Culture http://wshu.org en Historian’s efforts to research Civil War PTSD thwarted by privacy law http://wshu.org/post/historian-s-efforts-research-civil-war-ptsd-thwarted-privacy-law <p>Post Traumatic-Stress Disorder is a fairly common diagnosis among veterans returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the psychological impact of war on soldiers is hardly new.</p><p>Professor Matt Warshauer of Central Connecticut State University has been researching instances of PTSD during the Civil War, which was then referred to as Soldier's Heart. His research has been tripped up by a relatively modern medical issue: privacy.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:09:47 +0000 Alden Bourne 16025 at http://wshu.org Historian’s efforts to research Civil War PTSD thwarted by privacy law Former Yerwood Center employee seeking injunction against closing programs http://wshu.org/post/former-yerwood-center-employee-seeking-injunction-against-closing-programs <p>Attorneys for a former teacher at Stamford’s Yerwood&nbsp;Center and the center itself appeared in Stamford Superior Court Monday. Bonnie Campbell of Stamford charges the center is seeking to illegally shut down federally-funded programs.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:32:09 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 15805 at http://wshu.org LI Sound's supporting role in House of Cards http://wshu.org/post/li-sounds-supporting-role-house-cards <p>In the Netflix drama <em>House of Cards</em>, the main character discusses a plan to build a bridge over Long Island Sound from Port Jefferson to Milford.</p><p>A bridge over the sound actually has a long and storied history. One that's not entirely finished yet.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:56:19 +0000 Will James 15672 at http://wshu.org LI Sound's supporting role in House of Cards Syrian families in Conn. rally to raise support for loved ones abroad http://wshu.org/post/syrian-families-conn-rally-raise-support-loved-ones-abroad <p></p><p>Students at The University of Bridgeport are hosting a swimming event Friday to help bring attention to the crisis in Syria and raise money to support the millions of displaced people in the region.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:17:18 +0000 Tarice L.S. Gray 15669 at http://wshu.org Syrian families in Conn. rally to raise support for loved ones abroad Submarine base chefs do battle http://wshu.org/post/submarine-base-chefs-do-battle <p></p><p>Chefs at the submarine base in Groton, Connecticut competed on Thursday in a Food Network-style competition.&nbsp; It was their version of the show <em>Chopped</em>, where chefs have to make meals from baskets of secret and sometimes strange ingredients against the stopwatch.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:02:35 +0000 Brian Scott-Smith 15668 at http://wshu.org Submarine base chefs do battle