Norwich University’s College of Professional Schools is committed to educating students in the tradition of university founder Capt. Alden Partridge. By providing our students the means, motivation, confidence and empathy to engage in the problems of our era, disciplined and innovative thinkers will be inspired to create the industries, systems, processes, machines and structures that meet the real-world challenges of our evolving society.

A message from Dean Aron Temkin

We have progressed into spring and change is conspicuous due to daylight savings, snow melting, and days warming.

In the articles below you will see that the College of Professional Schools is having another great year. Highlights include exceptional learning experiences we create for our students, such as the course Mareike Lee teaches in CityLAB: Berlin, where she sparks students to reimagine open space in the German capital. We also continue to hire exceptional new faculty, like Paulette Thabault, our new Director of Nursing. And our college’s faculty and students continue their remarkable interdisciplinary collaborations in the work they take on to solve big problems. You can read about the latest example of this in an article on the CASA initiative, an affordable micro solar house project.

Our entire community benefits from the global, hands-on living laboratory that is Norwich. It is evident in the world-class work of faculty like art professor Samantha Talbot-Kelly and her recent exhibit at the ARTIFACT Gallery in New York City. Norwich shined in a recent presentation on the use of Nintendo 3DS in digital forensic investigations by our new director of cybersecurity, Huw Read—a presentation made in New Delhi, no less. In this issue you will also learn about the impact of relationships formed between students, alumni, families, faculty, and communities abroad.

At Norwich, we want to impact students’ lives even before they attend college. So once again we are offering a number of exceptional summer learning programs, including two pre-college “camps” on cybersecurity and architectural design. Both drew great student interest last year. As you read this, consider whether you know of any young prospective designers or cyber security experts. There is still time to apply for these programs. Please help us spread the word and share these links with prospective students or their parents:

Cyber Security and Cyber Defense Camp

Summer Design Academy

Norwich forever!



Art Prof. Sam Talbot-Kelly Exhibits “GLAMOURIE” at NYC’s ARTIFACT Gallery

GlamourieA collaboration created during a winter residency at the Oxygen Art Centre in British Columbia, the work incorporates installation, sound, movement, and costume to explore illusion and daily life. MORE

Course Close-up: “Urban Landscape: Public and Open Space in Berlin”

CityLAB:Urban LandscapeCityLAB: Berlin program faculty member Mareike Hanna Lee inspires architecture seminar students to discover and shape the intimate, personal and lived spaces of the dwindling “no man’s land” left between East and West Berlin. MORE

Using Shipping Containers to Think Outside the Box

Making Conex Containers for Farmers MarketWorking with partners in Afghanistan, NU Architecture students take on an architecture challenge to improve a local community. MORE

Students Initiate Boston Visit to Pioneer Investments, Neptune Garment Company

Connecting classroom readings to corporate practices, School of Business and Management majors took a deep-dive in finance at Pioneer Investments followed by a tour of clothing manufacturer Neptune Garment Company.MORE

Prof. Huw Read Presents Nintendo Forensics Research in India

Huw ReadNorwich’s new advanced computing and digital forensics director presented research on Nintendo 3DS face-tracking, video-streaming forensics at a recent conference in New Delhi. MORE

NU Student Investment Club Grows Six-Figure Portfolio

NU Student Investment ClubWith the help of an alumnus, Norwich students are investing and growing wealth for a special scholarship. MORE

A Norwich Cadet Earns American Citizenship

Akshay Awasthi and Prof. Mich KabayA Norwich alumnus mentors a cadet all the way to citizenship. MORE

Construction Management Majors Learn Big Lessons From a Tiny House Project

Patty LeavenworthStudents building Norwich’s ground-breaking CASA micro-house are learning industry realities first hand, adjusting plans based on the availability of materials, labor, and fair weather. MORE

Water Expert Robert Gusentine Visits Classrooms, Gives Todd Lecture

Robert GusentineThe retired Navy captain, water expert, and Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow spent a week with Norwich students and faculty, sharing important lessons on thinking about problems systemically and telling your story. MORE

Norwich Engineering Students Design for NASA

NASA CubeStatFor nearly a decade, Norwich students in the David Crawford School of Engineering have been actively involved in NASA-related design and research projects. MORE

New Nursing Director Brings Entrepreneurial Drive to Norwich Programs

Paulette ThabaultAfter scaling Mount Kilimanjaro, Paulette Thabault arrived at Norwich ready to lead both the undergraduate and online programs. MORE

New Lecturer in Nursing Brings Passion for Global Health to NU

Cynthia McCormackQ&A: A CGCS graduate, Cynthia McCormack looks to increase global health service learning for students. MORE

Former Refugee Embraces Challenge and Service in Nursing Program

Brenda ShattuckInspired by her experience growing up in a Nepal refugee camp, first-year nursing student Pabitra Bhattarai takes nothing for granted. MORE

Norwich Cybersecurity Program Supports Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50The Norwich University computer security and information assurance (CSIA) program, with students operating both onsite in California and on campus, supported Santa Clara Police Department, the lead law enforcement agency at Super Bowl 50, and the law enforcement and homeland security functions leading up to and during this international sporting event.

Norwich University was the only educational institution invited to participate in support of the public safety team tasked with safeguarding Super Bowl 50. With support from over 60 students working at its campus based Global Threat Observatory, Norwich cybersecurity students and faculty collaborated with Levi?s Stadium ? the host for the event ? and with the Super Bowl 50 Critical Infrastructure & Cyber Protection Sub Committee, the represented agencies and their personnel. This committee was led by Detective Sergeant Ray Carreira ?96 of the Santa Clara Police Department, the lead law enforcement agency for the event.
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