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Observer, Fall 2012

A Red-Hot Shaw Center Ribbon-CuttingHillyer Hall Then and Now

Bright sunlight glistened off the red ribbon draped in front of the door of the University’s newest addition as dozens gathered to celebrate the ceremonial opening of the Shaw Center in September. The two-story, 10,000-square-foot addition to Hillyer Hall, the University’s oldest classroom building, adds faculty offices, state-of-the-art classrooms, a large gathering space for students, and—most importantly—a home for Hillyer College.

Putting Classroom Skills to Work

Students and a recent graduate spent their summer with NBC at the 2012 Olympics in London, teaching teachers in Haiti, creating art projects with a teenager with MS, helping young women build their math and science abilities, and creating music across the United States and outside of it.

Miss Connecticut Lives on Campus

By any measure, Emily Audibert ’13 is a remarkable young woman. She is pursuing a triple major in the Barney School of Business, serves as executive vice president of the Student Government Association, is an exceptionally talented dancer, and is involved in an extraordinary range of activities.

Observer, Fall 2012Also in this issue:

A Hawk’s Tale

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After fleeing communist Hungary and spending months in an Austrian refugee camp, Stephen Dalyai ’61 made his way to the University of Hartford and what was then called the Ward School of Electronics in 1958.



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