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:
A press release concerning Dr. Mousumi Bose Godbole’s research was picked up by this site that shares ‘daily news, trends and intelligence:’ Most people have a “Santa Claus moment” this time of year, when they’re knee deep into the “physical hunt” of shopping and “boasting” about nabbing that good deal, according to Mousumi Bose Godbole, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing in Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business. But what about the American consumer who has 14 pairs of black shoes and 50 fishing rods? With her dissertation, “Why Do I Have Fifty Pairs of Shoes?” Bose Godbole explored “a new shopping behavior” called acquisitive buying behavior. “I’m interested in what goes on in our heads when we are thinking of buying anything,” she said.
Published in Retail Customer Experience.com on 12/10/13
Author Trevor Crow, an alumna of the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions, will discuss her new book, Forging Healthy Connections, at the Fairfield University Bookstore on Dec. 5, 2013.
Published in Fairfield Citizen on 12/3/13
Dawn Pilotti, an instructor in art history, was named Adjunct Teacher of the Year. “Her excellent teaching evaluations evince significant student learning in her course, and her deep devotion to our students and our Jesuit mission was evident throughout her dossier,” said Mary Frances Malone, associate vice president for academic affairs.
Published in The Daily Voice on 12/2/13
Dr. Philip Eliasoph, professor of art history, commented on the upcoming auction of a large sculpture outside Bridgeport’s Discovery Museum. “The fact is, sculpture is bought and sold all the time,” he said. “The important thing here is to use this money from the auction for the museum’s mission – to teach kids about science, and not to use it to pay the light bill.”
Published in Connecticut Post on 12/2/13
Dr. Donald Greenberg, professor of politics, commented on the new mayor of Ansonia, saying the task ahead for Mayor David Cassetti is a daunting one. “He has to keep his promises, reduce taxes and he’ll win another term, otherwise the city will go back to the Democrats,” he said.
Published in Connecticut Post on 12/2/13
Dr. Donald Greenberg commented on the swearing in of new City Council members in Bridgeport. “It’s going to be real interesting to watch if this group sticks together,” he said. “Tom McCarthy (expected to be re-elected the Council president) has no real experience in dealing with controversy and the mayor is thin-skinned when bristled … These could be interesting times.”
Published in Danbury News-Times on 12/1/13
Author Trevor Crow, an alumna of the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions, will discuss her new book, Forging Healthy Connections, at the Fairfield University Bookstore on Dec. 5, 2013. “From the moment of birth to the second we die, we need relationships,” she said.
Published in BroadwayWorld.com on 12/1/13
Research by Donald E. Gibson, Ph.D., dean of the Dolan School of Business, was discussed in this article about employees who take an office by storm: “Wharton management professor Sigal Barsade has spent two decades researching the area of emotions and work dynamics. In a paper titled, “Why Does Affect Matter in organisations?” Barsade and co-author Donald Gibson of Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business note that “affect matters because people are not isolated ‘emotional islands.’ Rather, they bring all of themselves to work, including their traits, moods and emotions, and their affective experiences and expressions influence others.” (“Affect” is another word for “emotion” in organisational behaviour studies.)”
Published in Leader, a South African publication on 11/27/13
The healing power of storytelling and other creative expression was explored in a special Dec. 3 workshop at the Fairfield University Bookstore.
Published in Fairfield Citizen on 11/27/13
This national cable television station broadcast Fairfield University’s the 2013 Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Lecture, presented by the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies. Delivered by Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, his talk was entitled, “American Jews Look at a Changing Israel: Peace, Prosperity, and Religious Pluralism.”
Appeared on Shalom TV on 11/26/13
Dr. Yohuru Williams, professor of history, considers the intertwined legacies of the Kennedys and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Appeared on AllVoices on 11/26/13
This article explores the new business incubator program, FAME: The Fairfield Accelerator and Mentoring Enterprise (FAME) opened Tuesday, Oct. 29, on the second floor at 1499 Post Road, also home to the downtown Fairfield University bookstore. Kleban Properties, Fairfield University and the town’s Economic Development Department joined forces to give businesses a boost.
Published in Fairfield Sun on 11/25/13
Fairfield University’s Center for Faith and Public Life organized a major effort through the Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) to help people suffering in the Philippines in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Julie Mughal, associate director of the Center for Faith and Public Life, discusses the ‘Day of Solidarity and Fundraising’ held Friday, November 22, 2013. Efforts included an interfaith prayer service, a prayer wall, a radio show, and bake sale.
Appeared on News 12 on 11/22/13
Louisville Professor Weissbach spoke with the Ledger about American Jewish life far from the bright lights of the big city, in relation to a Bennett Center for Judaic Studies lecture he gave at Fairfield.
Published in Jewish Ledger, Connecticut Edition on 11/20/13
Dr. Donald Greenberg, a member of the Bridgeport library board and professor of politics, commented on the future of the City of Bridgeport’s downtown library and four branches. A master plan “was needed five years ago,” he said. “We have two branches that are totally inadequate for our needs – Newfield and Mill Green.”
Published in Stamford Advocate on 11/14/13