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December 23, 2016
Taking a look back at some of UHart's Greatest Moments of 2016.
December 22, 2016
University of Hartford President Walter Harrison announced this week that Maria A. Feeley will join the University of Hartford as Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of the University on Jan. 15, 2017.
December 20, 2016
Children love playing with dolls they can identify with. But for many kids with disabilities, it is difficult to find dolls that look like them. So, Mikaela Nelson ’18 is creating dolls with prostheses for children with artificial limbs.
December 19, 2016
The University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies has named author Ayelet Tsabari as the winner of the 2016 Edward Lewis Wallant Award for her outstanding short story collection, The Best Place on Earth (Random House, 2016). This year, the Greenberg Center also selected a runner-up for the award—author Amy Gottlieb—for her debut novel, The Beautiful Possible (Harper Collins, 2016).
December 13, 2016
The University of Hartford Board of Regents today appointed Gregory S. Woodward as the University’s next president. Woodward will take office on July 1, 2017, succeeding Walter Harrison, who will retire on June 30, 2017, after serving 19 years as president. Woodward comes to UHart from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he has been president since 2012. He will be the University’s sixth president in its 59-year history.
December 7, 2016
Loving Vincent is the world’s first feature-length animated film created entirely with oil paintings in the style of Vincent Van Gogh and includes artwork by two graduates of the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School (HAS). Illustration majors Tyler Berry ’16 and Ryan Chapman ‘16 flew to Poland after Commencement in May and spent the next six months working alongside other artists from around the world to bring Van Gogh’s paintings and the characters in them to life.
November 29, 2016
Imagine being chosen to sing on a Broadway stage with Tony-Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth and having two weeks to prepare! That’s what 15 music theatre majors from the University of Hartford’s The Hartt School faced before a November 5 performance of Chenoweth’s solo show, My Love Letter to Broadway, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City.
November 23, 2016
Sixteen-year-old Ian Woodward has gone through close to 40 brain surgeries since he was a baby. He has hydrocephalus, an incurable illness caused by too much fluid pressing on the brain. Constantly being in and out of hospitals, Ian and his family struggled to keep a positive outlook. This changed when they connected with the University of Hartford’s Men’s Lacrosse team through a non-for-profit organization called Team IMPACT two years ago.
November 21, 2016
The University of Hartford announced today that, thanks to the generosity of a group of anonymous donors in the form of a multimillion-dollar gift, University Libraries will now be named Harrison University Libraries in honor of University President Walter Harrison, who will retire in June after 19 years leading the University. The exceptional gift contributes to a library expansion and renovation project currently underway on campus that will house the University’s Mortensen and Allen libraries in one building and to future funding for the libraries.
November 18, 2016
Six students from the University of Hartford’s College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) proved themselves to be among the next generation of engineering innovators after capturing first and second place at the Connecticut Skills Challenge on Nov. 10
November 15, 2016
History major Jacob Munro ‘17 uses the word “incredible” to describe the new Hartford Remembers the Holocaust exhibit at the University of Hartford’s Museum of Jewish Civilization. Munro, who is a docent at the museum, is one of eight students who helped create the interactive exhibit.
November 10, 2016
“When I make my work, he’s in mind,” says Jacob Cullers ’15, of his late brother, Army Sgt. Ari Cullers, 28, who died during his second deployment in Afghanistan on Oct. 30, 2011. “Even if I’m not making a painting about him, he’s there in every brush stroke. Every move I make, he’s there.”
November 4, 2016
The University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies is hosting a special Kristallnacht commemoration and exhibit opening on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Harry Jack Gray Center’s Wilde Auditorium.
November 4, 2016
Election Day News Coverage Opportunities: UHart Shuttling Students and Faculty to Polling Places, Election Night Viewing Party
November 4, 2016
Since arriving on campus in September, students enrolled in “Generation on the Rise,” an honors course in the University of Hartford’s Hillyer College, followed politics and the presidential election closely. The course is about millennials and political activism and the students followed campaign news and watched debates to learn about the candidates’ platforms and policies.
November 2, 2016
University of Hartford President Walter Harrison accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hartford Business Journal at an awards breakfast in downtown Hartford’s historic Bond Ballroom on Wednesday morning.
November 2, 2016
University of Hartford engineering majors were among college students from across the state who recently competed in the first Connecticut Skills Challenge. Twenty-five UHart students worked together in eight teams to help devise and engineer a solution to a current business or societal problem.
November 1, 2016
The University of Hartford is hosting a career fair with over 30 employers expected to draw up to 400 UHart students and alumni. The event is helping to address the need for Connecticut employers to attract and recruit skilled employees during this period of high demand within many fields, including construction, engineering, and manufacturing.
October 31, 2016
UHart business students received valuable advice from two distinguished inductees into the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business Board of Visitors Alumni Hall of Fame on Oct. 27. Jonathan Bennett M’88, CFO and head of strategy for Property & Casualty and Group Benefits at The Hartford Financial Services Group in Hartford, Conn., and Mark Lieb M’77, founder, president, and CEO of Spectrum Asset Management in Stamford, Conn., were selected from more than 18,000 Barney alumni.
October 21, 2016
Generations of moviegoers know his work in classic films like American Graffiti, Jaws, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. But three professors from the University of Hartford’s The Hartt School know Best Actor Oscar-winner Richard Dreyfuss as a dedicated performer they helped prepare for his role as Albert Einstein in the play Relativity, now playing at TheaterWorks in Hartford.
October 20, 2016
Assistant Professor of social media and advertising, Adam Chiara and Associate Professor of Political Science, Bilal Sekou, as well as Hillyer Students in the class "Generation on the Rise" received media coverage after the third presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald.
October 18, 2016
The University of Hartford honored five recipients with 2016 Anchor Awards at a dinner on Friday, October 14, as part of the University’s Hawktober Weekend. Receiving the most prestigious award presented by UHart’s Alumni Association were Sandra “Sandy” Chase ’12, M’84 of West Hartford, Conn.; Anthony “Joe” Cymerys ’64 of Windsor, Conn.; Latanya Farrell M’97, M’98 of West Hartford, Conn.; Hyun Soon Lillehoj ’74 of Ellicott City, Md.; and Edward “Ted” H. Myles ’93 of Boston, Mass.
October 17, 2016
Beginning in fall 2017, University of Hartford’s architecture and engineering students will have the opportunity to pursue their graduate degrees at the University of Applied Sciences, Wismar, Germany, while German graduates can come to UHart to complete their education.
October 17, 2016
Join the University of Hartford for a political night on Wednesday, Oct. 19.
October 14, 2016
WHAT ― Two University of Hartford juniors will demonstrate their new device that tracks and analyzes athletic performance on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 8:30 a.m., following the University’s Hawktober Weekend 5K race. The LIFT (Leg-worn Impact Force-sensing Technology) device is placed in jumpers’ and runners’ shoes and tracks how their feet strike the ground. This information can help them reach peak performance and prevent injuries.
October 12, 2016
The Gov. M. Jodi Rell Center for Public Service at the University of Hartford is presenting a panel discussion, Where are the Women? Opportunities and Challenges for Women in Politics Today, Wednesday, October 19, at 6 p.m. at the Harry Jack Gray Center’s 1877 Club on the University of Hartford campus. Panelists are Connecticut’s Deputy State Comptroller Martha Carlson, former Connecticut House Speaker Moira Lyons (1999-2004), and New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart. They will discuss the ins and outs, ups and downs, and rewards for women who choose to enter the world of elected office.
October 11, 2016
When you drive over the Quinnipiac River on Interstate 95 in New Haven these days, chances are you’ll notice a giant dinosaur painting on an oil tank at the entrance to the harbor. That painting is the work of Bayla Arietta ’12, who earned a BFA in illustration and a minor in art history from the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School (HAS). New Haven’s Peabody Museum of Natural History recently commissioned her to paint a Deinonychus dinosaur, or what Jurassic Park audiences would know as a “Velociraptor.”
October 7, 2016
University of Hartford Jewish History Professor Richard Freund is presenting on his international research team’s discovery of an escape tunnel in Lithuania, hand-dug by 80 Jews during the Holocaust, on Thursday, October 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the University’s Auerbach Auditorium in Hillyer Hall. This summer Freund led the team that found the exact location of the 100-foot long underground tunnel. The discovery was the subject of hundreds of stories worldwide, including in Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, CNN and the BBC.
October 7, 2016
Jessica Kirson, noted stand-up comedian and performer, will continue the University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies’ fall Jewish Humor Lecture Series with the annual Lillian Singer Jewish Humor Lecture on Wednesday, October 19 at 7 p.m. at the Harry Jack Gray Center’s Wilde Auditorium on the University of Hartford campus.
October 6, 2016
When five-year-old Brayden Starr was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a baby, his parents struggled to find ways to give him the best quality of life. There are few treatment options for children with moderate-to-severe cerebral palsy (CP), a brain injury that affects body movement and muscle coordination. When the Starrs met Assistant Professor Sandra Saavedra in the University of Hartford’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, they found a new option. Saavedra is currently the only physical therapist in the United States who offers a treatment that has dramatically improved Brayden’s capabilities.
October 4, 2016
The University of Hartford’s Presidents’ College and the Connecticut Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) are offering a seminar on National Defense and Foreign Policy, Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the University’s Wilde Auditorium and 1877 Club, located in the Harry Jack Gray Center.
September 30, 2016
Earning an engineering degree at the University of Hartford pays. That’s the word from "Business Insider" magazine, which just published its list of “colleges where engineering students go on to make the most money.” The University’s College of Engineering, Technology, and, Architecture (CETA) ranks #14 on the list
September 26, 2016
Students enrolled in the University of Hartford’s Hillyer College honors course ‘Generation on the Rise,’ a class about millennials and political activism, are hosting a viewing party for tonight’s first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
September 23, 2016
From drones to a smartphone app, Wayne Chen ’06 has been involved with all kinds of cutting-edge technology since graduating from the University of Hartford’s Hillyer College. He returned to campus to receive the 2016 Hillyer College Outstanding Young Alumnus Award on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
September 16, 2016
Jim Alibrandi ’84, president of Interstate Electrical Services, is teaching students about how to create a successful career path in the construction industry. Alibrandi's company is working on the expansion of the University's Mortensen Library.
September 9, 2016
In early July, after a few exhausting, but exhilarating, days participating in the U.S. Paralympic Track and Field tryouts in Charlotte, N.C., Chaz Davis ’16 waited with eager anticipation for the names of the men’s team that would compete in Rio to be announced. When he heard his name, he almost could not believe it.
September 7, 2016
For a student dreaming of a career in politics, it doesn’t get much better than earning experience at the White House. That is why Myeisha Boyd A ’15, ’17 was thrilled to be a White House student-volunteer this past spring while attending American University through the University of Hartford Study Abroad Office’s Washington Semester.
September 2, 2016
With a ton of excitement and, possibly, a touch of trepidation nearly 1,600 first-year students arrived on campus Aug. 26 and 27.
August 27, 2016
The University of Hartford welcomed nearly 1,600 new students on Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27. Members of the Class of 2020 were chosen from more than 16,600 applicants, the largest pool in the history of the University. They arrived on campus from 33 states and 21 countries. The first-year international students represent a diverse mix from around the world, including Italy, China, Australia, Thailand, Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, and Portugal.
August 19, 2016
Lyla O’Brien ’17 is one of only 35 students selected for a prestigious undergraduate fellowship with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). She is conducting environmental-based research in Narragansett, R.I. and on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
August 11, 2016
Qualifying to join NBC’s staff at the Olympics may not be as difficult as the work to win a medal, but the competition is tough. Just ask Angel Muñoz ’17, who earned a coveted internship with the network’s production team at the Games.
August 8, 2016
Nicholas Doddo ’17 swears he’s not a hero.
August 5, 2016
Nicholas Doddo ’17 swears he’s not a hero. But what other word could you use to describe him after his quick thinking and instant reaction saved a man’s life on the Tappan Zee Bridge in New Jersey on Friday, July 15?
July 29, 2016
Sixty percent of UHart’s recent graduates had an internship while studying here. Internships are a great way to put learning into practice or simply gain exposure to job possibilities, as many students are learning this summer. Here are just a few:
July 29, 2016
A $20,000 grant from the Willis Foundation made it possible for 19 area high school students to attend the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School Summer Visual Arts Program held throughout the month of July. The intensive program focuses on drawing, ceramics, and photography and is designed for sophomores, juniors and seniors. The scholarship selection process was a collaboration between the Hartford Art School and invited area art teachers.
July 22, 2016
Imagine a life without music, dance, or songs. That was the unfortunate reality for people in Afghanistan when the Taliban banned instruments and decimated the nation’s musical traditions and cultures. But today, some Afghan children are hearing and playing music for the first time, thanks to Kevin Bishop M’13 and the work of other teachers at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM).
July 15, 2016
With a hundred people cheering in eager anticipation, the top ten finalists in America’s Opera Idol 2016 competition nervously waited for the winner to be announced at Elizabeth Park in West Hartford, Conn. on July 14. When Nadia Aguilar’15 heard her name, she almost could not believe it.
July 12, 2016
Most people have heard about the popular TV show American Idol but what about American Opera Idol? Eight years ago, Opera Connecticut created the singing competition to celebrate the beauty of opera and expose more people to the art form, says Doris Lang Kosloff, Artistic Director of the Connecticut Concert Opera, who is also the director of the Vocal Division at the University of Hartford’s The Hartt School.
July 7, 2016
A discovery by Professor of Jewish History Richard Freund is attracting attention from media outlets around the world. Freund and an international team of archaeologists recently found a 100-foot-long underground tunnel made by 80 Jews who attempted a courageous escape from the extermination pits in Lithuania. The story of this discovery appeared in hundreds of news outlets around the world.
July 7, 2016
The Connecticut shoreline is a popular destination to escape the midsummer heat, fish, and have fun. But how clean are the state’s beaches? Students in Assistant Professor Katharine Owens’s “Marine Debris: Policy and Action” class spent a semester conducting research to answer that question. Then they presented their findings to lawmakers, including State Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr. who chairs the legislature’s environment committee, at Hammonasset Beach State Park in June.
June 29, 2016
An international team led by University of Hartford Professor of Jewish History and archaeologist Richard Freund has discovered a 100-foot-long underground tunnel made by 80 Jews who attempted a courageous escape from the extermination pits at Paneriai, Lithuania, on the last night of Passover in April 1944.
June 28, 2016
Britain’s vote to leave the European Union continues impacting U.S. and global financial markets in the short run. Farhad Rassekh, professor of economics and associate dean in the Barney School of Business, explains what Brexit means for the world’s economy moving forward.
June 24, 2016
At the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business, career readiness is a top priority. All undergraduate students are required to complete at least one internship as a part of their program. Michael McCaffrey ’16, a business management major from East Brunswick, N.J., took advantage of this opportunity and learned about networking and fundraising as a marketing intern for the Capital Region Development Authority.
June 23, 2016
While hundreds of people flocked to Hammonasset Beach State Park to enjoy the warm summer weather, University of Hartford students and Professor Owens met with Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr. at the Meigs Point Nature Center to discuss the problem of marine and beach debris. The students conducted a semester-long study on the sources of this debris and delivered their recommendations to Kennedy and members of the Friends of Hammonasset and the Citizens Campaign for the Environment. Following the event, the Senate Democrats released a press release.
June 22, 2016
Elizabeth “Betsy” Cooper, director of the Hunter College Dance Program, has been named dean of the University of Hartford’s The Hartt School. University Provost Sharon Vasquez announced that Cooper, who has extensive academic leadership and professional experience, will assume her duties as dean of the University’s performing arts conservatory on August 15.
June 17, 2016
Jillian Tomaselli M ’16 and Ryan Glick M ‘16 will travel to Europe in September to learn about Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), a new sustainable building technology. They are the recipients of this year's Tai Soo Kim Travel Fellowship.
June 14, 2016
University of Hartford President Walter Harrison offers a reflection on Orlando for the University community.
June 10, 2016
With degrees in music and vocal performance from the University of Hartford’s Harrt School, the singing Gutierrez brothers are now ready for the next stage of their lives. The three identical brothers from Chesapeake, Va. are moving to different states to pursue their dreams of performing and teaching music. This will be the first time that the brothers are apart.
June 7, 2016
91 members of the University High School of Science and Engineering (UHSSE) Class of 2016 will receive their diplomas at the school’s graduation ceremony.
June 3, 2016
When you walk the grounds of the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Conn. this summer, which is known for its beautiful gardens, walking trails, and annual poetry festival, you may think your eyes are deceiving you. Is that a chess set floating in a pond? A giant sphere of sheep’s wool in a field? A relief sculpture of a fiberglass cow? And a wood-carved statue of a borer beetle? Yes, and that’s just four of seven art pieces created by 2016 Hartford Art School (HAS) graduates and on display at the Museum through October.
May 27, 2016
“How am I going to make new friends?” It’s a question many new students face during the summer before starting college. Kelly Myers ’16 and Sara Gambacorta ’16 didn’t have to wait long for the answer. In a moment captured by a University of Hartford photographer, they met after getting out of their cars in front of Hawk Hall during Move-In Weekend 2012.
May 25, 2016
University of Hartford President Walter Harrison led a group of nearly 200 people in a “toast” to celebrate the start of the long anticipated expansion and renovation of the University Libraries. Complete with cupcakes and champagne, the event marks the beginning of a year-long construction project to further enhance Mortensen and Allen Libraries as centers for 21st century learning and collaboration.
May 23, 2016
The University of Hartford is pleased to announce C.F. Payne as the new director of the Hartford Art School’s Low-Residency Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Illustration program. Payne has been one of the country’s most prominent illustrators for more than 30 years, and has been recognized with two of the Society of Illustrators highest honors― The Distinguished Educator in The Arts Award in 2012, and the Hamilton King Award in 1995.
May 19, 2016
With four years of experience at the University of Hartford’s Student Television Network (STN) and two internships at NBC Connecticut, it is not a coincidence that Scott Roberts ’16 landed his dream job with the local television news station before he had even graduated.
May 15, 2016
Approximately 1,000 University of Hartford students receives bachelor’s and associate’s degrees during Undergraduate Commencement on May 15.
May 15, 2016
Approximately 1,000 University of Hartford students receives bachelor’s and associate’s degrees during Undergraduate Commencement on May 15.
May 15, 2016
Approximately 1,000 University of Hartford students receives bachelor’s and associate’s degrees during Undergraduate Commencement on May 15.
May 14, 2016
“Your integrity will define your reputation and your reputation is the most important asset you will bring to your personal and professional life,” Donna Marie Randall, PhD, chief executive officer of the Cancer Prevention Institute of California, advised more than 400 students who received their master’s and doctoral degrees and certificates at the University of Hartford’s Graduate Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14.
May 14, 2016
“Your integrity will define your reputation and your reputation is the most important asset you will bring to your personal and professional life,” Donna Marie Randall, PhD, chief executive officer of the Cancer Prevention Institute of California, advised more than 400 students who received their master’s and doctoral degrees and certificates at the University of Hartford’s Graduate Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14.
May 12, 2016
Vania Legall ’16 already knew that after graduation she wanted to help others in her native country of Guyana and, after meeting University of Hartford Undergraduate Commencement speaker Kennedy Owiti Odede, she is more inspired to do so.
May 11, 2016
More than 1,400 University of Hartford students will receive their diplomas during the University’s Graduate Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14, and Undergraduate Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 15. Both ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. on the lawn outside the Gengras Student Union building on the University campus, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, Conn.
May 9, 2016
Rochelle Louis '16 will deliver the "Charge to the Class of 2016" at the University of Hartford's Undergraduate Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 15.
May 4, 2016
Brett D. Gerstenblatt ’94, vice president, executive creative director at CVS Health, will receive the University of Hartford's Distinguished Alumni Award at its Undergraduate Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 15.
May 4, 2016
Three exceptional members of the University of Hartford's Class of 2016 will be honored at the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony on May 15.
April 30, 2016
Five outstanding University of Hartford faculty members will be honored at the University's Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 15.
April 27, 2016
Full of energy and enthusiasm, 35 middle schoolers from Brooklyn, N.Y. visited the University of Hartford’s Hartt School to learn about music and college life. “This experience has been very interactive and fun for the students,” says Marissa Giglio ’03, M’09, music teacher at the Achievement First Endeavor Charter School in Brooklyn, N.Y.
April 26, 2016
Kennedy Owiti Odede, an internationally recognized social entrepreneur, and Donna Randall, the chief executive officer of the Cancer Prevention Institute of California, will speak during the University of Hartford's Commencement ceremonies.
April 22, 2016
The University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business has joined a select group of undergraduate business schools nationally recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek.
April 19, 2016
University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School Dean Nancy Stuart has dedicated her career to helping students pursue their dreams of becoming artists. The Connecticut Art Education Association(CAEA)2016 will honor her with its Scott Shuler Distinguished Art Advocate Award on May 1.
April 15, 2016
A week after the birth of his first child, he won the University’s 2016 Belle K. Ribicoff Junior Faculty Prize, which recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarly or creative activity, and service The prize includes an award of $10,000 to further enhancement of an existing scholarly project, a new investigation, and/or support of the awardee's professional development goals.
April 12, 2016
We do not notice environmental problems if we do not experience them,” says Associate Professor of Politics and Government Katharine Owens. With that in mind, she created a “Marine Debris: Policy and Action” class in the University of Hartford’s College of Arts and Sciences. She wanted students to gain first-hand knowledge about the environment and then use their research to help solve any problems they uncovered.
April 8, 2016
Walking into the turbomachinery lab on the lower level of the University of Hartford’s Dana Hall, you can feel the excitement and happiness of eight mechanical engineering students there. They have spent the last two years building a wind tunnel in the lab. Now, they are finally able to unveil it and use it to conduct research that will be useful to the aerospace industry.
April 5, 2016
UHart students volunteer throughout the year, but on one day each April, they all come together for “Hawks Helping Hartford.” Nearly 300 students participated this year.
April 4, 2016
Walking or driving on campus near Lincoln Theater or the Konover Campus Center these days prompts the question “What are those little buildings over there on the grass?” As Assistant Professor Seth Holmes explains, they are experimental huts to teach students about architecture.
March 29, 2016
In just four years, Hugo Santana has helped organize and presented during the University’s first TEDx Talk, started his own soccer club, worked as an ambassador and a tour guide for the University’s Department of International Admission and as a math tutor, and hosted his own radio show on the student-run radio station. And yes, there’s more— he designed a device that enables photographers to take clear pictures even when their hands are moving.
March 22, 2016
Inside a police car is not a place one typically wants to be. But criminal justice major Samantha Carr ’17, was there and it was exactly where she wanted to be. Samantha spent a week interning with police officers in West Hartford, Conn. to learn what it takes to do their job and if she wants to pursue that career after graduation.
March 18, 2016
Jezelle Gordon ’17, an architectural engineering technology major in the University of Hartford’s College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture, has a dream internship helping a nonprofit redesign its community center.
March 15, 2016
Some University of Hartford students are adding professional experience to their resumes through the University’s Express to Success program. In the program, run by the Alumni Relations office, students work with and learn from alumni who have jobs related to the students’ fields of study.
March 11, 2016
Over the last few years, our Hartford Hawks have been working with children from Team IMPACT, which pairs children with life threatening illnesses or life-altering chronic conditions with college athletic teams.
March 8, 2016
Surrounded by cameras pushing to get a picture of Leonardo DiCaprio receiving his first Oscar, Stephanie Minor ’09 had the pressure-filled task of attaching the engraved nameplate on to the statuette and presenting it to him after the ceremony.
March 1, 2016
Everything from paintings and sculptures to photography and interactive art is on display in the 2016 Alexander A. Goldfarb Student Exhibition, exemplifying how broadly talented our students are. The annual exhibition is open to all undergraduate and graduate University students and is juried by a professional in the visual arts.
February 26, 2016
A recent survey of the Class of 2015 found 89% are either employed, continuing their education, serving in the military, or serving in a volunteer or service program.
February 23, 2016
When it comes to treating severe bleeding injuries, every moment counts. That is why Frank Hursey ’77 invented QuikClot, a type of gauze that stops bleeding practically on contact.
February 19, 2016
The University of Hartford celebrates its 59th birthday—known as Founders Day—on Sunday, Feb. 21.UHart celebrated the founding with a birthday cake on Friday, Feb.19, at noon in the Commons.
February 17, 2016
University of Hartford President Walter Harrison announced that the University’s Public Safety officers have been trained to use and supplied with bleeding control kits designed to save the lives of people with heavy bleeding injuries. The University is the first higher education institution in New England, and among the first in the nation, to equip its officers with these life-saving kits.
February 16, 2016
Nine students from the University of Hartford's Hartt School are spending ten weeks in London, learning from some of the world's best Shakespearian actors.
February 15, 2016
University of Hartford President Walter Harrison will announce that the University’s Public Safety officers are trained and outfitted with life-saving “stop the bleed” kits
February 12, 2016
By the time Cornel West’s 2.5 hour lecture was over, students had learned about current issues of race and social justice in America and potential strategies for addressing them, as well as about music’s influence on social justice movements during the Civil Rights Era.
February 9, 2016
CETA students converted a typical truck into an electric powered vehicle. They now have their sights set on a world record.
February 5, 2016
Say “Kate Spade New York” to the fashion-savvy, and visions of sophisticated, chic designer womenswear and accessories come to mind. Some of those visions may be of designs by our very own Jessica Bourque BFA ’07, who has worked at Kate Spade New York as a textile designer since 2013. She designs prints for apparel, handbags, scarves, shoes, and other product categories, and her path to this job is as varied as some of her designs.
February 2, 2016
“This is a need and something I could have used from the very beginning.” That was the reaction from a person that does not have a hand when he saw a prototype of what has come to be known as the Hartford Hand. Five graduate students from the University’s Prosthetics and Orthotics (P&O) program have been so inspired by that statement that they’ve spent non-class hours working on the project that began in 2013 to make the world’s first prosthetic hand that can be fully customized to patients’ needs.
January 28, 2016
University of Hartford Professor Richard Freund, director of the University’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, is joining with David Fishman, a professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, to present a program on “The Jerusalem of Lithuania: The Rediscovery of the Great Synagogue of Vilna.”
January 28, 2016
This past fall, Jonas Hampton '11 not only ran in the Eversource Hartford Marathon for the first time—competing in his first full marathon anywhere—he won it. The former Hawks’ track and cross-country standout beat his closest competition by two minutes in becoming the first Connecticut resident to win the Hartford men’s marathon in the 22-year history of the event.
January 26, 2016
The High Line, a New York City park built on an elevated section of an old railway, is an oasis in Manhattan. Research by a University of Hartford engineering professor and his students confirm the park is good for your health.
January 25, 2016
Activist, academic and thought-leader Cornel West will speak at the University of Hartford on Wednesday, Feb. 10.
January 22, 2016
“I try to show my students that there is more to a job than what is in the job description,” says Laura Pence, a professor of chemistry in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Pence was recently elected to the board of directors of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society and has begun a three-year term.
January 19, 2016
As an illustration student in the University's Hartford Art School (HAS), Christine Kornacki '07 gained artistic inspiration and practical advice from two faculty mentors in particular. Now, having already illustrated nine books by the age of 30, Kornacki has become a mentor herself, working as an adjunct faculty member in HAS.
January 12, 2016
Michael Robinson, associate professor of history in the University’s Hillyer College, set out to study a strange collection of science stories, such as explorer Henry Stanley’s claim of finding a “white” tribe in East Africa, as well as a rash of other such discoveries between 1860 and 1940. His idea was to write about the history of scientific exploration with an eye toward the role that cultural biases may have played in such “discoveries.”
January 7, 2016
One of the University’s own, Charles “Chuck “ Pagano ‘84, M’07, was presented Friday night with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 67th Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards. The ceremony was held in the grand ballroom at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
January 7, 2016
The University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies has named author Rebecca Dinerstein as the winner of the 2015 Edward Lewis Wallant Award for her outstanding debut novel, "The Sunlit Night." The presentation ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 13.
January 5, 2016
“Nonviolence: A Reawakening of Our Nation’s Consciousness" will be the theme of the University of Hartford’s 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance. The program will feature an address by actor, singer, composer, producer, and minister Clifton Davis.
January 4, 2016
As we begin a new year, let's take a look back at some of the biggest campus stories of 2015.