Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Atmospheric phenomenon not uncommon, FDU physics professor says.
A halo was visible around the sun for much of New Jersey on Tuesday, including over Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham. FDU physics lecturer Dr. Michael Kalb said the atmospheric phenomenon happens frequently, but was very pronounced Tuesday. Sun halos appear when you get "just the right concentration of ice crystals in the atmosphere" to refract light from the sun, creating the rainbow halo, Kalb said. "It's dramatic," he said. "It catches people's imaginations." It's similar to the effect that creates rainbows, and the same phenomenon happens with the moon. Follow Patch on Twitter, Facebook and click to sign up for News Alerts. News tip? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
FDU taps top University official after national search to replace late president
A longtime Fairleigh Dickinson University administrator has been named the school's seventh president, the FDU Board of Trustees announced Tuesday. Sheldon Drucker, FDU's chief operating officer, will take the top job effective immediately, the University said. He was serving as interim president since the death of former University leader J. Michael Adams. “In Sheldon Drucker, we have someone with the experience, knowledge and skills necessary to raise FDU to a new level of achievement and excellence,” FDU Board of Trustees Chair Patrick J. Zenner said in a statement. “He is a tremendous strategist, an individual with impeccable judgment, someone not afraid to make difficult decisions and, most of all, a truly honorable man who will …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
University plans town hall meetings with candidates
Two finalists vying to become the next president of Fairleigh Dickinson University are scheduled to visit the school later this month, according to a University statement. FDU’s Board of Trustees has narrowed the candidates to Jorge Haddock, dean of the School of Management at George Mason University in Virginia, and F. Javier Cevallos, president of Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, a statement posted on the school’s website said. The two candidates came from a pared down list of three applicants forwarded to FDU’s board by a search committee of students, faculty, alumni, trustees and staff. The board then conducted interviews as part of its selection process. “We were fortunate to receive a number of applications and expressions of …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Three candidates referred to FDU board.
Fairleigh Dickinson University's Board of Trustees next month will interview finalists seeking to become the school's president, according to the University. The school's board will decide whether to advance one or more of the candidates before the possible picks are made public, according to a statement on FDU's website. A committee formed in September reviewed more than 70 applications after the death in June of longtime University leader J. Michael Adams. “The process was a long and intensive one that began with important Town Hall meetings on campus to determine what qualities the community sought in its next leader,” Search Committee Chair Robert Hallenbeck said in the statement. The search committee reviewed the candidates and …
Monday, March 4, 2013
University program helps military veterans develop business skills.
The Provident Bank Foundation has donated $5,000 in support of a Fairleigh Dickinson University program that helps veterans learn skills needed to launch a small business or nonprofit organization. “This is a wonderful program that puts veterans in a position to own their own business or purchase a franchise,” Marilyn Gross, associate director of corporate and foundation relations, said in a news release. “We are extremely grateful for this donation from The Provident Bank Foundation, which will help continue this important program at no cost to veterans.” The 10-week "Veterans Launching Ventures" program, administered by the University's Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship, mixes in-class instruction with online education and ends with …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Utility crews working on locating source of leak in University Court dorm room.
Several students were moved from a room in the University Court dormitory at Fairleigh Dickinson University after a carbon monoxide alarm went off at about 4:45 a.m. Sunday, campus security said. None of the students required medical attention, and were moved to another room within the dorm. The Teaneck Fire Department responded to the campus to check the dormitory and room. Only one room was reported affected by the carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas that can cause sudden sickness or death, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It is found in the exhaust of heating systems, and small leaks can build up to unsafe levels in enclosed areas. Campus security personnel said PSE&G crews would be checking …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
University also reviewing possibility of opening another international campus, report says.
Wednesday, January 16
Fairleigh Dickinson University is doubling the size of its Vancouver campus and is studying the possibility of opening another international campus, northjersey.com reported. The Vancouver expansion will include new construction and the addition of degree programs. Renovations will double the size of the University's space in Canada. The campus, which opened five years ago, has more than 500 students and will be expanded to educate 1,000, FDU Provost Christopher Capuano said in the report. In addition to the Vancouver campus, FDU has locations in Teaneck, Madison and Wroxton, England. Follow Patch on Twitter, Facebook and click to sign up for Breaking News Alerts. News tip? Story idea? E-mail email@example.com
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Cases against prostitution websites meet with free speech claims, loopholes.
The governor of New Mexico has called on lawmakers to update the state’s prostitution laws after a judge cleared a former college president and Fairleigh Dickinson University professor on charges they ran an online brothel, the Associated Press reported. Retired Metro campus professor David C. Flory and former University of New Mexico president F. Chris Garcia were accused in June 2011 of running a website called “Southwest Companions” that linked prostitutes with clients. The site was run as a “hobby” and included 200 female prostitutes and 1,200 johns, police told Patch after the arrest. In the Southwest Companions case, police did not accuse the pair of profiting from the site, and the AP report notes defense attorneys have argued men …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Longtime university leader’s global impact remembered in new scholarship.
Fairleigh Dickinson University has created a scholarship program in honor of President J. Michael Adams, who died in June after being diagnosed with cancer. The J. Michael Adams Scholarships in Global Education will be awarded to students “whose interests and studies mirror the global mission of the University,” according to the scholarship website. Adams was credited with launching the University on to the international stage and oversaw the creation of FDU’s British Columbia campus. Officials from the United Nations hailed Adams as a strong partner and energetic leader. “One of the hallmark's of Michael's presidency was his ability to make ‘everything personal.’ He knew he could change and transform what he could touch. Now we can extend…
Friday, June 22, 2012
Commencement saluted the achievements of 363 graduating Teaneck High School seniors
Click to view a photo gallery of the Teaneck High School graduation Teaneck High School’s Class of 2012 enjoyed a cooler venue for their graduation ceremony Thursday evening at the Rothman Center at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack. North Jersey has recently experienced extreme heat, and state officials have warned of air quality and health issues through Thursday. School district officials decided on Wednesday to move the commencement ceremony to FDU as a precaution. While those in attendance expressed gratitude for the air conditioned backdrop, many graduating seniors and family members stated that the acoustic system left much to be desired. Still, friends and relatives of the students cheered and applauded when it mattered …