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Monday, January 26

A blizzard warning goes into effect for our area this evening and Connecticut has issued a statewide travel ban starting at 9 p.m. The University is now closed as of 3 p.m. today and will be closed all day tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 27.  Day and evening classes are canceled through tomorrow. An updated advisory on the status of classes and operations for Wednesday will be posted Tuesday evening. During the time that the University is closed, the Commons, Subway, and Village Market will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open for use by residential students only. Gengras Student Union and University Libraries will be closed.   snow closing guide

All Hartt Community Division activities through tomorrow are canceled.

current as of 3:05 p.m., Jan. 26, 2015

Brian Dorn of Simsbury Receives Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award at University of Hartford’s Annual Faculty/Staff Kickoff

Posted 09/17/2012
Posted by Nick Frogameni

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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.

In his capstone course for the Multimedia Web Design and Development program, Dorn treats seniors like the professional web designers they soon will be. Students become part of a Web-development team and gain firsthand experience conceptualizing and constructing products for real clients. In completing a client’s request, students are compelled to think outside the boundaries of a typical undergraduate class. Students must examine the client’s proposal, consider relevant factors like related sites, produce design alternatives, and carry one of them through to full implementation.

Dorn acts as an advisor for the class. He helps students meet project benchmarks, mentors them on client communication, and provides hands-on technical support when needed. Dorn’s class is an ideal transition from the structured classroom environment to the team-based corporate setting.