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As far as we know, there were no humanoids amid the full house of educators who gathered October 9 at Sacred Heart University for a discussion on “Artificial Intelligence—Applications and Implications.” Rupendra Paliwal, SHU’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, and Cenk Erdil, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, moderated the session. It featured five leading experts from the AI field: Jerry Smith, vice president of data sciences and AI strategy at Cognizant; Kathy McGroddy-Goetz, head of strategic partnerships at Medidata Solutions; Lin Zhou, master inventor and program director of Education Innovation at IBM Watson Education; Emily Reid, principal of E.E. Reid Consulting, LLC; and Hugh Seaton, CEO, Aquinas Learning, Inc.
Sacred Heart University’s School of Communication, Media & the Arts (SCMA), home to Connecticut’s only film and television master of fine arts program, is underwriting support, awards, prizes and a documentary premiere in partnership with the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) Oct. 18-21. The third annual festival will open with Wildlife, the directorial debut of actor Paul Dano (12 Years a Slave, Love & Mercy). Dano, a 2002 graduate of Wilton High School, wrote the adapted screenplay from Richard Ford’s American classic. Wildlife, starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal, is the story of a teenage boy who witnesses the decay of his parent’s marriage after their move to Montana.
State Rep. Cristin McCarthy-Vahey (D-133) tossed a ball of yarn into the crowd gathered in late September for “Faith and the Public Life: How, When and Where Do You Draw the Line Between Church and State?” Soon the yarn snaked through the group of students and local residents sitting in Sacred Heart University’s UC Auditorium. “What I do… Can you feel that?” she said, giving the yarn a gentle tug. “It’s impacting you.”