WEST HAVEN — As Veterans Day approached, Military Times announced that the University of New Haven was one of 140 U.S. colleges to be named in the publication’s fifth annual “Best for Vets: Colleges 2015” rankings. The rankings factor in the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military students’ success rates. (See related story this issue.)

According to Sean-Michael Green, UNH’s associate vice president for graduate enrollment and marketing. “I view this as a good starting point to expand our services to veterans. We will continue to build on this foundation with the goal of serving as a premier institution for veterans and service members not just in the U.S. but around the world.”

“Best for Vets: Colleges 2015” is an editorially independent news project that evaluates multiple factors that make an organization a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families.

Only two Connecticut colleges made the 2014 list: UNH and the University of Connecticut.

For the full “Best for Vets: Colleges 2015” rankings, visit militarytimes.com/bestforvets-colleges2015.

 

 WEST HAVEN — The University of New Haven will dedicate Connecticut’s only cyber forensics laboratory in a 4 p.m. ceremony September 19 in the Buckman Building of UNH’s Tagliatela College of Engineering on the school’s main campus at 300 Boston Post Road. The laboratory is part of the UNH Cyber Forensics Research and Education Group, which the college began last fall. Designed to be a think tank for cyber forensic science and security research, the lab will provide investigative assistance for law enforcement, intelligence agencies and private corporations and will complete basic and applied research and raise awareness of cybercrime through training, education, knowledge dissemination and conference organization.

 STORRS — The University of Connecticut generates approximately $3.4 billion in economic activity annually in the state, including more than 24,000 jobs and over $202 million in tax revenue, according to a report released Wednesday by the national research and consulting firm Tripp Umbach.

University administrators call the report is the most comprehensive measurement to date of the economic value UConn provides to Connecticut, encompassing everything from research grants won to the charitable contributions of students, faculty and staff members.

“This report provides an empirical foundation for concluding what’s long been clear anecdotally: UConn is essential to the success of our state,” said UConn President Susan Herbst. “This research also provides a baseline we can use to measure our success as we embark on new initiatives like Next Gen Connecticut and the UConn Technology Park.”

 

Tripp Umbach reports that UConn generates $1.5 billion in direct economic impact and $1.9 billion in indirect impact. Also UConn supports about 24,235 jobs, both directly and indirectly, or one out of every 90 jobs in Connecticut. In addition, UConn generates around $202 million in state and local tax revenues, according to the report.