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Overview

The Virtual Quad

You’ll find information here about our line-up of live events happening each week. Can’t make it live? We’ll make many of the events available on demand for you to watch when it’s most convenient for you. While we can’t be together physically, our hope is that The Virtual Quad will help us all stay connected.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

Week of Relay for Life →
Wednesday, September 30, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
We are hosting our first virtual Week of Relay for Life in place of our annual Relay for Life event. During this week we will honor, remember and celebrate those in our lives impacted by cancer and fundraise money for the American Cancer Society. We will be tabling on Bobcat Way Lawn daily with various safe and social distant activities. Information on how to participated virtually is on our instagram.
Sponsored by: Relay for Life

 

Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series →
Wednesday, September 30, 12 p.m.
Corporate America is revisiting diversity, equity and inclusion after a tumultuous summer of unrest, and collective soul-searching. Quinnipiac is honored to have two of America's leading experts in corporate diversity, equity and inclusion: Susan Johnson of The Hartford and Sheryl Battles of Pitney Bowes. Quinnipiac Law School Professor, Marilyn Ford will serve as the moderator for this engaging and informative discussion. 
Sponsored by: School of Business

 

Latinx Solidarity & the Black Lives Matter Movement →
Wednesday, September 30, 6 p.m. 
Join us for a conversation about the intersections of Latinx identity and the Black Lives Matter movement. We will explore how the complexities of identity, solidarity and the legacies of racism.

 

Week of Relay for Life →
Thursday, October 1, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
We are hosting our first virtual Week of Relay for Life in place of our annual Relay for Life event. During this week we will honor, remember and celebrate those in our lives impacted by cancer and fundraise money for the American Cancer Society. We will be tabling on Bobcat Way Lawn daily with various safe and social distant activities. Information on how to participated virtually is on our instagram.
Sponsored by: Relay for Life

 

The Denise J. Fiore ’78, ’91 Thought Leaders in Healthcare Speaker Series Beyond the Coronavirus crisis: Change, Innovation, Leadership, Success →
Thursday, October 1, 3 – 5 p.m.
This speaker series is an annual event bringing together great minds and innovative thought leaders for robust discussion on the most pressing and immediate issues facing healthcare. The health, economic, and social impacts of COVID-19 have had far-reaching negative consequences for all segments of our population, with a disproportionate impact on the most vulnerable. Connecticut, a hot spot early in the pandemic, has shown a remarkable turnaround since April, currently maintaining a positivity rate below 1% - far less than the national average - and becoming a leader in containing the spread.  As devastating as COVID has been, it has also resulted in unexpected positive outcomes due to an abrupt shift to new work and social environments that have forced us to innovate in order to survive and thrive.  Join us with four CEOs of the largest healthcare providers in Connecticut, in addition to academic and political leaders, for a robust discussion on how leadership and innovation have played critical roles in navigating COVID, and what opportunities lie ahead.
Sponsored by: School of Health Sciences

 

Week of Relay for Life →
Friday, October 2, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
We are hosting our first virtual Week of Relay for Life in place of our annual Relay for Life event. During this week we will honor, remember and celebrate those in our lives impacted by cancer and fundraise money for the American Cancer Society. We will be tabling on Bobcat Way Lawn daily with various safe and social distant activities. Information on how to participated virtually is on our instagram.
Sponsored by: Relay for Life

 

Sigma Xi Program on Stress’ Impact on Memory →
Friday, October 2, 1 p.m. 
Amy Smith, assistant professor of psychology, will present "Busting Myths About Stress and Memory: Evidence from Behavioral Studies and Neurocognitive Networks”
Sponsored by: Department of Psychology

 

How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information →
Friday, October 2, 2 p.m. 
Famed graphic designer Alberto Cairo will talk about how visual information is leading to misinformation in various forms across the world.
Sponsored by: School of Communications

 

Outdoor Game Night
Friday, October 2, 9 – 11 p.m. 
This event features outdoor games like Cornhole, Spikeball, Mash Ball, Giant Connect 4, and Can Jam. These games are all socially distant and are a great way to have fun! Hosted in the South Lot Tent
Sponsored by: Student Programming Board

 

Mindfulness session on the Quad
Tuesday, October 6, 2 – 2:45 p.m. 
This mindfulness meditation session will offer participants a way to destress during midterms, and emphasize personal wellbeing to help individuals find peace and stability within themselves. The session, led by Tami Reilly, Director of Fitness and Well Being, and Terri Johnson, Associate Vice President of Operations, is offered to students, faculty and staff. Hosted on the Quad, rain location in the South Lot Tent
Sponsored by: People’s United Center for Women & Business

 

Latinx Representation in the Legal Field →
Tuesday, October 6, 3 p.m. 
In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, Quinnipiac School of Law is joining forces with UCONN and Yale Law Schools to present a conversation about Latinx representation in the legal field. The conversation will be co-sponsored by the Hispanic National Bar Association and will be on Zoom. Please email meagan.corugedo@qu.edu for the link.
Sponsored by: Latinx Law Student Association (LLSA)

 

Trivia Tuesday
Tuesday, October 6, 9:30 - 10:30 p.m.
SPB will be hosting trivia with fun themes and entertainment every Tuesday night at 9:30 pm in the South Lot Tents! Teams will be composed of up to 6 people each and there will be a first, second, and third place winner each week! Hosted in the South Lot Tent.
Sponsored by: Student Programming Board

 

Biodiversity Conservation in Papua New Guinea: the work of the Wildlife Conservation Society →
Wednesday, October 7, 3 p.m. 
Ambroise Brenier is Wildlife Conservation Society’s Country Director for Papua New Guinea. He leads the largest field conservation program in a country home to the third largest tropical rainforest in the world and surrounded by the world’s most diverse coral reefs. Ambroise and his team are working with the government and hundreds of indigenous communities around the country to triple Papua New Guinea’s marine protected areas coverage, preserve intact forests, promote the sustainable use of natural resources, and improve people's livelihoods.
Sponsored by: The Albert Schweitzer Institute

 

Netter Health Equity Series: Implicit Organization Bias: How Cultural, Racial, and other Forms of Bias Manifest within Mental Health Organizations →
Thursday, October 8, 12 p.m. 
Miraj Desai is a faculty member of the Program for Recovery and Community Health of the Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. His recent book, Travel and Movemnet in Clinical Psychology: The World Outside the Clinic, examines how social, racial, and environmental justice are integral components of successful mental healthcare.
Sponsored by: The Netter Inclusion and Diversity Council

 

School of Communications 20th Anniversary Hall of Fame Induction →
Thursday, October 8, 7 p.m. 
The School of Communications is celebrating its 20th anniversary by inducting three alumni into its new Hall of Fame.
Sponsored by: School of Communications

 

Virtual Alumni Weekend →
Friday, October 9, various times
You are cordially invited to join fellow alumni all around the world for our Virtual Alumni Weekend 2020! Although we cannot gather in person on campus this year, we have assembled an exciting blend of live events and on-demand content designed to bring all Bobcats together regardless of location. We encourage you to participate and engage with fellow alumni throughout the weekend.
Sponsored by: Development & Alumni Affairs

 

Fraternity Men on the Campaign Trail →
Friday, October 9, 3 – 4 p.m. 
Password: 888844
Educational program for fraternity men about how to vote in the US election
Sponsored by: Interfraternity Council

 

Virtual Reading of Dael Orlandersmith's “Yellowman,” directed by Aleta Staton →
Friday, October 9, 7:30 p.m.
Password: 336116
In “Yellowman,” a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Alma and Eugene have known each other since they were young children. As their friendship blossoms into love, Alma struggles to free herself from her mother’s poverty and alcoholism, while Eugene must contend with the legacy of being "yellow"—lighter-skinned than his brutal and unforgiving father.

 

Virtual Alumni Weekend →
Saturday, October 10, various times
You are cordially invited to join fellow alumni all around the world for our Virtual Alumni Weekend 2020! Although we cannot gather in person on campus this year, we have assembled an exciting blend of live events and on-demand content designed to bring all Bobcats together regardless of location. We encourage you to participate and engage with fellow alumni throughout the weekend.
Sponsored by: Development & Alumni Affairs

 

Virtual Reading of Dael Orlandersmith's “Yellowman,” directed by Aleta Staton →
Saturday, October 10, 2 p.m.
Password: 948848
In “Yellowman,” a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Alma and Eugene have known each other since they were young children. As their friendship blossoms into love, Alma struggles to free herself from her mother’s poverty and alcoholism, while Eugene must contend with the legacy of being "yellow"—lighter-skinned than his brutal and unforgiving father.

 

Coffee Talk →
Tuesday, October 13, 1 p.m.
The People’s United Center for Women & Business is dedicated to creating and growing a community of women and their allies. This event is a relationship-building experience held in a relaxed setting to discuss and share ideas that benefit you and your organization through added contacts and resources.
Sponsored by: People’s United Center for Women & Business

 

Trivia Tuesday
Tuesday, October 13, 9:30 - 10:30 p.m.
SPB will be hosting trivia with fun themes and entertainment every Tuesday night at 9:30 pm in the South Lot Tents! Teams will be composed of up to 6 people each and there will be a first, second, and third place winner each week! Hosted in the South Lot Tent.
Sponsored by: Student Programming Board

 

2020 Mediation Training →
Thursday, October 15, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Increase your mediation knowledge and skills or begin to build your foundation in applying mediation techniques to establish a mediation practice, be better at your current job or make yourself more attractive to future employers.
Sponsored by: School of Law

 

2020 Mediation Training →
Friday, October 16, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Increase your mediation knowledge and skills or begin to build your foundation in applying mediation techniques to establish a mediation practice, be better at your current job or make yourself more attractive to future employers.
Sponsored by: School of Law

 

Dermatology in Education, Research, and Medicine (D.E.R.M.) Conference: The Unseen Melanoma Patient →
Friday, October 16, 1 – 5 p.m.
This conference is part of a skin of color series featuring melanoma in darker skin tones. The objective of this conference is to address the challenges skin of color have on evaluation and treatment of melanoma as well as understanding the gap of knowledge there is in prevention and caring for skin of color individuals.
Sponsored by: The Netter Inclusion and Diversity Council

 

When Trust is Betrayed: A Cautionary Tale to Combat Elder Abuse →
Tuesday, October 20, 3 - 4:30 p.m. 
AARP is committed to fighting any form of fraud and abuse, and giving you the tools and resources you need to protect yourself and your family. Join us for this free 90 minute virtual session.
Sponsored by: AARP CT in collaboration with Quinnipiac University 

 

Trivia Tuesday
Tuesday, October 20, 9:30 - 10:30 p.m.
SPB will be hosting trivia with fun themes and entertainment every Tuesday night at 9:30 pm in the South Lot Tents! Teams will be composed of up to 6 people each and there will be a first, second, and third place winner each week! Hosted in the South Lot Tent.
Sponsored by: Student Programming Board

 

Sleep 101 →
Tuesday, October 20, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Tips, best practices and conversation on how to be better at sleep! A guided relaxation is included & prizes to attendees! Sign up in IM Leagues or by email: tami.reilly@quinnipiac.edu
Sponsored by: Fitness & Well Being

 

Latinx Heritage Month: The Pathway to Law School →
Wednesday, October 21, 4 p.m.
Join us for a discussion with the Law Admissions Office, alumni and a current law student for advice, stories, and real talk about the rigorous pathway for Latinx students to get to law school and what we can do to increase our numbers! Please RSVP to meagan.corugedo@qu.edu
Sponsored by: Latinx Law Student Association (LLSA) and QU's Leading Women of Tomorrow Chapter

 

Center for Excellence →
Wednesday, October 21, 6 p.m.
Students, staff, faculty and alumni are invited to celebrate the 18th annual Center for Excellence Awards. Awardees for Teaching and Service to students will be honored.
Sponsored by: University Events & Community Partnerships

 

2020 Mediation Training →
Thursday, October 22, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Increase your mediation knowledge and skills or begin to build your foundation in applying mediation techniques to establish a mediation practice, be better at your current job or make yourself more attractive to future employers.
Sponsored by: School of Law

 

2020 Mediation Training →
Friday, October 23, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Increase your mediation knowledge and skills or begin to build your foundation in applying mediation techniques to establish a mediation practice, be better at your current job or make yourself more attractive to future employers.
Sponsored by: School of Law

 

Fraternity Men on the Campaign Trail →
Friday, October 23, 3 – 4 p.m. 
Password: 888844
Educational program for fraternity men about how to vote in the US election
Sponsored by: Interfraternity Council

 

Daily Fitness Classes

Daily fitness classes

Stay active with daily fitness classes! We are currently offering in-person, zoom and hybrid classes. Register on IMLeagues.

On-Demand Events

ComCon →
A one-day conference focused on the communications industry held April 3.
Sponsored by: School of Communications

 

"The Benefits of Journaling: Documenting Life during a Pandemic" →
Diana Fuller, founder and host of the Watered Grass podcast and a school psychologist; Autumn Driscoll, university photographer; Richie Petrosino, student photographer; and Tami Reilly, director of fitness and well being, discussed three forms of journaling – written, photographic and gratitude – and the benefits of each as tools for documenting thoughts, feelings and daily life during this unprecedented time. The event was held April 9. 
Sponsored by: University Events & Community Partnership

 

Cooking with Chef Chris →
Chef Chris of Chartwells explored immunity-boosting recipes on April 15.
Sponsored by: University Events & Community Partnership / Quinnipiac Dining

 

Welcoming Hummingbirds →
Hummingbirds are making their migration to New England.  Participants learned more about their fascinating journey and how to help them thrive in a backyard.  Jennie Carr, an Assistant Professor of Biology at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, and Ryan Zipp of The Fat Robin spoke during the April 16 event.
Sponsored by: University Events & Community Partnership

 

2020 Virtual QU Student Employee Appreciation Event & Awards Ceremony →
The Student Employees of the Year were revealed along with the raffle winners being announced and other remarks on April 16.

 

Sprouting Happiness in Garden Herbs →
Participants learned about the many benefits and uses of garden herbs. It focused on ways to promote good health through gardening with herbs such as sage, rosemary, lemon balm, basil and hops. This presentation was appropriate for all levels of experience and will provide suggestions on how to find your way to relaxation through planting, whether in the ground or in pots and took place on April 23.
Sponsored by: University Events & Community Partnership

 

Holi: History, Traditions and Celebration →
Participants joined panelists to learn about the meaning of the Holi festival of colors celebration and participate in an interactive Kahoot quiz on April 28.
Sponsored by: Department of Cultural and Global Engagement

 

Celebration of Tea with Cindi Bigelow →
On April 29, we grabbed a cup and steeped our favorite tea as we celebrated the traditions and history of tea with Cindi Bigelow, CEO of Bigelow Tea. Learn about the different types of tea, its health benefits, and how to brew the perfect cup in this fun and educational event. Bigelow Tea is a family-owned company in Connecticut that has been in business for 70 years through three generations of family.
Sponsored by: University Events & Community Partnership

 

International Student Mobility in the Age of Coronavirus →
Panelists discussed changes and challenges to international enrollment during a global pandemic, including updates on COVID-19's impact on visa issuance, country travel bans and regulatory changes on April 30.
Sponsored by: Department of Cultural and Global Engagement

 

A Conversation about Ramadan →
Participants joined in an engaging discussion about Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community, and learned about how coronavirus is impacting this year’s celebration on May 1.
Sponsored by: Department of Cultural and Global Engagement

 

Discussion with Sen. Blumenthal on Health Policy and Reducing Health Disparity →
Participants joined Senator Richard Blumenthal, Janelle Chiasera, dean of our School of Health Sciences; Dennis Brown, chair of department of physician assistant studies; and second-year physician assistant student Delilah Dominquez MHS '20, for discussion on the importance of health policy and reducing health disparity during the current pandemic on May 1. A Q&A with audience members followed.
Sponsored by: School of Health Sciences

 

GID Portfolio Review Day →
Graphic and Interactive Design seniors shared their work at an event called Portfolio Review Day. At this event on May 8, students presented their work and met one-on-one with industry leading professionals.
Sponsored by: School of Communications

 

Change the Play: Social Entrepreneurship Supporting At-Risk Youth →
Participants learned about how Jason Teal developed a Connecticut-based business to support his local non-profit programs. Founded by Teal, Change the Play (CTP) has cooked and donated 100,000 meals to at-risk youth since 2017. Participants learned about how Teal's restaurant, Bomb Wings & Rice Bar was created to support his mission on May 14.
Sponsored by: University Events & Community Partnership

 

Thirsty Thursday - Mixing Craft Cocktails with John Ginnetti '03 →
John Ginnetti '03, owner of 1165 Crown and Meat & Company, hosted a virtual cocktail class. The master mixologist mixed up 4 cocktails and provided the recipes for each so you can make yours alongside him while at home.
Sponsored by: University Events & Community Partnership

 

All About Tai Chi with Master Guang →
Master Guang of Yin Yang Taijiquan Academy taught the history and foundations of Tai Chi while sharing some tips on getting started. Master Guangzhi Xing is the owner and founder of YYTA. Master Guang began learning Tai Chi as a young boy from his grandfather in his hometown of Harbin, China. He founded the Yin Yang Taijiquan Academy (YYTA) in central Connecticut in 1993. Master Guang also developed a special program for physical therapy students here at Quinnipiac.
Sponsored by: University Events & Community Partnership

 

Puppy University →
Kristen Iannucci ’10 founder and owner of Happy Homes Dog Daycare & Training shared insight on adding a puppy to your family, including positive reinforcement, socialization and avoiding separation anxiety.
Sponsored by: University Events & Community Partnership

 

Rethinking Careers Amidst COVID-19: How Changing Business Models Have Impacted the Job Market →
Many businesses have, or soon will be changing their business models due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Finding new revenue streams, discovering new customer segments, repositioning supply chains and re-thinking their value proposition have been necessary for many businesses to remain profitable and stay afloat. Dr. Dale Jasinski, associate professor of entrepreneurship at Quinnipiac, discussed what these changes mean for you, your job search and career.
Sponsored by: University Events & Community Partnership

 

The Way Forward - Leadership During a Crisis featuring Governor Ned Lamont →
President Judy Olian welcomed Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont for a conversation about leadership in times of crisis on June 19. The informal conversation was the kick-off event for the presidential speaker series, “The Way Forward,” with thoughtful conversations about today’s social, economic and health challenges, and the trailblazing ideas that will drive solutions for tomorrow.
Sponsored by: The President's Office

 

The Way Forward - Travel and Hotels Post Pandemic with Stewart Bainum, Chairman of Choice Hotels →
Stewart Bainum, chairman of Choice Hotels, joined Judy Olian, president of Quinnipiac, and Monique Drucker, vice president and dean of students, for a conversation on leadership as a part of the university’s presidential speaker series, “The Way Forward,” on June 22
Sponsored by: The President's Office

 

Policing, Prisons and COVID-19 →
Nyle Fort, a minister, activist and scholar, and Derecka Purnell, a human rights lawyer, writer and organizer, spoke at “Policing, Prisons and COVID-19” July 7. Based in Newark, New Jersey, Fort has worked in education, criminal justice and youth development for over a decade.
Sponsored by: Netter Health Equity Series

 

The Way Forward - Innovations in Healthcare and Health Technology Post-COVID-19 →
President Judy Olian and Dean Bruce Koeppen from Quinnipiac's Netter School of Medicine led a conversation with Dr. David Feinberg, Vice President of Google Health and Bill Weldon '71, Former Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson on July 9.
Sponsored by: The President's Office

 

ICE Guidance for International Students →
Sarah Driscoll, director of international student services, explained the recent ICE Guidance, its impact on Quinnipiac international students, as well as the status of visa processing and travel restrictions into the U.S.
Sponsored by: International Student Services

 

Community Conversations: How to Create a Comfortable Home Office →
Set up your home office to avoid aches, pains and injury. Martha Sanders, PhD and Professor of Occupational Therapy demonstrated how to use what you have available to create a comfortable home office on July 10.
Sponsored by: University Events & Community Partnership & School of Health Sciences

 

Navigating Work Remotely: Tips for Managing Effectively →
How do you effectively manage and build relationships with your employees while promoting a positive company culture? The PUCWB hosted a free webinar on how to Manage Effectively on July 15!
Sponsored by: People’s United Center For Women & Business

 

Estate Planning for the Next Decade →
In these uncertain times, many are wondering whether recent changes to estate law will impact how they manage their estate. This informative seminar lead by industry experts, discussed the core aspects of a comprehensive estate plan and an overview of recent changes in the law on July 16.
Sponsored by: University Events & Community Partnership

 

The Way Forward - Journalism and Managing the Newsroom During a Crisis →
Chris Roush, Dean of the School of Communications and Daryl Richard, Vice President for Marketing and Communications led a conversation with Matt Murray, Wall Street Journal Editor-in-Chief and Peter Spiegel, Financial Times US Managing Editor on July 17.
Sponsored by: The President's Office

 

Race, and Racism, in the Media →
The panelists discussed the issues the media faces in hiring a diverse workforce and its failure to cover important topics around racism on July 27.
Sponsored by: School of Communications

 

The Way Forward - The Impact of the Pandemic on the Economically Vulnerable →
Khalilah Brown-Dean, PhD, associate professor of political science and senior director for inclusive excellence, will lead a discussion with Arunan Arulampalam, JD '14, Deputy Commissioner of State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection; Erik Clemons, CEO, ConnCAT; and Will Ginsberg, CEO, Community Foundation of Greater New Haven on July 30.
Sponsored by: The President's Office

 

The Way Forward - Pandemic Effects on Food: Food Insecurity and the Restaurant Business →
Jennifer Brown, Dean of the School of Law led a discussion with Betsy McLaughlin, Board Member, Veggie Grill; and Jack Hitt, Food Writer on August 20.
Sponsored by: The President's Office 

 

The Way Forward - Professional sports: Managing the current crisis and anticipating the future →
Monday, September 14, 3 p.m.
President Judy Olian led a discussion with Peter Guber, Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, Co-Owner and Co-Chairman of the Golden State Warriors, Owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Owner and Executive Chairman of the Los Angeles Football Club and Co-Chairman of aXiomatic, and Michael Zavodsky ’06, Chief Business Officer of the Detroit Pistons.
Sponsored by: The President's Office