Navy honors alumnus

Raymond Travelyn’s ’87 invention dramatically improves submarine transmissions, saves millions. Raymond F. Travelyn ’87, an electrical engineering alumnus who has worked for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center for nearly three decades, has been named a cowinner of the Office of Naval Research Vice Adm. Harold G. Bowen Award for Patented Inventions. Travelyn and retired employee David Culbertson invented the Full Duplex Transceiver (FDT), a...

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And the winner is . . .

“Readers pick UB Acupuncture Clinic as the “Best of Fairfield County.” Could it have been the Tui Na? Whatever the reason, readers in Fairfield County have voted, and they agree that UB’s Acupuncture Clinic is the best around. That collective vote of confidence was officially announced on May 23, when Fairfield County Weekly released its much-anticipated Best of Fairfield County’s Readers’ Poll. The annual survey invites the...

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Remembering George Blake

Colleagues and friends dedicate outdoor space to the professor “with an endless appetite for other human beings.” When Ed Geist, UB’s director of English, applied for a teaching job at UB 27 years ago, he was prepared to talk about his qualifications. Instead, George Blake asked him, “What kind of car do you drive?” The question was vintage Blake, who was then a professor in the English Department. “He had an endless appetite for...

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Bravo! Manga!

University Singers and the Hamden Symphony Orchestra perform Fauré’s Requiem to help local food banks. Music may be the food of love, but it provided physical nourishment when the University Singers and Hamden Symphony Orchestra teamed up to support area food banks. The group’s free two-hour concert included performances of Fauré’s Requiem, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7, and the world premiere of The Banquet, composed by Neely Bruce....

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Visual Lyrics

Spoken-word poet Sarah Kay comes to UB. Sarah Kay, the spoken-word poet whose high-octane performances have attracted nearly 3 million fans worldwide, dazzled a few hundred more in April, when she appeared before a sold-out crowd at the Arnold Bernhard Center. Kay’s appearance at UB was organized by the Student Government Association (SGA). Kay was preceded by members of the campus poetryand- arts group, SLAM, and Clay Whitaker, a seventh...

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Surviving the Nazis

A lecture with Holocaust survivor Stanley Ronnell Six million Jews were killed in World War II, and to survive the genocide was nothing less than a miracle, as Stanley Ronnell made clear when he spoke at UB about his childhood. Ronnell’s visit was sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA) and he used the opportunity to urge those in attendance to share his extraordinary story. “After we’re gone,” he asked, “who will tell...

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Anthony F. Colucci Jr. Memorial Scholarship established

Funds will support veterans and accounting majors. Before he enrolled at UB as an accounting major, the late Anthony Colucci Jr. ’75 volunteered to serve in the Air Force during Vietnam. Now veterans and accounting majors studying at UB are eligible to apply for a scholarship that has been established in his honor, the University announced in June. Funded by a generous gift from his wife Geraldine Colucci and their daughter Dana, the Anthony...

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Ovation for SASD senior

Melissa Matos’s award-wining logo for UB Music gives department fresh new look. Melissa Matos ’13 has won an award from the Advertising Club of Connecticut for her logo for the UB Music Department. The project was completed under the direction of graphic design professor Gary Munch. Matos took a primarily typographic approach with a clever device internal to the wordmark — the conductor — to typify the music program. With...

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World of Words

World of Words

Two International College students win coveted Critical Language Scholarships from the U.S. State Department. Tasnah Moyer and Rebecca Ward, two honors students majoring in World Religions at the International College, were among a highly select group of American students tapped by the U.S. Department of State to participate in the prestigious Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program this summer. Moyer spent eight weeks studying Korean at the...

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Perfect Prescription

Perfect Prescription

The first student from a dynamic new health-sciences partnership between UB and UConn is admitted to UConn’s School of Pharmacy. In May, Arnold Hitoaliaj ’12 finished the last of his science and anatomy courses needed to qualify for a graduate pharmacy program. In June, he was in Storrs, Connecticut, attending orientation at UConn, where he will begin studies toward a doctorate in pharmacy this fall. Officials from both universities hope...

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SASD alumnus wins UB’s Lifetime Achievement Award

SASD alumnus wins UB’s Lifetime Achievement Award

With passion, and little sleep, Peter Clarke built award-winning product ventures. The University has presented Peter Clarke, CEO and founder of Product Ventures, with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting and innovative impact in the field of design. University President Neil Albert Salonen also; presented Clarke ’90, who is an alumnus of the industrial design program at UB’s Shintaro Akatsu School of Design, with an Alumni...

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Girls Go Tech

Girls Go Tech

UB professors encourage girls to tune into their inner-engineers at annual STEM expo. Sure, she was propped up on crutches as she leaned over a laptop, but Kerry, a 13-year-old seventh grader from Roger Ludlowe Middle School in Fairfield Connecticut, wasn’t giving up. The challenge: using the laptop’s mouse to move and arrange, from largest to smallest, eight different-sized discs amid three pegs. It would take just 255 moves if she...

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Smart Money

Smart Money

UB teams spin $100,000 into riches to win the Connecticut Stock Market Challenge. Certain unnamed bankers making dubious headlines these days may want to get advice from a team of University of Bridgeport MBA students who in just ten weeks beat the market by double digits to win the Connecticut Stock Market GameTM. Krzyszstof Wilk, Yemao He, and Zhu Wang turned a hypothetical $100,000 into $116,882.68 between February 21 and April 27, when the...

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Bridge Builders

Bridge Builders

Using some of the world’s most famous bridges as their models, UB engineering professors teach Bridgeport students how to use math, computer technology, and old-fashioned thinking to build some of their own. Imani Quintana peered out the car window as she and her mother went to New York City earlier this year, and as they made their way over the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, the 12-year-old took a long, hard look at the structure. Were those steel...

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Industrious Designers

Industrious Designers

Classes are all well and good, but these industrial-design majors also are appearing at world-renown exhibitions and creating products for the likes of Disney and Amazon.com Design classes at Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) at the University of Bridgeport weren’t in session over the summer, but a trio of students nonetheless spent a productive season exhibiting furniture they created at SASD at international design shows while gaining...

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The Big Read

The Big Read

UB brings the popular book campaign back to Bridgeport this fall Big Read, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)-funded reading campaign held across America, will be held in Bridgeport this fall and is being cohosted by the University and other area institutions. Frequently referred to as “a book club on steroids,” Big Read encourages local organizers to select a book that can be read, discussed, and enjoyed in their respective...

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Smart Shopping

Smart Shopping

Which shopping app is best? Sony Home Entertainment recruits business school students to find out. Pity the poor shopper back in the Dark Ages of, oh, 2007. Equipped with a laptop, he or she searched online for the best deals before venturing into malls and department stores. Then came apps—hundreds of apps—ushering in the possibility for low-cost impulse buys. Spot something you like? Just whip out a Smartphone, scan an item’s barcode...

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Best Design

Best Design

Three SASD sophomores beat professionals to win Architecture for Humanity ParkFEST Competition. Josh Sikora and Sean Evelich are going to have at least one bench of their own in New Haven. The University sophomores, both industrial design majors, won first place in ParkFEST, a competition run by Architecture for Humanity that invited contestants to send in designs for prototype urban-park furniture for Long Wharf Park. The competition required...

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Star Catchers

Star Catchers

UB students point to the heavens for children during Connecticut’s NASA Space Day In appreciation of Connecticut’s role in and contribution to the aerospace industry, Governor Daniel Malloy declared Sunday, April 1, 2012 to be NASA Space Day in Connecticut. In recognition, UB engineering and science students collaborated with the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport and created activities geared toward young explorers. Through grants from the...

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Bon Appétit!

Bon Appétit!

More dining choices than ever as UB officially opens The hUB @ Marina Hall The University’s much-anticipated food court, The hUB @ Marina Hall, has opened to great fanfare, bringing to campus menus brimming with dishes whose diversity and freshness reflect the cosmopolitan tastes of students and staff alike. The official grand opening celebration was held in September, with the presentation of a $500 prize to the students who thought of food...

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