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2012 Press Releases

December 28, 2012
Marion Bills’s gift will form an endowment to fund scholarships for students at the University. It will also help support the existing John G. Martin Scholarship, which sends one University graduate to Hertford College of Oxford University each year.
December 14, 2012
Theresa Vara-Dannen, a teacher at the University High School of Science and Engineering (UHSSE) in Hartford, has won the Connecticut History Teacher of the Year award from the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History.
November 30, 2012
James Fairfield-Sonn, dean of the Barney School of Business of the University of Hartford, has announced that he will be stepping down effective June 30, 2013.
November 28, 2012
The University of Hartford will commemorate World AIDS Day by bringing the “AIDS Chair” exhibit to campus on Thursday, Nov. 29.
November 26, 2012
More than 160 graduating students will be presented degrees at the University of Hartford’s 16th annual Fall Commencement ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2:30 p.m. in Lincoln Theater. University President Walter Harrison will preside over the ceremony.
November 19, 2012
Pia Sundhage, the two-time Olympic gold medal-winning former head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (2008, 2012) and an advocate of Title IX, will deliver a Rogow lecture on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Lincoln Theater.
November 18, 2012
The School of Communication’s "Public Relations Cases" course group is hosting a jazz performance, “Jazz for Change”, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Konover Great Room at the University of Hartford campus to raise awareness for ending domestic violence against women.
November 16, 2012
Artist John Bielenberg, a co-founder of FUTURE, the San Francisco-based rapid innovation firm that takes a radical humanitarian approach to accelerating positive change, will present a lecture entitled, “When Wrong Is Right,” on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
November 12, 2012
Katie Holloway, a sitting volleyball medalist, and Steve Serio, a wheelchair basketball medalist, who both competed in the 2012 Paralympics in London this past summer, will visit the University of Hartford campus on Thursday, Nov. 15, to share their inspirational stories.
November 8, 2012
More than 400 fourth and fifth-graders from the Hartford area will visit the University to attend the fifth annual “Wonders of the Human Body Science Fair,” where they will judge interactive exhibits designed by students in the University’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP).
November 6, 2012
Women for Change, which is dedicated to education, support, and dialogue around issues of the representation of women, body image, and sexuality, will be unveiling its largest calendar ever.
November 6, 2012
University of Hartford students from all sides of the political spectrum will gather tonight (Tuesday, Nov. 6) in the Great Room of the Konover Campus Center to watch the election results. The event starts at 7:45 p.m., and goes until midnight.
November 1, 2012
The Hartford Art School is holding a two-part series of alumni forums, open to the public, with the over-arching theme, “Challenging the Myth of the Starving Artist,” to explore the various ways in which alumni have used their training and skills to make their way in the world and achieve success.
November 1, 2012
Susan Coleman, a professor of finance at the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business, will talk about the increasingly important role of women in the economy on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. at the University of Hartford.
October 25, 2012
About 1,000 high school juniors and seniors from around the Northeast will be coming to the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School for National Portfolio Day on Saturday, Nov. 3, as prospective art school students will bring their portfolios to be reviewed and critiqued by some of the 50 art schools and their representatives in attendance.
October 22, 2012
The University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business, in partnership with Corporate Risk Solutions, LLC, will offer an informative and dynamic look at the interrelationship between the fields of insurance and finance.
October 18, 2012
An incredibly diverse array of artistic mediums and styles will be on display at the 2012 Hartford Art School Faculty Exhibition at the Hartford Art School’s Joseloff Gallery.
October 2, 2012
Nancy Hogshead-Makar, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, a law professor, and one of the nation’s foremost advocates of Title IX, will deliver a lecture on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium. The program is part of the Rogow Distinguished Visiting Lecturers program, and is presented with support from Newman's Own Foundation.
October 2, 2012
How to bring civility back to our politics after the 2012 election will be the topic of a panel discussion sponsored by the Rell Center for Public Service at the University of Hartford. Former Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell will moderate the discussion.
October 1, 2012
Hawktober Weekend, the University of Hartford’s weekend of celebration for alumni, parents, students and members of the community, will take place this Friday through Sunday, October 12 – 14, and will feature a wide array of events, including National Public Radio's "Says You!" game show.
September 27, 2012
The Rell Center for Public Service at the University of Hartford will host a screening of "Patriocracy," an award-winning documentary that explores America’s current political gridlock and how it prevents us from solving the country's most pressing problems.
September 24, 2012
The University of Hartford released a report to its faculty and staff today that recommends where University resources should be focused in future years without increasing the University’s overall budget. The recommendations were released for University employees’ review and comments after 45 University faculty and staff spent more than six months analyzing and prioritizing more than 250 academic and administrative programs. In the report there are recommendations on whether a University program needs more investment, should be maintained as is, needs to be restructured, or should be divested.
September 19, 2012
Careers in the global workforce of the future will rely heavily upon preparation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. So ENHP and its community partners — Hartford Public Schools, Saint Francis Medical Center, East Hartford Public Schools, and the Connecticut Science Center — have brought together experienced STEM educators to provide more than 24 presentations focusing on developing STEM curricula and schools.
September 17, 2012
Mathew Blocker-Glynn of Colchester, a director of the Center of Community Service at the University of Hartford, was honored with an Outstanding Staff Member Award at the University’s annual Faculty/Staff Kickoff on Wednesday Aug 29. The award recognizes individuals who are exceptionally dedicated to the University of Hartford and who play a critical role in the success of the institution and its students.
September 17, 2012
Brian Dorn of Simsbury, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Hartford’s College of Arts and Sciences was honored with an Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award at the University’s annual Faculty/Staff Kickoff on Wednesday, Aug 29. The award honors faculty members who have shown exceptional dedication, innovation, and effectiveness in their teaching, as well as extensive interaction with students.
September 17, 2012
Mario Reyes of West Hartford, a custodian of the Facilities Department, was honored with an Outstanding Staff Member Award at the University of Hartford’s annual Faculty/Staff Kickoff on Wednesday Aug 29. The award recognizes individuals who are exceptionally dedicated to the University and who play a critical role in the success of the institution and its students.
September 17, 2012
Benjamin S. Grossberg of West Hartford, an associate professor of English in the University of Hartford’s College of Arts and Sciences, was honored with an Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award at the University’s annual Faculty/Staff Kickoff on Wednesday, Aug 29. The award honors faculty members who have shown exceptional dedication, innovation, and effectiveness in their teaching, as well as extensive interaction with students.
September 17, 2012
Christine “Christy” Bird of Ellington, an interlibrary services coordinator at the University Libraries, was honored with an Outstanding Staff Member Award at the University of Hartford’s annual Faculty/Staff Kickoff on Wednesday Aug 29. The award recognizes individuals who are exceptionally dedicated to the University of Hartford and who play a critical role in the success of the institution and its students.
September 17, 2012
Diana Veneri of Prospect, an assistant professor of Physical Therapy in the University of Hartford’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, was honored with an Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award at the University’s annual Faculty/Staff Kickoff on Wednesday, Aug 29. The award honors faculty members who have shown exceptional dedication, innovation, and effectiveness in their teaching, as well as extensive interaction with students.
September 17, 2012
Brian Jennings, an adjunct faculty member in the University of Hartford’s College of Arts and Sciences, was honored with a Gordon Clark Ramsey Award for Creative Excellence at the University’s annual Faculty/Staff Kickoff on Wednesday Aug 29. The award recognizes the exemplary contributions of the University’s adjunct and part-time faculty members and is presented for a proposed scholarly or creative project related to classroom teaching.
September 17, 2012
Cindy Oppenheimer of South Windsor, office coordinator in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hartford’s College of Arts and Sciences, was honored with an Outstanding Staff Member Award at the University’s annual Faculty/Staff Kickoff on Wednesday Aug 29. The award recognizes individuals who are exceptionally dedicated to the University of Hartford and who play a critical role in the success of the institution and its students.
September 17, 2012
George Lechner of Bristol, in the All-University Curriculum Program at the University of Hartford, was honored with a Gordon Clark Ramsey Award for Creative Excellence at the University’s annual Faculty/Staff Kickoff on Wednesday Aug 29. The award recognizes the exemplary contributions of the University’s adjunct and part-time faculty members and is presented for a proposed scholarly or creative project related to classroom teaching.
September 17, 2012
Philip Grover of Middletown, executive assistant to the dean of The Hartt School at the University of Hartford, was honored with an Outstanding Staff Member Award at the University’s annual Faculty/Staff Kickoff on Wednesday Aug 29. The award recognizes individuals who are exceptionally dedicated to the University of Hartford and who play a critical role in the success of the institution and its students.
September 17, 2012
Peggy Mitchell Beauregard of Avon, an adjunct faculty member in the department of Mathematics at the University of Hartford’s College of Arts and Sciences was honored with a Gordon Clark Ramsey Award for Creative Excellence at the University’s annual Faculty/Staff Kickoff on Wednesday Aug 29. The award recognizes the exemplary contributions of the University’s adjunct and part-time faculty members and is presented for a proposed scholarly or creative project related to classroom teaching.
September 17, 2012
T. Stores of Newfane, an associate professor of English in the University of Hartford’s College of Arts and Sciences, was honored with an Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award at the University’s annual Faculty/Staff Kickoff on Wednesday, Aug 29. The award honors faculty members who have shown exceptional dedication, innovation, and effectiveness in their teaching, as well as extensive interaction with students.
September 17, 2012
Fei Xue of West Hartford, an assistant professor of Mathematics in the University of Hartford’s College of Arts and Sciences, was honored with an Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award at the University’s annual Faculty/Staff Kickoff on Wednesday, Aug 29. The award honors faculty members who have shown exceptional dedication, innovation, and effectiveness in their teaching, as well as extensive interaction with students.
September 17, 2012
William Major of West Hartford, a professor of English in the University of Hartford’s Hillyer College, was honored with an Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award at the University’s annual Faculty/Staff Kickoff on Wednesday, Aug 29. The award honors faculty members who have shown exceptional dedication, innovation, and effectiveness in their teaching, as well as extensive interaction with students.
September 17, 2012
Catharine “Cat” Balco of Hamden, an assistant professor of painting in the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, was honored with an Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award at the University’s annual Faculty/Staff Kickoff on Wednesday Aug 29. The award honors faculty members who have shown exceptional dedication, innovation, and effectiveness in their teaching, as well as extensive interaction with students.
September 13, 2012
Garth Johnson, a studio artist, writer, and educator who is known for his blog, “Extreme Craft,” will present a lecture entitled “Extreme Craft?” as part of the Hartford Art School’s Auerbach Lecture Series.
September 13, 2012
The Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford will host a timely and informative discussion on “New Frontiers in Church and State: The Significance of Religion in the 2012 Elections” on Sunday, Sept. 23.
September 12, 2012
The University of Hartford will dedicate the Shaw Center at Hillyer College, a new two-story, 10,000-square-foot addition to Hillyer Hall, during a celebration that begins at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13.
September 4, 2012
The Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford will kick off its Fall 2012 season with two programs celebrating the diversity of Jewish culture — a photography exhibition in honor of the 65th anniversary of Israel’s creation, and a lecture and concert dedicated to the legacy of the Mendelssohn family.
September 4, 2012
The Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford will kick off its Fall 2012 season with two programs celebrating the diversity of Jewish life, music, and culture.
August 31, 2012
The University of Hartford will welcome more than 1,600 new students (1,400 freshmen and 200 transfers) to campus as the annual “Move-in Weekend” begins on Friday, August 31, and continues throughout the weekend.
August 30, 2012
What is the Higgs boson and why does it matter? What are the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision on health care? What can be done about the precipitous decline in Connecticut’s bat population? These and a host of other questions will be answered on Sunday, Sept. 9, at this year’s University of Hartford Presidents’ College symposium, Showcase 2012.
August 22, 2012
The University of Hartford is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch its new Manufacturing Metrology Lab on Friday, Aug. 24, at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony will feature remarks by U.S. Rep. John Larson and Louis Manzione, dean of the University’s College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture.
August 21, 2012
The Joseloff Gallery at the Hartford Art School will present the exhibition, "Stephen Brown: Legacy," featuring paintings and drawings by the late artist Stephen Brown, from Tuesday, Sept. 4, through Sunday, Oct. 14. There will be a gala opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 6.
July 31, 2012
South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius, known as the “Blade Runner,” is making history as the first double amputee runner at the Olympic Games. Some critics, including Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson, claim Pistorius’s prosthetic legs give him an unfair advantage over his opponents. Mathew Parente, clinical director of the University of Hartford’s Prosthetics and Orthotics program, explains why he disagrees with this opinion.
July 30, 2012
The University of Hartford’s International Limited-Residency MFA in Photography program at the Hartford Art School will present an exhibition of artwork by its first graduating class, titled "What Happens When You’re Lost."
July 26, 2012
Sixteen middle-school age girls will build cars out of mousetraps, design glow-in-the dark shirts and conduct other hands-on experiments during the “Mad About Science” summer program, being held until Friday, Aug. 3 at the University of Hartford.
July 24, 2012
James J. Peta, Jr., who has more than 40 years of experience as a business manager in the industrial sector, has been named director of MBA programs at the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford.
July 19, 2012
When newly hired Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced that she is pregnant and will be working throughout her maternity leave, she sparked a debate over whether she was making the right decision and what message this sends to other women. We spoke with Amy Jaffe Barzach, director of The Women’s Education and Leadership Fund, about the possible impact of Mayer’s hiring.
June 14, 2012
All 77 members of the University High School's Class of 2012 will be going on to two- or four-year colleges and universities, they have been awarded nearly $3 million in scholarships, and one of their classmates (Charles Wentzell) had earned the first National Merit Scholar in school history.
June 11, 2012
Seventy-seven seniors will graduate from the University High School of Science and Engineering (UHSSE) on Wednesday, June 13, at 5 p.m. in Lincoln Theater on the University of Hartford campus. This group of students, known as the Encore Class, is UHSSE’s fifth graduating class.
May 20, 2012
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal urged the nearly 1,100 undergraduate members of the University of Hartford’s Class of 2012 to take up the challenges that his generation has so far been unable to solve. While the 7,500 in attendance sat under beautiful blue skies on Sunday, May 20, Blumenthal reminded them of the dark days that the world faces and that they can help address.
May 19, 2012
Under beautiful blue skies and a tent with spires that conjured up images of “Camelot,” nearly 400 students received their master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Hartford on Saturday, May 19. For photos, audio clips and information on honorary degree recipients, please click on "Commencement Press Kit" on the left.
May 15, 2012
The University of Hartford’s accreditation has been continued by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. A letter notifying University President Walter Harrison of the continuation praised the University for “unparalleled resurgence” over the past decade.
May 10, 2012
Stass Shpanin, a senior painting major in the Hartford Art School, has received a Fulbright Student Award. He is the first University of Hartford student to receive and accept a Fulbright Fellowship to study overseas.
May 8, 2012
About 600 athletes, 200 coaches, and more than 400 volunteers will gather at the University of Hartford on Saturday, May 12, for the Special Olympics Connecticut Eastern Regional Games. Joining them at the Opening Ceremonies will be Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy and current Miss Connecticut Logan West.
May 4, 2012
At the ceremony, which 1s part of the Greenberg Center’s ongoing 25th anniversary year, more than $40,000 in scholarship awards were made to meritorious students and teachers in the region for summer and year-long studies at the University of Hartford.
April 30, 2012
The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) is hosting an afternoon of presentations that will highlight the College’s wide range of partnerships, research, and scholarship and showcase the resources that ENHP is bringing to bear on the issues and challenges facing its communities.
April 27, 2012
Learn about the history of exploration, see tools of the trade, and discuss what new frontiers exist for us to discover in the new millennium, as the University of Hartford hosts a panel discussion on “Beyond the Extremes: Contemporary Narratives of Exploration.”
April 25, 2012
More than 200 students, faculty and staff from the University of Hartford will volunteer throughout the city during the University’s second annual “Hawks Helping Hartford” Day of Service on Friday, April 27.
April 12, 2012
Have you ever wanted to ride in a hot air balloon? Or play miniature golf in the library? Well you can do this and more than 50 additional free, family-friendly activities at the University of Hartford’s annual Community Day. This year’s Community Day will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, on the University’s campus at 200 Bloomfield Ave. in West Hartford, Conn.
April 10, 2012
Ten seniors in the Hartford Art School’s Photography program will present their BFA Thesis work in an exhibition titled “The Object Stares Back.”
April 4, 2012
The Joseloff Gallery of the Hartford Art School is proud to announce the Painting and Drawing and Sculpture BFA Thesis Exhibit titled “Metonymy” from Saturday, April 21 through Tuesday, April 24.
April 4, 2012
Stephen Moore, editorial board member and senior economics writer for The Wall Street Journal, will be the featured speaker at the University of Hartford’s annual Deeds Symposium on Tuesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium.
April 4, 2012
Members of the University of Hartford’s Women for Change and the Alumnae Council for Women will be painting umbrellas with messages of peace on Thursday, April 5, from 6-8 p.m. All are welcome to attend and paint an umbrella.
April 2, 2012
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.) and poet and cultural critic Lewis Hyde will be the keynote speakers at the University of Hartford’s Commencement Weekend, May 19-20.
March 31, 2012
The University's Greenberg Center will present author Edith Pearlman with the 2011 Edward Lewis Wallant Award for her short story collection, "Binocular Vision," at a ceremony on Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the University’s 1877 Club.
March 26, 2012
The first annual Hartford Art School Open Studio, being held on Sunday, April 1, will offer members of the community an opportunity to see displays of paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures and other forms of artwork done by Hartford Art School faculty and students.
March 22, 2012
With race and women’s rights being hot-button political issues this campaign season, the University of Hartford is hosting a talk on “Race, Gender and the 2012 Election” by Nadia Brown, assistant professor of political science and African-American studies at Saint Louis University.
March 22, 2012
The University of Hartford’s International Center is hosting a week-long series of events from Monday, March 26, through Saturday, March 31, to help showcase the cultural diversity that exists on campus.
March 15, 2012
A group of University students will spend spring break helping the people of Tuscaloosa, Ala. rebuild their community after a tornado killed dozens of people and caused wide spread damage in April 2011.
March 13, 2012
The University of Hartford’s Society of Women Engineers won a $5,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation during the America East Basketball Tournament.
March 12, 2012
A talk on the still life paintings that flourished across Europe in the first half of the 17th century will be held at the University of Hartford on Thursday, March 29, as part of the University’s annual Hertford College Lecture series.
March 1, 2012
Jeffrey D. Clements, author of "Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do About It," will lead a discussion about the impact of Super-PACs on campaign financing.
February 27, 2012
Abstract painter Mary Heilmann, whose works are included in the permanent collections of museums across the world, will present a lecture as part of the Hartford Art School’s Auerbach Lecture Series and be honored by the University of Hartford.
February 27, 2012
As many New Englanders are blaming global warming for the lack of winter weather, internationally known climate change skeptic Viscount Christopher Monckton will present his case that warnings about global warming have been overstated.
February 21, 2012
The University of Hartford will present “Music for the Soul: Muslims, Christians and Jews Singing and Drumming Together,” a unique evening of music and food on Thursday, Feb. 23.
February 16, 2012
The University’s birthday celebration, known as Founders Day, will include lunch hour Mardi Gras-themed events, such as free beads, New Orleans style food and music and the first-ever “Founders Day Float Contest.”
February 8, 2012
The University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School will be hosting “Community,” an exhibit of works by top student-artists from all 12 of the state’s community colleges.
February 2, 2012
Artist Tom Friedman, known for using common household materials such as aluminum foil, spaghetti and Play-Doh to create works that rearrange perceptions of the everyday environment, will present a talk on Wednesday, Feb. 29, as part of the Hartford Art School’s Auerbach Lecture Series.
January 31, 2012
A photographic exhibition titled “Veiled Women: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Women in Israel,” will open with a reception on Monday, Feb. 13, from 3 to 5 p.m., in the University of Hartford's Museum of Jewish Civilization.
January 26, 2012
The Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards and Exhibition is where high school and middle school students are able to enter their artwork and portfolios in order to compete for a Portfolio Scholarship to the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School and a number of other prizes.
January 24, 2012
A first-ever study of University of Hartford student spending habits found that, excluding tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board, University students spend about $31.2 million annually in the three municipalities where the campus is located, Bloomfield, Hartford, and West Hartford, Conn.
January 24, 2012
The University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business is now accepting applications for its new one-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. This MBA curriculum is designed for specifically for students who plan to pursue a career in management or who want to transition from a specialized field into a general management role.
January 23, 2012
David Walker, former comptroller general of the United States and current president of the Bridgeport-based Comeback America Initiative (CAI), will speak on the topic “Comeback America: Saving the Middle Class.”
January 11, 2012
In January, high school students and their parents can receive expert advice about financial aid and planning for college as the University of Hartford participates in College Goal SundaySM. The event will take place on January 29 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the third floor of Hillyer Hall on the University of Hartford campus, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, Conn.
January 5, 2012
The University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies will sponsor the 5th annual Regina Miller Jewish Education Workshop with a two-part program devoted to the timely topic of technology and Jewish education.

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