FDU News

Salman Rushdie and Friends Perform with the American String Quartet


Author Salman Rushdie reads from his works "The Ground Beneath Her Feet" and "The Enchantress of Florence."

Rounding out the eighth annual Words and Music Festival, acclaimed author Salman Rushdie came to Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus to perform with poet J. Mae Barizo, composer Paul Cantelon and the American String Quartet. Together, they blended their poetry and prose with chamber music, composed by Cantelon, Ludwig van Beethoven and more, to create a meditative listening experience called, “Memory Place: Music Meets the Page.”

Neil Burger Talks Directing

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Above: Neil Burger (left) kicks off WAMFEST 2014 with a film screening and conversation with Wesley Stace (right). (Photo by Dan Landau)
Filmmaker Neil Burger kicked off the 2014 edition of WAMFEST (Words and Music Festival) at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus with a screening of his 2011 film “Limitless.” The screening was followed by a conversation between Burger and WAMFEST artist-in-residence, Wesley Stace in Hartman Lounge in Hennessy Hall. Known for directing blockbusters like this year’s “Divergent” and “The Illusionist” (2006), Burger shared some of his adventures in filmmaking with students.

A Conversation with Neil Gaiman

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Above: Renowned author and screenwriter, Neil Gaiman (right), in conversation with Wesley Stace at FDU's Florham Campus for WAMFEST 2014. (Photo by Dan Landau)

Celebrated writer Neil Gaiman visited Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus on October 16, 2014 as part WAMFEST 2014 (Words and Music Festival). Speaking in front of a packed audience in Lenfell Hall in Hennessy Hall, Gaiman had a conversational interview with WAMFEST artist-in-residence, Wesley Stace.

Drawing Attention to Drawing

Artists Michael Arthur and Stefan Bucher visited Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus to talk about drawing and their experiences as artists in a conversational interview with WAMFEST artist-in-residence, Wesley Stace on October 17.


Above: Stefan Bucher (left) and Michael Arthur (right) talked about art and design with Wesley Stace (not pictured) in Dreyfuss Building at FDU's Florham Campus as part of WAMFEST 2014. (Photo by Dan Landau)

Madeleine Albright Headlines New Jersey Speakers Series Premiere

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During the inaugural New Jersey Speakers Series lecture, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright answers a variety of audience questions. Steve Scott, news anchor for WCBS Newsradio 880, moderated the event. (Photos by Michael Paras) 

The inaugural season of the New Jersey Speakers Series, presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University, debuted October 9 with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Infusing wit, warmth and wisdom into her discussion, she provided the audience with a revealing examination of today’s international conflicts.

Welcome to the Fall 2014 Semester

What're faculty, students and staff saying about the start of a new school year? They're on Twitter and Instagram expressing how enthusiastic they are about academics, athletics and student life at FDU!

FDU Welcomes Largest Class of International Students

This year, Fairleigh Dickinson University ushers in the largest incoming class of international students in University history. Hailing from from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, more than 500 new international students are joining the FDU community.

School of Pharmacy Holds White Coat Ceremony

The Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy held its third annual White Coat Ceremony on Friday, August 22, 2014 to welcome its incoming class. The ceremony marks the beginning of the students' studies in pharmacy.

Marriott Foundation Establishes Scholarship at FDU

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation has awarded a scholarship of $150,000 to Fairleigh Dickinson University’s International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Yale School of Medicine for Alumna Evgeniya Tyrtova, BS'12

She has already assisted a surgeon at a specialized oncology hospital in Russia, comforted patients in the emergency department of Central State Medical Center in Freehold, N.J., and shadowed a physician at an urgent care facility in Bedford, Va. Now Evgeniya Tyrtova, BS’12, is at her next stop: Yale School of Medicine.

School of Pharmacy Expands

It's more than just a brand new floor for Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Pharmacy — it’s a whole new phase.

FDU Connects

Mentorship is a huge part of education and professional development and thanks to a company called ProConvos, Fairleigh Dickinson University has a special online platform to help current students connect with alumni established in their careers.

Alumnus Finds His Niche

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Kevin O'Connell, '06, is the founder of The Niche Movement.

While he has a good day job as the assistant director of marketing and social media for Rutgers University Recreation Department, FDU alumnus Kevin O’Connell has a second gig. It’s called the Niche Movement.

Meet the New Silberman College Dean

Imagine. Execute. Repeat. New Dean Andrew Rosman is thinking big for Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business.

Wroxton College at 50

Celebrate Wroxton College's 50th anniversary by sharing your Wroxton photos, videos and memories!


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