Bridgeport, CT, United States
Bridgeport, CT, United States

The University of Bridgeport, commonly referred to as UB, is a private, independent, non-sectarian, coeducational university located on the Long Island Sound in the South End neighborhood of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The University is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges . The University is known for its diverse student population, currently ranking as the eleventh most racially diverse national university in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The students of the University of Bridgeport are from 80 countries and 46 states. In 2010, the percentage of students graduating that had participated in an English as a foreign or second language program was one of the nation's highest at 5%. Wikipedia.


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News Article | May 11, 2017
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Neil A. Salonen said Wednesday that he will step down as president of the University of Bridgeport (UB) on June 30, 2018. Board of Trustee Co-Chairman Frank N. Zullo, Esq. named Trustee Robert Bercham as chairman of the University’s Presidential Search Committee. It is expected to name a firm to launch a national search as quickly as possible. President Salonen, 72, joined the UB Board of Trustees in 1992, becoming chairman in 1995. In 2000, he was unanimously appointed the school’s ninth president, succeeding Dr. Richard L. Rubenstein, who served as president from 1995-2000. “It has been my great privilege and joy to serve the University of Bridgeport and to work with the Board of Trustees, whose steadfast confidence in UB enabled us to reach significant milestones on behalf of our students and faculty,” President Salonen said. “UB has much to be proud of, and as it looks to celebrate its Centennial Anniversary in 2027, much to look forward to.” Appointed in the midst of an economic crisis that roiled much of New England and its institutions during the 1990s, President Salonen recalled “rolling up shirt sleeves” and working with trustees, faculty, and other supporters to shore up deficits and steer the University in a new direction. Under his stewardship, UB more than tripled its revenue, balanced its budget, and established a substantial endowment. Enrollment has climbed to a current 30-year high of nearly 5,700 students. The campus has visibly and dramatically evolved, too; in the past decade, UB has invested more than $90 million to reopen and enhance shuttered buildings and cut ribbons to gleaming new facilities, including the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business, a nursing school, and University Hall, UB’s newest residence hall. Collaborative programs, from health clinics to an on-campus resource center for area entrepreneurs, reflect UB’s more than $435 million annual economic impact in Connecticut. President Salonen also pushed the campus to evolve its curriculum with multidisciplinary programs that reflect changes in the global marketplace. Its robust online curricula, geared to meet the needs of working and professional students, have been consistently named among the best by U.S. News & World Report. Students include a record number of Fulbright Scholars as well as recipients of prestigious grants and prizes from the U.S. State Department, NASA, and the National Institutes of Health. Athletics also rebounded. In 2007, UB opened Knights Field, one of the premier athletics facilities in the region. It also increased scholarships and academic support for student-athletes, a critical factor to recruiting championship teams whose rosters included honors students and record-setters alike. “We are all proud of the great accomplishments at UB during Neil’s tenure—more than doubling enrollments, transforming serious budgetary deficits into healthy surpluses, and beginning the true physical renovation and transformation of campus facilities,” said Co-Chairman Zullo, the former mayor of Norwalk. “It is difficult to even think of the University without Neil at its helm, with [his wife] Rebecca at his side. We all know that their whole-hearted investment in the campus community has been a big factor in our success.” About University of Bridgeport The University of Bridgeport offers career-oriented undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, and award-winning academic programs in a culturally diverse learning environment that prepares graduates for leadership in an increasingly interconnected world. There are 400 full- and part-time faculty members, including Fulbright Scholars, National Science Foundation Fellows, Ford Fellows, National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows, American Council for Learned Societies Scholars, and Phi Beta Kappa Scholars. The University is independent and non-sectarian. For more information, please visit http://www.bridgeport.edu.


Buffkin / Baker, a leading national retained search firm, is pleased to announce that WTW Associates, a preeminent executive search firm specializing in the media, entertainment, technology and law industries has merged with the firm. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and WTW Associates – based in New York – will now be part of Buffkin / Baker’s entertainment/media practice. “We have greatly enhanced our entertainment/media practice this year, and are excited to have Warren Wasp and WTW join our team,” said Craig Buffkin, managing partner of Buffkin / Baker. “Earlier this year, we brought on MusicRowSearch, an entertainment search firm in Nashville, which also pioneered WHO KNEW, the popular networking and speaker series, and are eager to have Warren join the firm to lead the efforts. Warren is one of the visionary media and entertainment search executives in the industry.” WTW Associates will integrate its operations into the Buffkin / Baker New York office. “This is a great opportunity to join a thriving search firm that is positioning itself for future growth in the media, entertainment and tech industries,” said Warren Wasp, who will serve as a partner in the firm, and head the entertainment/media practice. “I was seeking a dynamic firm to help expand our business, and with the growth in Buffkin / Baker’s entertainment division, this was the perfect opportunity to leverage our synergies.” Wasp – who has extensive contacts in the entertainment and media industry in New York, Los Angeles and London – founded WTW Associates in 1987, and serves as its president. He was previously chairman of IIC Partners, Executive Search Worldwide and served on the board of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). Prior to forming WTW Associates, Wasp was a senior executive at Warner Communications, Inc. where he was responsible for the human resources and administration functions. In this capacity, he directed all corporate and divisional activities related to compensation and benefits, staffing, organization planning, employee relations and affirmative action. Wasp was also a principal with Ernst & Young’s consulting practice in the New York metropolitan office. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Bridgeport, and served as a captain in the United States Marine Corps. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c46250e6-dd37-46c7-9858-e6a8f9ff270b A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/90caa693-f4b8-43ec-91fe-5893eee031f3


Buffkin / Baker, a leading national retained search firm, is pleased to announce that WTW Associates, a preeminent executive search firm specializing in the media, entertainment, technology and law industries has merged with the firm. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and WTW Associates – based in New York – will now be part of Buffkin / Baker’s entertainment/media practice. “We have greatly enhanced our entertainment/media practice this year, and are excited to have Warren Wasp and WTW join our team,” said Craig Buffkin, managing partner of Buffkin / Baker. “Earlier this year, we brought on MusicRowSearch, an entertainment search firm in Nashville, which also pioneered WHO KNEW, the popular networking and speaker series, and are eager to have Warren join the firm to lead the efforts. Warren is one of the visionary media and entertainment search executives in the industry.” WTW Associates will integrate its operations into the Buffkin / Baker New York office. “This is a great opportunity to join a thriving search firm that is positioning itself for future growth in the media, entertainment and tech industries,” said Warren Wasp, who will serve as a partner in the firm, and head the entertainment/media practice. “I was seeking a dynamic firm to help expand our business, and with the growth in Buffkin / Baker’s entertainment division, this was the perfect opportunity to leverage our synergies.” Wasp – who has extensive contacts in the entertainment and media industry in New York, Los Angeles and London – founded WTW Associates in 1987, and serves as its president. He was previously chairman of IIC Partners, Executive Search Worldwide and served on the board of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). Prior to forming WTW Associates, Wasp was a senior executive at Warner Communications, Inc. where he was responsible for the human resources and administration functions. In this capacity, he directed all corporate and divisional activities related to compensation and benefits, staffing, organization planning, employee relations and affirmative action. Wasp was also a principal with Ernst & Young’s consulting practice in the New York metropolitan office. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Bridgeport, and served as a captain in the United States Marine Corps. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c46250e6-dd37-46c7-9858-e6a8f9ff270b A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/90caa693-f4b8-43ec-91fe-5893eee031f3


Buffkin / Baker, a leading national retained search firm, is pleased to announce that WTW Associates, a preeminent executive search firm specializing in the media, entertainment, technology and law industries has merged with the firm. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and WTW Associates – based in New York – will now be part of Buffkin / Baker’s entertainment/media practice. “We have greatly enhanced our entertainment/media practice this year, and are excited to have Warren Wasp and WTW join our team,” said Craig Buffkin, managing partner of Buffkin / Baker. “Earlier this year, we brought on MusicRowSearch, an entertainment search firm in Nashville, which also pioneered WHO KNEW, the popular networking and speaker series, and are eager to have Warren join the firm to lead the efforts. Warren is one of the visionary media and entertainment search executives in the industry.” WTW Associates will integrate its operations into the Buffkin / Baker New York office. “This is a great opportunity to join a thriving search firm that is positioning itself for future growth in the media, entertainment and tech industries,” said Warren Wasp, who will serve as a partner in the firm, and head the entertainment/media practice. “I was seeking a dynamic firm to help expand our business, and with the growth in Buffkin / Baker’s entertainment division, this was the perfect opportunity to leverage our synergies.” Wasp – who has extensive contacts in the entertainment and media industry in New York, Los Angeles and London – founded WTW Associates in 1987, and serves as its president. He was previously chairman of IIC Partners, Executive Search Worldwide and served on the board of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). Prior to forming WTW Associates, Wasp was a senior executive at Warner Communications, Inc. where he was responsible for the human resources and administration functions. In this capacity, he directed all corporate and divisional activities related to compensation and benefits, staffing, organization planning, employee relations and affirmative action. Wasp was also a principal with Ernst & Young’s consulting practice in the New York metropolitan office. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Bridgeport, and served as a captain in the United States Marine Corps. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c46250e6-dd37-46c7-9858-e6a8f9ff270b A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/90caa693-f4b8-43ec-91fe-5893eee031f3


Buffkin / Baker, a leading national retained search firm, is pleased to announce that WTW Associates, a preeminent executive search firm specializing in the media, entertainment, technology and law industries has merged with the firm. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and WTW Associates – based in New York – will now be part of Buffkin / Baker’s entertainment/media practice. “We have greatly enhanced our entertainment/media practice this year, and are excited to have Warren Wasp and WTW join our team,” said Craig Buffkin, managing partner of Buffkin / Baker. “Earlier this year, we brought on MusicRowSearch, an entertainment search firm in Nashville, which also pioneered WHO KNEW, the popular networking and speaker series, and are eager to have Warren join the firm to lead the efforts. Warren is one of the visionary media and entertainment search executives in the industry.” WTW Associates will integrate its operations into the Buffkin / Baker New York office. “This is a great opportunity to join a thriving search firm that is positioning itself for future growth in the media, entertainment and tech industries,” said Warren Wasp, who will serve as a partner in the firm, and head the entertainment/media practice. “I was seeking a dynamic firm to help expand our business, and with the growth in Buffkin / Baker’s entertainment division, this was the perfect opportunity to leverage our synergies.” Wasp – who has extensive contacts in the entertainment and media industry in New York, Los Angeles and London – founded WTW Associates in 1987, and serves as its president. He was previously chairman of IIC Partners, Executive Search Worldwide and served on the board of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). Prior to forming WTW Associates, Wasp was a senior executive at Warner Communications, Inc. where he was responsible for the human resources and administration functions. In this capacity, he directed all corporate and divisional activities related to compensation and benefits, staffing, organization planning, employee relations and affirmative action. Wasp was also a principal with Ernst & Young’s consulting practice in the New York metropolitan office. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Bridgeport, and served as a captain in the United States Marine Corps. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c46250e6-dd37-46c7-9858-e6a8f9ff270b A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/90caa693-f4b8-43ec-91fe-5893eee031f3


Buffkin / Baker, a leading national retained search firm, is pleased to announce that WTW Associates, a preeminent executive search firm specializing in the media, entertainment, technology and law industries has merged with the firm. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and WTW Associates – based in New York – will now be part of Buffkin / Baker’s entertainment/media practice. “We have greatly enhanced our entertainment/media practice this year, and are excited to have Warren Wasp and WTW join our team,” said Craig Buffkin, managing partner of Buffkin / Baker. “Earlier this year, we brought on MusicRowSearch, an entertainment search firm in Nashville, which also pioneered WHO KNEW, the popular networking and speaker series, and are eager to have Warren join the firm to lead the efforts. Warren is one of the visionary media and entertainment search executives in the industry.” WTW Associates will integrate its operations into the Buffkin / Baker New York office. “This is a great opportunity to join a thriving search firm that is positioning itself for future growth in the media, entertainment and tech industries,” said Warren Wasp, who will serve as a partner in the firm, and head the entertainment/media practice. “I was seeking a dynamic firm to help expand our business, and with the growth in Buffkin / Baker’s entertainment division, this was the perfect opportunity to leverage our synergies.” Wasp – who has extensive contacts in the entertainment and media industry in New York, Los Angeles and London – founded WTW Associates in 1987, and serves as its president. He was previously chairman of IIC Partners, Executive Search Worldwide and served on the board of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). Prior to forming WTW Associates, Wasp was a senior executive at Warner Communications, Inc. where he was responsible for the human resources and administration functions. In this capacity, he directed all corporate and divisional activities related to compensation and benefits, staffing, organization planning, employee relations and affirmative action. Wasp was also a principal with Ernst & Young’s consulting practice in the New York metropolitan office. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Bridgeport, and served as a captain in the United States Marine Corps. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c46250e6-dd37-46c7-9858-e6a8f9ff270b A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/90caa693-f4b8-43ec-91fe-5893eee031f3


News Article | April 17, 2017
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Drs. Emma Renaudo and Edward Esposito of Advanced Rehabilitation of Jersey City (ARJC) recently became certified in Cox Technic therapy, a clinically proven disc decompression technique to manage disc bulges and herniations. According to the Cox Technic website, the therapy is an “evidence-based spinal manipulation with a rich history of clinical and biomechanical research efforts performed in laboratories [...] with practitioner excitement and desire to show what is possible with non-surgical, chiropractic spine care for many spine conditions.” Drs. Renaudo and Esposito attended a Cox Technic course in Fort Wayne, IN to become certified. They say they're bringing that knowledge back to Jersey City to offer better, more comprehensive care for their patients. According to Cox Technic, the benefits of the therapy include reducing pain in the lower back, legs, neck and arms, as well as reducing pain caused by disc herniation, a slipped or ruptured disc, facet syndrome, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and other conditions. ARJC employs a wide variety of medical specialists in order to care for their patients. A team of chiropractors, physical therapists and on-staff neurologist and pain management specialist provide relief to patients from Jersey City and surrounding areas, including Bayonne and Hoboken. The practice offers a number of services, including chiropractic, pain management, massage and physical therapy and accident rehabilitation. A comprehensive clinic, the practitioners also offer nutrition, diet, exercise and supplementation consultations to support patient health. Dr. Esposito graduated in 1996 from Life Chiropractic in Atlanta, GA, and went on to study the Pettibon System in his post-graduate years. In addition to working for ARJC, Esposito has worked as the team chiropractor for the Newark Bears, a medical examiner for the Department of Transportation, and a physician for city employees. Dr. Renaudo graduated from the University of Bridgeport, CT in 2012, and has been working with the team at ARJC for almost five years. She specializes in sports injuries, pain management and rehabilitation--care skills that will be further strengthened by her Cox Therapy knowledge. “Becoming a certified Cox therapist has greatly expanded my capacity to care for my patients. Providing the most up-to-date, effective treatment is a cornerstone of effective health care.” said Dr. Esposito. Visit http://www.jerseycitypainmanagement.com/ or call (201) 795-1665 to learn more.


News Article | April 17, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of Connecticut’s best colleges and universities for 2017. Of the 19 four-year schools that made the list, Yale University, Fairfield University, Quinnipiac University, University of Hartford and University of Connecticut scored highest. Of the 12 two-year schools that were also included, Capital Community College, Manchester Community College, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Three Rivers Community College and Gateway Community College were the top five schools. A full list of the 31 schools is included below. “As Connecticut’s job market fluctuates, many people consider earning a certificate or degree to help change or bolster their career,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “These Connecticut schools have proven themselves with solid educational programs, but have also taken extra steps to provide resources that translate into career success for students.” To be included on Connecticut’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on additional metrics such as employment resources, academic counseling, financial aid availability, annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Connecticut” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Connecticut for 2017 include: Albertus Magnus College Central Connecticut State University Connecticut College Eastern Connecticut State University Fairfield University Goodwin College Mitchell College Quinnipiac University Sacred Heart University Southern Connecticut State University Trinity College University of Bridgeport University of Connecticut University of Hartford University of New Haven University of Saint Joseph Wesleyan University Western Connecticut State University Yale University The Best Two-Year Colleges in Connecticut for 2017 include: Asnuntuck Community College Capital Community College Gateway Community College Housatonic Community College Manchester Community College Middlesex Community College Naugatuck Valley Community College Northwestern Connecticut Community College Norwalk Community College Quinebaug Valley Community College Three Rivers Community College Tunxis Community College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Be at the forefront of functional medicine by attending the second annual CASI (Clinical and Scientific Insights) conference for healthcare practitioners on March 17-18th, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco. Offering a unique educational experience packed with the latest insights from the most respected, brightest minds in the industry, this one-of-a-kind event will inspire a new vision and path towards creating a more expansive healthcare system. CASI promises big ideas, compelling thoughts, emerging trends and pure inspiration. The two-day innovative format ensures that attendees will get the most out of the CASI experience. Day one consists of dynamic, short-form 18-minute talks with speakers previewing what they will cover the following day. Day two, participants will choose one of two tracks where speakers will deliver detailed, didactic presentations with clinically applicable and usable interventions. What you can expect: •Learn From the Best: Cutting-edge clinical and scientific insights from nine of the most forward-thinking minds •Personalize Your Learning: Choice of educational tracks, talks and topics that matter to you •Network and Socialize: Special evening events where you can meet with old friends and new, and mingle with attendees and presenters “This year, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Jeffrey Bland, considered to be the father of functional medicine and a man that has deeply influenced my career, will be delivering the keynote speech,” says David Brady, ND, Conference Chair and Chief Medical Officer for Designs for Health. “This user-friendly format along with the impressive lineup of speakers makes CASI truly the only healthcare conference of its kind.” Seating is limited and early registration is encouraged. Hotel discounts are available through February 24th. Continuing education credit will be offered through the University of Bridgeport. Learn more and register now at http://www.casi2017.com. CASI 2017 is made possible through its sponsors, Designs for Health and the University of Bridgeport. Designs for Health, a family-owned professional brand, offers high quality dietary supplements and medical foods exclusively to health care professionals and their patients. Guided by their founding philosophy of “Science First”, the company holds an unwavering commitment to research-driven, synergistic formulations with meaningful quantities of therapeutic ingredients, maximizing the potential for successful treatment outcomes. For over 25 years, Designs for Health has been the healthcare professional's trusted source for not only product innovation but leadership in clinical education and practice development solutions supportive to practitioners worldwide. To learn more, visit http://www.designsforhealth.com or call 800.847.8302.


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Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ROBERT NOYCE SCHOLARSHIP PGM | Award Amount: 192.35K | Year: 2014

University of Bridgeport (UB), in partnership with neighboring high-need school districts (Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Stamford) proposes to engage in a highly effective Capacity Building Project leading to the design of a combined Teaching Fellowship/Master Teaching Fellowship (TF/MTF) program. The investigators are developing a program to recruit, prepare, and retain secondary science teachers committed to teaching physical science in high-need school districts in urban Southwestern Connecticut. The project is developing the capacity to recruit ten TFs from UBs student body preparing to graduate in science-related and five MTFs from in-service secondary science teachers who already serve in partner school districts.

The project supports the advancement of discovery through the identification of effective ways of recruiting, preparing, and retaining high-school science teachers in urban high-poverty settings, ultimately leading to enriched and effective learning experiences of underrepresented students in science, and their consequent increased recruitment into science-related careers. In addition, the project is providing essential information for practitioners and scholars by analyzing the practices of expert science teachers who are successful in high-poverty urban school districts, and making their images public (presentation at national conferences and publication in peer-reviewed journals). Third, the benefits of the project to society consist in the potential applications of these findings at a larger scale. As such, it serves as a model of science education improvement in high-need schools for adoption by other teacher preparation institutions nationwide.

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