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. 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Wall Street legend Alan C. Ace Greenberg, Chairman of the Executive Committee of The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc., sat down in the fall of 2003 with Charlie Rose for a live interview at the Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University. This interview aired Jan. 2, 2004 on CHARLIE ROSE. Ace Greenberg passed away July 25, 2014 at age 86.
Appeared on ValueWalk in July 2014
Meredith Wallace Kazer, a professor of nursing and associate dean of Fairfield University’s School of Nursing, has been appointed to a two-year term as dean of the school…
Published in Hearst Connecticut Media Group’s ‘Education Matters‘ on 6/11/14
This article involves the major conference organized by the Center for Catholic Studies – The President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch, has sent a message to the third International Receptive Ecumenism Conference underway at Fairfield University in Connecticut, U.S.A., this week: Message Of Greeting To Delegates At Fairfield Receptive Ecumenism Conference.
Appeared on Vatican Radio in June 2014
This article explores the relevance and importance of an international conference hosted by the Center for Catholic Studies – On day three of an International Receptive Ecumenism conference taking place at Fairfield University in the United States, Christian leaders, theologians and ecumenists from the six continents have been discussing how this particular model of learning from another denomination can bring new life to the often difficult dialogues between the different churches. Philippa Hitchen has been finding out what receptive ecumenism means in the Latin American context.
Appeared on Vatican Radio – Official Vatican Network in June 2014
Dr. Yohuru Williams, associate vice president for academic affairs, penned an essay about Whoopi Goldberg’s remarks on teacher tenure and its different meanings at the university and K-12 levels for LA Progressive. “Tenure does not protect bad teachers; it merely establishes their professional status,” he wrote.
Published in LA Progressive on 12/14/13
Dr. Nicholas Rinaldo, professor of English, talked with the Connecticut Post about his latest book, The Remarkable Courtship of General Tom Thumb.
Published in the Connecticut Post on 8/7/14
Dr. Toby Svoboda, assistant professor of philosophy, considers the ethics of geoengineering in response to climate change. “In assessing this and other justifications for research, we need to get clear on the values that are involved. In what sense might a geoengineered world be better than one of unabated climate change – by reducing economic damages, increasing overall human welfare, distributing harms and benefits more justly? For whom is it likely to be better – persons in developing countries, future generations, non-human animals? What counts as a genuine climate emergency? And so on.”
Posted in The Washington Geoengineering Consortium on July 23, 2014
Dr. Michael Serazio, assistant professor of communications, said that, from Matthew Brady’s photos of Civil War battlefields to the Vietnam War in U.S. living rooms via the nightly news, media accounts of war “collapse the time and space of experiencing distant events,” making war ever more immediate and accessible. “And each time a new technology emerges,” he said, “it seems to bring us closer and closer to the front.”
Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on 7/20/14