Fairfield University's 'One Day University' to feature dream team of Ivy League faculty

Fairfield University's 'One Day University' to feature dream team of Ivy League faculty

On Saturday, June 23, University College at Fairfield University will present One Day University, a daylong educational event that will feature a distinguished group of faculty from Harvard, Brown, Dartmouth and Columbia tackling hot button topics as diverse as President George W. Bush's wartime practices, the use of brain scans in court, the effect of immigrants on Americans' wallets, and the power of positive thinking.

Edna F. Wilson, dean of University College, explained that the June 23 event is the first of many One Day University programs at Fairfield. "The mission of One Day University mirrors that of University College in that we both seek to foster a love of lifelong learning. We both encourage people to rediscover the joy of learning. These events will help participants to exercise their minds and enrich their intellects."

Steven Schragis, a One Day University administrator, said the event will bring together some of the most popular and award-winning faculty members from Ivy League institutions and other top tier universities. "It's the equivalent of The Rolling Stones of professors coming to your town. They will speak at Fairfield on the course subjects that have made them a big hit on their respective campuses."

One Day University, a New York-based educational company, partners with universities throughout the country to present these events, which allow for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy stimulating discussion on important topics. Participants learn the latest thinking in psychology, economics, the law and political science, among many other subjects.

The schedule is as follows:

Classes take place at the Quick Center for the Arts on the Fairfield campus, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The cost is $219 and lunch is provided. To register, please visit www.onedayu.com.

Posted On: 05-24-2007 10:05 AM

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