Sheila Hickey Garvey, professor of theatre, is serving as the production’s director-in-residence.”

The following is a link to the Press article:

http://www.middletownpress.com/articles/2013/04/22/entertainment/doc5175529ca48a6711287118.txt?viewmode=fullstory

*Michelle Lawler, a counselor in the University Counseling Office, was quoted extensively in a front page story April 21 in the New Haven Register. The article focuses on how the public can cope with large-scale tragedies, such as the bombs that were set off at the Boston Marathon. Michelle was one of three experts consulted in the piece.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/04/21/news/doc517363ab0d5c9017354059.txt

*The New Haven Register ran an article in its April 21 edition about an upcoming oratorio, “Letters from Italy 1944,” in which Sheila Hickey Garvey is serving as the production’s director in residence. The oratorio, which will be held in the Middletown High School Performing Arts Center, is set during World War II.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/04/19/entertainment/arts/doc5171cc61bcdf4051810293.txt

*An April 20 article in the “my towns” section of the Hartford Courant announced that Phillip Bryant, director of high-tech classrooms, recently received the Outstanding Young Professional Award from UConn’s Neag School of Education Alumni Society.

The following is a link to the Courant article:

http://www.courant.com/community/hartford/hcrs-73708hc-greater-hartford-20130415,0,2502945.story

*Carlos Torre, professor of elementary education, was interviewed April 19 on Cafe CNN Espanol about the recent series of tragedies, such as Newtown, Boston and in Waco, Texas.

*Two students were quoted in an April 18 article that appeared in the New Haven Register pertaining to the concern among Connecticut Muslims about being profiled after the recent Boston bombing incident. Marwa Mansour, president of the university’s Muslim Student Association, and Inam Chater, also a member of the organization, shared their thoughts in the story.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/04/18/news/doc516f45ee09e89789595714.txt

*An article about the newly revamped M.S. in computer science program was included in theNew Haven Register’s “Education Connection” supplement that was published April 14.

*Ruth Eren, director of the Center of Excellence on Autism Spectrum Disorders, was quoted in an April 14 story in the Connecticut Post about the increase in the number of children diagnosed with a form of autism and how Bridgeport schools are addressing it.

The following is a link to the Post article:

http://www.ctpost.com/default/article/Schools-autism-programs-increase-along-with-4433591.php

*The Hartford Business Journal ran an article April 10 about Southern earning the Power of Energy Innovation Award organized by three Connecticut foundations — the Common Sense Fund, the Hampshire Foundation and the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. The award was based on the university’s sucess in reducing its use of electricity in the residence halls.

The following is a link to the Journal article:

http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20130410/NEWS01/130419977

*Frank Harris, chairman of the Journalism Department, was quoted in a Middletown Pressstory that ran April 10 about the annual state Freedom of Information Conference. Frank was the keynote speaker for the event.

The following is a link to the Press story:

http://www.middletownpress.com/articles/2013/04/10/news/doc5165832fe96dc367841277.txt

*Joe Manzella, professor of anthropology, was featured on the front page of the New Haven Register on April 7 for his research on alternative spiritual communities around the world, particularly in the West. He has visited various communities in the United States and Europe in preparation for a book on the recent trend in the West away from traditional, mainstream religious identification.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/04/06/news/new_haven/doc5160e5348e786245883316.txt

*The revamped M.S. degree in computer science program was the focus of an article that appeared April 7 in the Connecticut Post. The article was part of a special education section in the Post.

*President Mary Papazian was interviewed April 1 on the Fox 61 Morning Show, speaking about Southern and issues facing public higher education in Connecticut. The segment ran for more than 4 minutes.

The following is a link to the Channel 61 interview:

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=91060&sitesection=wtic_mrn_590&VID=24687623#.UVnS9WvnrSc.email

*Troy Paddock, chairman of the History Department, was quoted in an April 1 Hartford Courant story about the state of the rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. The article also referred to a “blog debate” between Troy and Art Paulson, chairman of the Political Science Department, about which team would finish higher in the American League East standings this year. Troy is a diehard Red Sox fan and Art is a dyed-in-the-wool Yankees devotee.

The blog debate refers to a post in “Wise Words,” where Troy and Art offered their views of this year’s battle for the AL East.

The story also included comments from ESPN baseball analysts Aaron Boone, a former Yankee, and Nomar Garciaparra, a former Red Sox.

The following is a link to the Courant story:

http://www.courant.com/sports/baseball/yankees/hc-red-sox-yankees-0401-20130331,0,3683628.story

*President Mary Papazian was a guest March 28 on WNPR radio’s (90.5 FM) “Where We Live,” speaking with host John Dankosky and phone-in callers about Southern and issues facing public higher education. The program ran for an hour.

The following is a link to the WNPR show:

http://www.yourpublicmedia.org/content/wnpr/scsu-president-mary-papazian

*The Hartford Courant ran a column, written by sports reporter Lori Riley, about the outstanding college swimming career of senior swimmer Amanda Thomas. The column, which ran March 17, discussed Amanda’s recent selection as Division II Swimmer of the Year for the second straight year, as well as her future plans.

The following is a link to the Courant column:

http://www.courant.com/sports/other/hc-riley-column-0317-20130316,0,5424504.column

*Daniel Trust, a Southern student and a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, recently spoke to West Haven High School students about his experience. The talk was covered by the New Haven Register and ran in the March 14 edition of the paper.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/03/13/news/metro/doc51413e5b1f4b2398815855.txt

*The New Haven Register ran a feature March 3 on sisters Amanda and Ashley Thomas, members of the university’s swimming and diving team.

The following is the link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/03/03/sports/doc5133e4716a601886399083.txt?viewmode=fullstory

*Suzanne Carroll, professor of marriage and family therapy, was interviewed on two television about the phenomenon of “helicopter parents.” The term is used to describe those parents who are over-involved in their children’s lives, particularly as they become middle and high school students. This phenomenon sometimes continues even into the college years.

Suzanne was interviewed March 7 on the 11 a.m. news program on Channel 30.

The following is the link to the Channel 30 interview:

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/Helicopter-Parents/196120971

She was also interviewed March 13 on the Channel 61 Morning News show.

The following is the link to the Channel 61 interview:

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=91060&sitesection=wtic_mrn_590&VID=24590246

Both interviews came about after a post about helicopter parents in Southern’s new blog, “Wise Words.” Suzanne and Phyllis Gordon, manager of the SCSU Family Therapy Clinic, provided some examples for the blog post of helicopter parenting and how to avoid becoming one.

*The Waterbury Republican-American ran an advance article on March 3 about a poetry reading to be given by Vivian Shipley, CSU Professor and professor of English, at Quinnipiac University.

*The Danbury News-Times ran a column, written by education reporter Eileen FitzGerald, about the phenomenon of “helicopter parents.” The column, which ran Feb. 28, included insight from Suzanne Carroll, professor of marriage and family therapy, and Phyllis Gordon, manager of Southern’s Family Therapy Clinic. The column also referred to Southern’s new blog, “Wise Words,” where Suzanne and Phyllis shared their expertise on the subject.

The following is a link to the News-Times column:

http://www.newstimes.com/default/article/Eileen-FitzGerald-Over-involved-parents-4314232.php

*Elliott Horch, associate professor of physics, and Jim Fullmer, associate professor of earth science, were both quoted in a front page story Feb. 15 in the Connecticut Post about the asteroid that was a near miss to the Earth. The asteroid is known officially as 2012 DA14.

The following is a link to the Post article:

Near-miss asteroid a wake-up call, experts say

*Kim Crone, associate vice president for academic student services, shared her suggestions on how to write an effective college admissions essay during a Feb. 5 interview on the Channel 61Morning Show. The interview was generated via a recent post on the new blog, “Wise Words.” The segment ran for more than 4 minutes.

The following is a link to the Channel 61 interview:

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=91060&sitesection=wtic_mrn_590&VID=24322098

*An article that previews a talk by former NBA and college basketball player Chris Herren ran in the Feb. 4 edition of the New Haven Register. He shared his story the next day at the Lyman Center about how drugs ruined his promising basketball career.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/02/04/sports/doc510ee6b481871255689458.txt

*Research conducted by Gene Birz, an assistant professor of economics and finance, was highlighted in a Jan. 17 article in the New Haven Register. The study focused on how newspaper headlines on certain types of economic stories influence the stock market. He found that while there are many variables, headlines that are viewed as positive on stories related to the unemployment rate and the Gross Domestic Product have a positive influence on the stock market. Negative headlines on those types of stories have the opposite effect.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/01/16/business/doc50f73c49bc9ec253941023.txt

*Elliott Horch, associate professor of physics, was featured in the Jan. 6 edition of the New Haven Register as the subject of the lead story in the paper’s Connecticut section. Elliott developed a device that attaches to telescopes and enables astronomers to see images in space much more clearly than previously could have been done with a ground-based telescope. He recently traveled to Hawaii with a team of astronomers to work on the Kepler project, and while there, they used his device to take a closer look at Pluto and its moon, Charon.

The following is a link to the Register story and photos:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2013/01/05/news/doc50e852e5e1f12854475552.txt

*Southern was represented in several stories related to the recent tragic shooting in Newtown.

Helen Bennett Harvey, who is an adjunct journalism faculty member, as well as city editor at the New Haven Register, wrote a Dec. 20 column about the tragedy and how it can effect teachers. She also discussed how the shootings have caused her to reflect on classes she teachers. She complimented Southern – especially the journalism students – and offered high praise for Police Chief Joe Dooley, his professionalism and his commitment to the safety of the campus.

The following is a link to the Register column:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/12/19/news/doc50d23e0f03ed7008964204.txt

Also, Southern’s own memorial service on attracted two stories — one in the New Haven Register on Dec. 19 and the other covered by a Fox News affiliate from New York on Dec. 18.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://nhregister.com/articles/2012/12/18/news/doc50d10cef66e8c404591504.txt?viewmode=fullstory

*Jon Bloch, chairman of the Sociology Department, was quoted in a recent New Haven Register story about the effect that the tragedy can have on how people celebrate Christmas.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/12/16/news/doc50ce6755611ef259043912.txt

*Jerry Dunklee, professor of journalism, was quoted in a Dec. 15 story in the New Haven Register about the media coverage of the Newtown tragedy.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/12/14/news/doc50cbcb857e193378441326.txt

*Two courses being offered by Southern were highlighted Dec. 2 in Sunday’s lead story of the Connecticut section of the New Haven Register. Both courses pertain to the cultural phenomenon of apocalyptic predictions. Marie McDaniel, assistant professor of history, is teaching a class this semester called “Apocalypse Then: End Times in American History.” It examines the history of doomsday predictions in America. Jessica Kenty-Drane, associate professor of sociology, will teach a class during the spring semester called “Apocalypse Now: Culture of Fear in the U.S.?” It will look at the societal consequences of repeated predictions of the end of the world.

The following is a link to the Register story, photo and video:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/12/01/news/doc50b93c7ddffe0841849690.txt

*An article ran in the New Haven Register on Dec. 2 that previewed a concert at Southern by the Haven String Quartet. The concert would feature Mani Mirzaee, who plays an ancient Persian instrument called a setar. Mark Kuss, professor of music, composed a 25-minute piece for the concert.

The following is a link to the Register story, photo and video:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/12/01/entertainment/arts/doc50ba254c2fda0083226470.txt

*A Nov. 18 column in the New Haven Register by Randy Beach focused on Lisa Siedlarz, who has written a book of poetry about her brother’s (Kevin) deployment in Afghanistan. Lisa is a loan administrator in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

The following is a link to the Register column:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/11/17/news/doc50a840ee9a4f9743170908.prt

*Deborah Carroll, professor of psychology, was interviewed Nov. 18 on Channel 61’s morning news show for her recent selection as Connecticut Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. The interview ran for about 4 1/2 minutes.

The following is a link to the Channel 61 interview:

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=91060&sitesection=wtic_mrn_590&VID=23892146

Deborah was also featured in the Nov. 15 edition of the New Haven Register for the same award.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/11/15/news/new_haven/doc50a59bf392efe915352131.txt

And Channel 8 posted an article on its website about her award on Nov. 14.

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/education/conn-professor-of-the-year-selected

*Wes O’Brien, chairman of the Media Studies Department, was the focus of a Page 1 story in the Nov. 11 (Sunday) edition of the New Haven Register pertaining to his research on music that is played in war movies. He found that the music is often indicative of society’s changing attitudes toward a particular war.

The following is a link to the Register story:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/11/11/news/doc509f2bdbbf6ad252850280.txt

*The SCSU Veterans Association was highlighted in an article that appeared in the Nov. 8 edition of the New Haven Register. The organization had participated in a charity event for a Connecticut veteran who killed during the Iraq War.

The following is a link to the story:

http://nhregister.com/articles/2012/11/07/news/new_haven/doc509b164fb5227075056120.txt

*The Oct. 24 elections forum organized by Southern’s Office of Public Affairs, “Politics and Apple Pie: A Look Into The 2012 Presidential & Congressional Elections,” garnered significant media coverage. The event featured keynote speaker Erin McPike, a national political reporter covering the presidential race for Real Clear Politics and a frequent guest analyst on MSNBC and FOX. The forum, which attracted 225 people (including about 40-50 high school students), also included a panel discussion and Q & A.

In addition to preview stories in the recent education supplements in the New Haven Register, Connecticut Post, Norwalk Hour and the iTowns section of the Hartford Courant, WQUN radio (1220 AM) interviewed Erin just before the event. The Register posted a photo online later that day. And Hamden Patch published an article and photo on Nov. 2.

The following is a link to the Register photo:

http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/10/24/news/doc50885ed9f1a0c847722662.txt

The following is a link to the Hamden Patch story:

http://hamden.patch.com/articles/national-political-reporter-analyzes-2012-elections-at-scsu

The following is a link to the Courant iTowns article:

http://www.courant.com/community/hc-community-articleresults,0,5942637,results.formprofile?Query=66221HC

*Southern had three stories appear Oct. 14 in a special section of the Connecticut Post called “Educational Outlook 2012.” The three stories were more than any other college or university.

The following were the articles:

Southern celebrated the ceremonial opening of its new School of Business building. (A photo of the new building was included.)

Two new courses on the phenomenon of doomsday predictions are being taught at Southern in connection with the hullabaloo surrounding the Mayan calendar.

A preview of the elections forum, “Politics and Apple Pie,” would be held on campus on Oct. 24.

*Southern also had three stories appear Oct. 18 in the “Education Connection” supplement of the New Haven Register.

The following were the articles:

The new School of Business building opened.

Southern became only the second college or university in Connecticut to participate in Jumpstart, a national program funded by AmeriCorps that seeks to close the achievement gap by connecting college students with classes of preschoolers.

A preview of the elections forum, “Politics and Apple Pie,” would be held on campus on Oct. 24.