Fairfield University is a dynamic learning community of individuals who measure their lives by how they influence the world for the better. Our faculty, staff, students, alumni and programs are featured frequently in local, regional and national media. Here are recent stories:
What would Fairfield be like if we had a corporate headquarters on North Benson Road or a hillside full of McMansions instead? Who knows. But the Jesuits, perhaps with some divine assistance, have delivered unto us a cultural and educational asset and a driver of the town’s economy. With dissenting opinions duly noted from those of us enduring student misbehavior in the beach neighborhood, I think we’re the richer for it. Go Stags!
Published in Fairfield Citizen News on 5/21/13
Fairfield University awarded diplomas to 861 undergraduate students at the 63 commencement exercises on May 19, as 5,000 family members and friends watched on Bellarmine Lawn.
Published in Fairfield Sun on 5/21/13
Fairfield University awarded more than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate degrees during commencement exercises on Sunday. During the 63rd undergraduate commencement on a sometimes drizzly Bellarmine Hall lawn, 861 bachelors degrees were awarded before a crowd of about 5,000 family members and friends. At a separate ceremony in Alumni Hall, more than 400 graduate degrees and certificates were awarded.
Published in Fairfield Citizen News on 5/31/13
New York Times Obituaries Editor William P. McDonald will receive an honorary degree at Fairfield University in Connecticut.
Published in The Poynter Institute on 5/20/13
Coverage of Fairfield’s 63rd commencement exercises.
Published in Connecticut Post, Greenwich Time, Danbury News Times, Stamford Advocate on 5/19/13
A segment on Fairfield’s undergraduate commencement at which 861 students received diplomas.
Appeared on News 12 Television on 5/19/13
Wook-Sung Yoo, Ph.D., associate professor of software engineering at Fairfield University’s School of Engineering, comments on the importance of cyber security. Dr. Yoo has been awarded more than $1.2 million in grants, including grants from the NASA Kennedy Space Center. Extensively published, his research interests include web technology, health informatics, and artificial intelligence. He serves on the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research panel.
Published in Targeted News Service via Acquire Media NewsEdge on 5/17/13
Ying Zhang, Ph.D., assistant professor of Finance at Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business, explains below how social media effects financial markets. He has written such published papers as, ‘Do Internet stock message boards influence trading?’ and ‘Online-talk, Does it matter?’ He researches investments, asset pricing, behavioral finance, and portfolio management. “Unarguably, social media is playing an important role in modern life…”
Published in Equities.com, Targeted News Service on 5/13/13
A profile of the Dolan School of Business’s university-wide contest. The segment featured interviews with Alex Boothe, a marketing and management major who was part of the winning ‘inCognito’ team competing in the Social Enterprise track, and Christopher Mandly, an international business major who was runner-up in that category for his idea for solar powered iPhone cases.
Appeared on News 12 TV News on 5/13/13
Jim Motavalli interviewed student winners and Dolan School of Business faculty member Dr. Chris Huntley, co-chair of the competition with Dr. Mukesh Sud. Eighteen teams competed. The ‘SenseFit’ and ‘inCognito’ teams – made up of students from the Dolan School and the School of Engineering – took home $10,000 and $5,000 in start-up funds respectively, in the ‘Venture’ and ‘Social Enterprise’ categories. Interviewed were electrical engineering major Darren Mondezie, co-designer of ‘inCognito climate controlled hats’ for cancer patients, and Bernardo Navarro, an accounting and economics major who was part of the ‘SenseFit’ team that designed a health and fitness monitor.
Appeared on WPKN Radio on 4/30/13
Jill Deupi, Ph.D., J.D., director of the Bellarmine Museum of Art at Fairfield, wrote an intriguing piece on a recent educational trip to Cuba that is part of the museum’s new program promoting cultural exchange. “Yes, Cuba is a place that assaults the senses, that embodies paradox and defies logic,” she wrote.
Published in Fairfield Magazine in May/June 2013
Fairfield (Conn.) University will be honored with a 2013 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award for creating an international program that is benefitting a community in Nicaragua and educating both Nicaraguan and Fairfield students.
Appeared on Nurse.com, Gannett Company on 5/6/13
The team effort worked: On Wednesday, the students, who left HSC in January to join an early college program, returned to their high school to share good news. “We”re going to Fairfield!”
Published in New Haven Independent on 5/3/13
Some consumers are considering dumping their bank and instead using prepaid debit cards as an alternative to a traditional checking account. The reasons for doing so vary, but convenience and a desire to control spending are among the top motivators. However, the decision to embrace prepaid debit cards can be fraught with danger, according to Nikiforos T. Laopodis, associate professor of finance at Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business in Connecticut.
Michael Tucker, a finance professor at Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business, says that while the SEC’s announcement opens another outlet to inform investors, it is only a “big deal” if companies actually use it. “Not everyone accesses social media,” Tucker said. “It is a closed environment. What makes it moot is that there will be plenty of people out there willing to pass along anything divulged on social media to the general public.”
Published in Hartford Business Journal on 4/29/13