Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Faculty and Staff Awarded More Than $6 Million in Grants

CETA Faculty awarded some of the $6 Million in Grants at the University

University of Hartford faculty and staff were awarded $6,213,174 in grants and contracts in 2011-12. Additionally, awards for the NASA space grant totaled $37,000 and the Hartford Scholars program totaled $18,700.

The recipients of those awards, and the funding organizations, were honored recently at the annual External Funding Recognition Reception held at the President’s home (Russell House). The reception was sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of Sponsored Programs. Support for the event was also provided by Morton Handel, a University regent, and Irma Handel.

Following is a list of the recipients, the grants they received, and the funding organizations.

Barney School of Business

Ann Costello
Risk Manager in Residence
Spencer Educational Foundation – $3,000

Marilyn Risi
• Community Development Block Grant – Year 38
City of Hartford – $100,000

• Tenant Automated Litter Vacuum
City of Hartford – $7,665

• Upper Albany Main Street Technical Grant Assistance
Bank of America – $7,500

College of Arts and Sciences

Michael Anderson
Developing a General Ethical Dilemma Analyzer
National Science Foundation – $66,061

Joanna Borucinska
• Connecticut Sea Grant
University of Connecticut – $3,500

• Morphological Studies of Bioindicators in Sharks
Quebec-Labrador Foundation – $500

Albert DiChiara
Weed and Seed Evaluation – Year 5
City of Hartford – $4,000

Marcia Hughes
• Help Me Grow: National Technical Assistance Center 2012
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center – $49,267

• Help Me Grow: National Technical Assistance Center 2013
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center – $16,400

• Program Evaluation of Connecticut Department of Correction Initiatives:
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Connecticut Department of Correction – $69,000

• Research and Evaluation of Community Based Programs
Connecticut Department of Social Services – $899,741

Jean McGivney-Burelle, John Tapper and Larissa Schroeder
• PROMISE: Promoting Mastery in STEM Education
Connecticut Office of Financial and Academic Affairs – $134,074

• PROMISE: Promoting Mastery in STEM Education
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology – $56,033

Karin Tusinsky Miofsky
Building a Prevention Framework to Address Teen “Sexting” Behaviors
University of Massachusetts, Lowell – $11,167

Anne Pidano
Pediatric Behavioral Health in Primary Care
Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut – $1,500

College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions

Barbara Crane
Development of a Clinical Guide to Standardized Wheelchair Seating Measures
University of Colorado – $5,171

Mary Christensen
Educational Main Street Tutoring Program

– Ensworth Charitable Foundation – $10,000
– Elizabeth Carse Family Foundation – $3,000
–  George and Grace Long Foundation – $3,000
– Jumoke Academy – $5,000
–  TD Bank Charitable Foundation – $5,000
– The Barnes Foundation – $12,500

Adam Goodworth
Vestibular Contribution to the Control of Human Upright Stance
Oregon Health and Science University – $101,216

Beth Parker
The Effect of High-Dose Atrovastatin on Neuronal Activity and Cognition in Humans
Hartford Hospital – $76,154

College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture

Mary Arico
Biomedical Engineering Senior Design Project
Covidien – $5,000

Robert Celmer
Just Noticeable Difference of Reverberation Time
Veneklasen Research Foundation – $15,000

Thomas Filburn
•  Collaborative Nuclear Fellowship Program Applied Research in Radiation Damage and Mitigation
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission – $340,805

•  Compact, Regenerable Microlith Adsorber for Spacesuite CO2, Humidity and Trace Contaminant Control
Precision Combustion – $45,446

•  Internship Development and Talent Directory
Connecticut Innovations – $100,000

• Miniaturization of Underwater Life Support Rebreathers
U.S. Department of the Navy – $115,125

• Model See-Through Reactor
Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program – $5,000

Thomas Filburn and Mary Arico
National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program 2013–2017
National Aeronautics and Space Administration – $2,380,000

Thomas Filburn and Cy Yavuzturk
Use of Physical and Computer Models to Enhance Learning for Nuclear Power Plant Design and Operation
U.S. Regulatory Commission – $121,560

Louis Manzione
Newman’s Own Foundation
– $25,000

David Pines and Marcia Hughes
Promoting Entrepreneurial Development and Sustainable Agribusiness in Rural Western Kenya
National Colleagiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance

Chittaranjan Sahay
Task 14: Modeling of Oxidation-Depletion Kinetics and Material Surface Degradation
United Technologies, Pratt & Whitney Division

Michelle Vigeant
Importance of Late-Sound-Field Properties and Listener Envelopment to Room Acoustic Quality and Design
National Science Foundation

Hartford Art School

Nancy Stuart and Robert Calafiore
Pre-Collegiate Workshop
SBM Charitable Foundation

The Hartt School

Aaron Flagg and Steve Metcalf
2012-13 and 2013-14 Richard P. Garmany Chamber Music Series
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Hilary Respass
•  ENCORE Program at Rawson Middle Grades Academy
Hartford Board of Education

•  Fund for Access ScholarshipsEllen Jeanne Goldfarb Memorial Charitable Trust $5,000People’s United Bank $1,500

Hillyer College

David Goldenberg
• Bridge to the Future  Bank of America $5,000  The Hartford Financial Services Company   $6,000

• Bridge to the Future
Travelers Foundation

Michael Robinson
Exploration: A Critical & Creative Folio & Performance
Hartford Consortium for Higher Education

Sharon Shepela
Road Scholars for Peace
Hartford Consortium for Higher Education – $1,800


Jim Keener
Soccer Excellence Fund
Newman’s Own Foundation – $5,000

Human Resources Development

Kathe Snow and Jamie Harlow
Shape Up Cigna!

Student Affairs

Matthew Blocker-Glynn
2012 SWEET Day
Newman’s Own Foundation

Mary Norris
Health Services Education
Consolidated Health Plans

John Ramsey
WWUH Radio Program
Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

University Libraries

Randi Ashton-Pritting
Mobile Technology Pilot Project
William and Alice Mortensen Foundation

University Relations

Sandra Cahill
Community Development Block Grant – Year 37
City of Hartford

Community Development Block Grant – Year 38
City of Hartford

Entrepreneurial Center
Prudential Foundation

DECD Entrepreneurial Center
Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Foundation

Women’s Business Center Program
U.S. Small Business Administration

Christine Grant
Lest We Forget: Images of the Black Civil Rights Movement
First Niagara

Eleta Jones
Scholarships for Adult Career Counseling Center
Charles Nelson Robinson Fund

Career Planning, Job Search Assistance for the Community College Community
Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Eileen Peltier
TD Bank Business Leadership Series
TD Bank

Total – $6,213,174
(Excluding Hartford Scholars program and NASA space grant awards)

Space Grant Consortium

Ivana Milanovic
Computational Fluid Dynamics Investigation of Coherent Structures in Jets in Cross-Flow
National Aeronautics & Space Administration

Michael Robinson
Lessons from the Last Frontier
National Aeronautics & Space Administration

Cy Yavuzturk
Space Suite Life Support Development
National Aeronautics & Space Administration

Space Grant Total

Hartford Scholars Program

Fuss & O’Neill

Greater Hartford Automobile Dealers Association

HCC Global

JCJ Architecture
Northeast Utilities Service Company $5,000

People’s United Community Foundation

Reid & Reige

Robinson & Cole LLP

Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Tecton Architects

The Simon Konover Company

Waterford Group Charitable Foundation

Hartford Scholars Program Total $18,700

Milanovic Publishes in Physics of Fluids

Cross-sectional distributions of time-averaged properties. Left column: baseline JICF (no tab); middle column: two stationary tabs (placed symmetrically); right column: tabs oscillating at 7.5 Hz.

Ivana Milanovic, professor of mechanical engineering, CETA, published the research paper "Control of a jet-in-cross-flow by periodically oscillating tabs" in Physics of Fluids. The paper was co-authored with Dr. Khairul Zaman of NASA Glenn Research Center.
Physics of Fluids is published by the American Institute of Physics with the cooperation of The American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics. The journal is devoted to the publication of original theoretical, computational, and experimental contributions to the dynamics of gases, liquids, and complex or multiphase fluids.
A technique for active control of a jet-in-cross-flow (JICF) is explored in this study. Two triangular tabs are placed at the 90 deg. and 270 deg. edges of the jet orifice, relative to the direction of the cross-flow. An asymmetry in the place­ment of the two tabs is reversed periodically. This causes a profound oscillation of the flow field that persists as far downstream as permitted by the measurements in the facility (100 orifice diameters).  The kidney-shaped cross-section of the JICF is seen to tilt side-to-side periodically. The flow mechanism apparently involves a direct perturbation of the counter-rotating stream­wise vortex pair of the flow.

Source: http://www.hartford.edu/daily/Article/View/13788

Monday, November 12, 2012

Hartford Scholars Celebrated at Annual Breakfast- Two CETA students win awards.

Travis Francis '14 speaks at the Hartford Scholars Breakfast
Nine current Hartford Scholars and six past scholars joined with program donors for the annual Hartford Scholars Breakfast on Oct. 24 in the 1877 Club.
Speaking at the program this year were William Herdegen III, president and chief operating officer, Connecticut Light & Power; Peter Stevens, partner and president, JCJ Architecture; Christine Pina, vice president for institutional advancement, University of Hartford; current Hartford Scholar Travis Francis '14, and University President Walter Harrison.
Rajin Roophnath '13 was the recipient of the Connecticut Light & Power award, and Ersa Llakmani '13 received the JCJ Mayor’s Scholar Award.
Current and former Hartford Scholars and program donors pose for a photo. Back Row (l-r): Ersa Llakmani ‘13; Sonnet Bromfield AA'12, '14 ; David Daye ‘06; President Walter Harrison; Christine Pina, VP for Institutional Advancement; Peter Stevens, President, JCJ Architecture; Chevard Johnson ‘07; William Herdegen, President and COO, Connecticut Light & Power; Jorin Grori ‘08, Jasmine Cooper ’15; Nicole Walton AA'12, '14; and Christopher Rodriguez AA'11, '13. Middle Row: Tashana Mullings ’07; Alana Hughes AA '03, '05 (wearing purple shirt); and Carol Dowe ‘11. Front Row: Travis Francis ‘14; Rajin Roophnath ‘13; Aja Wilson ‘10; Raquel Brown AS '04, '05 ; Evan Thompson ‘13; and Bo-Edward Lawrence ‘16.

Founded in 1990, the Hartford Scholars program provides half-tuition scholarships to Hartford residents who are graduates of Hartford public schools. Since the program’s inception, more than 300 students from the city of Hartford have been helped, and more than 400 degrees have been awarded. Each year, the University relies on support from individuals, corporations, and foundations to help fund this scholarship program.
The breakfast event sponsor was Travelers and the lead scholarship donors were Connecticut Light & Power, a Northeast Utilities Company, and Kaman Corporation.
Scholarship donors include Fuss & O’Neill, Inc., Greater Hartford Automobile Dealers Association, JCJ Architecture, People’s United Community Foundation, Reid & Riege, P.C., Robinson & Cole LLP, Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Simon Konover Company, Waterford Group, Charitable Foundation, and Wells Fargo Advisors.

Architect Yolande Daniels of StudioSUMO to Give Talk on Monday

Architect Yolande Daniels will give a lecture about her firm's work on Monday, Nov. 12, as part of the University of Hartford Architecture Lecture Series. The program will take place at 4 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium.
An African American woman architect, Daniels is a principal of the New York City-based firm StudioSUMO, which has designed projects in the U.S. and abroad.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Visitors should park in either visitor lot D or K. The Architecture Lecture Series is made possible through the generosity of the JCJ Architecture Endowment of the University of Hartford Department of Architecture.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

CETA Audio Engineering Technology Programs gets new audio console.

 The Audio Engineering Technology Program is proud to announce the acquisition of a world class brand new large format mixing console. This is an Audient ASP8028 model also used by Peter Townsend of the famous band "The Who". The console will be utilized by students in all of the Audio Production courses. It is in excellent example of a mixing console that is perfect for learning Audio Production.
Photo of similar console

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Manzione Gives Invited Presentations on Manufacturing

Lou Manzione, dean of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA), gave two invited presentations on manufacturing in the region this fall.
There has been a significant increase in attention to manufacturing since President Obama mentioned manufacturing 15 times in the 2012 State of the Union Address. CETA has long had a graduate concentration in manufacturing and this was bolstered recently with the opening of the new Manufacturing Metrology Lab that was developed with the assistance of Pratt & Whitney.
On Sept. 27, Manzione was the invited speaker at the Statewide Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Committee. This is a group of administrators from the state community colleges and four-year colleges that have programs in manufacturing. The committee is administered through the president of the Connecticut System of Colleges and Universities (ConnSCU). The topic was “Challenges and Opportunities for the Connecticut Manufacturing Base.” CETA recruits both graduate students from the state’s four-year colleges and transfer students from the community colleges, so ConnSCU has emerged as an important partner for the college in both recruiting and joint grant proposals.
On Oct. 3, Manzione was the invited speaker at the statewide Manufacturers Council, a group of manufacturing companies that meets regularly at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technologies. Manzione spoke on “Topics in 21st Century Manufacturing,” where he stressed the importance of Connecticut manufacturers staying at the leading edge of production technologies to overcome the liabilities of our higher cost structure. He advised the state manufacturers to pursue partnerships with universities, professional societies, and institutions like CCAT to stay at the leading edge through cost-effective research and development programs and student internships.

Nagurney Named A Fellow Of The Radio Club Of America Clubs & Organizations Submitted by David Isgur, University of Hartford, on 2012-11-01.

Ladimer S. Nagurney, associate professor of electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering and program director for Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture at the University of Hartford, has been named a Fellow of the Radio Club of America. He will receive his award on Nov. 16 at the Club's 103rd Annual Awards Banquet at the New York Athletic Club.
,br> The Radio Club of America (RCA), the oldest association of professionals in the radio and wireless telecommunications industries, annually elevates worthy Club members to the grade of Fellow in recognition of outstanding achievement. Nagurney will be one of six RCA members elevated this to Fellow status this year, joining a select group of radio communications industry luminaries, such as Edwin Armstrong, David Sarnoff, Louis Hazeltine, John V. L. Hogan, Paul Godley and Allen B. DuMont.

The keynote speaker at the Radio Club of America's annual gathering will be David Sumner, CEO and Secretary of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) which is based in Newington, ARRL is a national association representing thousands of amateur radio operators. From the 1979 World Administrative Radio Conference of the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva to his representation at the World Radio Communication Conferences in Istanbul and Geneva between 2000 and 2012, Sumner has been a steward of amateur radio throughout the world, applying his tireless energies on behalf of the World Radio Sport Team Championships. An RCA Fellow himself, he was awarded the Calcutta Key by the Radio Society of Great Britain in 1989.

Nagurney joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Hartford in September 1986. His research and teaching interests have been primarily in the areas of communications and signal processing. He has taught courses in analog and digital communications, RF systems, instrumentation, wireless communications and software defined radio.

As a NASA JOVE Fellow from 1992-1995, he collaborated with engineers at NASA Lewis (now Glenn) Research Center on the MiniTerminal Testbed low bandwidth experiment for the Advanced Communications Technology Spacecraft (ACTS). He has contributed to the development of grammar-based modeling for the development of Intellectual Property blocks for communications. He also has consulted on the use of RFID in dirty/wet environments.

In 1999, Nagurney was one of the co-principal investigators of a National Science Foundation funded project, Integrating Engineering Design with Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, and Mathematics. As part of this project he developed a course, Engineering Practice, which introduces engineering students to the design of large projects requiring multiple engineering disciplines and including societal impact. The project chosen for the first several years of the course was the siting and design of cell sites.

From 1995 to 1999, Nagurney was the consortium director of the NASA Connecticut Space Grant College Consortium, a NASA funded consortium.
He also was a co-PI for the NSF Telecommunications and Network Engineering Technology Education Project, which linked high schools, community colleges, four-year colleges, and research institutions to train the next generation of engineers and technicians for the telecommunications industry.
During the 2008-2009 academic year, Nagurney visited the Engineering Research Center for the Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere, CASA, an NSF Engineering Research Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he collaborated on the development of small integrated solid-state X-band radars for Extreme Weather prediction.
Nagurney received his BS from Lafayette College and an ScM and PhD from Brown University. He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Connecticut. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of the American Physical Society, American Society of Engineering Education, Society of Sigma Xi, and Eta Kappa Nu. He holds an amateur radio license, WA3EEC, since 1965 and is the trustee of the University of Hartford Amateur Radio Club, WA1OBY.

Source: http://www.courant.com/community/hc-community-articleresults,0,5942637,results.formprofile?Query=67479HC

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