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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:

Business schools try to broaden their horizons

An article that includes a new Dolan School of Business capstone course among innovative classes at business schools: “The Lego project at Dolan School of Business is one example, as is the recent staging by England’s Warwick Business School of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, designed to expose students to complex decision-taking and creative thinking.” J. Michael Cavanaugh, Ph.D., associate professor of management, is teaching the management theory course that will require students to construct iconic New York City buildings out of Legos and Kapla toy blocks to teach lessons in project management, group dynamics, and cross-disciplinary learning.

Published in The Financial Times, China edition (The article was also published in The Financial Times of London) on 9/3/14

“What Fairfield University has to offer students;” “How anger can hurt the performance of an organization”

Dr. Donald Gibson, dean of the Charles F. Dolan School of Business, discusses Fairfield’s approach to higher education and his research concerning the ways anger manifests within an organization.

Dr. Gibson interviewed by Jim Blasingame, host of The Small Business Advocate Show, a radio program broadcast nationally

Inventor talks crowdfunding

School of Engineering Professor Doug Lyon was quoted in a story about the School of Engineering and the Dolan School of Business co-sponsoring a lecture on crowdfunding. The event was part of an ongoing series of public events presented with the Inventors Association of Connecticut.

Published in Fairfield County Business Journal, Westchester County Business Journal on 8/20/14

Health experts urge new mothers: “Breast is best”

August marks Breastfeeding Awareness Month. In this video interview, School of Nursing faculty members Nancy Manister and Jenna LoGiudice ’06 share how breastfeeding has a multitude of health benefits.

Published in It’s Relevant, an online news source, on 8/28/14

Healthstyles today

Nancy Manister DNS, FNP-BC, assistant professor of nursing, was interviewed about the health benefits of breastfeeding for babies and mothers, one of her areas of expertise. August was National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and the interview shed a spotlight on this important practice. Healthstyles is produced and hosted by registered nurses Diana Mason and Barbara Glickstein, with Hunter College’s Center for Health, Media and Policy (CHMP). Mason and Glickstein view their radio program as a public health practice with a commitment to advancing public conversations about health and health policy.

Appeared on ‘Healthstyles,’ which is broadcast by WBAI FM radio, 99.5, New York City on 8/28/14

Wealth, taxes and politics: read Piketty

An Op-Ed by Dolan School of Business Professor Michael Tucker about income inequality in the United States. Dr. Tucker, professor of finance, writes: Can Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” change some minds about the depth of home income and wealth inequality and its ramifications? Piketty’s extremely well researched and insightful book provides a long-term overview of how a tiny minority of “haves” got to their vaunted economic position…

Published in Hearst Media/Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time, Danbury News Times on 8/26/14

Stamford Hospital oncology fellowship launches new tradition

An article profiling School of Nursing students selected for a prestigious program: The inaugural members of a new nursing fellowship at Stamford Hospital have become the program’s first graduates. Two rising seniors at Fairfield University and another from Boston College completed an eight-week fellowship on Aug. 12, during which they had the opportunity for hands-on experience working in the hospital’s oncology department for eight weeks…

Published in Stamford Advocate, Connecticut Post, Greenwich Time on 8/22/14

5 simple ways to streamline campus technology

Paige Francis, CIO for Information Technology Services at Fairfield University, shares five tips to prepare for a future of rapid technology growth.

Published in eCampus News on 9/2/14

An Interview with Dr. Yohuru Williams on corporate education reform: ‘We sren’t buying it”

Dr. Yohuru Williams, associate vice president for academic affairs, spoke with The Huffington Post about education reform.

Posted in The Huffington Post on 8/21/14

Great expectations: Millennials, motherhood and money

Lisa Mainiero, professor of management at the Dolan School of Business, shares her research in this intriguing article: Lisa Mainiero, professor of management at Fairfield University in Connecticut and co-author of “The Opt-Out Revolt: Why People Are Leaving Companies to Create Kaleidoscope Careers,” says she’s noticed that millennials are often eager to build a more balanced life even at the very beginning of their careers. “I hear from my students that they don’t want to go work for a big financial firm in New York City,” she says. Instead, they want to build their own business or pursue a more nontraditional career path. They value balance and authenticity even as recent college graduates, she says.

Published in Yahoo! Finance; U.S. News & World Report on 8/15/14

Five stages of grief: Another minority teenager gunned down

Dr. Yohuru Williams, associate vice president for academic affairs, penned an essay about the killing of Missouri teenager Michael Brown for LA Progressive. “We should all be angry about the killing of Michael Brown and moved by love to shape a world where we do not merely claim to care about urban youth but actively work to protect them from the most pernicious dangers that haunt them daily – violence and poverty,” he wrote.

Published in LA Progressive on 8/14/14

Dolan School enlists test-prep company for CFA sessions

This story covers a new opportunity that the Dolan School of Business is offering with Fitch Learning: According to Dean Donald E. Gibson of the Dolan School, Fitch Learning’s experience in training graduate groups and interns at investment banks and as asset managers gives Fitch insight into the qualifications graduates need.

Published in Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, Danbury News Times, Fairfield County Business Journal on 8/7/14

SON faculty member Linda Roney discusses her research

Linda Roney, MSN, RN-BC, CPEN, visiting instructor at the School of Nursing, shared with viewers the alarming amount of people who text while they drive. She said it takes on average 4.6 seconds to send or receive a text, which is like driving down a football field blindfolded.

Appeared on News 12 Connecticut in August 2014

Engineering students help small farm spin ahead

A group of recent graduates of Fairfield University’s School of Engineering has developed a device to help small farms. “SpinLeaf” – an electric-powered greens spinner – was designed and built by the young engineers to help Stone Gardens Farm…

Published in Eco RI News – Environmental news for southern New England on 7/9/14

Fairfield University’s School of Nursing awards scholarship to Westport native devoted to Veterans

Fairfield University’s School of Nursing has named graduate student Michael P. O’Toole ’11, its first Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholar. O’Toole’s classroom and clinical education will focus on improving the care of Veterans, which has long been part of the mission of the School of Nursing. A Shelton, resident, he grew up in Westport…

Published in The Hour (Norwalk. CT) on 7/8/14