University of New Haven

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University of New Haven
University of New Haven logo.jpg
MottoA Leader in Experiential Education
Established 1920
TypePrivate
President Dr. Steven Kaplan
Academic staff 522[1]
Admin. staff 500[1]
Students 6,000[1]
Undergraduates 4,300[1]
Postgraduates 1,700[1]
LocationWest Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
41°17′31″N 72°57′44″W / 41.2918592°N 72.9621902°W / 41.2918592; -72.9621902Coordinates: 41°17′31″N 72°57′44″W / 41.2918592°N 72.9621902°W / 41.2918592; -72.9621902
CampusSuburban
ColorsBlue and Gold          
AthleticsNCAA Division II
Sports 17 Varsity Teams [2]
Nickname Chargers
Mascot Charlie the Charger
AffiliationsNE-10
Websitewww.newhaven.edu
 
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University of New Haven
University of New Haven logo.jpg
MottoA Leader in Experiential Education
Established 1920
TypePrivate
President Dr. Steven Kaplan
Academic staff 522[1]
Admin. staff 500[1]
Students 6,000[1]
Undergraduates 4,300[1]
Postgraduates 1,700[1]
LocationWest Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
41°17′31″N 72°57′44″W / 41.2918592°N 72.9621902°W / 41.2918592; -72.9621902Coordinates: 41°17′31″N 72°57′44″W / 41.2918592°N 72.9621902°W / 41.2918592; -72.9621902
CampusSuburban
ColorsBlue and Gold          
AthleticsNCAA Division II
Sports 17 Varsity Teams [2]
Nickname Chargers
Mascot Charlie the Charger
AffiliationsNE-10
Websitewww.newhaven.edu

The University of New Haven is a private university that combines a liberal arts education with professional training. The university comprises five colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the Tagliatela College of Engineering, the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, and University College for adult students.[3]

Founded in 1920, the university is located in West Haven, Connecticut, which borders the larger city of New Haven and Long Island Sound. In the five years leading up to 2011, the university’s undergraduate and graduate student enrollment increased by 28% and as of fall 2011 totals 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.[4] New facilities, including the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center, the new $46 million Soundview residence hall, and the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science which opened in 2010.[5]

Situated on 84 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:

U.S. News & World Report magazine has named the university the 110th best regional university in the Northern United States in its annual "America's Best Colleges" rankings.[8]

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History

The University of New Haven was founded in 1920 as the New Haven YMCA Junior College, a division of Northeastern University, which shared buildings, laboratories, and faculty members[9] at Yale University, for nearly forty years.

Milestones

Academic Overview

Approximately 33% of students are enrolled in arts and sciences, 21% in business, 12% in engineering, and 34% in criminal justice and forensic sciences.[1]

A number of the university’s undergraduate degree programs have been nationally recognized, most notably the nationally accredited engineering programs, forensic science, criminal justice, marine biology, and music and sound recording, as well as music industry.[11] The College of Arts and Sciences' theatre program has been selected to host the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in January 2012.[12]

Campus Buildings

The University of New Haven currently houses 35 campus buildings, the newest being the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science.

Residence Halls

The University of New Haven offers 14 on- and off-campus, university-sponsored residence halls.[13] They consist of:

Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science

Conceived by Dr. Henry C. Lee and other forensic scientists in the early 1900s, the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science opened on the campus of the University of New Haven in the fall of 1998. Dr. Henry C. Lee has been a member of the UNH faculty since 1975.[14]

The Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science, which was dedicated on October 15, 2010.
The Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science, which was dedicated on October 15, 2010.

The Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science was dedicated on October 15, 2010 and consists of a crime scene center, crisis management center, museum, laboratories, classrooms, a 104-seat lecture hall, and Dr. Henry C. Lee's office.[15]

The Institute is also known for holding multiple lectures and classes throughout the year[16], all of which are taught by practitioners with forensic experience. Popular and often recurring topics include Crime Scene and Evidence Photography, Death and Homicide Investigation, Advanced Blood Stain and Pattern Analysis, and many others.[17]

There are specialties in interdisciplinary research, training, testing, consulting, and education in forensic science, and is able to accomplish this by housing 6 centers of excellence:

Athletics

UNH is a member of the Northeast-10 NCAA Division II Athletic Conference. The UNH Chargers compete in 17 varsity sports. In 2008-2009, the Chargers had 10 student-athletes earn Academic All-Conference Honors, and three earned Academic-All American honors. Over the same period, UNH athletic teams completed more than 3,000 hours of community service.[19]

There are 14 NCAA Division II athletic sports offered at the University of New Haven.[20] They are:

Men's Sports

Women's Sports

Club Sports

UNH offers multiple club sports that do not compete at the Division II level, however are still very active on campus.[21] They are:

Intramurals

Intramurals at the University of New Haven change throughout the year, but consist of many sports.[22]

Student organizations

Charger Bulletin

The Charger Bulletin is a student-run newspaper published by students at the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut since 1938.

USGA

The Undergraduate Student Government Association (USGA) at the University of New Haven houses all of the university's clubs and organizations.

WNHU

The university's non-commercial radio station, WNHU-FM, first signed onto the air at 1600 EDT on July 4, 1973. WNHU is broadcast on 88.7 FM. WNHU is considered the best college radio station in the state of Connecticut according to the New Haven Advocate, which has awarded the station "Best College Radio Station" for over 6 consecutive years.[23]

Notable alumni

Faculty and Staff

UNH has 522 faculty members, 83% of whom hold the highest degree in their field. The student-to-faculty ratio is approximately 16:1. The university has nearly 500 staff members, making the total number of faculty and staff 1,022. [24]

Notable professors

References

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  4. ^ Application Increase
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  7. ^ UNH Opens First International Satellite Campus in Italy http://www.newhaven.edu/news-events/286159/
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  19. ^ "Story Archives". http://newhavenchargers.com/archives.aspx. 
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  21. ^ "University of New Haven Directory of Clubs and Organizations". http://www.newhaven.edu/18734/. 
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  24. ^ "UNH Fast Facts". http://www.newhaven.edu/about/133705/. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
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  26. ^ "University of New Haven - Henry C. Lee". http://www.newhaven.edu/5840. Retrieved 2012-03-26. 

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