Spring 2014 Events

The following events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. The calendar will be updated as additional events are announced.

JANUARY


11 - Saturday
Information Session for nurse anesthesia program
The University will host an information session for prospective students interested in the proposed nurse anesthesia program. The program director and assistant director will be available to review the program and answer questions.
1:30 p.m., Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, North Haven Campus

29 - Wednesday
Online information session for MBA program
The University will host an online information session for prospective students interested in the master's of business administration program. The MBA program director and a representative from graduate admissions will be available to give an overview of the program, curriculum, and admissions process, and answer questions.
1 p.m., Online

30 - Thursday
Lecture about the Orphan Train Riders
Writer and photographer Tom Riley will discuss the Orphan Train Riders, a group of an estimated 273,000 children who were transported from New York City to live with families in rural America between 1854 and 1929. Please note that registration for this event is now full. 
5:30 p.m., Ireland's Great Hunger Museum, 3011 Whitney Ave., Hamden

31 - Friday

Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop lecture
Sean F. Nolon of Vermont Law School will present, "Land Use Negotiation Post-Koontz: How the Supreme Court Invaded Local Government." The lecture is part of The Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop series, which features nationally recognized scholars and practitioners. 
Noon, Faculty Commons, School of Law Center, Mount Carmel Campus


FEBRUARY

1 - Saturday
Al Jazeera America panel discussion
Quinnipiac student media and the Connecticut Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will host a panel discussion on America's newest cable news network, Al Jazeera America. Three network employees, two of whom are Quinnipiac alumni, will offer insight into the network's operations.
10 a.m. - noon, Carl Hansen Student Center, Room 120, Mount Carmel Campus

11 - Tuesday
Information Session for graduate nursing programs
The graduate nursing program director and a member from the graduate admissions office will be available to review the programs available and answer any questions. Pre-registration is requested.
5 p.m., Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, North Haven Campus

11 - Tuesday
Color of Justice public forum
This forum will explore why youth of color are being funneled into the Juvenile Justice System at alarming rates when studies show that all children commit equivalent crimes. The event is co-sponsored by the ACLU-QU, Black Law Students Association, Family & Juvenile Law Society, Latino Law Students Association, International Human Rights Law Society, Public Interest Law Project, Student Expulsion Advocacy Project and Criminal Law Society.
7 p.m., Grand Courtroom, School of Law Center, Mount Carmel Campus

12 - Wednesday
Information Session for graduate social work program
The MSW program director and a member from the graduate admissions office will be available to discuss the program and answer questions.
4 p.m., Rocky Top Student Center, Room 303, York Hill Campus

17 - Monday
"What Does it Mean to be an Entrepreneur? Why Risk-Taking and the Law Work Side-By-Side" lecture
Sean O'Hare, owner of Right Strategies, a merger and acquisitions firm, will explore how entrepreneurship and the law regularly intersect in attempting to create a healthy capitalist environment. He will discuss how the law either inhibits or encourages responsible risk-taking on the part of job creators. 
4 p.m., Room 305, School of Law Center, Mount Carmel Campus

18 - Tuesday
Lecture, "The Origin of the AIDS Virus: Rantings, Conspiracy and Theory"
Norbert Herzog, professor of medical sciences in the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, and and David Niesel '75, chair of the microbiology and immunology department at the University of Texas Medical Branch, will discuss "The Origin of the AIDS Virus: Rantings, Conspiracy and Theory" as part of the Campus Cross Talk series. Both produce the syndicated radio show, "Medical Discovery News."
4 p.m., Auditorium, Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, North Haven Campus

19 - Wednesday

NPR's Michele Norris to discuss race in America
National Public Radio host Michele Norris will present the lecture, "Eavesdropping on America's Conversation on Race." Norris, an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience, hosts NPR's newsmagazine All Things Considered, public radio's longest-running national program, with Robert Siegel and Melissa Block.
7:30 p.m., Burt Kahn Court, Mount Carmel Campus

23 - Sunday
NEURON conference
Adult neuron growth and its impact on psychiatric disorders will be the focus of Amelia Eisch's keynote address at the 25th annual Northeast Under/graduate Research Organization for Neuroscience (NEURON) Conference. This year's conference program includes the keynote address, poster sessions, workshops and tours of the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. It will conclude with an awards ceremony. For the general public, the keynote address is free. Registration for those wishing to attend the entire conference is $16 for adults and $7 for high school students.
10 a.m., Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, North Haven Campus

28 - Friday
Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop lecture
Paul F. Kirgis of St. John's University School of Law will present, "Bargaining with Consequences: Leverage and Coercion in Negotiation." The lecture is part of The Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop series, which features nationally recognized scholars and practitioners. 
Noon, Faculty Commons, School of Law Center, Mount Carmel Campus


MARCH


1 - Saturday
Symposium on guns laws and public health
A diverse group of mental health professionals, medical providers, legal experts and activists will come together for the symposium, "Gun Laws, Public Health, and the Prevalence of Gun Violence: A Critical Look at an Important Balance."
9 a.m., Auditorium, Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

1 - Saturday
2014 New Play Festival
Each year Quinnipiac students participate in a series of workshops that culminate in a professionally produced New Play Festival at the Abingdon Theatre in New York City. The plays are entirely student written and student directed under the guidance of the Abingdon Theatre professionals. 
2 p.m. and 7 p.m. performances, Abingdon Theatre, 312 W. 36th St. New York, N.Y.

3 - Monday
"The Antecendents of Entrepreneurial Activity: An International and Cross-Cultural Perspective" lecture
Robert Engle, professor of international business, will highlight his research, including a theoretical international model he and his research colleagues developed and tested which attempts to explain entrepreneurial activity by individuals residing and doing business in a range of foreign countries. 
2 p.m., Carl Hansen Student Center, Room 225, Mount Carmel Campus

5 - Wednesday
Jason Koo "Yawp!" series poetry reading
Jason Koo, assistant professor of English, will read excerpts from his new poetry collection, "American's Favorite Poem." The event is part of the creative writing program's "Yawp!" series, an open dialogue on creativity and the arts.
3 p.m., Carl Hansen Student Center, Room 119, Mount Carmel Campus

11-15 - Tuesday-Saturday
Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair
Quinnipiac will host Connecticut's largest science and engineering competition for middle- and high-school students. Participants will compete for $173,000 in prizes and several trips to represent the state at international competitions. 
Burt Kahn Court, Mount Carmel Campus

18 - Tuesday
Wally Lamb "Yawp!" series reading

Renowned author Wally Lamb will visit Quinnipiac to read excerpts from his new novel, "We Are Water." The event is part of the creative writing program's "Yawp!" series, an open dialogue on creativity and the arts. 
2 p.m., Carl Hansen Student Center, Room 225, Mount Carmel Campus

18 - Tuesday
"Reform to Transform" forum
Shannon Brownlee, author of the groundbreaking book "Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer," will be the keynote speaker at this Universal Health Care Foundation forum.
6:30 p.m., Auditorium, Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, North Haven Campus

19 - Wednesday
"Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights" lecture
Kenji Yoshino, the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University School of Law, will discuss his book, "Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights." A book signing will follow Yoshino's lecture. 
7 p.m., Grand Courtroom of the School of Law, Mount Carmel Campus

20 - Thursday
"Does Psychology Get a Bad Rap? Why Many People View the Study of Human Nature as Unscientific" lecture
Scott O. Lilienfeld, distinguished psychologist from Emory University, will discuss the sources of skepticism of psychology and recommend how to enhance public perception of psychology as a scientific discipline.
6 p.m., Grand Courtroom of the School of Law, Mount Carmel Campus

22 - Saturday
Information Session for physician assistant program
Faculty members will be present to answer questions. Staff members from graduate admissions and financial aid will also be available.
9 a.m., Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, North Haven Campus

22 - Saturday
Graduate information session
The University will host an information session for prospective students interested in graduate programs in the School of Education, School of Health Sciences (excluding the physician assistant program), School of Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences.
10:30 a.m., Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, North Haven Campus

24 - Monday
Lecture, "The Body Myth: Part 1" and book signing
Margo Maine, clinical psychologist and author, discusses the obsessions people have with food and their bodies. A book signing follows. This event is part of the Campus Cross Talk series. 
4 p.m., Auditorium, Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, North Haven Campus 

25 - Tuesday
"Measurement Matters (a lot); But How Do You Do It?" lecture
Mark Weiner, chief executive officer of PRIME Research, one of the world's largest public relations research consultancies, will share proven techniques to assess one's environment, determine which objectives matter most and least, and establish a framework for success. 
6:30 p.m., Carl Hansen Student Center, Room 225, Mount Carmel Campus

27 - Thursday
The Kerry Boys performance
The Kerry Boys will perform Irish ballads and Celtic style originals. Pierce Campbell and Paul Neri have been performing together for nearly 25 years, dazzling fans of all ages from Maine to New York. For tickets, which are $15 each, please visit www.ighm.org or call 203-582-6500.
5:30 p.m., Ireland's Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, 3011 Whitney Ave., Hamden

29-30 - Saturday-Sunday
Undergraduate Admissions Admitted Student Days
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions invites admitted students and their families to visit campus. Admitted students will have the chance to meet the deans and faculty from their major, ask questions in a casual format about residential life, campus life, public safety, the Learning Commons, campus technology, religious diversity, student clubs and organizations, financial aid, multicultural and global education, Greek life, service groups and more. 
9 a.m., Recreation Center, Mount Carmel Campus

31 - Monday
"Using the Fruit Fly, Drosophila, as a Model Organism to Study Neurodegeneration" lecture
Lani Keller, assistant professor of biology, will include how Drosophila is used as a model organism to study the progressive loss of neurological functions as well as the ongoing research being conducted at Keller Lab. 
1 p.m., Carl Hansen Student Center, Room 225, Mount Carmel Campus

31 - Monday
"U.S.-Iran Relations: Ideology, Interest, and the Changing Political Landscape in the Middle East" lecture
Mahmood Monshipouri, professor of international relations at San Francisco State University, will discuss relations between the United States and Iran during a lecture hosted by the departments of international business, and philosophy and political science and the Albert Schweitzer Institute.
5 p.m., Mancheski Executive Seminar Room in the Lender School of Business Center, Mount Carmel Campus


APRIL


1 - 30 - Weekdays
'Beauty & Wonder of Nature' exhibit
The exhibit features pieces submitted by Quinnipiac faculty, staff and students and is dedicated to the beauty and wonder of animals and the environment. Appointments are required to view the free exhibit and can be made by calling 203-582-3144.
Albert Schweitzer Institute, 660 New Road
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2 - Wednesday
Lecture, "The Body Myth: Part 2"
Margo Maine, clinical psychologist and author, will discuss the journey from body wars to body peace. This event is part of the Campus Cross Talk series.
4 p.m., Carl Hansen Student Center, Room 119, Mount Carmel Campus

2 - Wednesday
Information session for accelerated nursing program
The accelerated BSN track is designed for individuals with a bachelor's degree in another discipline interested in pursuing nursing as a second bachelor's degree.
5 p.m., Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Room 280, North Haven Campus

3 - Thursday
"Social Media: Key Issues for Companies & Their Employees" panel discussion
Moderated by Dan Weingrod, a digital and social media strategist with more than 15 years of experience, the panel, which is part of Quinnipiac's Social Media Breakfast series, will feature Ron Mason, vice president for human resources, Brian Murray, director of talent and culture at Likeable Media, a global social media and word-of-mouth marketing agency, and Chuck Stohler, the lead partner in Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey's Labor and Employment practice. 
7:30-9:30 a.m., Auditorium, Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, North Haven Campus

3 - Thursday
Lecture on USS Jamestown's 1847 voyage to Cork, Ireland*
Catherine B. Shannon, professor emerita of history at Westfield State University, will present the lecture "It is Not an Everyday Matter to See a Nation Starving: Captain Robert Bennet Forbes and the 1847 Voyage of the USS Jamestown to Cork, Ireland."
*Please note that registration for this event is full. 
5:30 p.m., Ireland's Great Hunger Museum, 3011 Whitney Ave., Hamden

4 - Friday
Roger Reeves "Yawp!" series poetry reading
Reeves' poems have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review and Tin House. His poem, "Kletic of Walk Whitman," was selected for the Best New Poets 2009 anthology. The event is part of the creative writing program's "Yawp!" series, an open dialogue on creativity and the arts. 
3 p.m., Carl Hansen Student Center, Room 119, Mount Carmel Campus

8 - Tuesday
Lecture on "The 5 Keys to Optimum Health"
Dr. Holly Atkinson will present the lecture, "The 5 Keys to Optimum Health." Atkinson is is the senior on-air medical correspondent and chief medical editor of HealthiNation, the leading digital consumer health video network. Atkinson is also assistant professor of medicine and co-director of the Advancing Idealism in Medicine Program at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and adjunct professor of Public Health at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
1 p.m., Auditorium, Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, North Haven Campus

9 - Wednesday
Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop lecture
Michelle Mello of the Harvard School of Public Health will present, "Hospitals' Responses to Medical Errors: the Role of ADR." The lecture is part of The Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop series, which features nationally recognized scholars and practitioners.
Noon, Faculty Commons, School of Law Center, Mount Carmel Campus

10-13 - Thursday-Sunday
Production of "Much Ado About Nothing"
Theater for Community will stage a production of "Much Ado About Nothing," directed by Tom Schwans. For more information or to reserve tickets, please email kevin.daly@quinnipiac.edu.
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 4 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Clarice L. Buckman Theater, Mount Carmel Campus

16 - Wednesday
Performance by comedian Chris Doucette
Comedian Chris Doucette, who has written jokes for Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch, will perform at Quinnipiac as part of the University's events for the Day of Silence, a national campaign to stop bullying based on sexual orientation or gender.
7 p.m., Clarice L. Buckman Theater, Mount Carmel Campus

23 - Wednesday

School of Medicine information session
Visitors will have a chance to hear from faculty and staff about the curriculum, clinical opportunities, admissions, student affairs and financial aid.
5-7 p.m., Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, North Haven Campus

23 - Wednesday
Georgetown Medical Center's James Giordano to discuss neurobioethics
James Giordano, scholar-in-residence and chief of the neuroethics studies program at Georgetown University Medical Center, will present the lecture, "Neurobioethics: Toward a Neurocentric Grounding of Reverence for Life."
3 p.m., Carl Hansen Student Center, Room 117-119, Mount Carmel Campus

25 - Friday
Kaye McDonough "Yawp!" series poetry reading
Kaye McDonough, an adjunct professor of English, will read excerpts from her poetry collection, "Pagan." The event is part of the creative writing program's "Yawp!" series, an open dialogue on creativity and the arts. 
2 p.m., Carl Hansen Student Center, Room 119, Mount Carmel Campus
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25 - Friday
"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" play
The musical comedy focuses on six children and their efforts to win the county-wide spelling bee and is being produced by Fourth Wall Theater, a Quinnipiac student theater group. Additional show times are at 2 and 8 p.m. on April 26 and 2 p.m. on April 27. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 and will also be available for $8 at the Carl Hansen Student Center on the Mount Carmel Campus during the week leading up to the performance. 
7 p.m., Clarice L. Buckman Theater, Mount Carmel Campus
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26 - Saturday
Second annual "Walk & Roll" fundraiser
The second annual "Walk & Roll," a walk to benefit the Connecticut Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will take place on Quinnipiac's North Haven Campus. Admission is $15 for those who register in advance and $20 on the day of the event. 
10 a.m., North Haven Campus, 370 Bassett Road
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30 - Wednesday
Information session for graduate journalism programs
Graduate admissions will host an information session for prospective students interested in the master of science programs in journalism and sports journalism. 
2 p.m., Carl Hansen Student Center, Room 225, Mount Carmel Campus
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MAY


1 - Thursday
Author Tom Phelan to lecture
Author Tom Phelan will present the lecture, "Forgotten Heroes: Ireland's World War I Soldiers," and sign copies of his latest book, "The Canal Bridge."
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please visit www.ighm.org or call 203-582-6500.
5:30 p.m., Ireland's Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, 3011 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Conn.
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7 - Wednesday
"The Concussion Conference Connecticut: Return to School then Return to Play"
The conference will provide basic and advanced concussion management training for pediatricians, athletic trainers, parents and school staff, including nurses, psychologists, guidance counselors, special education and 504 coordinators, on how to best help children return to school and continue to heal after concussions. To register, please visit www.TheConcussionConference.com.
8 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, North Haven Campus
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10 - Saturday
Commencement for Graduate Programs
The University will hold the Graduate Programs Commencement ceremony for the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business, School of Communications, and School of Education.
10 a.m., TD Bank Sports Center, York Hill Campus
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10 - Saturday
Commencement for Graduate Programs
The University will hold the Graduate Programs Commencement ceremony for the School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing.
3 p.m., TD Bank Sports Center, York Hill Campus
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11 - Sunday
School of Law Commencement
The University will hold the School of Law Commencement ceremony.
10 a.m., University Quadrangle, Mount Carmel Campus
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12 - Monday
Undergraduate Admissions Open House
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions welcomes prospective students and their families to spend a few hours on campus getting acquainted with Quinnipiac. Registration is requested.
9 a.m., Mount Carmel Campus
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18 - Sunday
Undergraduate Commencement
The University will hold the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony for the School of Business and School of Communications.
9:30 a.m., University Quadrangle, Mount Carmel Campus
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18 - Sunday
Undergraduate Commencement
The University will hold the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony for the School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing.
2 p.m., University Quadrangle, Mount Carmel Campus
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18 - Sunday
Undergraduate Commencement
The University will hold the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony for the College of Arts and Sciences
6 p.m., University Quadrangle, Mount Carmel Campus
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29-30 - Thursday-Friday
Human Trafficking Conference
The School of Nursing will co-host the conference, "Stolen Lives: An Interprofessional Response to Human Trafficking." Registration fees are $150 for the general public and $50 for students. Online registration is required to attend.
Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, North Haven Campus
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JUNE

14 - Saturday
School of Medicine information session
Visitors will have a chance to hear from faculty and staff about the curriculum, clinical opportunities, admissions, student affairs and financial aid. Pre-registration is requested.
10 a.m. - 12 noon, Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, North Haven Campus
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18-21 - Wednesday-Saturday
Ulster-American Heritage Symposium
The University will host the Ulster-American Heritage Symposium, "Hunger, Poverty and Migration: A Transatlantic Perspective." The purpose is to encourage scholarly study and promote public awareness of the shared history and culture of Ulster and North America, including what is commonly called the Scotch-Irish or Ulster-Scots heritage. Paid registration is required. The cost is $200 for the conference only or $230 for the conference plus a trip to New York City. 
York Hill Campus
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