Professor named chair of an Urban Waters Initiative for Connecticut DEEP
January 09, 2021
January 09, 2021
The DEEP has received a $100,000 grant from US Environmental Protection Agency to launch a pilot project for the Mill River, which starts in Cheshire, flows through Hamden and New Haven, and discharges into New Haven Harbor on Long Island Sound. It runs adjacent to Quinnipiac’s Mount Carmel Campus.
“I am thrilled to serve in this role as chair of the Steering Committee to support community involvement with restoration of water quality in the Mill River,” DiGiovanni said.
DiGiovanni joined Quinnipiac University six years ago. She earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in environment engineering from Drexel University.
“Professor DiGiovanni deeply cares about our community waterways and brings a significant depth of knowledge and experience on waterway restoration to this important initiative,” said Justin Kile, dean of the School of Engineering. “Her leadership and collaborative working style make her a great choice to chair the initiative. Our school is honored to have her as a colleague.”
The Steering Committee is a subset of the Mill River Watershed Association. The committee will work with the DEEP to enhance quality of life for disadvantaged communities through resilient, sustainable water quality initiatives in the Mill River watershed.
“The goal of the Mill River Urban Watershed Initiative is to promote water quality restoration and provide access to waters in our urban community that are safe and clean,” according to the DEEP. “Specifically, it is our goal to assist and advise community organizations who are interested in working with us to enhance water quality and promote community appreciation for the river and its environs. Enhancing collaborative partnerships is a pathway toward success.”
Four Quinnipiac School of Law students took a virtual courtroom by storm and finished first overall in the Midwest Regional for the All-Star National Bracket Challenge.Read More
Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Political Science Khalilah Brown-Dean wasn’t expecting an award when she received a phone call from the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) last April.Read More
The Quinnipiac women’s club soccer team will be at the NIRSA Region 1 Soccer League competition this weekend, and the players are excited to bring their best game to the field.Read More
The Quinnipiac community came together on Monday night to celebrate the extraordinary efforts, innovation and exemplary efforts of our faculty and staff at the 19th annual Center for Excellence in Teaching and Service to Students Awards.Read More
Quinnipiac’s women’s soccer coach Dave Clarke earned his 200th win on Wednesday, October 13 in front of an enthusiastic home crowd.Read More
Quinnipiac Today is your source for what's happening throughout #BobcatNation. Sign up for our weekly email newsletter to be among the first to know about news, events and members of our Bobcat family who are making a positive difference in our world.Sign Up Now