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  • Norwich's Center for Leadership hosts its first annual leadership conference April 10-11. Call for Papers/Articles through Feb. 17.

    Norwich's Center for Leadership hosts its first annual leadership conference April 10-11. Call for Papers/Articles through Feb. 17.

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  • Commandant of the Field Artillery, Col. Shane P. Morgan, NU '94, was promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony at Fort Sill Friday, January 27.

    Commandant of the Field Artillery, Col. Shane P. Morgan, NU '94, was promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony at Fort Sill Friday, January 27.

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  • George Commo, the voice of Norwich hockey, to step away from broadcasting at end of 2022-23 season

    George Commo, the voice of Norwich hockey, to step away from broadcasting at end of 2022-23 season

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  • Norwich alum Michelle LeBlanc '92  is looking to take her Vermont Paws & Boots service dog business “to the next level.”

    Norwich alum Michelle LeBlanc '92 is looking to take her Vermont Paws & Boots service dog business “to the next level.”

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  • Norwich to host First Lego League (FLL) VT State championship on Saturday, Jan. 28.

    Norwich to host First Lego League (FLL) VT State championship on Saturday, Jan. 28.

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  • Norwich with the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center on March 7 to hold a free full-day course on Cybersecurity Resiliency in Industrial Control Systems at VTC Williston.

    Norwich with the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center on March 7 to hold a free full-day course on Cybersecurity Resiliency in Industrial Control Systems at VTC Williston.

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Norwich University officials announced that several members of the faculty have secured competitive research grants through the Vermont Genetics Network, which is funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Norwich also received funding to award three student fellowships for research during either the summer or academic year.

The professors and their research:

  • Megan Doczi (pictured) in biology received a Pilot Award for $25,000 titled “Pharmacological Isolation of Kv1 Channels During Hypothalamic Development.”
  • Joe Latulippe in mathematics received a Project Award for $75,000 titled “Mathematical model for the effects of Amyloid beta on calcium regulation.”
  • Tom Shell in chemistry received a Project Award for $75,000 titled “Tissue Penetrating Photopharmaceutical to Head and Neck Cancers.”
  • Brian Glenney in philosophy received a Small Award for $5,000 titled “Heading off Helmut Interventions for Injury Prevention in Skateboarding.”

VGN has additionally awarded Norwich three student fellowships for research during the summer or academic year to work with any of these funded faculty. In addition, some students are directly funded through the faculty’s Project Awards.

Molly Alfond, mathematics, and Tom Wagner, physics, will work with Dr. Joe Latulippe. Mallory Dutil, Environmental Science and Chemistry; Dillon Zites, biology; and Colter Sheveland, biochemistry, will work with Dr. Tom Shell. Additionally, two Norwich students were accepted to the Vermont Genetics Network’s undergraduate student summer research program. Lauren Kenneally, Nursing, will work with Dr. Paul Holtzheimer at the White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Warren Yacawych, exercise science, will work with Dr. Bryan Ballif with the University of Vermont Biology Department.

“The impact of these awards will be far-reaching, not only on the professional development of the faculty and students that are working on the projects, but in recovered indirect costs that are generated from the grants that continue to support research in the departments, colleges, and university,” mathematics professor and Norwich’s VGN Coordinator Darlene Olsen said.

Norwich University’s Office of Academic Research encourages and supports Norwich faculty and students in their efforts to carry out original research, scholarship and creative projects, and to promote the exchange of their results at all levels within academia so as to contribute to global knowledge and further enhance our academic reputation.

“The Vermont Genetics Network has been the funding source responsible for furthering my passion in biomedical research since I began undergraduate coursework,” Yacawych said. “I am very excited to have the opportunity to work at a research institution this summer, and to work with researchers that I would not have had the chance to otherwise study under.”

Over the past decade, Norwich has grown its investment in faculty and undergraduate research of endowed income and reinvested grant overhead to over $800K, to go along with approximately $3 million annually of externally acquired research and institutional grants managed by the Office of Academic Research. Approximately 300 students have conducted research since the Office of Academic Research was created in 2007, thus formalizing research activities at Norwich.

Research reported in this release was supported by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under grant number P20GM103449. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NIGMS or NIH.

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). 

Norwich will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, Norwich launched the Forging the Future campaign in 2014. The five-year campaign, which is timed to culminate in 2019, is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities and is designed to enhance the university’s strong position as it steps into its third century of service to the nation.

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Welcome back to Norwich, and thank you for browsing the new website.

Norwich.edu has undergone many core changes—all with you, our users, in mind.

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Norwich University has earned two grants totaling over $170,549 from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to host two summer camps. Now in its fourth year, GenCyber@NU will be joined by a new advanced camp, GenCyberForensics@NU. The camps will teach high school juniors and seniors about CyberSecurity.

These comprehensive programs are free to all participants and will be taught by standout Norwich faculty and students including Director of the Center for Advanced Computing and Digital Forensics Professor Huw Read and Associate Director for Computer Science and Computer Science and Information Assurance programs Matthew Bovee.

Applications are invited from high school students who will be entering their junior or senior year in the fall of 2018. Deadline to apply to both camps is May 9, 2018. All expenses for the week-long programs, including tuition, room and board, and applicable local commuting to and from the Norwich University campus, field trips, and other program fees are at no cost to GenCyber participants.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, letter of recommendation and an unofficial high school transcript via the online submission form: http://bit.ly/2rbtXRe.

The Cyber Security and Cyber Defense Camp runs July 22-28, 2018, and features:

  • Introduction to Cyber: Learn about information security and cyber forensics through lectures, labs and from guest speakers.
  • Hands-On Exercises: Cyber camp counselors and faculty will reveal the inner workings of computers, networks, security and forensics in a “War Room.”
  • Outdoor Exercises: Including a cyber treasure hunt where the rogue WiFi hotspots mark the spot.
  • Guest Speakers: Experts will present “hot topics” in cyber and facilitate a Q&A with campers about life as a cyber specialist.
  • Off-campus excursions: A tasty trip to the home of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream will show how cyber is everywhere, even in the heart of an ice cream factory, and learn what happens during a real cyber-security attack on a national infrastructure with various hands-on team exercises.
  • Competitive Exercises: Surprise cyber forensic challenges with prizes awarded to the winners.

The Advanced Cyber Forensics Camp runs July 29-August 4, 2018, and features:

  • Introduction to Cyber Forensics: Learn about the different jobs you can do within forensics, and get a sense of each.
  • Deep-dive: Enjoy detailed training with hands-on exercises in several tools used for analyzing computers and mobile devices – with the opportunity to take a certification exam!
  • Outdoor Exercises: Including Norwich’s first digital detective whodunit! Did we mention you get to keep the mobile phone?
  • Guest Speakers: Experts will present “hot topics” in forensics and facilitate a Q&A about life as a forensic specialist.
  • Off-campus excursions: A look at how industry is helping to combat challenges to new technology such as the Internet of Things.
  • Competitive Exercises: Surprise cyber forensic challenges with prizes awarded to the winners.

Additionally, GenCyber@NU participants will be provided with the hardware and software to build a mini computer, which campers keep at the end of the program. GenCyberForensics@NU participants will be provided with hardware and software to perform mobile security assessments, which campers keep at the end of the program.

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 is partnered with the United States Army Reserves (USAR) to develop cyber-education curricula that align with federal standards and cybersecurity needs. Most recently Norwich’s online graduate program was named one of the top ten best cybersecurity graduate programs in the country by Universities.com.

For the first time in two decades, the Colby Award goes to a Norwich author.

Steven E. Sodergren has won the 2018 William E. Colby Award for his book, “The Army of the Potomac in the Overland & Petersburg Campaigns” (LSU Press, 2017). Now in its 19th year, the Colby prize is awarded annually by Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., to a first solo work of fiction or non-fiction that has made a major contribution to the understanding of military history, intelligence operations or international affairs.

Sodergren, the first Norwich University author to receive the award, is associate professor of history at Norwich University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas; serves as program coordinator of the Studies in War and Peace degree program at Norwich; and serves on the Advisory Board for Norwich’s Peace and War Center at (PaWC).

“I am so pleased that my work has been recognized in a such a manner, and I extend my thanks to the Pritzker Military Foundation and the Colby Award Selection Committee for this great honor,” Sodergren said. “I also wish to extend my thanks to the faculty, staff, and students of Norwich University for their support as I pursued the research for this project.”

Sodergren explores the many factors that enabled the Army of the Potomac to endure the brutal physical conditions of trench warfare and emerge with a renewed sense of purpose as fighting resumed on the open battlefield in 1865. Drawing from soldiers’ letters and diaries, official military correspondence, and court-martial records, he paints a vivid picture of the daily lives of Union soldiers as they witnessed the beginnings of a profound shift in the way the world imagined and waged large-scale warfare.

The final year of the Civil War witnessed a profound transformation in the practice of modern warfare, a shift that produced unprecedented consequences for the soldiers fighting on the front lines. In “The Army of the Potomac in the Overland and Petersburg Campaigns,” Sodergren examines the transition to trench warfare, the lengthy campaigns of attrition that resulted, and how these seemingly grim new realities affected the mindset and morale of Union soldiers.

“Steven E. Sodergren’s elegantly written, superbly researched and often gut-wrenching account of what the Union soldiers of the Army of the Potomac endured in 1864-1865 in Virginia has earned the author a place among the finest writers of the Civil War,” Carlo D’Este, Colby Symposium co-founder said. “This book is history at its very best. We congratulate Prof. Sodergren as the recipient of the 2018 Colby Award.”

Winners of the Colby Award receive a $5,000 author honorarium provided through the generosity of the Chicago-based Pritzker Military Foundation. The award and honorarium will be presented to Sodergren at Norwich University during a special fall presentation of the Colby Award, October 3-4, 2018. The award was announced at the 2018 William E. Colby Military Writers’ Symposium on April 12, 2018. Visit Colby.norwich.edu for information.

Finalists for the 2018 Colby Award included: “Crossings: A Doctor-Soldier’s Story” by Jon Kerstetter (Crown/Penguin Random House, 2017); “Future War: Preparing for the New Global Battlefield” by Robert H. Latiff (Knopf/Penguin Random House, 2017); “Spoils: A Novel” by Brian Van Reet (Lee Boudreaux Books/ Little Brown, 2017); “Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway’s Secret Adventures, 1935-1961” by Nicholas Reynolds (William Morrow/HarperCollins, 2017).

Named for the late ambassador and former CIA director William E. Colby, the Colby Award recognizes a first solo work of fiction or non-fiction that has made a significant contribution to the public’s understanding of intelligence operations, military history or international affairs. The William E. Colby Award began at Norwich University in 1999.

Previous recipients of the Colby Award include Nisid Hajari, Thomas McKenna, James Bradley, Nathaniel Fick, Jack Jacobs, Dexter Filkins, Marcus Luttrell, John Glusman, Karl Marlantes, and Logan Beirne.

Colby Award Selection Committee:

  • William E. Butterworth, III is the author of more than 150 books, most notably the W. E. B. Griffin novels, and more than 50 New York Times bestsellers. He is the co-founder of the William E. Colby Military Writers’ Symposium.
  • Karl Marlantes is the author of “Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War,” a New York Times Top 10 Bestseller, and “What It Is Like To Go To War.” He is a 2011 Colby Award recipient.
  • Jerry Morelock is a prize-winning military historian whose numerous publications include his latest book, “Generals of the Bulge: Leadership in the U.S. Army’s Greatest Battle.”
  • John A. Glusman is vice president and editor-in-chief of W. W. Norton and Company, the largest independent, employee-owned publisher in the U.S. He is the 2007 Colby Award recipient for “Conduct Under Fire: Four American Doctors and Their Fight for Life as Prisoners of the Japanese, 1941-1945.”
  • Frederick J. Chiaventone, a retired cavalry officer, is a novelist, screenwriter, and military historian. His novel “A Road We Do Not Know: A Novel of Custer at the Little Bighorn” won the 1999 inaugural Colby Award. His work has also won the Western Heritage and William Rockhill Nelson Awards and has been nominated for a Pulitzer.
  • Carlo D’Este is a renowned military historian and biographer, and the 2011 recipient of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. He is the co-founder of the William E. Colby Military Writers’ Symposium.

About the Pritzker Military Museum & Library

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library is located in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Open to the public, the Museum & Library features an extensive collection of books, programs, artifacts, and rotating exhibits covering many eras and branches of the military that are available to visitors in person and online at pritzkermilitary.org. Opened in 2003, the Museum & Library is a center where citizens and service members come together to learn about military history and affairs. Each year, the Museum & Library awards the prestigious Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing to recognize a living author who has made a lifetime contribution to the understanding of military history affairs. The Museum & Library is a living memorial to current and former service members and their families that is supported by its members and sponsors.

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). 

Norwich will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, Norwich launched the Forging the Future campaign in 2014. The five-year campaign, which is timed to culminate in 2019, is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities and is designed to enhance the university’s strong position as it steps into its third century of service to the nation.

Media Contact:
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Office: 1 (802) 485-2886
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Norwich University is pleased to announce that Dr. Natalia Blank, associate provost for academic affairs and assessment is one of 45 midlevel administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges to participate in the 2018-19 Senior Leadership Academy.

Individuals chosen for the yearlong program are administrators in higher education who have been identified by their institutions as having the potential for senior leadership positions in independent colleges or universities. Blank will participate in an opening seminar Nov. 2 to Nov. 4, 2018 in St. Louis, and a closing seminar June 20 to June 22, 2019 in Washington, D.C. She also will undertake a mentoring program, work with experts, participate in webinars and engage in a series of readings and case studies during the academic year.

The academy is designed to prepare  leaders to assume chief officer positions in any division — including academic affairs, student affairs, finance, enrollment management and advancement — in independent higher education.

“Because the generation of senior leaders now on campus is rapidly approaching retirement, the need for able new leaders is significant,” Council of Independent Colleges President Richard Ekman said. “Competition for the available places in the program was intense, and the review committee found the nomination materials to be most impressive. They (and I) believe that Natalia Blank has the potential for highly effective leadership in a position of senior responsibility on campus.”

Blank joined Norwich University in 2005 after receiving her doctorate in chemistry from Dartmouth College. She is a tenured associate professor in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department; she teaches organic chemistry for students majoring in STEM disciplines. As an associate provost, Blank oversees curriculum development and assessment; creation and implementation of academic policies; student academic support and advising among other things. Before taking her current position, Natalia served as a founding director of Norwich University’s Honors Program and a Chemistry Department chair.

“Dr. Blank demonstrates great potential through her foresight to establish and direct pivotal University initiatives,” Provost and Faculty Dean Dr. Sandra Affenito said. “She has the proven ability to advance universitywide agendas across all disciplines and co-curricular units whose focus on retention and persistence complemented the work of academic committees. I look forward to providing my support and direction as a mentor to Dr. Blank throughout this leadership program.”

Sixty-one percent of participants in the first Senior Leadership Academy cohort (2010-11) have advanced in their careers, and 28 percent of all participants in SLA thus far have earned more advanced positions. “These indicators suggest that CIC is helping to meet the leadership needs of higher education by offering highly effective leadership development programs for modest fees to member institutions,” Ekman said.

The academy is co-sponsored by council, the American Academic Leadership Institute and Academic Search Inc. American Academic Leadership Institute President Linda M. Bleicken will direct the program.

Visit www.cic.edu/seniorleadershipacademy for more information about the Senior Leadership Academy.

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). 

Norwich will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, Norwich launched the Forging the Future campaign in 2014. The five-year campaign, which is timed to culminate in 2019, is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities and is designed to enhance the university’s strong position as it steps into its third century of service to the nation.

Media Contact:
Daphne E. Larkin M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office: 1 (802) 485-2886
Mobile: 1 (802) 595-3613
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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  • Norwich's Center for Leadership hosts its first annual leadership conference April 10-11. Call for Papers/Articles through Feb. 17.

    Norwich's Center for Leadership hosts its first annual leadership conference April 10-11. Call for Papers/Articles through Feb. 17.

    • Special Events
  • Commandant of the Field Artillery, Col. Shane P. Morgan, NU '94, was promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony at Fort Sill Friday, January 27.

    Commandant of the Field Artillery, Col. Shane P. Morgan, NU '94, was promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony at Fort Sill Friday, January 27.

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  • George Commo, the voice of Norwich hockey, to step away from broadcasting at end of 2022-23 season

    George Commo, the voice of Norwich hockey, to step away from broadcasting at end of 2022-23 season

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  • Norwich alum Michelle LeBlanc '92  is looking to take her Vermont Paws & Boots service dog business “to the next level.”

    Norwich alum Michelle LeBlanc '92 is looking to take her Vermont Paws & Boots service dog business “to the next level.”

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  • Norwich to host First Lego League (FLL) VT State championship on Saturday, Jan. 28.

    Norwich to host First Lego League (FLL) VT State championship on Saturday, Jan. 28.

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  • Norwich with the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center on March 7 to hold a free full-day course on Cybersecurity Resiliency in Industrial Control Systems at VTC Williston.

    Norwich with the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center on March 7 to hold a free full-day course on Cybersecurity Resiliency in Industrial Control Systems at VTC Williston.

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