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SHU’s Living Shoreline Project Selected for Funding by Federal Coastal Resilience Grant Program

FAIRFIELD, Conn.— A multi-state project, including a research team from the Biology Department at Sacred Heart University (SHU), was selected for funding to monitor, evaluate and provide recommendations for the design and placement of living shorelines or nature-based infrastructure as part of a $1 million 2017 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Resilience Grant. The grant will be awarded to the Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) and New England Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Agencies in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut with partners from the Nature Conservancy. An additional $500,000 in matching funds was provided by the partners to undertake the work.

Sacred Heart University Announces the Jack Chaves Scholarship

July 17, 2017

Fairfield, Conn. - The Chaves-Ferreira family and Sacred Heart University are pleased to announce the Jack Chaves Scholarship at the Fairfield-based University. In the announcement, Jack Chaves’ only daughter, Alice Ferreira (Trumbull, CT) and 1991 graduate of Sacred Heart, said she wanted to continue her father’s legacy of “paying it forward” by recognizing young adults who understand the value of work, taking responsibility and giving back and helping others.

Theatre Arts Program Presents First-Ever Summer Schedule

July 13, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—The Theatre Arts Program (TAP) at Sacred Heart University will have no summer lull this year. Instead, for the first time in TAP’s history, it is offering a robust summer showcase with performances, readings and workshops.

Classes Without Walls Project Unites Area Children for Learning and Fun

June 26, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Faculty at Sacred Heart University’s Isabelle Farrington College of Education brought area children together for its second annual Classes Without Walls project. Established by professors Randall Glading and Charles Britton, Classes Without Walls joined third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students from varying socioeconomic backgrounds to work and learn together.

SHU to Host CPA Tax School Sessions at Stamford Graduate Center in August

June 21, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the world’s largest association representing the accounting profession, will conduct its 2017-18 “Tax School: Tax Staff Essentials” at Sacred Heart University’s Stamford campus in August. For more information, go to

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