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Warrian Speaks on the Challenge of Forgiveness in Northern Ireland

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Achieving a lasting and comfortable peace between peoples with differing faiths and abating the fallout from decades of violence are the key challenges in Northern Ireland according to Peter Warrian. This was the focus of his recent talk at Sacred Heart University’s Schine Auditorium.

Annual History Lecture to Feature Brandeis’ Paul Jankowski: The Battle of Verdun

February 25, 2015

Fairfield, Conn. - Sacred Heart University will host “A Paradoxical Icon of the Great War: Verdun, 1916” as its Department of History Annual Lecture on Thursday, March 19, at 5 p.m. in University Commons. Interminable, indecisive and seemingly pointless, the battle of Verdun quickly acquired its status as one of the three or four iconic battles of the Great War on the Western Front. But even before it ended, French and Germans began remembering it in ways often at odds with its realities and with one another. Any understanding of war should encompass the construction as well as the experience of battle, never confusing the two but always attentive to their rich and reciprocal ties. This talk offers a tentative attempt to do so.

Annual Nouwen Lecture Will Feature Talk on Spirituality and Art

February 25, 2015

Fairfield, Conn. - Sacred Heart University’s 2015 Henry J.M. Nouwen Lecture in Contemporary Spirituality will feature Stephanie McKenzie discussing “Spirituality and Art: Emily Carr and Van Gogh.”McKenzie is a poet, editor and professor at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. This event will take place in the Schine Auditorium on SHU’s Fairfield campus on Wednesday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. The talk is sponsored by the Office of Mission and Catholic Identity – it is free and open to the public. Please contact Funda Alp at 203-396-8241 or for further information.

SHU to Present Reimagined Rural Health Care Photo Exhibit

February 19, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University will present a new multimedia show titled “Crossroads: Rural Health Care in America” at its Art & Design Gallery in February. The show, created by SHU’s Art & Design Department, will feature an exhibition of photographs and editorial work by SHU Professor Richard Falco and the screening of a related documentary film, directed by Falco with Joe Alicastro, coordinator of news & broadcasting for SHU’s master’s in communication (MACOMM) program. The exhibit will also feature large-scale text graphics designed by SHU Professor Jonathan Walker that will surround the photography and act almost as a “second voice” to guide viewers. The exhibit will open on Wednesday, February 25, with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m.

Mission Trip to Guatemala Helps Protect Families from Tainted Water

February 12, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A contingent of Sacred Heart University students and faculty from health-care disciplines has just returned from the school’s latest excursion to Guatemala where, for the past five years, faculty members and students have been helping improve health and health education among resident families. On the most recent trip, conducted January 17-24, they were able to provide 13 families with membrane filters to help cleanse water sourced from their area’s main supply.

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