In this issue, President Judy Olian shares her vision for the University of the Future. Readers can demo the Sloppy Forgeries video game created by Professor Jonah Warren and learn how an interdisciplinary group from Quinnipiac is helping to explore solutions to the opioid crisis. Access the magazine in full at the link below or read each feature article in the sections further down the page.
Play the Sloppy Forgeries video game
Sloppy Forgeries, a video game created by Jonah Warren, assistant professor of game design and development, won the best game award at the 2018 Miami @ Play Festival. The fast-paced, two-player painting game takes Pictionary to the next level. The game gets its name from the quality of the artwork players are able to produce under pressure.
The computer version is slated to hit the market this fall, but Warren created an exclusive, single-player demo of “The Starry Night” for Quinnipiac Magazine readers to enjoy. Get into the game and get painting by clicking the link below.
Follow the trail
In May 2018, a tornado ravaged Sleeping Giant State Park and rendered its trails impassable and the park closed. Luis Arata, professor and chair of the Modern Languages Department and a member of the Sleeping Giant Park Association, organized a trail scouting expedition with students and community volunteers in March. Arata and members of Quinnipiac’s cross country teams used GPS to locate blocked trails, bolstering the effort to get the park reopened.
See what the team of runners encountered by watching the video below.
University of the Future
Judy D. Olian was inaugurated as Quinnipiac University’s 9th president during a May 1 ceremony on the York Hill Campus. During her speech, Olian outlined a new strategic plan: The University of the Future. It includes four pillars: preparing graduates for 21st-century careers and citizenship, building inclusive excellence, driving positive change in our local and global communities, and fostering lifelong connection and learning.
As part of the inauguration celebration, Quinnipiac also showcased the work of students and their faculty advisers on April 30 at the Innovation Expo and Taste of the Arts.
Experience the week-long celebration of Quinnipiac’s future by browsing the photo gallery below.
Inauguration of President Judy D. Olian
New Chapter Begins
President Judy Olian laid out her ambitious plans for the University of the Future during a weeklong series of programs to celebrate her inauguration. Trustees, faculty, students and staff attended the May 1 ceremony and reception that followed.Read the article View photo gallery
Looking for the Fix
In response to the opioid epidemic sweeping the state and nation, Quinnipiac partnered with the Connecticut Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Foundation over the last eight months to brainstorm bold, innovative ways to help people with opioid use disorder.Read the article
She’s Got G.A.M.E.
Megan Martucci ’18, MBA ’19, directed 40 other School of Business students charged with making the Quinnipiac G.A.M.E. (Global Asset Management Education) Forum run like clockwork for the 1,600 students and faculty who came from 50 countries and 46 states.Read the article
Weldons Give $15M
William Weldon ’71, chairman of Quinnipiac’s Board of Trustees, and his wife, Barbara ’71, have made a $15 million gift to support the initiatives in the new strategic plan, positioning Quinnipiac as “The University of the Future.”
Lords of the Rings
Three alumni who work in communications for the NFL champion New England Patriots can soon flash 7 Super Bowl rings among them.
Ayah Galal ’17 is the first reporter/producer at WFSB-Channel 3 and is believed to be the first Connecticut reporter to wear a hijab on the air — it’s part of her identity.
The men’s hockey team ended its season on a disappointing note, but three players who signed NHL contracts are singing a happy tune.
Check out the wedding and baby photos you submitted and catch up with all the news of your classmates in this section.
Brittany Hayles ’17 parlayed an internship at Google into a job at the renowned tech giant, and now she’s the one recruiting college students for internships as a diversity staffing specialist at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California.
Learn what School of Law alumni are up to on the notes page and read about Maria Eberle, JD ’06, and Lindsay LaCava, JD ’05, partners at Baker McKenzie in New York City.