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New School of Computing is Established

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University is establishing a new School of Computing. The School will house two graduate programs—master’s in computer science and information technology and master’s in cybersecurity—and four undergraduate programs: computer science, information technology, game design and development, and beginning in the fall of 2017, computer engineering. “We’ve seen tremendous growth in computer science enrollment,” said Robin Cautin, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. “We’re making a strategic investment to reflect the University’s commitment to academic excellence and distinctiveness among Catholic institutions in the Northeast, particularly in regard to the STEM fields.”

Poignant Lecture Focuses on Ending Sexual Violence

September 23, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Two women, whose traumatic stories were featured in the Oscar- and Emmy-nominated documentary The Hunting Ground, were at Sacred Heart University this week to discuss sexual violence on college campuses. Andrea L. Pino and Annie E. Clark, presented the lecture “We Believe You: Centering Survivors and Creating a Community of Accountability” at SHU’s Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts. Pino and Clark are co-founders of the nonprofit End Rape on Campus and are alumnae of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Both experienced sexual violence during their college careers.

Attorney General George Jepsen Presents Talk as Part of Constitution Day

September 23, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University hosted Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen at its annual Constitution Day celebration. “I love constitutional law,” Jepsen said before the event began. He chatted and took pictures with students and Professor Gary Rose, chair of the Government, Politics and Global Studies department, outside SHU’s Schine Auditorium. “I like to speak with all students, whether fourth graders or pre-law students.”

Áille na hÁille - A Terrible Beauty

September 21, 2016

Fairfield, Conn. - The Gaelic American Club of Fairfield and the Center for Irish Cultural Studies at Sacred Heart University will host Áille na hÁille (A Terrible Beauty): A Suite in Honor of the Heroes of 1916 at the Edgerton Center for Performing Arts on Oct.29 at 8 p.m. For ticket information, call the Edgerton box office at 203-371-7908 or visit

A Moderate Recovery and Its Discontents

September 21, 2016

Fairfield, Conn. - On Thursday, September 29, at 12:30 p.m., Tanweer Akram, director of Global Policy & Economics at Thrivent Financial, will be the guest speaker as part of the Welch College of Business’ Research Seminar Series. The title of his talk is, “A Moderate Recovery and Its Discontents.” It will take place in the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts.

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