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Richard Freund, director of the University’s Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies and professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences, did an interview on WUSF Radio, a National Public Radio affiliate, in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday, Feb. 16, in advance of a talk he was giving on his archeological work at the site of the former Sobibor extermination camp in Poland. He talked about his work leading a team of archeologists and historians who are using ground-penetrating radar to create the most accurate post-war map of a site deliberately hidden from view by the Nazis. To listen to the full interview, click here.
The Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards program that was held at the University’s Lincoln continues to generate a number of stories in the local media, including noting that the Hartford Art School offered scholarships as prizes to some of the winners. Click here to read the Tuesday, Feb. 15 story, and on that page there is a link to a photo gallery of a number of award-winning works of art. Other newspapers including stories were Simsbury News, Ridgefield Press, and New Canaan Advertiser
Michael Anderson, associate professor of computer science in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences, recently had his (and his wife’s) research work on creating ethics in robots featured on Polish National Radio's website: To see the article, click here.
Hartford Courant “Place” editor Tom Condon wrote about the need for a real neighborhood, featuring residences, offices and restaurants, to surround the capitol government buildings in Hartford. In his Sunday, Feb. 13, column, Condon quoted Robert Orr, who teaches a graduate class in urban planning in the University’s College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture and sometimes uses the Capitol area as a hypothetical redesign project for his architectural students. To read the column, click here.
An op-ed article on teaching business ethics in the Monday, Feb. 14 issue of the Hartford Business Journal, written by Peter Tedone, president and chief executive Officer of Vantis Life Insurance Co. in Windsor, highlighted a talk by David O’Hearn, a Barney School of Business alum and former deputy commissioner of the state Department of Public Works, now on leave from a military tour in Afghanistan supervising contractors there, to students as part of the Barney School’s Ethical Business Leadership Program. To read the article, click here