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The “Arts” section of the Sunday, March 18, edition of the Hartford Courant featured a full-page story on, and three color photographs from, the “Veiled Women: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Women in Israel” exhibition that the University’s Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies is presenting in the Museum of Jewish Civilization (which is located on Mortensen Library). The article includes quotes from Avon photographer Lena Stein and Greenberg Center Assistant Director Avi Patt, who is also the University’s Feltman Professor of Modern Jewish History. Click here to see the story.
NBC Connecticut did a feature story about a group of University students who are spending their Spring Break vacation by volunteering to help residents of Tuscaloosa, Ala., who are still recovering from the deadly tornadoes that ravaged the area last year. The story, which you can see here, aired on the Friday, March 16, evening newscast and was repeated on Saturday, March 17. It included interviews with the students taking part in this Alternative Spring Break trip. The trip was also highlighted by Fox CT on its Friday, March 16, broadcasts.
The Hartford Courant, in its Saturday, March 17, edition, published a review of a performance of Verdi’s “Requiem” by musicians and singers, including performers from the The Hartt Camerata, The Hartt Chamber Choir, The Hartt Choir, and the Hartt Chorale which was conducted by Edward Bolkovac, director of vocal studies and choral music at The Hartt School. Click here to read the review. The performance was also reviewed by the Catholic Transcript newspaper on Tuesday, March 20.
An editorial in the Thursday, March 15, edition of The Day of New London newspaper cited the work of Bilal Sekou, board chairman for Common Cause in Connecticut and associate professor of political science in Hillyer College and others in crafting a bill that could lead to Connecticut “adopting a 21st century approach to preserving voting rights and expanding access to voter registration.” Click here to read the editorial.
Mitchell Weiss, an adjunct faculty member in the Barney School of Business and co-founder of the Center for Personal Financial Responsibility at the University, was recently highlighted in two articles — a Friday, March 16, story on TheStreet.com about helping college students avoid accumulating debt from their Spring Break vacations and a Monday, March 19 story on SmartMoney.com about things employers won’t tell their bosses but that the bosses need to know. Click to read The Street.com article and the SmartMoney.com article.