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Due to expected storm conditions, the University will close at 7 p.m. this evening. All classes starting at or after 7 p.m. are canceled. Individual professors may opt to conduct classes or provide assignments online when the campus is closed, so students should check Blackboard and their email to learn of any alternate arrangements.  snow closing guide

University Libraries will close at 7 p.m. tonight. The University Commons dining facility, Subway, the Village Market, and the Hawk's Nest will be open normal hours tonight. All other dining locations will close at 6 p.m. 

All Hartt Community Division activities after 3 p.m. today are canceled.

Updated 3:47 p.m., 3/3/15

University of Hartford Students to Paint “Umbrellas For Peace” on Thursday


Posted 04/04/2012
Posted by Meagan Fazio

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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. in Gengras Student Union, room 335. All are welcome to attend and paint an umbrella.

This event is part of the global art project, Lamb Umbrellas for Peace. University students will join the people from more than two dozen countries who have designed umbrellas that represent their personal values of world peace.

Students will carry the umbrellas during the University’s “Take Back the Night” march on Thursday, April 12, at 6 p.m. This is the third consecutive year that University students have participated in the Lamb Umbrellas for Peace project. To see photos of their umbrellas from previous years, please visit the University of Hartford News Facebook page.

Artist Matt Lamb, who died in February of this year, created the Umbrellas for Peace project when the Secretary of the Veteran’s of Foreign Affairs asked him to help people work through their grief after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. In May of 2002, 38 participants gathered with Lamb to express their feelings of grief and pain by painting umbrellas. Since that time, more than two million people in 29 countries have participated in the project.

Women for Change is a University of Hartford campus-based organization whose aim is to provide a space for education, dialogue, and support among people of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, and sexual orientation surrounding body image issues, feminism and sexuality. The group’s goal is to promote bonds between women in society.

The Alumnae Council for Women brings together alumnae from Hartford College for Women and the University of Hartford. The Council, led by representatives of both institutions, promotes the exchange of ideas and experiences, provides networking opportunities, offers educational and cultural programs, and enhances the growth of women as leaders and decision-makers.