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March 1, 2018
University of Hartford Associate Professor Katharine Owens has been awarded one of the world's most prestigious educational honors, a Fulbright Foreign Scholarship. Next spring, she will teach and do research on marine debris found along India’s southwest coast. Owens’s work in India will model a marine debris and policy action course she taught at the University of Hartford in 2016. At that time, her students collected and cataloged more than 1,600 pieces of trash along Connecticut’s beaches and shared the results with the environmental committee of the Connecticut General Assembly.
February 7, 2018
The University of Hartford has received a transformational gift from the estate of valued donor Dino C. Casali to provide scholarships for talented and deserving vocal students in The Hartt School, the University’s performing arts conservatory.
February 5, 2018
The University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies has named author Margot Singer as the 2017 Edward Lewis Wallant Award winner for her outstanding novel, Underground Fugue (Melville House, 2017). The Greenberg Center also named author Rachel Hall as a runner-up for her debut story collection, Heirlooms. Both authors will be honored at an awards ceremony Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mandell Jewish Community Center, West Hartford, Conn., as part of the 2017-18 Mandell JCC Book Festival series.
January 18, 2018
Noted activist, scholar, educator, and author Angela Davis will visit the University of Hartford on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, to discuss her life, career, and social justice issues.
January 11, 2018
January 9, 2018
The Greater Hartford community is invited to attend the University of Hartford’s Martin Luther King Day observance on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, on the West Hartford campus located at 200 Bloomfield Avenue. The observance will begin at 11 a.m. in Lincoln Theater with a free program of music presented by performers affiliated with the University’s renowned The Hartt School and a keynote message from Maestro Willie Anthony Waters Hon. ‘05. Gregory S. Woodward, the University of Hartford’s sixth president who took office last July, is a composer, musician, and scholar who will be participating in his first MLK Day on campus.
January 8, 2018
Registration is now open for spring courses and lectures sponsored by the University of Hartford’s Presidents’ College, a non-credit program that offers short courses throughout the year for adults, taught by University of Hartford faculty and visiting lecturers. Courses begin January 25 and include topics such as art, literature, politics and government, science, and technology. Registration is available online only at