The University of Hartford and the Montessori Training Center Northeast (MTCNE) have been awarded $4.8 million from a fund directed by James Walton of the Walton Family Foundation to establish an undergraduate Montessori education program at the University and conduct research about Montessori educator preparation over the next five years.
Eighty-nine members of the University High School of Science and Engineering (UHSSE) Class of 2017 will receive their diplomas at the school’s graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 20. The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. at the University of Hartford’s Lincoln Theater, just steps from the high school, which is located on the University’s Bloomfield Avenue campus.
The University of Hartford is one of 11 schools chosen nationwide by OpenStax to participate in its 2017–18 Institutional Partnership Program, which encourages the use of free, peer-reviewed, openly licensed textbooks on college campuses. The University entered into a strategic partnership with OpenStax after a rigorous application process that included the University demonstrating a willingness to drive the adoption of open educational resources (OER), which are resources available at little or no cost for learning, teaching, and research.
New York-based artist and educator Pablo Helguera will present a lecture titled, “The Spaces of Socially Engaged Art,” Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 7 p.m., at the University of Hartford in the Harry Jack Gray Center’s Wilde Auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public and is part of Helguera’s guest artist visit to the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School, where he will work with students in the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts annual summer residency.
Gabrielle Sinotte ’17 of Manchester, N.H., likes to prove people wrong. Born without a left hand, she was once told she couldn’t jump rope, drive a car, or play a sport. Not only did she master all three, she says there isn’t a sport she can’t play. So it’s not surprising Sinotte decided to apply her abilities and confidence to a prosthetics and orthotics career that will allow her to interact positively with people who may be missing a limb.
“We’re going to win and we’re going to do it the right way. Division One athletics at Hartford will be relevant.” That was the promise Mary Ellen Gillespie made right after University President-Designate Gregory Woodward introduced her as the new director of athletics on Wednesday, May 24.