Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art to Host Renowned French Architect Jose Oubrerie

Photo portrait of French architecture Oubrerie against primary color blocks
NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

October 15, 2015

NORTHFIELD, Vt.Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art continues its 2015-16 Lecture Series with a presentation by renowned French architect Jose Oubrerie on Friday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. in Chaplin Hall Gallery.

An author and professor emeritus at Ohio State University’s Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture, Oubrerie was the last protégé of Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, a.k.a. Le Corbusier—one of the pioneers of modern architecture and design.

During his presentation, which is free and open to the public, Oubrerie will speak about his life and career.

Oubrerie studied at the School of Fine Arts in Nantes, France, before focusing on architecture at the Ecole Nationale Superiéure des Beaux-Arts in the 1950s.

He began his professional career working as an assistant to Le Corbusier in 1957 and continued until 1965, collaborating on several of Le Corbusier’s last buildings. These included the Brazil Pavilion, Hotel d’Orsay, the Strasbourg Convention Center, the Olivetti offices and factories in Milan, the Venice Hospital, the Zurichhorn Pavillion, and the Firminy Church. Oubrerie became a registered architect in 1970 after establishing his own practice and home in Paris.

Oubrerie’s résumé encompasses many prestigious works of his own. These include

  • the Miller Residence in Lexington, Kentucky, which received the Honor Award for Architectural Excellence from AIA Kentucky,
  • the French Cultural Center in Damascus, Syria, which won the Quality of Public Constructions Prize of the Ministry of Construction, Paris,
  • and the reconstruction of Le Corbusier’s L’Esprit Nouveau exhibit hall in Bologna, Italy.

Oubrerie also directed the realization of Le Corbusiers final vision, the church of Saint-Pierre de Firminy in France. Completed in 2006, it is considered a masterpiece of concrete, form, and light.

The NU School of Architecture + Art Lecture Series is supported by a generous grant from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation. For more than 10 years, the Byrne Foundation has partnered with Norwich University to bring eminent national and international architects, designers, artists, and writers to campus. Events are free and open to the public.

The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation is a philanthropic organization that supports cancer research, education and volunteerism, among many charitable endeavors.

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art is the only National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited architecture school in northern New England.

About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
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dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich Presents Hispanic Heritage Performance by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer José Galvez

Photographer Jose Galvez holds a medium format camera
NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

October 12, 2015

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University presents Pulitzer Prize winning Latino documentary photographer and author of “Shine Boy,” José Galvez, in two separate presentations as well as an exhibit of his photography, which runs Oct. 11-25.

Presented by the Campus Activities Board, the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Architecture + Art, all events are free and open to the public.

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, Galvez presents “My Story,” an illustrated presentation at 8 p.m. in Dole Auditorium. The following day, Wednesday, Oct. 14, Galvez gives a gallery talk at his exhibit in the School of Architecture + Art’s Chaplin Hall at noon.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 and celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Raises $70M Towards $100M Fundraising Goal

Norwich President Schneider and the Dalrymples dedicate new campus residence hall.
Norwich University Office of Communications

October 5, 2015

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University has raised $70 million in year two of its five-year, $100 million “Forging the Future” capital campaign. University President Richard W. Schneider made the announcement on Saturday to 720 alumni, donors, trustees, faculty and staff at a luncheon held in Kreitzberg Arena.

Part of Homecoming festivities held Oct. 1-4, the event launched Norwich’s “Year of Transformation,” the second themed year in the university’s five-year countdown to its 2019 Bicentennial. Norwich welcomed a record 2,000 alumni and guests throughout the weekend.

Norwich University’s five-year, Forging the Future capital campaign is timed to culminate during the university’s bicentennial in 2019. Funds will help further enhance the university’s strong financial footing as it steps into its third century of service to the nation.

Norwich will use the $100 million to fund Mack Hall, a new, six-story academic building on campus; significantly renovate three academic buildings, Dewey, Webb and Ainsworth Halls; and grow scholarship endowments. Some $6.8M from the Forging the Future campaign has already been used to modernized the Norwich campus library to an epicenter of interactive, collaborative learning.

“Nothing transforms people like education, and the Forging the Future campaign is going to transform the educational experience here at Norwich,” said General Gordon R. Sullivan ’59. A former Army Chief of Staff , Sullivan serves as chairman of the Norwich Board of Trustees. “Norwich was where I acquired the knowledge, the skills, the character, and the discipline, to be successful – not just in my military career, but in my life.”

Fittingly, the largest campaign in Norwich’s history began with the university’s largest-ever donation. In April 2013, Colonel Jennifer Pritzker, IL ARNG (Ret.) H’07, president of the Tawani Foundation, committed $25 million to the Norwich University bicentennial campaign in a challenge match to current and former university board members.

˜˜˜About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Two Vermont Book Award Finalists to Kick Off Norwich University Writers Series

Vermont Author Jessica Hendry Neslon
Norwich University Office of Communications

October 1, 2015

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s 2015-16 Writers Series will bring acclaimed memoirist Jessica Hendry Nelson and short story writer Gary Lee Miller to campus for a double bill reading on Monday, Oct. 12, at 4:30 p.m. in Kreitzberg Library’s Multipurpose Room.

Nelson and Miller were both finalists for the inaugural Vermont Book Award. The event is free and open to the public.

Born in Philadelphia, Burlington resident Jessica Hendry Nelson is a professor at Burlington College and Champlain College. Her nonfiction essays appear in The Best American Essays, The Threepenny Review, The Carolina Quarterly, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.

Her debut collection of essays, “If Only You People Could Follow Directions,” explores experiences and themes surrounding her dysfunctional family, including her drug-addicted father, alcoholic mother, and a younger brother tormented by drug-addiction and jail time.

Writing in the Boston Globe, book reviewer Judy Bolton-Fasman described Nelson’s essays as “fresh and startling.”

Vermont short story writer Gary Lee MillerAlso reading at Norwich will be Montpelier-resident Gary Lee Miller, a Pushcart Prize-nominated short story writer and the creative director of Writers for Recovery, a writers’ workshop, which helps people overcome addiction.

Miller’s short story collection, “Museum of the Americas,” is also a finalist for the Vermont Book Award. His fiction appears in national literary magazines, including The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Florida Review, and Washington Square.

Miller has co-produced two documentary films and been nominated for a New England Emmy Award for documentary scriptwriting at WGBH/PBS Boston. He has been named a finalist in the James Jones Novel Fellowship Contest.

The Norwich University Writers Series is produced by the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of English & Communications. All events in the series are free and open to the public.

Books by Nelson and Miller will be on sale at the 2015-16 Writers Series event on October 12, and a book signing will follow the reading.

For more information, please visit the Writers Series website: writers.norwich.edu.

About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University to Welcome Thousands Back to Campus and Launch the “Year of Transformation” at Homecoming

Norwich University Office of Communications

September 28, 2015

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University will host several thousand guests during annual Homecoming festivities Oct. 1-4 and kick off the “Year of Transformation,” year two in its five-year, $100 million campaign called “Forging the Future.”

During the Saturday, Oct. 3 All Class Luncheon to Launch the Year of Transformation, President Richard W. Schneider will make special announcements about the campaign.

Highlights of Homecoming 2015:

Friday, Oct. 2

  • Free and open to the public, 1:00 p.m. in Dole Auditorium: distinguished cultural anthropologist and author Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian Institution’s Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture presentation and book signing. The presentation will be live-streamed here.
  •  Free and open to the public, 1:00 p.m. in Chaplin Hall Gallery: The School of Architecture + Art 2015-16 lecture series kicks off with presentations from three students who received the prestigious Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship and traveled to Switzerland, Italy, the American Southwest and Canada. This first event will culminate with a lecture from Norwich alum Kimberly Tuttle, with the American Institute of Architects Student division, followed by a small reception.

 Saturday, Oct. 3

  • 9:30 a.m. Alumni Parade with NU Corps of Cadets review, on Sabine Field. Watch it on live-stream here.
  • Beginning at 11 a.m. Six out of eight NU fall sports teams have games at home; check the schedule here.
  • 1:40 p.m. Corps of Cadets Football March-On, Sabine Field, to begin the football game against Becker College. 

Sunday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 a.m. at the Wise Campus Center Green – Semper Fidelis Levy Challenge; learn more about the Marine Corps endurance race fundraiser.

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:

Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
(802) 485-2886; (m) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu
Follow us on Twitter @NorwichNews

Norwich University to Host Dr. Juefei Wang in China Town Hall Event

Norwich University Office of Communications

September 25, 2015

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University will host Dr. Juefei Wang, Professor of Education Emeritus of the University of Vermont (UVM) and program director of the Freeman Foundation during the 9th annual China Town Hall event to be held on Monday, Oct. 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Wang will speak at 6 p.m. in the Kreitzberg Library Multipurpose Room, followed by a live broadcast of a panel discussion, led by former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin. Wang’s talk is titled, “Initiating Higher Education Exchange and Conducting Business in China, An Ever Changing Society.”

To help Americans better understand the complex U.S.-China relationship and the growing role of Chinese investment, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations(NCUSCR) is conducting the ninth annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections at more than 70 locations nationwide.

The program will feature a live webcast panel discussion with former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin, Mayor Sheldon Day (of Thomasville, Alabama, location of a major Chinese-owned factory) and Daniel Rosen, founding partner of the Rhodium Group. The panel’s discussion and responses to questions submitted by the nationwide audience will be moderated by National Committee President Stephen Orlins.

China has rapidly emerged as one of the fastest growing sources of foreign direct investment in the United States, bringing increasing numbers of Chinese companies into U.S. communities and providing jobs to tens of thousands of Americans, as described in the May 2015 report “New Neighbors:  Chinese Investment in the United States by Congressional District,” released by the National Committee and the Rhodium Group. While foreign direct investment is a vital component of U.S. economic growth, employment and competitiveness, media coverage of a few high profile Chinese investments has focused on security and economic risks.

In addition to the national webcast, each local venue will feature an expert speaking on a China-related topic of interest to the local community.

The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading national, non-partisan public affairs organization devoted exclusively to building constructive and durable relationships between the United States and China.

To learn more about the Town Hall, go here; read the “New Neighbors” report, or please contact Joseph Weed, Director of Communications, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations at (646) 604-8001 or jweed@ncuscr.org.

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:

Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
(802) 485-2886; (m) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu
Follow us on Twitter @NorwichNews

Norwich University Names New Digital Forensics Professor and Director of Computing Center

Norwich University Office of Communications

September 21, 2105

NORTHFIELD, Vt.–Norwich University has named Huw Read, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the Norwich University Center for Advanced Computing and Digital Forensics, beginning fall 2015.

Read began his academic career as a research assistant in 2004 working on improving tools for digital forensics. After obtaining his Ph.D. in 2009 from the University of Glamorgan (now University of South Wales), Read went on to become a lecturer, later a senior lecturer and course leader specializing in computer forensics at the University of Glamorgan in the United Kingdom.

Read has authored and co-authored a number of research papers to conferences and journals in the areas of computer forensics and computer security. He has worked closely with the government and military sectors in the UK and enjoys relating the research challenges encountered during consultancy work back to the classroom for the benefit of his students.

“I find the areas of forensic science, the law, and their application to the digital realm fascinating, especially when applied to potential presentation of findings in a court of law,” Read said. “I enjoy the challenge of not just identifying evidence on a suspect system, but trying to understand their actions rippling out from a core digital epicenter across the cyber realm.”

Citing Norwich students as his main motivation for coming to the university, Read said he was “bowled over by their enthusiasm and their love of the subject.

Norwich University operates its own private cloud computing resource where students use the most up-to-date technology to solve real-world problems.

“I look forward to encouraging them towards their goals, and I hope to learn new things from them too.”

“Digital forensics and investigations is a critical feature of our Computer Security program; one that sets us apart from most other programs,” said College of Professional Schools Dean Aron Temkin. “Exceptional scholars in this area are rare, and so we are fortunate to have found someone with Huw’s enthusiasm and experience to carry forward the great work initiated by the Center’s founding director.”

Ranked #2 by the Ponemon Institute for cyber security in the U.S., Norwich University programs are consistently ranked among the best in the nation for cyber security education.  Norwich University is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and has received designation as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3).  Beginning in 2002, Norwich University became a member of what is now called National Science Foundation’s Cyber Corps: Scholarship for Service program. Norwich recently announced it has officially partnered with the United States Army Reserves (USAR) to develop cyber-education curricula that align with federal standards and cyber security needs.

Norwich offers a bachelor of science in computer security and information assurance (BSCSIA) with concentrations in cyber forensics and advanced information assurance. Graduates of that program have gone on to careers at NSA, DHS, DoD, federal law enforcement, and private sector organizations such as Booz Allen, among others.

In keeping with growing demand for cybersecurity professionals across all sectors of society, over the past four years this undergraduate program has grown by 66% from 79 students to 120. Likewise, Norwich has another 125+ students in its online cybersecurity programs – a Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance and a Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security.

Norwich University has been at the forefront of cybersecurity issues since the late-1990s, and today builds the tools to defend critical infrastructures through cyber-gaming. Norwich consistently graduates students who are hired upon completion of its cyber security curriculum.

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.

Media Contact:

Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
(802) 485-2886; (m) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu
Follow us on Twitter @NorwichNews

Norwich University’s Cyber Gaming Software Utilized in Quantum Dawn 3 Cybersecurity Exercise

Norwich University Office of Communications

September 17, 2015

Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) tested its cyber gaming software yesterday with over 500 participants from over 80 financial institutions and government organizations in one of the largest financial sector cybersecurity exercises, called Quantum Dawn 3. Quantum Dawn 3 was organized by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). [See SIFMA’s statement here.] SIFMA engaged NUARI to provide a real-world simulation of a large-scale cyber-attack.

Yesterday’s exercise allowed some of the country’s largest financial institutions and some of its smallest to test their ability to maintain operations while managing a coordinated cyber-attack designed to interrupt the U.S. financial system.

NUARI built the tool, called Distributed Environment for Decision-Making Exercises – Financial Sector (DECIDE – FS®), under a $9.9 million contract awarded in August 2013 by the Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate.

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), a member of the Senate’s Appropriations Committee and of its Defense Subcommittee, sponsored legislation that chartered NUARI in 2002 and announced the DECIDE – FS® contract at Norwich’s Northfield campus in 2013.

“Cyber-attacks on our personal and financial and security systems are increasingly pervasive and damaging. Norwich University has done important and outstanding work in training future leaders and in helping to defend our nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks,” said Leahy. “I am proud that this respected Vermont institution contributes to our readiness to deal with this pressing national security challenge.”

The only tool of its kind, DECIDE – FS® was initially designed to test U.S. financial sector cybersecurity and can be adapted for use in other critical infrastructure arenas, such as utilities and communications.

“Experience is the best teacher. These Quantum Dawn exercises provide realistic training with measurable results and encourage information sharing, cooperation and coordination to work through the disruption. Operational incidents, caused by cyber-attacks should be planned for and building resiliency within critical infrastructures is paramount, not optional,” said NUARI President Phil Susmann.

DECIDE-FS® replaces simple tabletop exercises with a business simulation customized to individual business models, information technology topology, and organizational dependencies. Built on top of a financial markets simulation, business leaders are stressed with cyber threats that affect the markets – price, volume, latency, and utilities as well as how each organization is structured in terms of business model, value chains, and dependencies.

The daylong exercise on Sept. 16 followed two prior successful cybersecurity exercises in 2013 and 2011. All three Quantum Dawn exercises were facilitated by NUARI. While the prior two exercises pushed participants and the markets to extremes to determine when markets would close, the focus of Quantum Dawn 3 was to maintain operations in the face of a significant data integrity failure within post-trade operations.

Through the simulation, individuals and organizations learn to operate under conditions that simulate reality—similar to how simulators are employed to assist in the training of pilots and mariners to be prepared for and handle emergencies.

NUARI has collaborated with the Department of Homeland Security for nearly a decade, preparing individuals and institutions to respond to catastrophic network failures, natural disasters, distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks and other events that can impact market activity, communications, and essential services affecting critical infrastructures. DECIDE-FS® created at NUARI, is a massive, multi-participant simulation that effectively immerses industry decision makers, securities traders, IT and business continuity managers and others into complex, simulated scenarios focused on the effects of cyber incidents as well as other hazards.

For business inquiries, please contact NUARI at (802) 485-2213.

About NUARI

Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) was federally chartered under legislation sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy in 2002 and is funded in part through the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. NUARI has a national center to address cyber incident management challenges through research, training programs and technology development and has been a global leader for more than a decade in developing cyber war gaming, distributed learning technology, distributed simulation technology, critical infrastructure exercises, and cyber security curriculum.

DECIDE-FS® exercises serve to strengthen the resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructures in the face of cyber-attacks from nation-states and trans-national actors.

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu.

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.

Media Contact:

Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
(802) 485-2886; (m) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu
Follow us on Twitter @NorwichNews

Smithsonian Under Secretary and Author Richard Kurin to Speak at Norwich University

Norwich University Office of Communications

September 15, 2015

Norwich University will host distinguished cultural anthropologist and author Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian Institution’s Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture for a presentation and book signing on Friday, October 2, at 1:00 p.m. in Dole Auditorium.

The presentation will be live-streamed here.

Kurin will talk about American history as seen through some of the nation’s most iconic objects, as presented in his most recent book, “The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects.” The book offers a lively tour of American history as told through 101 key objects drawn from various Smithsonian Institution museum collections. Artifacts include President Abraham Lincoln’s top hat, the ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland’s character Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz,” and the iconic kitchen of renowned chef and TV personality Julia Child.

Free and open to the public, the event is co-hosted by Norwich University’s Sullivan Museum and History Center and the Friends of the Krietzberg Library. The museum became a Smithsonian Affiliate last year, making it the first and only such institution in Vermont.

Aided by top Smithsonian curators and scholars, Kurin’s book illuminates the often-surprising backstories and cultural import of objects ranging from pre-Colombian times to the American Revolution, Vietnam and the digital age.

At the Smithsonian, Kurin is responsible for most of the Institution’s museums, several research and outreach programs, and numerous other programs. He has served on the U.S. Commission for UNESCO, been honored for his contributions to American folklore, and this year was elected as a fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Norwich is proud that Kurin’s talk will serve as the kick off to the 20th Anniversary of the Smithsonian Affiliations program.  The Sullivan Museum and History Center was named Vermont’s first Smithsonian Affiliate in April 2014. The Affiliations program is designed to facilitate a two-way relationship among Affiliates and the Smithsonian to increase discovery and inspire lifelong learning in communities across America. More than 8,000 Smithsonian artifacts have been displayed at Affiliate locations. These loans reflect the entire Smithsonian collection and allow people across the country to experience the Smithsonian in their neighborhood.

The partnership enables Sullivan Museum staff to draw upon national collections at 19 Smithsonian museums that are pertinent to the history of Norwich University, Vermont and the story of the university’s contributions to American history and the nation’s development. In addition, the Sullivan Museum and History Center is able to share its collections with over 200 Smithsonian Affiliates across the nation.

Many Smithsonian Affiliates offer reciprocal museum membership and host exhibitions from other members. Educational opportunities include specialty subject speakers, visiting scholars and unique programming from the Smithsonian Institution at the Sullivan Museum and History Center.

The Sullivan Museum and History Center is located on the Northfield campus of Norwich University. It is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the academic year. Admission is free. For more information call 802.485.2183 or visit the museum’s website or Facebook page.

About Norwich

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:

Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
(802) 485-2886; (m) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu
Follow us on Twitter @NorwichNews

Norwich Adds Two Programs to Online Bachelor’s Degree Completion offerings

Norwich University Office of Communications

September 14, 2015

Working adults looking to finish their undergraduate college degree now have two new programs to choose from through Norwich University’s online programs.

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) has launched two online degree completion programs, the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Bachelor of Science in Management Studies. Set to begin their first trimester in January, the programs spotlight both Norwich’s commitment to academic excellence and meeting the student demand by expanding its online degree program offerings.

CGCS now offers five online bachelor’s degree completion programs: criminal justice, cyber security, interdisciplinary studies, management studies, and strategic studies and defense analysis. The programs are tailored to serve working adults looking to advance or transition their career.

“One of the key things to me for having a Norwich education was the name that comes with it and there’s pride and tradition that comes with having a Norwich University diploma,” said Julie Scribner, who recently graduated from the online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. “You can get a criminal justice degree from any online school, but Norwich is the school that has the education and the faculty that can really make you stand out.”

The two new programs will add to the growing success of Norwich’s online bachelor’s portfolio. Nearly 600 students are currently enrolled in the online bachelor’s programs, including the first cohort of students in Norwich’s online cyber security program.

“The management studies and interdisciplinary studies programs open opportunities for Norwich University to reach a broader audience of working adults, who wish to complete a baccalaureate by providing the skills and knowledge foundation to become successful leaders in their fields,” William Clements, dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies said.

Norwich’s online interdisciplinary studies program focuses on developing essential skills for the workplace through enhancing research and analysis abilities, developing innovative solutions to problems and communicating effectively. The program is designed to benefit students of all backgrounds as the curriculum is structured to provide a framework for professional success.

The new online management studies program takes a similar approach in honing skills needed to be a good and effective manager. The curriculum will help prepare students in the work force – public, private or military – for mid- to high-level management positions.

As with all Norwich bachelor’s degree completion programs, the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies assesses each student’s prior learning and training to determine how it may be applied towards his or her degree. The goal is to help students get the most out of their Norwich education, while accelerating their bachelor’s degree completion timeline when possible.

In addition to the core curriculum and electives, students choose a concentration in a specialized area of study. The interdisciplinary program allows for customization with three concentration offerings: justice studies, leadership studies or strategic studies. The management studies curriculum map has focus areas in leadership studies or human resource management.

The online interdisciplinary studies and management studies programs start three times throughout the year – January, May and September. For more information, please visit the website.

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 196 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

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