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:
“An Archaeologist’s Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab,” currently on display at the Georgia Museum of Art through Sunday, Dec. 7, seeks to examine what has been preserved and what has been lost within the mythological narratives decorating the Parthenon.
Published in Flagpole on 10/1/14
Discussing the current state of ISIS in Iraq and Siria, a reporter for The Jordan Times wrote “Joy Gordon, a political philosophy professor at Fairfield University in Connecticut and author of the 2010 book Invisible War: The United States and the Iraq Sanctions, estimates that two-thirds of Iraqis ‘were dependent primarily or entirely’ on food subsidies between 1990 and 2003.”
Published in The Jordan Times, The Times of India, Reuters, The Huffington Post, and many other publications on 10/1/14
A story on LinkedIn now ranking colleges – The Charles F. Dolan School of Business was named among the best for accounting professionals: “There are some surprises in the rankings, however, with lesser-known institutions placing well. For example, Fairfield University and Bentley University were among the top 25 in accounting…”
Published in Inside Higher Ed on 10/02/14
An important paper/research by Jenna LoGiudice, MSN, CNM, RN ’06, assistant professor of nursing: “The aim of this meta-synthesis was to glean an understanding of healthcare providers’ experience with prenatal screening for intimate partner violence.”
Published in Applied Nursing Research in 2014
Jenna LoGiudice, MSN, CNM, RN ’06, assistant professor of nursing, shared her expertise in this article: If the contractions are higher, a rebozo can create pressure in a different spot, said Jenna LoGiudice, a certified nurse midwife and assistant professor at Fairfield University’s School of Nursing. “That counter pressure helps to balance some of the labor discomfort,” she said.
Appeared on Fox News on 6/22/14
Fairfield University’s campus community garden is ready for harvest so an open house is planed for 4 p.m. Monday, just west of the Charles F. Dolan School of Business, near the Round Hill Road gate and the PepsiCo Theater. The event will feature a cooking demonstration by campus chefs using the bounty from the garden. On the menu? Rainbow Chard Ratatouille with zucchini, squash, garlic, thyme, parsley, chives & pea shoots. Also, pickled baby carrot & cabbage kimchi with gochujang & Thai basil.
Published on Connecticut Post’s ‘Education Matters’ column on 9/13/14
Fairfield University welcomes scholar Natalia Imperatori-Lee, Ph.D., at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Dolan School of Business Dining Room to speak to students and the community about how Hispanic Americans are impacting many facets of the Church. The 14th Annual Anne Drummey O’Callaghan Lecture on Women in the Church – will honor the memory of O’Callaghan, a Norwalk woman who dedicated herself to religious education and was very active in the Diocese of Bridgeport…
Published in The Norwalk Hour on 9/16/14
The work of Donald E. Gibson, Ph.D., dean of the Dolan School of Business, is included in this intriguing article that explores how to make legitimate excuses at work without sounding irresponsible. It is reprinted from The Wall Street Journal: “Managers and colleagues can discourage lame excuses by stressing problem-solving over dodging blame, according to a 2012 study led by Donald Gibson, a professor of management at Fairfield University in Connecticut. Gibson’s research shows colleagues are often more forgiving when they believe mistakes were caused by external factors or were otherwise beyond a co-worker’s control…”
Published in The Australian (New South Wales, Australia); The Wall Street Journal on 09/29/14
Dr. Bryan Ripley Crandall tackles some of the crucial issues in education in an op-ed published by the CT Mirror: “Since beginning a teaching career in 1995, I’ve found myself revisiting three questions: ‘Why poverty? Why educational inequities? Why tremendous imparity?'”
Published in CT Mirror on 9/25/2014
As an traveling exhibition of drawings by Dr. Katherine Schwab, professor of art history, moved to the Georgia Museum of Art, the museum’s guest curator called the works “an epiphany.” “These drawings bring us intimately close to the sculptures and allow us to see anew the dramatic narrative immediacy that defined much of the best Greek art of the High Classical period.”
Published in Artdaily.org on 9/15/14
“One of the things that Connecticut at that time did is it provided for jury trials for escaped slaves,” said Dr. Yohuru Williams, a history professor and associate vice president of academic affairs at Fairfield University. “That would’ve made it possible for slaves to present evidence to demonstrate their liberty and to testify against their captors, which would’ve put slave catchers in great jeopardy. Slave catchers didn’t want to run risk of being arrested or even incarcerated.”
Published in the Stamford Advocate on 9/13/14
Lies my corporate ed reformers told me: The truth about teacher tenure and the Civil Rights Movement
“At the end of the day, what made teachers so critical to the Civil Rights Movement is partly what makes many of them dangerous to the agenda of the so-called education reformers today,” Dr. Yohuru Williams, associate vice president for academic affairs, wrote.
Published in The Huffington Post on 9/12/14
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
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