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To kick off its “Education Nation” coverage, NBC Connecticut profiled the University High School of Science and Engineering for its efforts to help young people from Hartford and surrounding communities to get more exposure to college and college courses. The story, which aired on Sunday, Sept. 19, highlighted several UHSSE students, “including Robert Edwards of Hartford, who can only imagine how different high school, would have been, had he not come here. ‘I probably wouldn’t have taken the college courses I have now, I probably wouldn’t have the friends I have now, I probably wouldn't be shaped this way,’ said Edwards.” Education Nation is a week-long effort by the NBC network and its stations to highlight solutions to the problems facing the nation’s educational system. To watch the NBC Connecticut story, click here.
The cover story in the Friday, Sept. 24, issue of the Connecticut Jewish Ledger was about the work of Father Patrick Desbois, who is giving a talk at the University of Hartford on Monday evening, Sept. 27, as part of the Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies' 25th Anniversary. Father Desbois, who is an advisor to the Vatican on the Jewish religion, has devoted his life to researching the Holocaust, fighting anti-Semitism, and furthering the relations between Catholic and Jews. He is the author of THE HOLOCAUST BY BULLETS: A Priest’s Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews (Palgrave Macmillan), which won the 2008 National Jewish Book Award. To read this interview, click here
Michael Crosbie, chair of the Department of Architecture in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) and a member of the Hartford Courant’s “Place” board of contributors, had an article in the Courant’s “Opinion” section on Sunday, Sept. 26. Crosbie wrote about “Park(ing) Day,” an annual, day-long global event involving designers, architects, artists, activists and ordinary citizens who collaborate to transform metered parking spaces into park places. “In New Haven, members of the local chapter of Architecture for Humanity — a global organization that strives to raise awareness of the importance of design and the social role of architecture by donating design services — occupied two [downtown] parking spaces to make people stop and consider what else you might do with a parking space, presumably something more sustainable and Earth-friendly than storing a hunk of metal, glass, rubber and gas,” Crosbie wrote. To view the full article, click here.
The lead article on My West Hartford Life.com was about this year’s Park Road Parade, being held on Saturday, Oct. 2, will have members of the University of Hartford’s Department of Athletics acting as grand marshals. Those included will be members of the men’s and women’s basketball teams, men’s Coach John Gallagher, women’s Director of Basketball Operations Erica Beverly, University cheerleaders and mascot Howie the Hawk. “We thought there should be more awareness for the talent we have right in our backyard,” said Parade Committee Co-Chair Richard Patrissi. To read the article, click here.