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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:

Fairfield University vegetable garden open house

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

Lecture honors memory of Norwalk woman

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

Excuses that actually work

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

Op-Ed: In again! Out again! A need for more equitable schools

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

Georgia Museum of Art opens two new exhibitions

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 on 9/15/14

Greenwich house, once home to escaped slave, joins Connecticut Freedom Trail

“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

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