The University of Hartford will host a screening of the film, "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin," on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 19. That will be followed that evening by a panel discussion of the issues involved in Civil Rights Movement, as well as the personal issues facing this openly gay black man.
? In celebration of Black History Month, Anthony T. Rauche, associate professor of ethnomusicology, will give a talk on “This Little Light of Mine: The Power of Music and Civil Rights.” Prior to the talk, members of the University of Hartford’s Gospel Choir will perform.
University of Hartford President Walter Harrison was recently recognized with two major honors for his efforts on intercollegiate athletics. On Jan. 15, he was presented with the NCAA’s prestigious Gerald R. Ford Award, and on Jan. 14, he was appointed to the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Co-Chairmen William E. “Brit” Kirwan, chancellor of the University of Maryland System, and R. Gerald Turner, president at Southern Methodist University, announce the appointment of four new members to the Commission, including University of Hartford President Walter Harrison.
United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York Edgardo Ramos, who was named the 2014 Latino Judge of the Year by the Hispanic National Bar Association, will deliver the keynote address at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance at the University of Hartford.