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Quinnipiac is a unique community of dynamic leaders, innovative thinkers and passionate individuals. We're sharing stories of some of the people, programs and places that make QU shine.

Artist John Walsh in his studio

Hope Against the Odds

A Quinnipiac history professor and a Boston-based artist are collaborating to create a graphic novel on Ireland's Great Hunger. A moving story of suffering and love, the book follows three children who survive the famine.

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Jose Burgos and Frank Ruiz

From Military to Medicine

After serving in the Middle East, veterans Frank Ruiz and Jose Burgos returned home with a new sense of purpose. The first-year medical students hope to improve care for veterans and active military personnel.

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Chelsea True

Caring for a Nation

Chelsea True '13 spent the fall fighting the Ebola outbreak at its source in West Africa. Helping underserved populations in high-risk situations is nothing new for the School of Nursing graduate.

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Principal leads an activity in the new classroom

In a Class of Their Own

Inspired to help struggling schoolchildren in South Africa, a recent School of Business graduate raised money to deliver a new classroom to kids halfway around the globe.

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Marquis Barnett

Bright Futures Await

Criminal justice major and QU basketball player Marquis Barnett overcame many obstacles along his journey to a college degree. He's just one among many standout students in this year's graduating class.

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Spring Fever

Pop singer Jason Derulo electrified the crowd at the TD Bank Sports Center on May 1. The show was the "Wake the Giant" spring concert, an annual tradition at Quinnipiac for more than 20 years.

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Richard Engel in Gaza (Photo credit James Novogrod)

Q&A with NBC's Richard Engel

In June 2015, Quinnipiac awarded its annual Fred Friendly First Amendment Award to Richard Engel, NBC's chief foreign correspondent. Engel paused for a Q&A session with Lee Kamlet, dean of the School of Communications.

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John Chiari collect water samples from the Quinnipiac River as part of a grant-funded research project.

Troubled Waters

University researchers are investigating pollution in the Quinnipiac River. They hope that their findings will add to the knowledge of potential environmental pollutants and benefit those who use the river for recreation and fishing.

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Soren Jonzzon

To Their Credit

At Quinnipiac, student-athletes are students first. The men's hockey team is particularly known for its culture of success in the classroom - not to mention its impressive accomplishments on the ice.

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Engineering student stress-testing a model bridge

Engineering Know-How

Quinnipiac is offering engineering programs in four of the fastest growing fields. Students are eager to tackle some of society’s most pressing problems with engineering know-how

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Camper playing basketball with QU student

No Limits on Fun

A trio of physical therapy students and dozens of volunteers hosted a camp for kids with limb loss.

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Lani Keller and a student examine a test tube

The Fruits of Their Labor

Two biology students have spent part of their summer researching fruit flies in the hopes that their findings could eventually be used to combat neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS.

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bright sun and a beach umbrella

Beating the Burn

This summer, a Quinnipiac professor and student in the School of Communications are promoting sun safety by sending the right messages. Through their research they hope to fight skin cancer and increase sunscreen use among the general population.

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