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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

Observer, Spring 2012

To the International Space Station and BackTo the International Space Station and Back

Like many of us, Robert Lipski ’12 has dreamed of one day going into space. But Lipski is a step ahead of the rest of us. He had a hand in conducting an experiment that blasted off to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule.


The Classics Revisited

His eyes are dark and intense under heavy brows; his body, lean. He is a serious young man with an amazing intellect and impressive talent as a realist painter with a classical orientation, as well as a self-taught jazz percussionist.

Painting the Past Means a Bright Future

By age 12, Stanislav “Stass” Shpanin ’12 was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Youngest Professional Artist in the World.” While a University of Hartford student, his paintings were displayed in public and private collections, including those of President Heydar Aliev of Azerbaijan and former U.S. President George W. Bush.

Observer, Spring 2012Also in this issue:

A Hawk's Tale

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Sculptor Kathleen Griffin ’97 has a thing about horses. And candy. And butterflies. Each is a subject of her public art. She has filled a rescue boat with 2,500 pounds of sculpted lemon candy and created large words on various surfaces by arranging pennies or digging grass out of the ground in the shapes of letters.  Read more