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New WWUH Radio Show “Beyond the Classroom” Highlights Research by University of Hartford Faculty


Posted 09/02/2013
Posted by David Isgur

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WWUH Radio and the University of Hartford are launching a weekly show to highlight the depth and breadth of research topics that the University’s faculty is exploring. “Beyond the Classroom,” which will feature interviews with University faculty and staff on their research endeavors, begins airing on Thursday, Sept. 5, and can be heard every Thursday at 12 noon on WWUH Radio (91.3 FM) and its affiliates.

In addition, podcasts of the show will be available for download and additional listening at www.hartford.edu/news.

The show is hosted by David Schonfeld and produced locally by WWUH Radio. In this weekly series, Schonfeld talks with members of the faculty or staff of the University of Hartford about their wide-ranging research activities and about their work on behalf of the University and the community-at-large.

Among the show’s numerous guests are Avi Patt, assistant professor of Jewish history and assistant director of the University’s Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, who discusses how a society recovers from genocide; Mala Matacin, associate professor of psychology, who discusses her work with young women on the issues of female body image and society; Lynne Kelly, professor and director of the University’s School of Communication, who discusses the impact of smartphones on interpersonal communications among young people; Thomas Filburn, professor of mechanical engineering, who discusses nuclear power plant construction, operation, and safety issues; Donn Weinholtz, professor and director of the University's Educational Leadership program, on education reform issues and efforts to improve urban schools; and Otto Wahl, professor of psychology, on the stigma that surrounds mental illness and how that hinders people from getting the treatments that they need.

For more information, visit BeyondtheClassroom.org.

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