More In the News
- Hawkapella in Hartford Magazine, Educational Main Street on Fox CT News, Pier on WLIS-AM, and More
- Media Coverage of former Hartt School Dean Malcolm Morrison’s Passing
- Sekou on NBC Connecticut, Matacin on Fox CT, Parker in Hartford Courant, and More
- Pence in Journal Inquirer, Kelly in Seasons magazine, Goldstein in Slate.com, and More
Robinson in Christian Science Monitor, Dean Flagg on WQXR Radio, Braus in NPR Blog, and More
Michael Robinson, associate professor of history in Hillyer College, was quoted in a Nov. 17 Christian Science Monitor story about options for the future exploration of Mars. Talking about the will and desire to send a manned expedition to Mars, Robinson noted that most explorers from Columbus to Lewis and Clark set forth with “mercenary and pragmatic goals,” such as finding a new trading route to Asia. The idea that humans have an innate urge “to boldly go where no one has gone before” is more myth than fact, Robinson says. To read the full story, click here.
Hartt School Dean Aaron Flagg spoke about musical outreach on New York’s classical music station WQXR, which aired on Friday Nov. 12. The interview was in connection with Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony’s performance this week of “Too Hot to Handel” at Carnegie Hall, which features high school choirs from New York City Schools. To hear the interview, click here.
Eleta Jones, assistant director of the University’s Center for Professional Development, led a special career planning workshop on Nov. 9 at the Tolland Public Library about “Networking and Schmoozing for Professional Development,” Her talk was the subject of a story posted on Tuesday, Nov. 16 on Tolland Patch, an online publication. The majority of people looking for work today, about 65 percent, find jobs through networking and only 16 percent of people land jobs from applying directly to a company site, Jones said. Meanwhile, a mere two-to-three percent of people get hired from solely applying through online job search engines like Monster.com and CareerBuilder.com, she added. To read the full article, click here.
Ira Braus, associate professor of music history in The Hartt School and the author of Classical Cooks: A Gastrohistory of Western Music (XLibris 2007), was featured in the National Public Radio (NPR) blog, “Deceptive Cadence from NPR Classical,” by Tom Huizenga on Wednesday, Nov. 17. In a post about composers and their culinary inclinations, Huizenga noted that Braus’ book includes a letter from Verdi’s wife regarding a possible Iron Chef-style cook-off between Verdi and an actress by the name of Ristori: “By the way, if la Ristori believes she will hold supremacy in the matter of tagliatelli, Verdi counts on eclipsing her with risotto, which truly he makes in divine fashion,” she wrote. To read the blog post, click here.
Hawks women’s basketball coach Jennifer Rizzotti will be a guest on the WTIC Radio (1080 AM) “Sports Talk” program tonight (Friday, Nov. 19) at 6:15 p.m. Coach Rizzotti will be talking with show host Joe D’Ambrosio about her general outlook for the whole season and also focus on the first two games of the season and what the team has learned from those two games.