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Richard Freund, professor and director of the University’s Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, has generated significant media coverage for his role in the Finding Atlantis film on the National Geographic Channel, which documents his archaeological work in a marshland in southern Spain that he believes is the site of the lost city of Atlantis. Freund was a guest on WNPR Radio’s “Where We Live” show on Tuesday, March 8. Listen to it here. He was also interviewed for a story in West Hartford Patch.com on Tuesday, March 8, and was a guest on WTIC Radio’s “Face Connecticut” show on Sunday, Feb. 27. Among the news outlets that carried stories about the Sunday, March 13, premiere of the film were NBC Connecticut, New Haven Register, WTNH Channel 8, and WINS-AM in New York. Freund was also interviewed for stories in the Hartford Courant and Connecticut Jewish Ledger, which will be published in their Friday, March 11 editions.
University President Walter Harrison was interviewed for a story in the Hartford Courant about the need for a college football playoff system, in light of the news that the University of Connecticut lost $1.6 million in its appearance in the Fiesta Bowl. The story, which ran on the front page of the Courant’s “Sports” section on Friday, March 4, can be read by clicking here.
Ian Cannon, a freshman at the University and a wheeler boxing athlete, was featured on NBC Connecticut’s “Sunday Sports Replay” program on March 6. Cannon of Glastonbury, who suffers from cerebral palsy spastic quadriplegia, turned to the sport of boxing to improve his muscles, his body, and his mental outlook. To view his inspirational story, click here.
John Ogilvie, associate professor of management in the Barney School of Business, was interviewed for a story on Fox 61 on Wednesday, March 2. Ogilvie talked about the principles involved in negotiations and some of the practical aspects of negotiating for a consumer-oriented story that looked at ways of getting the best deals on everything from cable television service to a new car.
Bonnie Gayle Morrill of Newington, who has a bachelor of fine arts degree in illustration from the Hartford Art School, provided the cover illustration for the Sunday, March 6, print edition of the Hartford Courant’s iTowns. Click here to see her work and read about her career as an illustrator.
The University’s Center for Professional Development won $24,676 from the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. to craft a model for assessing displaced workers' skills and helping them find jobs, noted article in the Hartford Business Journal on Thursday, March 3, and the Journal Inquirer newspaper in Manchester. In addition, in its “Nonprofit Notebook” column, the Hartford Business Journal noted that the University’s Entrepreneurial Center received a $75,000 grant from the Prudential Foundation to allow it to provide business advising and technical assistance to aspiring and established entrepreneurs. Click here to read the column.
The University hosted a Hartford Courant/Fox CT “Key Issues Forum” with Gov. Dannel Malloy, United Technologies Corp. Chief Financial Officer Gregory Hayes, Barney School of Business Professor of Finance Susan Coleman on Tuesday, March 1, in Lincoln Theater. The event was covered a number of media outlets, including Fox CT, the Connecticut Mirror, CT News Junkie.com, Local Online News.tv, and West Hartford Patch.com.