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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.

November 2022

October 2022

Dr. Renã Robinson to Give Prestigious Jean Dreyfus Lecture, Nov. 3

Renã Robinson, PhD, professor of chemistry at Vanderbilt University, will present, “Why Diversity in Proteomics Study Design Matters for Disease Understanding,” a College of Arts & Sciences STEM event in partnership with Bridgeport Public Schools.

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Fairfield University Board of Trustees Announces New Chair, Vice Chair and Trustees

Sheila (Kearney) Davidson ’83 is the first female Chair in the University’s history.

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Helen Oyeyemi to Speak at Inspired Writers Series Event, Oct. 27

The College of Arts and Sciences' MFA in Creative Writing Program will present the acclaimed British novelist in conversation with Fairfield professor and author Phil Klay on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 12 p.m. on

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Evelyn Tribole, the Original Intuitive Eating Pro, at the Quick Center: Nov. 10

The award-winning nutrition expert and best-selling author Evelyn Tribole will visit campus for an Open VISIONS Forum presentation made possible through the generous support of Fairfield’s Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Quick Center, Nov. 4

The authentic sounds of vibrant New Orleans music will fill Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts when the Preservation Hall Jazz Band makes a Connecticut stop during their 60th anniversary celebration.

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Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen at the Quick Center, Nov. 1

Fairfield University’s Open VISIONS Forum will welcome Frances Haugen for a lecture titled “Ethics, the Public Good, and the Challenge of Social Media.”

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Divergent Book Series Author Veronica Roth at Quick Center, Oct. 20

Roth will make only Conn. stop at Fairfield University while on tour for her latest novel, Poster Girl, released on Oct. 18.

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal to Tour Button Battery Tech Startup, Landsdowne Labs at Fairfield University, Oct. 7

Landsdowne Labs, located at Fairfield University’s School of Engineering, aims to commercialize novel battery technology designed to avert serious injury and death if button batteries are swallowed.

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Fairfield University Announces Leadership Team for Bellarmine Campus

The new team is leading the Fairfield Bellarmine initiative, which will offer a two-year associates degree and prepare students for employment or for transition to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year institution. 

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Wilton Cardinal Gregory to Present Inaugural “Faith Leaders for Racial Justice” Lecture, Oct. 13

The seventh Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., Wilton Cardinal Gregory is the first African American Cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church.

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September 2022

Fairfield University Names New $51 Million On-Campus Facility the Leo D. Mahoney Arena

Signature gift—the single largest by an alumna in the University’s history— leads the way.

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Fairfield University Announces Location of Bellarmine Campus in Partnership With Diocese of Bridgeport at Site of Former St. Ambrose School

The new associate’s degree program will serve students from the Bridgeport region, making Jesuit Catholic higher education more accessible for all.

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Local Author Tom V. Quinn ‘87 Visits Fairfield University Bookstore and Announces Release of New Book Delivering Greatness

Fairfield University Alumni Tom V. Quinn ’87 is the Executive Vice President/COO at Nuovo Pasta Productions, Ltd.

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Quick Center for the Arts Executive Director, Peter Van Heerden, makes his performance debut as he portrays ‘The Empire’ in Nehanda

Nehanda was conceived as an African opera by New York-based, Zimbabwean choreographer Nora Chipaumire

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Quick Center, Sept. 30

Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts welcomes Mariachi Herencia de México and Lupita Infante — the new ambassadors of the mariachi tradition, performing a state-of-the-art, vibrant tribute to the golden age of Mexican music.

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Ronnate Asirwatham to Discuss “Faith in Action”—Sept. 22

Presented by the Canisius Academy and co-sponsored by the Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University, Ronnate Asirwatham will deliver the fifth annual Canisius Academy Lecture.

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Fairfield University enters Best National Universities ranking for first time placing among Top 125 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report

Fairfield was the highest ranked institution among the 60 institutions moving into the Best National Universities ranking for the first time.

As Fairfield continues to excel as a values-based, student-centric, outcomes focused institution, Fairfield was recognized 29th nationally for Best Undergraduate Teaching Universities, and ranked among the top 75 private institutions in the national universities category.

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Witness the Spirit and Power of Nehanda, Sept. 23

Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts announces the premiere performance of nora chipaumire’s acclaimed new opera.

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March 2022

Fairfield University Magis Lecture In-Person with Dr. Carlota Ocampo, March 30

Carlota Ocampo, PhD, associate professor of psychology and provost at Trinity University in Washington, D.C., will give a talk “Hidden in Plain Sight: Acknowledging and Addressing the Impacts of Racist Incident Based Trauma,” on March 30, 2022 at 7 p.m. on campus in Fairfield’s Alumni House.

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Artist Frédérick Gravel in Premiere Dance Performance at Quick Center, April 7-9

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts welcomes back mesmerizing Québec dance artist Frédérick Gravel for a three-night premiere of his newest work, This Duet That We’ve Already Done (so many times).

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President and CEO Hebert Engineering & Design Company Paul Hebert Discusses 33 years of Product Development Experience

Special Discussion: A View from 33 years of Product Development Experience—The Step-by-Step Process of Bringing a Product from the Concept Stage to Manufacturing and the Marketplace. This presentation is made possible with support from Fairfield’s School of Engineering and Inventors Association of Connecticut.

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Newly Published Black Hole Research Enlightens Physics Classroom

In recently published research, Pierre Christian, PhD, assistant professor of physics, shares his groundbreaking research on black holes, part of the Event Horizon Telescope project.

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Best-Selling Author and Op-Ed Columnist David Brooks at the Quick Center, March 23

Presented by the Quick Center’s Open VISIONS Forum (OVF) lecture series, in affiliation with ­­­­­­the College of Arts & Sciences, David Brooks will discuss the challenges and decisions faced by democracy in America.

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February 2022

Fairfield University’s School of Engineering Launches MS in Biomedical Engineering

In response to the rapidly growing demand for biomedical engineers across industries – from government to private sector to non-profit – Fairfield University will launch a 30-credit Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering program in fall 2022.

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Quick Center to Host Michael Eric Dyson and John H. McWhorter, March 8

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts will host an in-person conversation on the topics of race and social justice, titled “Race, Liberty & Justice: Diverging Perspectives with Eyes on the Prize,” featuring prominent academics and public intellectuals Michael Eric Dyson, PhD, and John H. McWhorter, PhD.

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Classic Jazz on Two Pianos With Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi, Feb. 27

Fairfield University’s Quick Center will present the talented and highly successful piano duo Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi for a jazz-inspired Sunday afternoon.

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Special Discussion: The Basics of Intellectual Property and Transactions Relating

Special Discussion: The Basics of Intellectual Property and Transactions Relating is made possible with support from Fairfield’s School of Engineering and Inventors Association of Connecticut.

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Live at the Quick Center: One-Night-Only Performance of Humans 2.0 by Circa, Feb. 17

Fairfield’s Quick Center will welcome the circus back to town on Feb. 17 with a not-to-be-missed performance of acrobatic feats by the internationally acclaimed troupe, Circa.

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Kris Sealey, PhD, Wins 2022 Nicolás Cristóbal Guillén Batista Outstanding Book Award

Fairfield University philosophy professor's latest book, Creolizing the Nation (Northwestern UP, 2020), has been honored by the Caribbean Philosophical Association’s annual prize.

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January 2022

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