UBelong Here, War Stories About The Donald And Linda Blair’s Exorcism

If you hang around long enough, they ask you to speak to college students at the University of Bridgeport. That’s what I’ll be doing April 5, 11 a.m. in the Discovery Pavilion of the Wahlstrom Library, sharing stories covering 40 years as a journalist and public relations consultant. I’ll reset my brain about Donald Trump, the exorcised night I spent with Linda Blair when we were teenagers (eek), mob infiltrator Billy Chase, wise guys, Hell’s Angels and other Connecticut characters adding spice to the Nutmeg State.

The College of Public and International Affairs (CPIA) will host the event led by CPIA Dean Thomas Ward and Mass Communications Professor Susan Katz who designed the OIB website. The public is invited.

It’s nice to see the brainpower of UB embraced by the community. On April 7, Mayor Joe Ganim and the Downtown Special Services District have invited UB faculty to present breakthrough research at the Margaret E. Morton Government Center, 999 Broad Street, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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The two-hour wine-and-cheese reception with special contributions from downtown restaurants is free to the public.

UB’s faculty and graduate students perform leading research that influences a broad spectrum of fields, from political science to health, business, engineering, education, and the natural and social sciences. Much of this work has been selected to appear in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and/or is funded by leading governmental and private institutions, including NASA, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Program, and the National Institutes of Health, among others.

This is the first time, however, that UB research will be presented off-campus for the general public and for individuals to meet directly with researchers in a relaxed, non-academic setting.

Mayor Ganim said, “The University of Bridgeport is one of the greatest resources our city has, and we are more than proud to display the cutting-edge work of some very talented and dedicated faculty. This work is inspirational, and it is well known globally that some of the most innovative ideas for science, engineering, and the humanities emanate from the UB campus. This idea generator also greatly benefits education in our city, and I look forward to our continuing, growing partnership in years to come.”

Added University Vice President of University Relations Mary-Jane Foster: “We are thrilled to collaborate with Mayor Ganim and the Downtown Special Services District to present awe-inspiring research that’s being conducted on campus. Thanks to them, Bridgeport residents can see some of the exciting innovation that’s happening right in their own back yard.”



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