Water covers over 70% of the Earth’s surface, and this fact is becoming increasingly salient to the vision and mission of Fairfield University.
As a site of travel, trade, precious resource, scientific study, and artistic imagination, water is a crucial focus for researchers across all disciplines. It is also the basis of many new global paradigms of study, as we shift from thinking about territory to thinking about the history of maritime travel, trade, and migrations that created the modern world.
In the humanities, Oceanic Studies and studies of the Atlantic Rim and Pacific Rim are transforming how we categorize socio-economic life, as we move from thinking about nation and continent, farm and factory, urban and rural to thinking about the trade routes, sea-dependent immigration/emigration patterns, trade-linked port cities, and forced transoceanic migrations that created the modern world.
Politically, control over water resources has become a source of geopolitical power, as in disputes between Israel and Palestine or Argentina and Uruguay.
In the sciences, “Water” presents a crucial, international focus on such issues as health and clean water access, sustainability, ecological and environmental study, and numerous emergent challenges in engineering. The biological and chemical sciences are, of course, central in the effort to think about human life as dependent on and defined by water and aquatic life. The possibilities in fields from religion to communication, to business are exciting, too, as we begin to think about “fluidity” as a creative principle, organizational structure, natural/physical condition, communicational strategy, and spiritual disposition.
Indeed, the possibilities are many, and the points of connection numerous.
Submissions from 2014
Adaptive Wavelet Collocation Method on the Shallow Water Model, Shanon M. Reckinger, Oleg V. Vasilyev, and Baylor Fox-Kemper
Water: An Interdisciplinary Journey, L. Kraig Steffen and Peter L. Bayers Dr.
Submissions from 2013
Surface Morphology of Reactive Powder Concrete Containing Soil, Sreedevi Ande, Bruce W. Berdanier, and Venkataswamy Ramakrishnan
Submissions from 2012
Variation in fast-start performance within a population of polyphenic bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus), Shannon Page Gerry, A. Robbins, and D. J. Ellerby
Adaptive volume penalization for ocean modeling, Shanon M. Reckinger, Oleg V. Vasilyev, and Baylor Fox-Kemper
Medieval Nubia: A Social and Economic History, Giovanni Ruffini
Food Security Monitoring and Evaluation in Rural Mali: Preliminary Findings, Raymond Schneider, Arthur Sillah, Kate E. Lechner, and Scott M. Lacy
Submissions from 2011
Performance of Reactive Powder Concrete Containing Arsenic, Sreedevi Ande, Bruce W. Berdanier, and Venkataswamy Ramakrishnan
‘May I trespass on your valuable space?’: Ulysses on the Coast, Nels C. Pearson
Didymosphenia geminata: Algal blooms in oligotrophic streams and rivers, P. V. Sundareshwar, S. Upadhayay, M. Abessa, S. Honomichi, Bruce W. Berdanier, S. A. Spaulding, C. Sandvik, and A. Trennepohl
Submissions from 2010
Shark scavenging behavior in the presence of competition, Shannon Page Gerry and Andrea J. Scott
Submissions from 2009
Regional genetic structure in the Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) suggests metapopulation dynamics, Juan L. Bouzat, Brian G. Walker, and P. Dee Boersma
The development of endoselective epoxide-opening cascades in water, C. J. Morten, J. A. Byers, Aaron R. Van Dyke, I. Vilotijevic, and T. F. Jamison
Submissions from 2007
Fish on Prozac: A simple, non-invasive physiology lab investigating the mechanisms of aggressive behavior in Betta splendens, Sharon E. Lynn, Joseph M. Egar, Brian G. Walker, Todd S. Sperry, and Marilyn Ramenofsky
Submissions from 2006
Evaluation of a total dissolved solids model in comparison to actual field data measurements in the Cheyenne River, South Dakota, USA, Bruce W. Berdanier and Anf H. Ziadat
Trajectories of zooplankton recovery in the little rock lake whole-lake acidification experiment, Thomas M. Frost, Janet M. Fischer, Jennifer L. Klug, Shelley E. Arnott, and Pamela K. Montz
Submissions from 2005
Submissions from 2004
Encapsulation of Contaminated Soil in Concrete Mortar, Sreedevi Dawadi, M. R. Hansen, and Bruce W. Berdanier
STREAM DEPTH SIGNIFICANCE DURING IN‐SITU SEDIMENT OXYGEN DEMAND MEASUREMENTS IN SHALLOW STREAMS, Anf H. Ziadat and Bruce W. Berdanier
Submissions from 2001
Interactions among environmental drivers: Community responses to changing nutrients and dissolved organic carbon, Jennifer L. Klug and Kathryn L. Cottingham
Submissions from 1991
Difference and Continuity: The Voices of Dalloway, Johanna X. K. Garvey
Submissions from 1983
Physical and chemical methods, Robert W. Peters, Thomas J. Walker, Young Ku, Bruce W. Berdanier, Tsun-Kuo Chang, and Douglas Freund