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Chris Pincince Named New Head Football Coach

University of New Haven Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Deborah Chin introduced Chris Pincince as the University's new head football coach at a press conference last week. Pincince becomes the 10th head coach in program history and will begin his duties immediately. Read the full press release, view photos, watch an interview and learn more about Pincince.

Upcoming Events

Second Annual Love Your Country Ball

Enjoy an evening of socializing, food, drink and music as the Military Veterans of UNH and Northwestern Mutual present the Second Annual Love Your Country Ball this coming Friday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. at Amarante's Sea Cliff in New Haven. The event will also include the awarding of the presidential and veteran challenge coins, awards that recognize faculty, staff and veteran students for their commitment and dedication to veteran success.

View photos from last year, and for more information or to RSVP, please email VeteranOutreach@newhaven.edu.

Florida Alumni Reception at the Bonita Bay Country Club

President Steven H. Kaplan and Anemone Schweizer-Kaplan and Alexander W. Nicholson Jr. '65, '78 EMBA and Karen Nicholson invite you and a guest to a reception for UNH alumni. Join us in beautiful Bonita Springs, Fla., on Thursday, Feb. 20, for an alumni reception at the Bonita Bay Country Club and enjoy an evening of reminiscing, reconnecting, socializing and networking with fellow UNH alumni. Learn more and register now.

31st Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball

The University will host the 31st Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball on Saturday, April 12, in the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center. This signature event is the University's primary scholarship fundraising initiative. Make sure you are on the invitation list.

First Alumni and Friends Trip to UNH Campus in Tuscany, Italy

Join UNH alumni and friends for a visit to Florence and the University's lovely Tuscany campus located in Prato, Italy. The trip begins on Sunday, June 1 with a welcome dinner at the Hotel California in Florence and concludes on Saturday, June 7, with a farewell dinner in Prato, followed by checkout on Sunday, June 8. For more details, the itinerary or registration information, please email Zack Rosen, associate director of alumni relations, at zrosen@newhaven.edu, or click here to read more. You can also view some great photos of the Prato campus here!

Connect with UNH Lawyers

Are you currently working in the legal field or continuing your education to become a lawyer? Join the Alumni Lawyers group for UNH alumni on LinkedIn today!

University News

Chopped Judge and Famed Chef Scott Conant Hosts Fundraiser for Hungry Children with Hospitality Students

Scott Conant, one of New York’s most beloved and respected chefs, spoke to the University community and signed books at a dinner on Friday, Feb. 7. The dinner was prepared and hosted by students in UNH's hospitality and tourism program. The event raised more than $7,500 for Connecticut No Kid Hungry campaign to benefit End Hunger Connecticut!, whose mission is to eliminate hunger in the state through legislative and administrative advocacy, outreach and public education. Read more about Chef Conant's visit to UNH.

Sport Management Student Blogging from Sochi Olympic Games

Anna Vashurina '09 M.S., an account manager for International Management Group (IMG), is working in Sochi, Russia, during the Winter Olympic Games, assisting with the company's accounts with General Electric and IBM. During the Olympics, she will be blogging about her experiences. Prior to her current position, Vashurina worked at Bosco Sport as senior manager of Olympic sponsorship. Bosco Sport has been the official outfitter of Team Russia since 2002. Read her blog on UNH's sports management program's Facebook page.

New Programs Collect Computer, Phone Evidence in Real Time

Forensic evidence from a smart phone or a computer might be critical to solving a crime. But most of the time, it takes months for a hard drive or phone to be analyzed. That's why Ibrahim Baggili, an assistant professor of computer science in the Tagliatela College of Engineering at UNH, has been developing programs that will allow analysis of both computer hard drives and phones in real time or at the scene of a crime. Read the full story.

Neville Brothers Star to Visit UNH

Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers, the world-famous first family of music in New Orleans, will be giving a talk and a concert with his quintet on Sunday, February 23 in University Theater at Dodds Hall. The event is part of the University's celebration of Black History Month. The title of the talk is "The Experience of Black Musicians Traveling in the Jim Crow South," and it will begin at 4 p.m. The Charles Neville Quintet will perform a concert beginning at 6 p.m. Members of the ensemble include Jon Fisher (drums), Sarah Hubbard (violin), Ben Kohn (piano) and Jon Suters (bass). Tickets are $10. The event is sponsored by the Department of Music, the Black Student Union and UNH's student chapter of the NAACP. For more information or to reserve a ticket, please call 203.932.7101.

Professor to Discuss Explanations for the Great Violence Decline

Maria Tcherni, assistant professor of criminal justice, will discuss possible explanations of "The Great Violence Decline," a period over the last twenty years that has seen a reduction in violent crime. The talk, which is sponsored by the Friends of the UNH Library, will take place on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. in the upper level of the library. The event is free and open to the public. Read the full story.

Chargers Announce 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees

The University of New Haven Department of Athletics is proud to announce its Hall of Fame Class of 2014. The class includes seven individuals, including a former administrator, and five sports are represented. The group will be enshrined at the 31st annual Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, April 4 at 6 p.m. at Anthony's Ocean View in New Haven. Read the full story.

Career Development Center is Open

The Career Development Center is Here to Help You
The Career Development Center (CDC) is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office is located in the Bartels Student Activity Center. Click here to meet the staff or locate the CDC on the UNH map.


Update Us

Recently Moved, Changed Jobs or Gotten Married?
We'd Love to Hear About It!
Update your information online at www.newhaven.edu/update. You also can share your story with us or read class notes submitted by fellow alumni.

Alumni Spotlight

Kenneth Coleman '88 B.S.
Although he enrolled as an engineering student, envisioning a career building roads and bridges, Coleman switched his major to communication midway through his undergraduate education. After he graduated in 1988, the Chicago White Sox signed him and he embarked on a professional baseball career with the idea of having fun and playing for as long as possible. "It was always in the back of my mind that baseball wouldn’t last forever, though," he says. Read more about Kenneth.

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Lounge around the house wearing your Champion® UNH Chargers open-bottom sweatpants. Enter online to win. The winner will be announced in next month's e-Newsletter. Congratulations to Brittni DeHart '10, of Brooklyn, N.Y., who won a stainless steel metal tumbler in last month's giveaway.

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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 College of Lifelong & eLearning, 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 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II's highly competitive Northeast-10 Athletic Conference.

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Calendar of Events

February 20, 2014

Florida Alumni Reception at the Bonita Bay Country Club

Bonita Bay Country Club
Bonita Springs, FL

Learn More and Register

April 12, 2014

31st Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball

David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
West Haven, CT

Make sure you are on the invitation list.

June 1-8, 2014

First Alumni & Friends Trip to UNH Campus in Prato, Italy

UNH Prato Campus
Florence, Italy

Email zrosen@newhaven.edu for more details or to RSVP.

Check out the full list of upcoming alumni events!
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