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Steve Metcalf, director of instrumental studies at The Hartt School and the Hartford Courant's music critic from 1979 to 2001, wrote an opinion article for the Sunday, Aug. 5, issue of the Courant about how “America is becoming a nation of old, tired pianos” and about his concerns for where the instruments will come from that the next generation of musicians need to practice on. Click here to read his commentary.
Hartford Hawks head women’s soccer coach John Natale was profiled in a feature story in the Hartford Courant’s “Sports” section on Saturday, Aug. 4, for his work assisting the U.S. women’s soccer team during the London Olympics. To read about Natale’s work as the team's video analysis coach, click here.
Mitchell Weiss, an adjunct professor of finance in the Barney School of Business and co-creator of the University’s Center for Personal Financial Responsibility, has been featured in a number of media outlets in past two weeks. He was quoted in an article on pros and cons of private student loans that was published on BankRate.com and FoxBusiness.com on Thursday, Aug. 2; and he was quoted in a story on the dangers inherent in store-branded debit cards that was published on Interest.com on Thursday, Aug. 2. Weiss was also quoted in an article on the best and worst ways to borrow $500 on Fox Business.com on Tuesday, July 31, and in an article about the impact that technology is having on our business relationships on MediaShift on Monday, July 30. Weiss, who is the author of Life Happens: A Practical Guide to Personal Finance from College to Career, was also quoted in a Monday, July 30, article in the Modesto Bee about the value of sending thank-you notes after a job interview.
Jesse Combs, a jazz performance major at The Hartt School, was profiled in a Sunday, Aug. 5, article in the Boston Globe for his role in hosting the “Youth is Served” program in his hometown of Framingham, Mass., which introduces young musicians and music-lovers to the magic of live performance by giving them a chance to listen to and play with someone who isn’t much older than they are. Click here to read the article.
Jamal Shuriah, an alumnus of The Hartt School will be in the ensemble of the international tour of Green Day's American Idiot when it comes to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford Feb. 26 to March 3, noted Frank Rizzo in his “Behind the Curtain” blog in the Hartford Courant on Wednesday, July 25. Click here to read the posting.
Curtis Robinson, who serves on the University’s Board of Regents, was recently honored with the Scroll of Merit Award from the National Medical Association on July 30 and the Rosa Parks Lifetime Achievement Award in late June, according to an article on Southington Patch.com on Saturday, Aug. 4. Robinson is also a co-founder of the Curtis D. Robinson Men’s Health Institute and a St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center Board member.