New Haven, CT, United States

University of New Haven
New Haven, CT, United States

The University of New Haven is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational university located in West Haven, Connecticut, which borders the larger city of New Haven and Long Island Sound. U.S. News & World Report has named the University the 100th best university in the northeastern United States as well as in the top tier of engineering programs nationwide in its annual "America's Best Colleges" rankings. Between its main campus in West Haven and its graduate school campus in Orange, Connecticut, the University is situated on approximately 122 acres of land. Combining a liberal arts education with professional training, the University comprises five degree-granting colleges: the College of Arts and science, the College of Business, the Tagliatela College of Engineering, the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic science, and the College of Lifelong & eLearning for adult and online students.From 2006-2011, the University’s undergraduate and graduate student enrollment increased by 28% and as of fall 2011 totaled over 6,000 students.The University is a member of the Northeast-10 Conference and its mascot is the Charger, a medieval war horse. In 2008-2009, new student applications increased 100 percent. New facilities include the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center, Soundview residence hall and the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science.Situated on about 75 acres overlooking the Connecticut shoreline the main campus is 90 minutes by train to New York City and 2 ½ hours from Boston. Six satellite campuses are located in New London, CT , Waterbury, CT, Shelton, CT, Newington, CT, Albuquerque, NM, and Prato, Italy. Wikipedia.

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"We are very fortunate to have Gil, who is an internationally recognized expert, attorney, author, and lecturer in sport law, facility safety, and facility management, as our Editor in Chief," said Holt Hackney of Hackney Publications, the nation's leading publisher of sports law periodicals. "Gil will oversee the editorial direction of SFL (, including managing a highly qualified editorial advisory board. He will also provide his own valuable insight on articles that appear in SFL." The newsletter, which is available on a complimentary basis to facility managers, attorneys, academicians, and affiliated entities in the field, will be published electronically every two months. To subscribe, readers should visit the following link: "We are able to provide SFL for free because of the strong support from the industry, especially our initial advertisers, including Havkins Rosenfelt Ritzert & Varriale, LLP (HRRV) and Sadler Sports Insurance," said Professor Fried. "They recognize that this will be a must-read publication that could help facility managers avoid unnecessary litigation and alleviate risk management headaches." Carla Varriale of HRRV added that such facilities "have unique liability issues. This publication will serve a broad audience by highlighting best practices and insights involving those issues. SFL brings the fresh perspective the industry needs." Gil Fried is a Chair/ Full Professor at the University of New Haven, College of Business, in the Sport Management Program. Professor Fried is a specialist in sport law, finance, and facility management. He has written over ten books on sport risk management, sport facility management, and sport finance. One of the books he wrote is the Academy for Venue Safety and Security textbook used by the International Association of Venue Managers. Professor Fried coordinates the Patron Management Institute and developed their Certificate in Patron Management Program.  He has handled many sport/music industry cases (through his company Gil Fried & Associated, LLC) and has worked as an expert witness in various cases from stadium stampedes to foul ball cases. Holt Hackney is the founder of Hackney Publications (, which delivers valuable and important information about the legal side of the sports industry. Its overriding mission, through its publications, is to maintain a narrow editorial focus on issues that matter to its subscribers. Hackney has written about sports, business and the law for more than 30 years. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:

Bailey also has held management and leadership positions with the National Football League, the Kansas City Chiefs, The Atlantic 10 Conference, and Seton Hall University. He replaces Deborah Chin, who retired after a 40- year career at the University of New Haven. The University of New Haven has one of the finest comprehensive athletic programs in the Northeast Region, with a rich history and tradition of advancing to both conference and NCAA postseason tournament play. The University has been a proud member of NCAA Division II since the early 1980's and continued the D-II tradition by joining the prestigious Northeast-10 Conference during the 2008-09 season. About the University of New Haven … Founded on the campus of Yale University in 1920, the University of New Haven is a private, co-educational institution which is comprised of five colleges that provide career-focused education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, fine arts, business, engineering, and public safety and service. The University is a diverse and vibrant community of more than 6,800 students, including 1,800 graduate students and more than 5,000 undergraduates. Information is available at To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:

News Article | May 11, 2017

EVERY journalist in Gaza knew the rule: one strike usually means two, so stay well away until you hear the next hit. But the cameraman staying in my hotel forgot, and that night he didn’t return. It was 2002, the second intifada had been raging for 18 months, and hundreds had died on both sides. Intent on capturing the story, he rushed to the scene of an Israeli attack without waiting for the second missile. “He made a big mistake,” said his colleague. It was an epic misjudgement – fortunately, not a fatal one. But you couldn’t put it down to stupidity. Many psychological studies have shown that under high stress, when your life is threatened or you have witnessed something terrible, it can be difficult to remember what to do. Or, if you do remember, to actually do it. This helps explain why so many people caught in building fires and ferry disasters do nothing to save themselves; why people struggle to dial the emergency services in their moment of need; why 11 per cent of sky-diving deaths are due to parachutists failing to pull their reserve chutes. “No one becomes smarter under stress,” says Charles Morgan, a forensic psychiatrist at the University of New Haven, Connecticut. “The question really is who gets dumb faster.” So what befuddles our brains when the unthinkable happens, and can we do anything about it? That question

-- Chris Garvey serves as the vice president of events, co-founder and board member for Northern Virginia Conscious Business Alliance (NOVACBA), NOVACBA is a non-profit organization that promotes conscious business practices and their potential for helping the local business community to thrive. Garvey is a resident of Bristow, Virginia.Garvey is senior manager of client services for American Public University System,, where he works on partnerships with organizations throughout the United States.  He has held positions with four universities and an accredited student travel company. He has also been involved in volunteer work for Capital Hospice."The efforts of NOVACBA align closely with my belief that conscious business practices are an important component in the overall performance and success of any organization,"said Garvey. "We are growing a community of volunteers who value empowering people and their businesses to thrive."He has also worked as a sales and marketing professional for a home builder and as a licensed real estate agent in Virginia and Maryland representing developers.  While in real estate, Garvey received multiple sales awards including a Major Achievement in Marketing Excellence award for reaching $91 million in sales volume for the year.Garvey earned a master's degree in industrial relations from The University of New Haven as well as a graduate certificate in human resources.  He also holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Connecticut.

BACKGROUND—: Data is lacking on national trends for atrial fibrillation (AF) hospitalization, particularly with regards to long-term outcomes including readmission and mortality. METHODS—: We studied all Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries between 1999 and 2013, and evaluated rates of hospitalization for AF, in-hospital mortality, length-of-stay, and hospital payments. We then evaluated rates of longer-term outcomes including 30-day readmission, 30-day mortality, and 1-year mortality. To evaluate changes in rates of AF hospitalization, and mortality we used mixed-effects models, adjusting for age, sex, race, and comorbidity. To assess changes in rates of 30-day readmission, we constructed a Cox proportional hazards model adjusting for age, sex, race and comorbidity. RESULTS—: Adjusted rates of hospitalization for AF increased by almost 1% per year between 1999 and 2013, and while there was geographic variation this trend was consistent nationwide. Median hospital length of stay remained unchanged at 3.0 (interquartile range [IQR] 2.0-5.0) days, but median Medicare inpatient expenditure per beneficiary increased from $2,932 (IQR $2,232-$3870) to $4,719 (IQR $3124-$7209) per stay. During the same period, the rate of inpatient mortality during AF hospitalization decreased by 4% per year and the rate of 30-day readmission decreased by 1% per year. The rates of 30-day and 1-year mortality decreased more modestly by 0.4% and 0.26% per year, respectively. CONCLUSIONS—: Between 1999 and 2013, among Medicare fee-for service beneficiaries, patients were hospitalized more frequently and treated with more costly inpatient therapies such as AF catheter ablation, but this was associated with improved outcomes including lower rates of in-hospital mortality, 30-day readmission, 30-day mortality, and 1-year mortality. © 2017 by the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association, Inc.

Li Q.,University of New Haven
Expert Systems with Applications | Year: 2013

The Likert method is commonly used as a standard psychometric scale to measure responses. This measurement scale has a procedure that facilitates survey construction and administration, and data coding and analysis. However, there are some drawbacks in the Likert scaling. This paper addresses the information distortion and information lost arising from the closed-form scaling and the ordinal nature of this measurement method. To overcome these problems, a novel fuzzy Likert scale developed based on the fuzzy sets theory has been proposed. The major contribution of the fuzzy Likert approach is that it permits partial agreement of a scale point. By incorporating this capability into the measurement process, the new scale can capture the lost information and regulate the distorted information. A quantitative analysis based on the concept Consensus has proven that the new scale can provide a more accurate measurement. The implementation feasibility and the improved measurement performance of the fuzzy Likert scale have been demonstrated via a simulation study on a low birth weight analysis. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 197.38K | Year: 2015

The University of New Haven (UNH) will purchase a multipurpose X-Ray diffractometer (XRD) system capable of identifying the crystalline phase of solid materials, determining the thickness of thin films and measuring particle sizes. The instrument will be used by faculty and students in several academic programs at UNH including Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Forensic Science and Environmental Science, with a focus on undergraduate and graduate student research training. Faculty and student researchers will investigate topics such as chemical sensing, catalysis, green chemistry, environmental remediation and biomedical research. The acquisition of a modern XRD system at the University of New Haven will have significant impact on the greater University community. Activities that include the XRD will be developed for UNH programs with the Engineering and Science University Magnet School (ESUMS) a grade 6-12 school with a diverse population drawn from the greater New Haven area. Availability of the XRD system on campus will enable faculty at UNH to build partnerships and strengthen existing collaborations with faculty at nearby institutions such as the Yale British Art Gallery and the New Haven Mineral Club. UNH is primarily an undergraduate institution and the instrument will also be available to the faculty for use in laboratory courses.

Acquisition of a multipurpose XRD system, with capabilities for small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) and X-Ray Reflectivity measurements will have a significant effect on the scholarly activity of the faculty and students at the University of New Haven. The XRD will be able to analyze samples in the standard Bragg Brentano geometry used for powder XRD measurements as well as in a parallel beam mode, which will enable the X-ray reflectivity measurements necessary for the study of thin films. In addition, the instrument will be equipped with a SAXS accessory for the study of small particles, whether in solid or solution form. The proposed research projects cover a wide range of scientific and engineering disciplines. These projects include: 1) Investigation of electrospun and mesoporous oxides for application in separations, chemical sensing and catalysis (Chemistry), 2) Characterization of nanomaterials, such as CVD-graphene and tunable thermal interface materials (Electrical Engineering), 3) Particle size measurements of polymer nanobeads used in drug delivery (Chemistry), 4) Crystal structure determination of green catalysts (Chemistry), 5) Determination of the mechanism of atrazine dechlorination in water through the structure and speciation of the surface bimetal catalysts (Environmental Engineering), 6) Identification of changes in mineral compositions of soil that result from the in situ chemical oxidation process used to treat organic contamination (Environmental Engineering, 7) Study of the protein fouling of medical devices 8) Building a diffraction pattern library of automotive paint chip samples (Forensic Science), and 9) Collection of powder diffraction measurements of mineral samples, with the intent to cross-reference with Raman spectroscopic measurements (Environmental Science). Undergraduate and graduate students, through their participation in one of these research projects, will receive a unique, specialized research training on advanced instrumentation not normally available at similarly sized institutions.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: FED CYBER SERV: SCHLAR FOR SER | Award Amount: 49.99K | Year: 2016

The project proposes hosting a national workshop on redefining the domain of cyber forensics. Cyber forensics has encountered major obstacles over the last decade and is at a crossroads. Traditional computer forensics, although still valid, does not fully map to emerging sub-areas such as memory forensics, cloud forensics, social media forensics, network forensics and mobile forensics, since data in many instances may not be acquired without some form of modification. There is also an increase in the volume, velocity and variety of data and storage necessitating the need for more efficient analysis methods while still preserving the authenticity and privacy of the collected digital evidence.

Device security and encryption has also improved and now, cyber forensics scientists and practitioners have to venture into ethical hacking to gain access to potential digital evidence as exhibited in the high profile Apple-FBI case. All these challenges have impacts on education and training, policy, law, the domains ontology, and society as a whole. In parallel, there have been related extensive research areas emerging in social network analysis, psychology, data science, reverse engineering, and privacy without much interaction with cyber forensics. The proposed workshop with a blue-ribbon panel will stimulate the needed intellectual exchange of ideas and discussions on the future of the domain. It will help redefine the agenda for the future of cyber forensics, and will disseminate a progressive national report, setting the agenda for the field.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY | Award Amount: 63.69K | Year: 2016

Nanoparticulate atmospheric soot particles are complex in their shape, size and chemical composition. They can be variably observed as fractal aggregates composed of elemental carbon (EC- in graphitic or graphene structures), or organic carbon compounds (OC - hydrocarbons with oxidized or other attached heteroatom moieties). Other aerosol materials potentially embed or enmesh, in either internal or external mixing states, such soot particles as they age in the ambient atmosphere. Our limited knowledge of relationships between soot mixing state, soot morphology, and soot optical properties, remains a major source of uncertainty in evaluating the optical and radiative contribution of carbonaceous aerosols to direct radiative) climate forcing. Researchers will undertake a series of combined laboratory and computational studies to better characterize the formation of soot particles with different mixing states, and to investigate associated structural and optical properties in relation to the particle initial state and aerosol aging.

Mixing states and morphology of soot aggregates will be determined from a combination of mass-mobility measurements and environmental scanning electron microscopy imaging. Optical calculations constrained by the experimentally measured mixing states and morphologies will provide a closure with directly determined light absorption and scattering by this range of carbonaceous soot.

One broader impact of this work will be the promotion of collaboration between faculty at a PhD-granting and a primarily undergraduate teaching university.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ENGINEERING EDUCATION | Award Amount: 292.14K | Year: 2014

This project aims to create new pathways for non-traditional engineering students by examining the role of prior work experiences, identity, and expertise. By applying the theoretical framework of multiple identities, this work collects and analyzes qualitative and quantitative data from traditional and non-traditional engineering undergraduate students at three diverse institutes of higher education: a large public university (U. C. Berkeley), a small private university (University of New Haven), and a community college (Cañada College). The primary research question being addressed is: How does prior engineering-related work experience impact engineering student identity and approach to engineering study? This is investigated through a systematic mixed-methods approach combining semi-structured interviews, think-aloud protocols, surveys, and the collection of persistence data.

The study provides critical insights to enable engineering educators to be more effective in their educational efforts, and makes substantial contributions to our understanding of engineering identities and understanding of students abilities and thinking processes. By filling gaps in current understanding of the identities, level of expertise, and experiences of these students, the study aims to improve persistence outcomes for engineering students and increase the number of qualified engineering graduates. The results help build and diversify STEM education by reaching out to and increasing the retention of older students which include females and underrepresented minorities. The partnership between the small private university, the large state institution, and the community college maximize opportunities for widespread integration and dissemination of findings, and strengthen pathways for non-traditional students. This work supports efforts to expose all engineering students to obtain work experience/internships and help encourage the current workforce to pursue a degree. The PIs plan to offer several regional workshops and webinars to broadly disseminate the findings and make the data collected easily available to academic advisors, especially at community colleges or those working with transfer students; veterans affairs groups, college admissions, enrollment management, and recruiting officers; engineering faculty and administration; and engineering student leaders.

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