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Fairfield University is a dynamic learning community of individuals who measure their lives by how they influence the world for the better. Our faculty, staff, students, alumni and programs are featured frequently in local, regional and national media. Here are recent stories:

NBC’s Brian Williams told differing stories

A 2007 interview by a Fairfield undergraduate with then Open VISIONS Forum speaker Brian Williams, of NBC News, went viral. This Ham Channel interview was mentioned in reports by more than two dozen news organizations.

Published in The Washington Post and Daily Mail of London on 2/10/15

Mummenschanz: Troupe creating a buzz without uttering a sound

Feature about a Quick Center for the Arts event.

Published in The Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, Danbury News Times, Greenwich Time on 1/16/15


A Connecticut Post editorial gives a ‘thumbs-up’ to the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on its 25th year of bringing an array of enriching events to the region.

Published in The Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, Danbury News Times, Greenwich Time on 2/15

Quick Center celebrates 25th Anniversary with new director

This feature has an interview with Peter Van Heerden and notes the Quick Center’s value to the community.

Published in The Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, Danbury News Times, Greenwich Time on 2/4/15

Former Met Curator to Head Fairfield University Museum

Announcement about Linda Wolk-Simon being named to head the Bellarmine Museum of Art.

Published in Art Forum on 2/3/15

Featured news about Linda Wolk-Simon

Featured news about Linda Wolk-Simon being named to head the Bellarmine Museum of Art and Walsh Art Gallery.

Published in Art News, The Leading Source of Arts Coverage since 1902 on 2/4/15

Public Safety using body cameras

A TV newscast report on how Fairfield Public Safety officers are using cameras as part of a beta test.

Appeared in WFSB-TV (CBS affiliate in Hartford) on 2/7/15

UNH-Fairfield agreement for students

News 8 TV reported on Fairfield University’s new agreement to allow University of New Haven ‘four plus one’ students to finish up their degrees at Fairfield.

Posted on News 8 –WTNH (ABC television affiliate in Connecticut) in 2/11/15

Catholic leaders push immigration as pro-life issue

Article reports on a statement challenging pro-life members of the House of Representatives to view immigration reform as a pro-life issue. Rev. Jeffrey von Arx, S.J., listed as influential supporter and signee as well as Dr. Paul Lakeland and other prominent scholars at Jesuit institutions.

Published in National Catholic Reporter on 1/21/15

The Business Case for the Liberal Arts

This article, written by Dr. Donald E. Gibson, argues why liberal arts and the core are so valuable for business students and other students.

Published in AJCU’s Connections Magazine on 12/2104

Fairfield U holds autism drug discovery discussion

Dr. Lawrence W. Fitzgerald ’86, the president of a nonprofit pharmaceutical company, discusses the opportunities and challenges in drug discovery for autism spectrum disorders.

Posted in Education Matters column, Hearst Connecticut Media Group in 2/25/15

Beloved Caryatids Come Alive at Greek Consulate Exhibit in New York

An exhibit at the Greek Consulate in Manhattan features the research of Dr. Katherine Schwab, Professor of Art History. This photography display depicts modern women whose hair is styled after caryatids, the sculpted female figures used as column in Ancient Greece.

Posted in The National Herald in 2/25/15

Drug discovery for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Distinguished alumnus Dr. Lawrence W. Fitzgerald ’86 returns to Fairfield University to present “Opportunities and Challenges in Drug Discovery for Autism Spectrum Disorders.”

Published in The Fairfield Sun on 2/26/15

Using Technology to Outsource Human Memory

Dr. Linda Henkel, Professor of Psychology, describes the brain’s method of piecing memories together and how taking pictures replaces storing memories.

Published in The Atlantic on 2/25/15

5 Steps to Getting a Grip on Your Tech Life

Dr. Linda Henkel, Professor of Psychology, shares her research on human memory that shows constantly shooting photos or videos fundamentally alters the way people process and remember experiences.

Published in OutsideOnline.com, a leading global active lifestyle source on 2/23/15