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Late Opening on Wednesday, January 28

In the aftermath of the winter storm, the University of Hartford will open on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Classes will begin at 10:30 a.m.   snow closing guide

Until that time, the Commons, Subway, and Village Market will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open normal hours for use by residential students only. Gengras Student Union and University Libraries remain closed until the University reopens Wednesday at 10 a.m. 

current as of 6:20 p.m., Jan. 27, 2015

Laura E. Pence, PhD


Chemistry Department

Bio Chem Building 256D


Postdoctoral Fellow   Massachusetts Institute of Technology   |   PhD   Michigan State University
BS   Lebanon Valley College

Dr. Pence’s training is in the area of inorganic chemistry, and her laboratory research with undergraduate students focuses on the synthesis and characterization of ruthenium carboxylate complexes and copper phenanthroline complexes. Having acquired additional expertise in environmental chemistry, she teaches in that field and is extensively involved with promoting sustainability across campus in her role as Co-Sustainability Coordinator for the University. She also has led sustainability programming at the national level through her work with the American Chemical Society, its Committee on Environmental Improvement, and the Division of Chemical Education. The effective use of technology in the classroom is an additional area of interest, particular the newer social networking technologies such as wikis and RSS.