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Friday, September 25 News

Quinnipiac’s Schweitzer Institute names 2020 faculty fellows

HAMDEN — The Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac University has named its faculty fellows for 2020: Rahul Anand, associate professor of medical sciences at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine; Xi Chen, associate professor of sociology; Angela Mattie, professor of management and professor of medical sciences; Thomas Pruzinsky, professor of psychology; and Marcos Scauso, assistant professor of political science, according to a statement.

Anand will develop on a curricular model for developing future physicians’ visionary leadership.

Chen received the fellowship for her project, “Reverence for Life and Leaving No One Invisible — Mapping Economic Inequality in Developing Regions with VIIRs Nighttime Lights.”

Mattie earned the fellowship for her project, “Reverence for Life: Educating Quinnipiac’s Students on How Policy Impacts Care for Older Americans.”

Pruzinsky received the fellowship for his project, “Inspiring Moral Elevation and Catalyzing Moral Action: Albert Schweitzer, MD and the Dalai Lama as Moral Exemplars.” Pruzinsky retired in July but will continue his project.

Scauso was granted the fellowship for his project analyzing the epistemic assumptions underlying U.S. Foreign Policy and its actions in the world historically.

The Schweitzer fellowship provides up to $5,000 to support the work of each proposed project. The five new fellows join the nearly 20 who have received funding since 2017.

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FEMA awards grants to fire departments

BOSTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced $59 million in direct assistance grants to 392 fire departments nationwide through the agency’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. Additional phases will soon be announced, according to a statement.

Local recipients of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program includes grants to East Haven, $59,092 for cardiac monitors; Guilford, $445,454 for 70 firefighter breathing apparatuses; and West Haven, $86,000 for an air compressor and for diesel exhaust systems for two stations, according to the statement. Additional information may be found at www.fema.gov/firegrants.

Scholarship fund announced

NEW HAVEN — The Connecticut Architecture Foundation recently announced new scholarship fund in honor of Allan J. Dehar, FAIA, a prominent Connecticut architect with a practice in New Haven, according to a statement. “For many years, Dehar served as the chairman of the Connecticut Architectural Licensing Board. In addition, he was a regional director for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). For service to the profession, he was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows. Dehar was a generous supporter of the architectural profession and, more specifically, the Connecticut Architecture Foundation,” according to the statement. “The Dehar Scholarship Fund will focus on students from the Connecticut Vocational/Technical School system and accredited architectural programs at Connecticut Community Colleges. The fund recognizes the need to encourage and support architectural students from all walks of life.”

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Contributions to the Dehar Scholarship Fund can be sent to Allan Dehar Memorial Scholarship Fund, car of AIA Connecticut, 370 James Street, Suite 402, New Haven, CT 06513; or visit www.cafct.org

Valley United Way partner agencies receive funding

SHELTON — Valley United Way Board of Directors recently awarded more than $258,000 to its network of agencies for FY 2020-21, according to a statement. “Valley United Way’s awards are especially needed this year as many non-profits are expecting additional financial challenges as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to have a ripple effect on the local economy. Despite its own financial challenges from coronavirus, Valley United Way’s Board of Directors made a courageous decision to keep the FY 20-21 funding total level with FY 19-20’s, given the pressing needs of partner agencies and those they serve,” according to the statement.

All funds that support these agencies are taken from fundraising efforts Valley United Way implements through its workplace campaigns and community fundraising efforts. Interim President David Kennedy noted, “Valley United Way is proud to continue supporting a superb network of 17 Valley non-profits with expertise in providing health, social service, and youth services to families throughout our five-town area. Of course, that network would not be possible without the exceptional financial support that United Way receives annually from corporations and businesses, their employees, and hundreds of individual donors. In partnership, we Live United in the Valley every day - and resident’s lives are better because of it.”

To see the agencies that are being supported for the 2020-2021 fiscal year visit www.valleyunitedway.org/our-impact/funded-agencies/

Milford Arts Council offers membership ‘perk’

MILFORD — Milford Arts Council is now offering a new membership perk to all MAC member artists and soon-to-be artists, according to a statement. An artist membership of $35 and up now includes an opportunity to be added to the new Artist Bank on the MAC website.

The MAC is now taking submissions for the Artist Bank, asking for a high resolution, horizontal image of artwork, and a link to a preferred personal showcase site. The link can be a website, Facebook page, Instagram account, ETSY site, or email, according to the statement. More artist opportunities such as an outdoor pop up exhibit Aug. 8, a “Story of Women” exhibit in October, and an Artist to Artist support group can all be found at milfordarts.org. Artists must be sure that they are up to date with membership dues or join now at https://milfordarts.org/join-us-2. Once a member, artists may submit a high resolution horizontal image and a short bio to info@milfordarts.org. Questions go to visualarts@milfordarts.org

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