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Press Releases

Find current and past press releases from the Department of Media Relations at Fairfield University. Media Relations can be reached by phone at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726 or fax at (203) 254-4221. Our mailing address is: Media Relations, Fairfield University, Bellarmine Hall, Fairfield, CT 06824.

October 2019

Jesse Jarnow Reveals Untold Story of Pete Seeger and the Weavers, October 30 at the Quick

Go backstage with the controversial 1950s folk-pop stars who used the power of music to drive social change, were blacklisted during the Red Scare, and a half-century later won a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement.

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TEDxFairfieldUniversity Coming to Quick Center, October 28

Hosted by the School of Engineering in celebration of its 25th anniversary, featured speakers will explore the theme of “Innovation and Inspiration” at TEDxFairfieldUniversity. The event is free and open to the public, and a reception in the Quick Center lobby will follow. 

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Theatre Fairfield Kicks Off 2019-20 Season with Lee Blessing Comedy, Fortinbras, October 23-27

The production will be staged in the Wien Experimental Theatre at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

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Fairfield’s Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies Launches New Masters in Healthcare Administration Program 

Developed by the Egan School with support of the Charles F. Dolan School of Business, the program provides students the knowledge and experience to pursue a wide range of healthcare-related careers.

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Fairfield’s Egan School to Screen Film and Host Panel Discussion on Medical Mistakes, To Err is Human, Nov. 7

The documentary explores the tragic outcomes of medical errors and the medical professionals working behind the scenes to create a new age of patient safety.

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Fairfield University Once Again Top Ranked in College Factual’s Annual ‘Best Colleges Ranking’

Fairfield placed in the top 10 percent of all colleges and universities included in College Factual’s national 2020 ranking, as well as in the top 25 percent of schools in New England.

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Fairfield University’s Business, Management & Marketing Program Ranked Top 5% Nationally in College Factual’s Annual ‘Best Colleges Ranking’

Ranked No. 17 out of 850 schools, the Dolan School’s business, management, and marketing programs were also ranked in the top 3 percent of schools nationally for having the highest paid graduates.

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World-renowned Jewish composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, Elana Arian, headlines 2019 ‘Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert’ on October 22

The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Aloysius P. Kelley Center Presentation Room.

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‘New Jerusalem, Down Under: The Search for a Jewish Homeland in Australia’ Lecture, Oct. 28

Adam Rovner, PhD, author and associate professor of English and Jewish literature at University of Denver, will deliver the lecture on Monday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Center at Fairfield University Dining Room.

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September 2019

Samantha Power: “The State of the World: A Global View,” Oct. 2 Lecture 

 The youngest-ever U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations comes to the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Oct. 2.

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“Sexuality and Prayer: A Catholic Understanding” Lecture at Fairfield University, October 7

Sponsored by the Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University, a lecture titled “Sexuality and Prayer: A Catholic Understanding” will be given by Rev. Thomas J. Fitzpatrick, S.J., on Monday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Multimedia Room of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library.

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“Carriers of Catholicism: Agents of a Future Church,”  Lecture at Fairfield University on October 2

Presented by The Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University, the 5 p.m. lecture, “Carriers of Catholicism: Agents of a Future Church,” is free and open to the public.

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Cirque Alfonse Makes U.S. Debut of New Show at the Quick Center, September 29

The circus comes to town with the U.S. premiere of Tabarnak by Cirque Alfonse — a mash-up of contemporary circus, rock music, and traditional folklore.

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New Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition Program Announced by Fairfield University’s Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies

The program will prepare graduates to become registered dietitian nutritionists with advanced level skills necessary to assess, manage, and promote health and well-being in the community, as well as design and implement nutrition programs through a cross-population perspective. 

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12th Annual “Irish in Film” Series at Fairfield University

The free movie series sponsored by the Irish Studies Program at Fairfield University kicks-off its twelfth season on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 with the first of four dynamic and diverse Irish films.

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Fairfield Launches New Master of Science in Management Program for Non-Business Majors

The one-year, 30-credit program has been added to Fairfield Dolan’s roster of nationally-ranked graduate degree programs, in response to growing demand from arts and science and engineering students who are seeking critical business skills.

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Fairfield’s Egan School Offers Health Care Method Acting Workshop at New Innovative Simulation Center

The three-day immersive acting program, Patients and Performance: Healthcare Method Acting will train community members in the role of standardized patients in our state of the art simulation center. 

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Fairfield Earns Top Marks in 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Universities Rankings

The University rose to #1 for Best Undergrad Teaching – Regional Universities, jumped three spots to #2 Most Innovative School, and placed #9 on the national list for Student Success-Service Learning. Fairfield was also recognized nationally for its business and engineering programs. 

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Fairfield University Unveils Plans for New State-of-the-Art Convocation Center

Projected to open in 2021, the new facility will boast a state-of-the-art broadcast and media center, luxury seating and lounge areas, and updated features that will truly make it a showpiece of Fairfield’s modern campus.

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Fairfield Once Again Ranked in WSJ/Times Higher Ed’s Annual College Ranking

Placing in the top 200 out of 801 colleges and universities included in the list, Fairfield ranked among the top 25% of schools nationwide.

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Fairfield’s Quick Center Invites Public to Engage With Master Instructors in a "Classroom Without Walls"

Fairfield University’s Open MINDS Institute offers topical seminars and participatory workshops for the general public. New this season, the Quick has partnered with the Pequot Library in Southport, Conn. and the Fairfield University College of Arts and Sciences to present an expanded range of subjects.

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Fairfield University Art Museum to Present RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE / Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections

The upcoming exhibition, RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE / Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections at the Fairfield University Art Museum (FUAM) will be on view from September 13 through December 21, 2019 in the museum’s Walsh Gallery in the Quick Center for the Arts.

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Academy Award-Winner Spike Lee at Quick Center on September 19 to Discuss Film as Platform for Social Change

Film director, producer, writer, and actor Spike Lee will speak at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts to launch the 23rdseason of the Open VISIONS Forum.

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Rabbi Danny Schiff, PhD: “Eleven Months after Pittsburgh: What Did We Learn?” Presented by Fairfield University’s Bennett Center for Judaic Studies

Fairfield University’s Bennett Center for Judaic Studies presents Rabbi Danny Schiff, PhD on September 18, who will deliver the lecture,Eleven Months after Pittsburgh: What Did We Learn?” at 7:30 p.m. in the Aloysius P. Kelley Center Presentation Room.

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August 2019

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University offers a rare opportunity to engage with artistic director Arien Wilkerson and his multidisciplinary dance troupe, Tnmot Aztro, as part of its artist-in-residence program.

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University offers a rare opportunity to engage with artistic director Arien Wilkerson and his multidisciplinary dance troupe, Tnmot Aztro, as part of its artist-in-residence program.

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Expanded National Theatre Live Programming at the Quick

There’s no need to leave the country to experience the best of British theatre; enjoy a front row experience at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts this fall.

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Fairfield Ranked in Top 20% on Forbes’ List of America’s Top Colleges in 2019 

The University improved its ranking by 10 spots, placing at No. 135 out of 650 schools included in the national list and putting Fairfield in the top 20% of colleges and universities in the United States.

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Fairfield is No. 2 Best Value College in Connecticut, Tops Other National Lists in Niche’s 2020 College Rankings

Fairfield also earned top 5 placement in several statewide rankings, including Best Colleges for Nursing (No. 1), Best Colleges for Business (No. 2), Best Colleges for Accounting and Finance (No. 2), Best College Locations (No. 3), Best College Campuses (No. 3), Top Private Universities (No. 3), Best Colleges (No. 4), Colleges with Best Student Life (No. 4), Safest College Campuses (No. 5), and Best College Dorms (No. 5).

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Fairfield Ranked Top 75 Among Private Colleges in Money’s 2019 ‘Best Colleges for Your Money’ List

The University was also ranked No. 139 of 744 schools included in the list, placing it in the top 20% nationally. 

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Fairfield University Earns High Distinctions on Princeton Review’s Best 385 Colleges List

The University was named to top 20 nationwide lists for Best Alumni Network and Best Schools for Internships

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Fairfield University’s Quick Center to Host OH WHAT A NIGHT!A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Saturday, September 7

The performance is part of the Evening for the Arts Gala, which benefits the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the educational enrichment and professional development of young artists and early career professionals, created in the memory of Orange, Conn. resident Jamie Alaine Hulley.  

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Fairfield University Partners with Wilson Language Training to Launch Online Dyslexia Interventionist Certificate

The Wilson Reading System Level I Certification is an online, one year, 10-credit certificate program that prepares candidates to teach students with dyslexia effectively.

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Fairfield University Among Nation’s Top 10 Best Catholic Colleges and Universities

Placed at No. 6 out of 131 colleges and universities included in this year’s review, Fairfield shares the top 10 distinction with schools including Notre Dame and Georgetown.

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July 2019

Fairfield University Awarded Grants from The Bank of America Charitable Foundation

The two grants, totaling $75,000 from the Bank of America Foundation, will go toward the continued support of key programs and initiatives in the Charles F. Dolan School of Business, and for programming at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

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Fairfield University Jumps Over 100 Spots, Once Again Securing a Place on the Top List of Best Value Colleges in Kiplinger's 2019 Ranking

The University was also named one of the top 50 private universities nationwide.

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Fairfield University Dolan School of Business Professor to be Honored with Outstanding Accounting Educator Award

Fairfield University Charles F. Dolan School of Business accounting professor Joan Lee, CPA, PhD, will be honored with the 2019 American Accounting Association (AAA) Outstanding Accounting Educator Award. 

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$2.64 Million Awarded to Fairfield’s Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies

The grant will support the University’s Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwifery programs, provide tuition support for students, and help the Egan School develop curriculum in the area of telehealth, including the use of digital information and technologies to access healthcare services remotely.

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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Training at Fairfield University

In collaboration with the Echo House Training Center in Shelton, Conn., Fairfield University will offer the skill-enhancing Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Course from September 7 to December 14, 2019.

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May 2019

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March 2019

Fairfield University Contributes Nearly $2 Billion to Local Economy

Total direct spending and induced spending by Fairfield University increased by nearly $1 billion, according to the recent economic impact study from the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges (CCIC).

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Leading Hitler Scholar to Discuss the Making of Demagogues, April 2 at the Quick

Fairfield University’s Open VISIONS Forum will welcome historian and author Thomas Weber to the Quick Center for a discussion titled “Becoming Hitler: Lessons of the Making of Demagogues, Past and Present.”

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Rabbi Carole Balin, PhD to Present “Female Faith Leaders in Collaboration: Rabbis, Nuns, and Ministers for (nearly) 50 Years”

The 13th Annual Lecture in Jewish and Christian Engagement is co-sponsored by the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies and the Center for Catholic Studies.

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Political Experts Talk Taxes, Tolls, and Connecticut’s Future at Fairfield University MPA Summit

Third annual public forum slated to analyze Governor Lamont’s proposed public policy solutions, April 2.

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Fairfield University Rises Again in National Rankings — Grad Programs Named Among Best in Nation by U.S. News & World Report

Fairfield’s business and nursing graduate programs see significant jumps in the annual rankings report.  

  • Fairfield’s business programs in finance, marketing, and accounting are ranked #1 in the state and Top 20 in the U.S. Fairfield’s part-time MBA program is #2 in the state and jumped into the Top 100 in the nation.
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  • Fairfield’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) jumped 10 spots into the Top 50, second only to Yale for the best in the state. The Master of Nursing program also jumped 10 spots to 64 from 74 last year, and is among the Top 3 in the state.

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Fairfield University Among Best in the Country for Master of Science in Business Analytics Program

The ranking from College Choice puts Fairfield among the Top 10 in the country, and the only school in Connecticut in the Top 10, for their 50 Best Big Data Degrees for the University’s Master of Science in Business Analytics degree.

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February 2019

January 2019

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