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:
Dr. Marcie Patton, professor of politics, took part in a discussion of the current state of Syria on Pacifica Radio’s “The Scholars’ Circle.”
Appeared on Pacifica Radio on 4/5/14
Dr. Linda Henkel, professor of psychology, appeared on the Australian radio program “Future Tense” discussing her recently published research on photography and memory. “I got really into the notion of how we walk around with cameras… constantly snapping pictures and not really paying full attention to the things we’re seeing,” said said.
Appeared on Australian ABC Radio Future Tense on 3/30/14
Dr. Laura Nash, associate professor of music, discussed the genre-hopping work of modern classical musicians, saying, “What is happening with these wonderful musicians is that they are not living by categories. Gary Wood, director of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, was also quoted.
Published in the Connecticut Post on 3/27/14
Dr. Joy Gordon, professor of philosophy, said sanctions can have unintended consequences of creating a “‘rally’ round the flag’ response, where the popular of the targeted country do not view sanctions as moral leadership, but as an intervention in violation of their sovereignty.”
Published in The Washington Times on 3/25/14
The Rev. Jonathan Stott, S.J., professor of physics, considered Fox and National Geographic’s new series “Cosmos” starring Neil DeGrasse Tyson and the original series that ran in the 1970s starring Carl Sagan. “To my mind, the real issue is that where Sagan wanted ‘Cosmos’ to introduce everyone to our marvelous universe, Tyson’s remake is a triumphalist exaltation of the power of science, and this is the true poverty of the new ‘Cosmos.’”
Published in America on 3/24/14
Dr. Linda Henkel, professor of psychology, discussed her work on photography and memory. “Research has suggested that the sheer volume and lack of organization of digital photos for personal memories discourages many people from accessing and reminiscing about them,” she said.
Published in The Huffington Post blog on 3/21/14
Dr. Michael Serazio, assistant professor of communication and author of Your Ad Here: The Cool Sell of Guerilla Marketing, explained the plethora of quizzes found on facebook these days. “It’s a way to announce something about ourselves to our friends within our social network, but it’s not quite so gauche or obvious to come off as narcissistic,” he said.
Published and broadcast on NPR’s Marketplace on 3/18/14
Dr. David McFadden, professor of history and director of Russian and East European Studies, said sanctions are unlikely to make a difference quickly. “In the long run, Russia’s economy is tied to the international community and it cannot isolate itself. In the short run, he’s got Crimea.
Published in The Kansas City Star on 3/17/14
Dr Sonya Huber, assistant professor of English, wrote a blog about her son and parenthood for The New York Times’ blog Motherlode. “As a teacher of writing, I tell my students that showing up for an hour a day to the blank page makes a writer, even if nothing much happens. Writing, like sports, is about practice and failure, about holding your small effort in the light to examine what can be salvaged,” she wrote.
Published in The New York Times‘ blog Motherlode on 3/2/14
Dr. Mark LeClair, professor of economics, said he’s not optimistic about the job prospects for those who’ve been unemployed for a long time. “If you’ve been collecting 99 weeks of unemployment, whether you live in Connecticut or elsewhere, your skill sets are two years old,” he said.
Published in the Greenwich Time on 2/22/14
John Sculley, the former CEO of Apple and PepsiCo, will speak on “Globalization: The Future of American Brands” on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at Fairfield University’s Quick Center… During his presentation, Sculley will share insights from his career at two American corporations that have proven to be visionaries of building brand awareness. Both Apple and PepsiCo market their products around the world and are considered advertising juggernauts.
Published in Shelton, Conn. Herald on 2/24/14
John Sculley, a former CEO of Apple and PepsiCo, will speak at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts Feb. 26., 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Marketing Club of Fairfield University’s Charles F. Dolan School of Business. Sculley was behind marketing campaigns like the Pepsi Challenge and was recruited by Steve Jobs to helm Apple. His talk is titled, “Globalization – The Future of American Brands.” “I believe an entirely new middle class is taking shape and it will become the biggest definer for building billion-dollar businesses,” said Sculley…
Published in Fairfield County Business Journal; Westchester County Business Journal on 2/23/14
Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and Daphne Dixon of Fairfield, an inaugural client of the Fairfield University Accelerator and Mentoring Enterprise (FAME), recently met at the business incubator site to discuss sustainability. Throughout her career as an environmentalist, Dixon, a California native, has worked closely with sustainability leaders, businesses, organizations and communities to raise awareness about “resilient communities” and to promote green living practices.
Published in Fairfield County Business Journal on 2/15/14
Dr. Norm Solomon, professor of manager at the Charles F. Dolan School of Business, discusses a union vote at a Volkswagen plant that has been the topic of great debate: From the radio station’s web site: “In this segment, WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller talks to several experts with different viewpoints on how much blame the United Auto Workers should share for Detroit’s decline, how unionization could affect Chattanooga’s VW plant, and whether rhetoric surrounding this vote has gotten out of hand.”
Appeared on WUTC Public Radio (Chattanooga, Tenn.) on 2/12/14