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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

Robert L. Duran of Honored at University of Hartford Commencement

Posted 05/16/2010
Posted by Meagan Fazio

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Robert L. Duran of Canton was honored at the University of Hartford's 53rd annual Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 16, with the Roy E. Larsen Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Duran is a professor of communication in the University's College of Arts and Sciences. He teaches courses in small group communication, interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, and research methodology. If students' comments in course evaluations are any indication, Duran is setting the standard in teaching at the University: "I wanted to come to class," "the best teacher I've had," and "his enthusiasm is contagious." One student praises Duran for his "remarkable skills to teach, motivate, and engage students from diverse educational backgrounds."

Duran's commitment to teaching extends beyond the classroom and into his scholarship and service activities. He has published a number of articles, often with undergraduate and graduate students, on course development, course and program evaluation, and student-teacher interaction.

Additionally, he chaired the committee that produced the course evaluation form used throughout the University and worked with a team to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of the University's First-year Interest Group (FIG) program. Duran has directed or served as a reader on 20 theses, further demonstrating the priority he places on providing individual guidance and support to students.