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UNH, West Haven and New Haven Affirm Joint Support for Engineering and Science University Magnet School

Announce New Scholarship Program
New Haven, West Haven and University of New Haven officials signed a joint statement that establishes a groundbreaking UNH scholarship program for Engineering and Science University Magnet School (ESUMS) students. The statement also affirms a joint goal to enhance the ongoing partnership between UNH and ESUMS in creating a rigorous science, technology, engineering and math program that prepares and motivates students beginning in the sixth grade to obtain a college degree. Read more about this joint venture.

Career Development E-Newsletter

First Issue Complete, Subscribe Today for Future Issues
Subcribers to the UNH Career Development Center (CDC) monthly e-newsletter recently received their first issue, which features career tips, job opportunities and upcoming CDC workshops. Read the January issue and be sure to register for future Career Development E-newsletters

Social Media at UNH

UNH Nominated for Shorty Award
Social media has brought an entirely new dimension to education. The Shorty Award for #college will be presented to an institution of higher learning that uses social media to effectively engage with students and, most importantly, demonstrates school spirit. Vote now through February 17. Check out the social media outlets at UNH.


Upcoming Events

The Healthcare System: Change and Challenges Lecture February 15
The University's Alvine Engineering Professional Effectiveness and Enrichment Program will host a presentation by Dr. Richard Deslauriers, chairman of Doctors Research Group, on February 15. The presentation will focus on challenges facing the healthcare system and will take place in the Schumann Auditorium in the Tagliatela College of Engineering on UNH's Main Campus from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Get more information.
Make a Donation to the Scholarship Ball Online Auction
Get Ready to Bid: April 2-21
Mark your calendar for Monday, April 2, the opening day of the Alumni Scholarship Ball's online auction. Help us build our auction site. Whether you have one item or 100 to contribute, your participation is an invaluable part of our fundraising efforts. By donating an item or service directly online, you'll be helping to raise money for scholarships at UNH. Make a donation and watch the auction take shape. Get ready to bid on hotel packages, gift cards, restaurant certificates and sports memorabilia.
29th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball: April 21
The University will host the 29th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball, a Black and White Gala, on Saturday, April 21, in the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center. This signature event is the University's primary scholarship fundraising initiative. Read more about this this year's event including the Distinguished Alumni and President's Award recipient. Make sure you are on the invitation list.

University News

$3 Million Gift Supports New Science Building at UNH
A surprise $3 million gift from an anonymous donor will be used to help fund a new state-of-the-art science building at UNH. The gift is the second unexpected major gift UNH has received in a month. The first was a $1 million gift from an anonymous alumni donor to the Tagliatela College of Engineering equipment fund. Read more about the $3 million gift.
Champagne Perfect for Valentine's Day -- and Every Day
On Valentine's Day, millions of Americans will celebrate by popping open a bottle of bubbly. Americans perceive champagne and sparkling wine as drinks only for special occasions when actually, they go well with many different types of foods and can be great served with a casual dinner. Read more about why Greg Altieri, an adjunct professor, feels that champagne is not just for special occasions.
Read more UNH news, including an interview with Dr. Henry C. Lee in a New Haven Register article discussing DNA in missing persons cases.

College of Arts and Sciences News

Second UNH Faculty Member Selected To Vote on Grammy Awards
Christopher Reba, assistant professor of music and sound recording, has been awarded full voting membership to the producers and engineers division of the Grammy Music Awards. Read more about Reba's selection.

College of Business News

New Innovative EMBA Program, Website Launched
The College of Business will begin offering a completely restructured Executive MBA (EMBA) program in spring 2012 in a downtown New Haven location overlooking the Green. The innovative program will be based on six integrative business themes rather than on individual courses. Learn more about this exciting program on the newly designed EMBA website and in a recent New Haven Register article.

Tagliatela College of Engineering News

$1 Million Gift Triples Fundraising Goal for UNH Engineering Equipment Fund
An unexpected $1 million gift has tripled the original fundraising goal for an engineering equipment drive at UNH. The million dollar gift, from an anonymous alumnus who has been a longstanding UNH benefactor, pushed the fundraising total of the drive to almost $1.5 million nearly a million dollars over the goal set by the UNH Board of Governors when it issued a challenge to alumni, faculty, staff and friends to raise $500,000, which would be matched by the University. Read more about this gift.

Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences News

UNH Offers Emergency Management Master's Degree Program
Last fall, UNH became the first school in Connecticut to offer a master's degree program in emergency management. Wayne Sandford, lecturer in Lee College and coordinator of the emergency management program, told the Hartford Courant that "the U.S. Department of Labor rates emergency management as one of the fastest-growing fields in the next five to seven years." Read the Hartford Courant article. Click here to learn more more about the program.


Men's Basketball to Celebrate Golden Anniversary on
February 18
On Saturday, February 18, the UNH men's basketball program will be celebrating five decades of tradition at its final home game of the 2012 regular season. The Chargers will be recognizing their 50th anniversary of men's basketball with a halftime salute to the 1961-62 team and a postgame reception. Read more about this event.
Charger Football Presented with
2011 NE-10 Championship Trophy
The UNH football team was presented the 2011 Northeast-10 Conference Championship trophy on Saturday, February 4, at the Chargers basketball doubleheader. The Chargers finished their second-straight NE-10 Championship season with an 11-2 overall record and an 8-0 mark in conference play. Watch the video of the presentation.
Chargers Announce Hall of Fame Class of 2012, Induction Ceremony March 31
The UNH Department of Athletics is pleased to announce the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2012. The 29th induction class includes Pierre Fils (football), Krys Furman (men's soccer), Shirley Hoyte-Boyce (volleyball), Kevin Kerkes (baseball), Ken Suhl (football), Mark Whipple (football coach) and the 1986-87 women's basketball national championship team. The Class of 2012 will be enshrined on Saturday, March 31, at Anthony's Ocean View in New Haven. Learn more about the honoreers and event, in addition how to purchase tickets.

Alumni Spotlight

Rick Sweitzer '83
Vice President of Sales, Dr Pepper/Snapple Group
Sacking the Competition
Before embarking on a career in business, Rick Sweitzer '83 was a two-year member of the UNH football team. His two passions collided during a class taught by sports management professor Allen Sack. Read more about Sweitzer and other alumni spotlights.

Alumni in the News

Marietta S. Lee '08 M.S.
Madison's New Police Commissioner
Marietta S. Lee never thought of herself as the police commissioner type. But when the call came from the Republican Town Committee, Lee, who graduated from UNH in 2008 with a master's degree in engineering managment, immediately felt like it might be a good fit. Read more about Lee's appointment in the Madison Patch.


Share your news! Let us know what you've been up to. Whether you've changed jobs, received a promotion, gotten married or have had children, we want to know about it. Read class notes submitted by other alumni.

E-Newsletter Contest

Enter to Win a UNH Umbrella
Enter to win a UNH umbrella. The winner will be selected on Friday, March 9, 2012. It's our way of saying thank you for reading the e-newsletter. Congratulations to Todd Lindsay ’78, of Norwell, Mass., who won a UNH sweatshirt.
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and University College, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 17 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II's highly competitive Northeast-10 Athletic Conference.

UNH Alumni Association
Calendar of Events

February 13, 2012
Job Search Strategies Workshop
10:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Bartels Student Activity Center
Register today

February 15, 2012
The Healthcare System: Change and Challenges
12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Schumann Auditorium
Get more information

February 21 - March 19, 2012
"Intuitive/Systemic Symmetries"
Seton Art Gallery
Get more information

March 1, 2012
Border Security & Drug Trafficking-The DNA Connection?
Presented by Dr. Heather Coyle
3 p.m.
Marvin K. Peterson Library
Get more information

March 15, 2012
HCL College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences Graduate Alumni Reception
7-9 p.m.
New York City
Register today

March 30, 2012

Black and Latino Weekend
Stay tuned for more details

March 31, 2012

Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet
6 p.m. Cocktails
7 p.m. Dinner
Anthony's Ocean View
Get more information

April 2-21, 2012
29th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball Online Auction
Make a Donation

April 21, 2012
29th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball
More information

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