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Fall Open House Session Descriptions

Sunday, November 4

Session 1 — 10:15-11 a.m.

A: College of Arts & Sciences Info Session & Student Panel

Hear from current students what it is like to be a first-year student at UHart. Meet Dean Katherine Black and learn how student experiences enrich your education and prepare you for a successful career.

B: Barney School of Business Info Session

Greater than 90% of our students have their first career job when they graduate - do you want to be one of them? Come to this session for a virtual tour of why we believe a business education at Barney is your "Return on Investment." You will also learn about our new 10,000 square feet addition with Bloomberg Terminals and Ticker-Tape.

C: Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Become an RN

Are you looking to make an impact in health care and improve the lives of individuals? With our direct-entry Bachelor of Science in Nursing, you will gain eligibility to take a national exam (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered nurse. Come speak to our Nursing faculty to learn more and to see our dedicated simulation training lab. (Offered during sessions 1 and 3.)

D: Physical Therapy/Prosthetics & Orthotics Info Session

From discussing pediatrics to geriatrics, to crafting prostheses, and even learning how to utilize assistive technologies, our Department of Rehabilitation Sciences encompasses it all! Join faculty and students from our Physical Therapy and Prosthetics and Orthotics programs to learn about our academic curriculum, clinical affiliations, and research opportunities. (Offered during both sessions 1 and 3.)

E: Respiratory Care: A Critical Allied Health Profession

The exciting field of Respiratory Care is growing, with a distinct need for new professionals in the employment market. Our 4-year curriculum will provide you with the knowledge and clinical skills necessary to become a vital member of the healthcare team. Visit our state-of-the-art labs that you will use during clinical experiences. (Offered during sessions 1 and 3.)

F: Department of Education Info Session

Nearly every one of us can recall a favorite teacher growing up; someone who had a positive impact on our learning. Do you have an interest in becoming that teacher for future generations of students? Come learn about the variety of teaching programs and specializations that we offer from our faculty and student. (Offered during both sessions 1 and 3.)

G: College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture Info Session

Hear from faculty and staff members and learn about our many programs that offer student support and career ready opportunities.

H: Hartford Art School Info Session & Studio Tours

The Artist, the Employer, and the Creative Career: Understand and leverage the importance of the arts during a session with the Hartford Art School (HAS). The arts are uniquely positioned to provide us with an invaluable set of skills that are critical to becoming contributing members of the workforce and our society. The Hartford Art School is here to help you launch your creative career.

I: Dance Info Session & Tour

Learn more about The Hartt School’s Dance programs and tour our state of the art facilities. This session will take place at the Handel Performing Arts Center located a short five-minute drive from campus. A campus shuttle will depart from outside Lincoln Theater at 10 a.m. and bring families back to campus at 11:45 a.m. (Offered during both sessions 1 and 2.)

J: Theatre Info Session & Tour

Learn more about Hartt's Music Theatre and Actor Training Programs and tour our state of the art facilities. This session will take place at the Handel Performing Arts Center located a short five-minute drive from campus. A campus shuttle will depart from outside Lincoln Theater at 10 a.m. and bring families back to campus at 11:45 a.m. (Offered during both sessions 1 and 2.)

K: The Hartt School Info Session & Dean's Welcome

The Hartt School is the performing arts conservatory of the University of Hartford. Learn more about what it means to be a Hartt student, meet our Dean, and find out more about the audition process and scholarship opportunities.

 

L: Hillyer College Mock Class: Celebrating Diversity

Get a chance to experience what it is like to take a class in Hillyer College.

Session 2 — 11:15a.m.-noon

A: College of Arts & Sciences Majors Fair

Learn more about College of Arts and Sciences majors and minors by speaking directly with faculty and current students. Take this opportunity to ask about career options, internships, research projects, classes, and student life.

B: Barney School of Business: Student Panel

94% of Barney School of Business graduates say they feel prepared for the realities of employment pursuit and succeeding in the workplace. Come to this session and find out the secret to our success and how we integrate into everything we do from academics to networking opportunities and internships.

C: Department of Education Mock Class

Ready to take a virtual field trip with your class? Perhaps you would enjoy creating a digital children’s book for your students? Maybe it’s time to brush up on your multiplication skills with an interactive math game! Come learn about our unique teaching curriculum with our faculty. (Offered during both sessions 2 and 4.)

D: Health Sciences: Pathways to the Health Professions

Do you have a passion for helping others? Does the idea of a working in the healthcare field excite you? Perhaps you would like to know more about potential career choices in areas of health and science? Join our faculty for this discussion about our flexible curriculum that can prepare you for a multitude of rewarding career opportunities in healthcare. (Offered during sessions 2 and 4.)

E: Learn About Medical Imaging: Radiography, CT, MRI, and Ultrasound

Join our faculty in a review of our innovative and accredited 4-year curriculum in radiologic technology. Learn how you can earn dual credential in medical imaging that prepares you for immediate employment and success as a radiologic technologist. Come see our dedicated radiography classroom and energized x-ray lab. (Offered during sessions 2 and 4.)

F: Lab Tour: Physical Therapy & Prosthetics and Orthotics

Do you know the proper way to use a cane or crutches? Have you ever experienced what it would be like it wear a prosthetic device? Perhaps you are interested in learning more about tracking your heart rate during exercise? Come join the faculty and students from our Department of Rehabilitation Sciences as we provide you with the unique, hands-on opportunity to experience a variety of our multidisciplinary laboratories and classrooms. (Offered during sessions 2 and 4.)

G: How Robots Will Transform Our Future (Computer/Electrical Engineering)

Advanced robotic and complex systems such as humanoid robots are the future. In this session, we will highlight interdisciplinary research and student projects to design, build, and test autonomous systems that can assist and replace human labor in dangerous areas.

H: Resilient Sustainability: Design the Future Now (Architecture)

With rising sea levels and stronger and more frequent hurricanes we need to design better buildings. This engaging talk will take you on a journey on how architects are responding to these challenges and how you can help as a future architect student.

I: Shaping Sound with Electronics (Audio Engineering)

Learn how you can “shape sounds” by changing the treble or bass on a device using a basic math equation. (Space Limited) 

J: Opportunities in Mechanical Engineering

Our Mechanical Engineering program offers specialization in acoustical engineering, energy engineering and sustainable design, manufacturing engineering, turbomachinery engineering, robotics engineering, and computational mechanical engineering. This workshop will explore each specialization and provide hands-on study examples in a laboratory setting.

K: Careers in Acoustical Engineering

Learn about the many different career opportunities that our acoustical engineering graduates pursue after graduation.

L: Instrumentation Lab: Automation & Instrumentation Systems for Smart Manufacturing (Computer, Electronic/Electromechanical Engineering Technology)

Most modern automation and instrumentation systems use a computer to control, process, and report the system status. In this demo, we will highlight some of the systems that our students are designing and using in our instrumentation lab.

M: Where Would We Be Without Clean Water? (Civil Engineering)

Every year, around 1.7 million people die due to unsafe water and poor sanitation. Learn how our civil and environmental engineering students meet the challenges of maintaining water quality and controlling the movement of water.

N: You are a Machine (Biomedical Engineering)

The human body is made up of structural, mechanical and fluid elements, crossing many engineering disciplines. These topics will be addressed, along with demonstrations of materials that behave like those in the body.

O: Music Info Session (Composition, History, and Theory)

Learn about Hartt's composition, music history, music theory and the Bachelor of Arts in Music programs.

P: Music Education Info Session

The Hartt School’s Music Education program has a 100% job placement rate. Learn more about becoming part of this program and inspiring the next generation of musicians.

Q: Music Industry Info Session & Studio Tours

Learn about The Hartt School’s music industry programs including music management, music production and technology, and performing arts management. Tour our recording studios which just received a quarter million-dollar renovation.

Session 3 — 1:30-2:15 p.m.

A: Biology Lab Experiment

Join us to conduct an experiment with a College of Arts and Sciences professor who works with students on innovative and exciting research projects. Who knows, you may find you want to be the next student to co-publish a research paper or co-present at a regional or national conference. 

B: Explore a Social Topic in Criminal Justice/Psychology/Sociology

The Social Construction of Drugs and Deviance: From Prohibition to the War on Drugs, from the legalization of recreational marijuana to the heroin epidemic, America has long had a fascination with substances, their legality, and the effect on society. In this interactive activity (bring your cell phones!), students will consider the physiological and psychological costs and benefits of substances and determine the appropriate response from law enforcement. Should we criminalize the use of alcohol or legalize the use of marijuana? You make the laws in this classroom.

C: Exploring Patterns Within (Computer Science & Math)

Patterns and codes are all around us. Our bodies use biological codes everyday to keep us healthy and alive. We will explore the idea of codes and learn to look for hidden codes inside very large search spaces that are difficult to qualify or quantify by the naked eye. We will explore counting algorithms and write computer programs that will employ counting to help us look for these coding regions.

D: Going Viral — Get Out The Vote (Mock Class)

Midterm elections are happening on Tuesday, November 6. Regardless of political position, voting is an important civic duty.  In this experiential class, students will learn about what makes content go viral; they will deconstruct successful viral campaigns such as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Dove Real Beauty Sketches, and Old Spice; and they will apply what they learn about virality to come up with ideas for their own GOTV video.

E: TV Studio Production

Expert faculty in the School of Communication will present you with a crisis communication problem, and you will actively participate on how best to respond to the public and media. You’ll also get to work on the set of our new TV and broadcast production studio that features the same equipment found in professional newsrooms. (Offered during both sessions 3 and 4.)

F: Barney School of Business: What Does Career Ready Mean for You?

Experience the Barney School of Business teaching style during an interactive mock class on a current business topic.

G: Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Become an RN

Are you looking to make an impact in health care and improve the lives of individuals? With our direct-entry Bachelor of Science in Nursing, you will gain eligibility to take a national exam (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered nurse. Come speak to our Nursing faculty to learn more and to see our dedicated simulation training lab. (Offered during sessions 1 and 3.)

H: Department of Education Info Session

Nearly every one of us can recall a favorite teacher growing up; someone who had a positive impact on our learning. Do you have an interest in becoming that teacher for future generations of students? Come learn about the variety of teaching programs and specializations that we offer from our faculty and student. 

I: Physical Therapy/Prosthetics and Orthotics Info Session

From discussing pediatrics to geriatrics, to crafting prostheses, and even learning how to utilize assistive technologies, our Department of Rehabilitation Sciences encompasses it all! Join faculty and students from our Physical Therapy and Prosthetics and Orthotics programs to learn about our academic curriculum, clinical affiliations, and research opportunities. 

J: Respiratory Care: A Critical Allied in Health Professions

The exciting field of Respiratory Care is growing, with a distinct need for new professionals in the employment market. Our 4-year curriculum will provide you with the knowledge and clinical skills necessary to become a vital member of the healthcare team. Visit our state-of-the-art labs that you will use during clinical experiences. (Offered during sessions 1 and 3.)

K: College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture Info Session & Student Panel

Join a group of current students, a faculty member, and a staff member and get your many questions answered regarding programs, majors, minors, study abroad, societies, and honors. Following the panel, we will briefly present our programs, student support services, and career ready opportunities.

L: Hartford Art School - Meet the Faculty: Painting, Illustration, Integrated Media Arts, and Sculpture

Meet our faculty and tour our extensive facilities while learning about painting, illustration, integrated media arts, and sculpture. In addition to our studios, visit our galleries, common spaces, and stunning new lobby and Art School admission office.

M: The Hartt School Info Session & Dean's Welcome

The Hartt School is the performing arts conservatory of the University of Hartford. Learn more about what it means to be a Hartt student, meet our Dean, and find out more about the audition process and scholarship opportunities.

N: Instrumental Studies, Voice, and Jazz Info Session

Learn about instrumental studies, voice and jazz at The Hartt School. Each of these comprehensive programs are designed for talented and motivationed students who want to be a professional performers. 

O: Performing Arts Opportunities for the Non-major

Have you always been involved in the arts and want to continue your growth as an artist while in college, but aren't looking to major in the arts? Learn about all the ways you can continue to be involved with the arts, both for credit and as extracurricular activities, while at UHart.

P: Hillyer College Mock Class: Why Our Personal Stories Matter

Personal stories are a gold mine we could explore and exploit to empower ourselves, empower our loved ones and even the world around us, yet we often suppress them for a variety of reasons. This talk sets out to explain why our personal stories matter and why it is important to share these stories

Session 4 — 2:30-3:15 p.m.

A: Chemistry Lab Experiment

Join us to conduct an experiment with a College of Arts and Sciences professor who works with students on innovative and exciting research projects. Who knows, you may find you want to be the next student to co-publish a research paper or co-present at a regional or national conference.

B: Explore a Social Topic in Criminal Justice/Psychology/Sociology,

The Social Construction of Drugs and Deviance: From Prohibition to the War on Drugs, from the legalization of recreational marijuana to the heroin epidemic, America has long had a fascination with substances, their legality, and the effect on society. In this interactive activity (bring your cell phones!), students will consider the physiological and psychological costs and benefits of substances and determine the appropriate response from law enforcement. Should we criminalize the use of alcohol or legalize the use of marijuana? You make the laws in this classroom.

C: Going Viral — Get Out The Vote (Mock Class)

Midterm elections are happening on Tuesday, November 6. Regardless of political position, voting is an important civic duty.  In this experiential class, students will learn about what makes content go viral; they will deconstruct successful viral campaigns such as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Dove Real Beauty Sketches, and Old Spice; and they will apply what they learn about virality to come up with ideas for their own GOTV video.

D: Sports Analytics (Computing Sciences and Math)

If you like to use numbers and technology to solve problems, you will want to attend this hands-on session led by one of our expert faculty members. Will you be able to crack the code, unravel the mystery, or predict the outcome? Join us and find out. (Offered during both sessions 3 and 4.)

E: TV Studio Production

Expert faculty in the School of Communication will present you with a crisis communication problem, and you will actively participate on how best to respond to the public and media. You’ll also get to work on the set of our new TV and broadcast production studio that features the same equipment found in professional newsrooms. (Offered during both sessions 3 and 4.)

F: Department of Education Mock Class

Ready to take a virtual field trip with your class? Perhaps you would enjoy creating a digital children’s book for your students? Maybe it’s time to brush up on your multiplication skills with an interactive math game! Come learn about our unique teaching curriculum with our faculty. 

G: Health Sciences: Pathways to the Health Professions

Do you have a passion for helping others? Does the idea of a working in the healthcare field excite you? Perhaps you would like to know more about potential career choices in areas of health and science? Join our faculty for this discussion about our flexible curriculum that can prepare you for a multitude of rewarding career opportunities in healthcare. (Offered during sessions 2 and 4.)

H: Learn About Medical Imaging: Radiography, CT, MRI, and Ultrasound

Join our faculty in a review of our innovative and accredited 4-year curriculum in radiologic technology. Learn how you can earn dual credential in medical imaging that prepares you for immediate employment and success as a radiologic technologist. Come see our dedicated radiography classroom and energized x-ray lab. (Offered during sessions 2 and 4.)

I: Lab Tour: Physical Therapy & Prosthetics & Orthotics

Do you know the proper way to use a cane or crutches? Have you ever experienced what it would be like it wear a prosthetic device? Perhaps you are interested in learning more about tracking your heart rate during exercise? Come join the faculty and students from our Department of Rehabilitation Sciences as we provide you with the unique, hands-on opportunity to experience a variety of our multidisciplinary laboratories and classrooms. (Offered during sessions 2 and 4.)

J: Acoustical Engineering Student Research Showcase

Presentation of notable student research projects, including national conference papers. Workshop will include tour of Acoustic Reverberation Room and Anechoic Chamber facilities.

K: Built and UnBuilt Realities with 3D Printing Technology (Architecture)

For architects building physical models of designs is a critical step in the design process. Some designs need to be built virtually due to their complexity. This workshop will show you how imagination is captured digitally and physically through parametric design and 3D printing technology.

L: Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Projects (Computer and Electrical Engineering)

During this session, we will showcase some of the student projects by electrical engineering and computer engineering students. In the last few years, we had a diverse range of student projects, including IoT Robotic Instrument for Healthcare, Motorcycle Accident Detection/Response System,  Smart Irrigation Control System, Bionic Egg Data Logger, Stair-climbing Service Robot,  UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) localization system, Full-size Humanoid Robotic Legs, Microprocessor System Design, IoT Environmental Analyzer, and Simulated Mannequin for EMT Training. 

 

M: Everyday Medical Devices (Biomedical Engineering)

In this demo, several manual and electrical common household medical devices will be dissected to explore how the device works and how it can be improved.
In addition, some instruments will be used for hands-on experiences to monitor real physiological phenomena.

N: Infrastructure: Can We Get There from Here? (Civil Engineering)

Infrastructure is one of the great challenges of this generation — From crumbling bridges to tainted drinking water. Civil engineers are responsible for the planning, design, operation, and maintenance of most infrastructure. During this discussion, the types of common infrastructure will be discussed along with challenges to renewal.

O: New Technologies in Live Sound (Audio Engineering)

Unlike studio recording which may utilize equipment and techniques that are over 50 years old, live sound, broadcast, and other remote audio applications rely on the latest technologies. This presentation will highlight some of the recent breakthroughs that have changed the industry. Topics will include the use of computer networking, digital consoles, and more.

P: Smarter, Safer, and Smaller Industrial Robots (Computer, Electronic, Electromechanical Engineering Technology)

Industrial robots have been in use extensively since the mid 20th century. Modern robots have evolved beyond dedicated robotic arms to incorporate more advanced capabilities and to be smarter, safer, and smaller. In this session, we will highlight these capabilities and show how students gain the important skills to meet the needs of modern industry in the 21st century.

Q: Careers in Mechanical Engineering

Learn about the many career opportunities our mechanical engineering graduates pursue after graduation including topic/assignment descriptions, on-the-job responsibilities, salaries and salary structures, companies, and locations. The workshop will also provide a tour of the laboratories and conclude with a Q&A session.

R: Hillyer College: What is Dual Admission?

Learn about beginning your UHart journey with dual admission to Hillyer College: Bridging the gap from high school to college isn’t easy. Join a group of current students, recent alumni, and staff to talk out about Hillyer’s one-on-one academic support from full-time faculty, even smaller class sizes, and additional resources for success.