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Catholic Scholar Promotes Female Deacons During Talk

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—There are encouraging signs that women eventually may have more significant roles in their parishes, according to Catholic scholar Phyllis Zagano, who discussed the possibility at Sacred Heart University recently. Zagano is at the forefront of that potential change; she has been appointed to a papal commission set to meet in Rome later this year to address the topic.

Global Alpha Forum Spotlights Welch College of Business

October 17, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Two Sacred Heart University professors had the distinction of representing SHU at this year’s Global Alpha Forum investment conference in Stamford. Mark Ritter, executive-in-residence at SHU’s Welch College of Business (WCOB), and Lucjan Orlowski, professor of economics, each had significant roles at the forum, for which the University was a gold sponsor. The engagement served as an excellent way for SHU to highlight its doctorate of business administration and finance programs, as well as the WCOB as a whole.

Two Professors Receive Naclerio Awards for Research

October 11, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University professors Robin L. Danzak and Jessica Samuolis recently received the 2016 Naclerio Faculty Scholars Program Awards for upcoming research projects. Richard and Barbara Naclerio share a common vision with the University of cultivating academic excellence through innovative research projects. They created the award to support the efforts of up-and-coming SHU faculty leaders, bestowing two grants of $12,500 each year.

Cicero-Santalena Appointed as Director of Capital Projects

October 11, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Carmelo Cicero-Santalena of Wethersfield has been named director of capital projects for Sacred Heart University. He brings more than 15 years experience in project management to his new role. Cicero-Santalena will oversee all aspects of construction-related projects, from initial authorization through planning and programming phases to final design, construction, commissioning and building turnover. He will develop and update projects, maintain budgets during design and construction, assure consistency in design and program and adhere to project schedules.

Sacred Heart Revamps SHUSquare, Its Virtual Teaching and Learning Commons

October 11, 2016

Fairfield, Conn. - Sacred Heart University has revitalized SHUsquare, the University’s virtual teaching and learning commons, as a way to engage and connect students and faculty in meaningful academic discussions. The College of Arts and Sciences developed the first phase of SHUsquare in 2012 to link freshmen with professors and peers so they could engage in intellectual discussions on common academic topics. Professor Marie Hulme, who led this initiative in collaboration with the CAS faculty and students, won the Sloan-C Effective Practice Award in 2014.

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