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The graduate programs of Fairfield University’s School of Nursing have been ranked among the top 20 percent in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

The Jesuit nursing school is included in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” The School of Nursing ranked number 90 based on a starting list of 503 schools nationwide, up from a previous ranking of 99. It joins respected institutions on the list that also includes Ivy League schools and schools affiliated with major medical centers such as the University of Pennsylvania (number one) and Johns Hopkins University and the University of California – San Francisco (tied at number two).

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Fairfield Bands Together with Alzheimer's Association

Dr. Alison Kris, Associate Professor of Nursing, attended the Band Together benefit event for the Alzheimer's Association CT Chapter to speak about the exciting programs and research in the School of Nursing, as well as the SafeReturn Network.

A Night for Health and Healing

Students in the MFA in Creative Writing program bravely shared their personal experiences with dementia and Alzheimer's during a night of readings at the Fairfield University Bookstore. The MFA in Creative Writing program will launch a new concentration, "Health and Healing Through Literacy" this summer.

"Add Tests & Stir: Education 'Reform' in the 21st Century"

Four well-known voices in education reform will discuss the timely, sometimes controversial subject in “Add Tests and Stir: Education ‘Reform’ in the 21st Century,” a panel discussion at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, in the Barone Campus Center Oak Room. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Fairfield’s Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions. RSVP today!


Noted Grateful Dead archivist to be keynote speaker at annual American Studies Conference

On Saturday, March 28, you can meet Nicholas Meriwether, the founding Grateful Dead archivist at UC Santa Cruz, delivers the keynote speech at Fairfield University's annual American Studies Conference. Meriwether is scheduled to speak at 4 p.m. at the University's Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Center, at the end of an afternoon of presentations by American Studies students and alumni on a wide range of topics. Faculty, staff, students and the general public are invited this free event for Meriwether's speech or for the entire afternoon.

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You Can Hear Him Now

Paul Marcarelli '92, best known as "the Verizon Guy" from the "Can You Hear Me Now?" ad campaign, came back to campus recently and shared some of his favorite Fairfield memories. Marcarelli, now a film director, producer, writer and actor, was part of "Life After Theatre Fairfield," a biennial gathering in which alumni return to the cozy confines of the PepsiCo Theatre to "tell all" about their lives after Commencement.

Fairfield University's TESOL Program Awarded National Recognition

Fairfield University's TESOL program has been awarded "national recognition" by the TESOL International Association. A nationally recognized program is one that has systematically assessed candidates' learning and met rigorous standards developed by the specialty professional association (SPA) in that discipline.The TESOL/Bilingual Education programs are housed in the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions, which received continuing accreditation status from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in April 2015.


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