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Celebrating 60 Years-Highlights of Our Sixth Decade

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The University of Hartford began its 60th year on February 21, 2017 with a “Where’s Walt” scavenger hunt and birthday cake in the Commons. On this page, we’re sharing photos and a video about the day as well as some interesting and exciting University accomplishments that happened from 2007 to 2017. It’s not a comprehensive list but it is sure to spark some memories.

In the first two weeks of our 60th year, we are adding one year per day.

You can read a brief University history here and watch videos from our 50th anniversary here


2016

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Performing and Visual Artist Robert Wilson receives honorary degree

March 11 – Innovative director and artist Robert Wilson will receive an honorary degree from the University on Friday, March 11.  Read More

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University Libraries Expansion and Renovation Celebration

May 24 – University of Hartford President Walter Harrison led a group of nearly 200 people in a “toast” to celebrate the start of the long anticipated expansion and renovation of the University Libraries.  Read More

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University Libraries to be renamed Harrison University Libraries

Nov. 18 – The University of Hartford announced today that, thanks to the generosity of a group of anonymous donors in the form of a multimillion-dollar gift, University Libraries will now be named Harrison University Libraries in honor of University President Walter Harrison, who will retire in June after 19 years leading the University.  Read More

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Alumnus and Life Regent Judge Jon Newman honored at the U.S. Supreme court

Dec. 8 – Joining U.S. Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, University President Walter Harrison delivered remarks during a ceremony at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C. on Thursday, December 8.  Read More

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Gregory Woodward Introduced to community as sixth University president

Dec. 14 – “If students come to this University, we are going to make them successful and we are going to support them.” That was the key message President-Designate Gregory Woodward delivered to the campus community during his formal introduction on Wednesday, Dec. 14.  Read More