February-March 2017

This & That

• A new University video that showcases some of the special people and programs that help make an FDU education so extraordinary has been released. To view the video go to http://view2.fdu.edu/fdu-in-motion/fairleigh-dickinson-university/.

Fairleigh Dickinson University Press has published three new books. They are Shakespeare’s Dramatic Persons, by Travis Curtright; Screening Woolf: Virginia Woolf on/and/in Film, by Earl Ingersoll; and Davide Rondoni: Art in the Movement of Creation, by Gregory Pell. For further information on these books or others published by FDU Press, call Harry Keyishian, emeritus, English and director, editorial committee, FDU Press (Flor), or Louise Stahl, editorial/circulation coordinator, FDU Press (Flor), at 973-443-8564. A catalog is available. The FDU Press website is http://www.fdupress.org/. FDU Press books may be ordered online from The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group at http://www.rowmanlittlefield.com; or through its Customer Service Department, 4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200, Lanham, MD 20706 at telephone: 1-800-462-6420 or email custserv@rowman.com.

• The Morris County Historical Society (MCHS), in collaboration with the Friends of Florham, is hosting a special presentation of Florham: An American Treasure, a pictorial history of the Vanderbilt-Twombly estate. Authors Carol Bere, trustee, Friends of Florham; Walter Cummins, emeritus, English (Flor), and trustee, Friends of Florham; and Arthur Vanderbilt III, honorary trustee, Friends of Florham, will share their insights into Florham’s history, recreate the Vanderbilt-Twombly family’s lifestyle there during the Gilded Age and explain how Florham survived, when other local mansions and estates did not. A highlight of the event will be the showing of a “lost” film recorded in the 1930s by Joseph Donon, chef of Florence Vanderbilt Twombly. Seating is limited, and tickets must be purchased in advance — $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, $7 for students and free for MCHS members. Books will be available for purchase at the presentation and from the MCHS Gallery Gift Shop. For information or to purchase tickets call 973-267-3465 or email MCHSAcornHall@gmail.com.

• The Third Annual United Nations Academic Impact J. Michael Adams Lecture and Conversation Series was held at the U.N. Headquarters in New York in December. Twenty-five FDU faculty, staff and students led by President Christopher Capuano and Jason Scorza, vice provost for academic and international affairs (Metro/Flor), attended. Mark Harris, president emeritus, ELS Educational Services and Berlitz, delivered the keynote address in which he addressed current issues on xenophobia and the migrant crisis worldwide. Other speakers were Cristina Gallach, U.N. undersecretary-general for communications and public information, who also served as moderator; Susan Adams, wife of the late President Adams; and Syed Akbarrudin, permanent representative of India to the U.N. To read more about the event go to http://view2.fdu.edu/global-education/fdu-and-the-united-nations/un-academic-impact-initiative/j-michael-adams-lecture-and-conversation-series-2016/. To watch a video of the entire event go to http://webtv.un.org/watch/living-in-a-shrinking-world-sharing-our-future-together/5231378015001.

• FDU has two new United Nations Youth representatives for 2017 — Kaitlyn Esposito from the Florham Campus and Ola Gomaa from the Metropolitan Campus. The U.N. Department of Public Information sees young people as a critical group in its work with nongovernmental organizations. The youth representatives receive a yearly U.N. Grounds Pass, access to events and the chance to participate in activities and to network with other NGOs. For more information about the University’s youth representatives go to http://globaleducation.fdu.edu/news_highlights/hglts.php?mid=4449.

Graduation Salute will be held on both New Jersey campuses in April — on Wednesday, April 5, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the Mall and Florham Room of the Student Center at the Florham Campus, and on Wednesday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Jeepers, Alumni Hall, at the Metropolitan Campus. At the salute, graduating students will have the opportunity to obtain commencement information; pick up their caps, gowns and announcements; videotape their “Grad Greetings”; and have their portraits taken.

Admitted Students Days for students who have been accepted for undergraduate studies at FDU are scheduled on Sunday, March 26, at the Ferguson Recreation Center on the Florham Campus, and on Sunday, April 2, at the Rothman Center on the Metropolitan Campus. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the program starts at 10 a.m. For registration and information go to http://view2.fdu.edu/admissions/admit/florham-campus/events/admitted-students-day/ for the Florham Campus, and to http://view2.fdu.edu/admissions/admit/metropolitan-campus/events/admitted-students-day/ for the Metropolitan Campus.

• Undergraduate Admissions is holding Discover Your Major Days and Undergraduate Adult Information Sessions in March. Students can attend the following Discover Your Major Days: on nursing on Wednesday, March 8, 9:30 a.m., in the Lobby of Dickinson Hall, Metropolitan Campus, and on graphic design on Saturday, March 4, 10:30 a.m. at the Ferguson Recreation Center, Florham Campus. To sign up and for more information go to http://view2.fdu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/upcoming-admissions-events/discover/. In addition, Undergraduate Adult Information Sessions will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates: on Wednesday, March 8, in the Admissions Presentation Room (Room 1171), Dickinson Hall, Metropolitan Campus, and on Wednesday, March 22, in the Sullivan Lounge, Hennessy Hall, Florham Campus. RSVP is necessary. To RSVP and for information call 201-692-2551, email achieve@fdu.edu or go to http://view2.fdu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-adult-admissions/info-session-rsvp/.

Graduate Information Sessions (education, liberal arts, science and professional studies and cybersecurity and information assurance) will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 3, in Hennessy Hall, Florham Campus, and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, in Dickinson Hall, Metropolitan Campus. Graduate Business Information Sessions will also be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on both campuses on the following days: Tuesday, March 21, and Thursday, May 11, in Dickinson Hall, Metropolitan Campus; and on Thursday, April 20, and Tuesday, June 6, in Hennessy Hall, Florham Campus. To register and for information on these events go to http://view2.fdu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/upcoming-admissions-events/graduate-information-session/.

FDU students who are in their second or third year of study and who are eligible based on their grade point ratio may attend 4+1 Combined Degree Programs Information Sessions in March. Sessions will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, at the Forum, Rothman Building, Florham Campus, and on Thursday, March 30, in the Admissions Presentation Room (Room 1171), Dickinson Hall, Metropolitan Campus. To register and for information call 201-692-2554 (Metropolitan Campus) or 973-443-8905 (Florham Campus). To read more about the Combined Degree Advantage Program go to http://view2.fdu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/combined-degree-advantage-program/. For of a list of the various combined degree programs being offered go to http://view2.fdu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/combined-degree-advantage-program/fdu-programs-that-qualify-for-the-combined-degree-advantage/.