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Observer, Fall 2005

Hawks Defend New TurfHawks Defend New Turf

Students, alumni, and friends of University of Hartford athletics all gathered for the first home game of the season on Al-Marzook Field's new all-weather turf. The women's soccer team made it a perfect evening with a 2-0 victory over its opponent, La Salle University.

ISET: Focused on Technology
and innovation

The doors of the university’s brand-new Integrated Science, Engineering, and Technology (ISET) complex opened on Aug. 29 to give attendees at the opening ceremony—who included President Walter Harrison; Louis Manzione, dean of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture; inventor Dean Kamen; and U.S. Rep. John B. Larson—an opportunity to tour the sparkling new facilities.

A Hidden Treasure

In the climate-controlled atmosphere of the rare book section of University Libraries at the University of Hartford rests a large volume with a somewhat dilapidated binding. Nothing about its exterior suggests its importance. Yet, Humphrey Tonkin, president emeritus of the university and chair of the Mortensen Library board of visitors, has called it a "magnificent work."

Lakota Conversations

Hartford Students Glimpse Native American Cultures Firsthand

Students enrolled in the Summerterm course, Lakota Philosophy and Culture, led by Bernard den Ouden, professor of philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences, spent a week in May living with and learning from Native Americans of Minnesota, including descendants of Sitting Bull and Chief Red Cloud.

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