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

Global Public Health minor Q & A Session →
Tuesday, August 11, 6 p.m.
Password: 968953
Join Global Public Health Minor directors and students for a virtual Q&A session. Learn all about the amazing opportunities you have as a Global Public Health minor at Quinnipiac.
Sponsored by: Global Public Health Programs


The Way Forward - Pandemic Effects on Food: Food Insecurity and the Restaurant Business →
Thursday, August 20, 12 p.m. 
Jennifer Brown, Dean of the School of Law will lead a discussion with Betsy McLaughlin, Board Member, Veggie Grill; and Jack Hitt, Food Writer
Sponsored by: The President's Office 


Netter Admissions Virtual Chat →
Saturday, August 22, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
The Virtual Chat will provide prospective applicants with an opportunity to communicate with Netter School of Medicine admissions staff.
Sponsored by: School of Medicine


Global Public Health minor Q & A Session →
Wednesday, September 9, 7:30 p.m.
Password: 993686
Join Global Public Health Minor directors and students for a virtual Q&A session. Learn all about the amazing opportunities you have as a Global Public Health minor at Quinnipiac.
Sponsored by: Global Public Health Programs


The Way Forward - Approaching the Elections in the Midst of the Economic, Political and Racial Strife of 2020 →
Friday, September 11, 1 p.m. 
Join Ron Brownstein, journalist, political correspondent and analyst and Denise Merrill, CT Secretary of State as they discuss Election 2020 with Doug Schwartz, Associate Vice President of the Quinnipiac Poll
Sponsored by: The President's Office


Urban Transformations Symposium →
Friday, September 18, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Urban Transformations Symposium gathers academics, community residents, activists, professional practitioners, and policymakers to collectively explore issues of gentrification, urban revitalization, demographic shifts, political pressures, housing affordability, aesthetics, community place-making, and creating equitable cities. The symposium’s agenda orients itself towards identifying and highlighting solutions.
Sponsored by: The Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Anthropology


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


Social Media & Celebrity Influencer Role →
A conversation with Jason Tartick of the ABC's 'The Bachelorette' & his manager, Evan Sahr '09 took place on April 16.
Sponsored by: School of Business


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