Life’s important lessons can happen outside of the classroom. That’s what Alyssa Nett ’12 discovered after enrolling in the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School as a painting major. A summer internship completing art projects with a young hospice patient taught her she could combine her love of art with her desire to help people. Nett is now pursing a career in psychology with the goal of researching the effects of art therapy.
About 150 incoming freshmen are getting a head start on their transition to college this summer through the University’s growing Summer Bridge program. These students are getting a taste of college-level coursework, learning study skills, getting to know the campus, and building relationships with students and faculty members.
The University of Hartford is welcoming 40 educators from the Republic of Rwanda to its campus this weekend to start a month-long program (July 28 – Aug. 22) designed for Rwandan teachers to enhance their skills, thereby increasing their effectiveness in the classroom and as educational leaders.
Samantha Dunster, chair of the dance department at the University of Hartford's Hartt School, was a guest on NBC Connecticut on July 8. She was joined by Ángel Corella, the artistic director of The Hartt Community Division Summer Intensive Ballet program.