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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.

September 2023

Inspired Writers Series Presents an Exciting Lineup of Acclaimed Authors for 2023-2024 Events

Virtual, literary events curated by renowned author and professor Phil Klay is presented with Fairfield’s MFA in Creative Writing Program through the Quick Center for the Arts.

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Fairfield University's Core Writing Program Earns Prestigious WAC Program Award

This international honor was bestowed by the Association for Writing Across the Curriculum, an organization that sets the standards for best practices in WAC and WID programs.

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Ribbon Cutting Marks Official Opening of Fairfield Bellarmine Campus

The Fairfield University community celebrated the opening of its new Bellarmine Campus with representatives from the Diocese of Bridgeport, community leaders, state representatives, philanthropic partners, faculty, staff, and members of the inaugural Fairfield Bellarmine Class of 2025.

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Fairfield Ranked No. 28 Nationally for Best Undergraduate Teaching by U.S. News & World Report, and Top 75 Among Private Institutions; Coming in at 61st and Top 125 Overall

Fairfield is distinguished among the Top 125 Best National Universities. The Charles F. Dolan School of Business jumped 46 spots to No. 118 for Best Undergraduate Business Programs, and was ranked No. 16 for Business Analytics, No. 17 for Marketing, No. 17 for Finance, No. 28 for Accounting.

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Fairfield Ranks No. 124 on Wall Street Journal's 2024 Best Colleges in U.S. List — Jumping 66 Spots

The 2024 Best Colleges in the U.S. ranking by WSJ/College Pulse also rated Fairfield in the top 12% at No. 48 out of 400 colleges for Salary Impact.

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Fairfield University Welcomes Dr. Kristina Ruiz-Mesa as Graduate Director of the Communication Department

In her new role, Dr. Ruiz-Mesa will play a pivotal part in shaping the future of the Communication graduate program at Fairfield.

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May 2023

Jack Martorano ’23 Presents Augmented Reality Research at UPenn

At the competitive REEESNe Conference this year, Fairfield senior Martorano presented his paper on social media in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.

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Missoula Children’s Theatre and Summer Camp Intensives at the Quick

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is home to exciting visual and performing arts summer classes and camps that encourage children to explore the arts and discover their passion.

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Fairfield University’s Cinefest Lauds Creative Achievements

The annual film, television, and media arts flagship event drew more than 500 people; undergraduate students were offered jobs on the spot.

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Fairfield Students Inducted Into National Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

The Zeta of Connecticut chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, recently inducted the 2023 cohort of Fairfield juniors and seniors.

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Fairfield Faculty Members Earn Prestigious Fulbrights

Brian Walker, PhD, professor of biology and Tanika Eaves Simpson, PhD, MSW, assistant professor of social work, are both recipients of 2023-24 Fulbright Global Scholars grants.

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In Their Element(s): Women Artists Across Media, Exhibition Now Open

This is the first exhibition in the Fairfield University Art Museum’s history to have been fully developed and curated by an undergraduate student.

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Fairfield University to Celebrate 73rd Commencement, May 20 & 21

Fairfield University’s 73rd Commencement ceremonies will take place on Saturday, May 20 for graduate students, and Sunday, May 21 for undergraduate students.

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April 2023

March 2023

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour Comes to the Quick, April 16

The incredible musicians touring in celebration of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s 65th year include Grammy Award-winners Kurt Elling and Christian Sands.

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Emily Coates and Emmanuèle Phuon in two-night, hybrid performance of We, April 13 & 14

We is a moving performance focused on the human experience and our relationship to the natural world, presented by the Quick Center in an evening under the stars featuring acclaimed international choreographers and dancers.

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Theatre Fairfield’s Final Show of the 2022-23 Season

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl will run from April 19-23.

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Celebration for Dr. Mary Ann Carolan’s Award-Winning Book, March 27

Orienting Italy: China through the Lens of Italian Filmmakers won the 2022 Book Award for Performance and Visual Culture presented by the American Association of Teachers of Italian.

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Quick Center to Welcome Human Rights Activist Rev. Nontombi Naomi Tutu on April 3

The 25th Annual Jacoby-Lunin Humanitarian Lecture and Open VISIONS Forum with Reverend Nontombi Naomi Tutu is presented in affiliation with the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies.

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Black Abolitionists in Ireland Lecture, March 21

Join guest speaker Dr. Christine Kinealy for her lecture, entitled "Welcome to the Stranger: Black Abolitionists in Ireland, c. 1790 to 1860," in the Kelley Center at 5 p.m.

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Off-Campus “History Bites” Lecture, March 23

Join Elizabeth Hohl, PhD, for an in-person discussion presented in conjunction with the exhibition Women’s Rights are Human Rights.

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This Year’s One Book One Town Author to Speak at Fairfield University’s Quick Center, March 28

Local Author Ivan Maisel reflects on the loss of his son to suicide.

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“Irish in Film” Series Begins In March

A celebration of Irish heritage and creativity on the silver screen, each of the showings will take place in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library’s Multimedia Room.

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Fairfield University Art Museum Extends Exhibition of Women's Rights Are Human Rights:
International Posters on Gender-Based Inequality, Violence and Discrimination

Now extended through July 1, 2023! Popular exhibition featuring international posters on issues around Women’s Rights.

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February 2023

January 2023

Fairfield’s University’s VP, Finance and Chief Financial Officer Michael Trafecante, Among Connecticut’s Top 25 CFOs for 2023

Finance and Investing is celebrating the accomplishments of Top 25 chief financial officers across the state, representing a diverse group of industries and organizations.

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Fairfield Names Don C. Sawyer III, PhD, Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

In this new role, Sawyer will lead ongoing efforts to foster institutional inclusion and belonging, and establish collaborations with other colleges and universities, as well as local, state, national, and global communities.

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Fairfield’s Core Writing Program Garners Top Recognition

The College of Arts and Sciences’ Core Writing program has been honored with a CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence.

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Fairfield’s Open VISIONS Forum to Welcome Bret Stephens, Jan. 26

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and journalist Bret Stephens will present a lecture titled “Negotiating for the Center — at Times Beyond the Fringe.”

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“Liberal Education: Why, How, and for Whom” Lecture, Feb. 2

The College of Arts and Sciences presents Roosevelt Montás, PhD, of Columbia University, who will speak on the history, meaning, and future of liberal education.

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Vertigo Dance Returns to the Quick Center, Jan. 18

Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts welcomes the return of acclaimed Israeli-based dance company, Vertigo.

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