Category: Education

Quinnipiac University economics professor available to discuss record rise in unemployment claims

Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus.

State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) read The Butter Battle Book to students at Montowese School to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss as part of National Read Across America Day.

Rep. Yaccarino Honors Seuss During Read Across America Day

Sponsored by the National Education Association, the annual event is meant to foster a love of reading in children.

Tania Grgurich, clinical associate professor of diagnostic imaging at Quinnipiac University, second from the left, works with students to learn more about human skeletal remains that were found recently during a home renovation project in Ridgefield. The remains, which were examined at Quinnipiac University in January, are believed to be from a Revolutionary War soldier. Photo by John Hassett/Quinnipiac University.

Connecticut archaeologist to provide update on analysis of possible Revolutionary War skeletons March 2 at Quinnipiac University

Bellantoni will discuss the history of the battle, the excavation process and the results of the early stages of the X-ray analysis of the bones, which were first discovered last December during a home renovation project in Ridgefield.

Quinnipiac University’s Frank H. Netter School of Medicine to host its annual Rare Disease Day symposium on Feb. 28

Rare Disease Day is a global event that serves to raise awareness of over 7,000 identified rare diseases.

James Greiner, professor of public law and faculty director of the Access to Justice Lab at Harvard Law School, and Dalié Jiménez, professor of law at the University of California Irvine School of Law. Contributed photos.

Two experts to discuss the legal issues facing low and moderate-income individuals Feb. 28 at Quinnipiac University School of Law

The program, hosted by the Center on Dispute Resolution, is free and open to the public.

New York Law School Professor Nadine Strossen. Photo courtesy of New York Law School.

Former ACLU president to discuss new book about resisting ‘hate speech’ with free speech on Feb. 18

Strossen will talk with Jennifer Gerarda Brown, interim executive vice president and provost at Quinnipiac, about the implications of “hate speech” censorship and how social justice advocates maintain that the best way to resist hate and promote equality is through vigorous “counterspeech” and activism.

Quinnipiac University to host two information sessions for prospective graduate students on Feb. 29

Both sessions will include an overview of graduate admissions and financial aid. Students also will have an opportunity to participate in breakout sessions with the program directors.

Dr. Dan Bausch, director of the United Kingdom Public Health Rapid Support Team.

Director of the United Kingdom’s Public Health Rapid Support Team to discuss global outbreak response Jan. 24 at Quinnipiac University

Bausch is trained in internal medicine, infectious diseases, tropical medicine and public health.

Quinnipiac University’s School of Law will host a series of events to raise awareness about human trafficking.

Quinnipiac University School of Law to host, ‘Human Traffic Awareness Week: Deconstructing the Myths,’ Jan 28-30

January is recognized as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

Quinnipiac University will host a workshop with Okhee Lee on Saturday, Dec. 7. Lee is a professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at New York University. Her research areas include science education, language and culture, and teacher education. (Photo courtesy of NYU).

Quinnipiac University’s Science Teaching and Learning Center will host Prof. Okhee Lee on Dec. 7

Lee is a professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at New York University. Her research areas include science education, language and culture, and teacher education.

Sasha Turner, of North Haven, associate professor of history at Quinnipiac University, was a guest speaker at a two-day symposium titled, “Capitalism and Slavery – 75 Years Later,” on Nov. 14 and 15 at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. Autumn Driscoll/Quinnipiac University.

Quinnipiac University Prof. Sasha Turner guest speaker at symposium, ‘Capitalism and Slavery – 75 Years Later,’ in Trinidad and Tobago

Williams was one of the early founders of CARICOM, an organization made up of 20 Caribbean nations to promote economic and political integration and cooperation among members.

Quinnipiac University student Jake Flanagan rakes leaves at Animal Haven in North Haven on Nov. 9 as part of a Greek Day of Community Service. (Richard Petrosino/Quinnipiac University).

Quinnipiac University students participated in a Greek Day of Community Service

In North Haven, the students helped out at the Girl Scouts, Animal Haven Inc. and Pet Smart.