News from the Institute

Sen. Chris Murphy kicks off human trafficking conference

The School of Nursing and Albert Schweitzer Institute, along with St. Vincent's Medical Center of Bridgeport, hosted the conference, "Stolen Lives: An Interprofessional Response to Human Trafficking," May 29-30 on the North Haven Campus.

Members of International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers visit campus

The council is an international alliance of indigenous female elders that focuses on issues such as the environment, internationalism and human rights.

University hosts panel 'Drowning in Health Care Costs: All Hands on Deck'

Steven Brill, author of the Time Magazine special report, "The Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us," was among the speakers taking part in the panel discussion, "Drowning in Health Care Costs: All Hands on Deck," on Monday, Oct. 28.

Guatemalan community names pavilion in honor of Ives

A multipurpose open-air pavilion in Joya de las Flores, Guatemala, was named after David Ives, the executive director of our Albert Schweitzer Institute, at a ceremony in July 2013.

China expert Jonathan Spence highlights symposium

Jonathan Spence, one of the world’s leading experts on Chinese civilization and Sterling professor emeritus in the history department at Yale University, drew a capacity crowd to the Mancheski Executive Seminar Room April 18. The keynote address was part of a symposium titled, “A Resurgent China in the 21st Century.”

Filmmaker Lee Mun Wah visits campus

The University hosted a screening of “If These Halls Could Talk,” a documentary film series about 11 college students and their conversations about diversity issues in higher education. Lee Mun Wah, the renowned Chinese American documentary filmmaker who directed the film, led a discussion following the screening.

University honors Muhammad Yunus with Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award

Muhammad Yunus was awarded Quinnipiac's most prestigious humanitarian award and accepted an invitation to join the Albert Schweitzer Institute's honorary board.