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James Fairfield-Sonn, dean of the Barney School of Business, was quoted in a story in the Oct. 11 issue of the Hartford Business Journal that looked courses at several area universities that are helping give business students the skills that employers are demanding. The article highlighted a course in which Barney School seniors and graduate students have $250,000 of University investment funds to manage and grow. Fairfield-Sonn noted that the course has among the highest participation rates at the University and that the students are more engaged than in many other courses. To read the full article, click here.
The cover story in the Oct. 8 issue of the Connecticut Jewish Ledger was a preview of the upcoming “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Swords” exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art, which is part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the University’s Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. The artwork of Arthur Szyk, which will be on display at NBMAA from Oct. 24, 2010 to Jan. 30, 2011 and will feature a series of four public programs, will also be part of a second exhibition that will open at the University’s Sherman Museum of Jewish Civilization on Nov. 8. To learn more about Szyk’s work and the Greenberg Center’s anniversary celebration, click here.
The University’s celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Hartford Scholars program was marked by an article in Oct. 10 issue of the Hartford Courant’s iTowns publication. The article was accompanied by a photograph that included Humphrey Tonkin, Hartford Scholars founder and University president emeritus, and members of the first Scholars class: Llonia Jackson-Gordon ’97, Daylon Martin ’96, Tamara Thomas ’94, and Curtis St. Brice ’97.
Hartford Hawks women’s basketball coach Jennifer Rizzotti was prominently featured in an NCAA News story about the state of women’s basketball. Rizzotti, along UConn Coach Geno Auriemma, Tennessee Coach Pat Summit, UCLA Coach Nikki Caldwell, and Stanford Coach Tara VanDever, were asked what makes their sport great, what would make it grow, and what threats face the women’s game. To read their answers, click here.
Former University of Hartford men’s lacrosse coach Jack McGetrick passed away on Saturday, Oct. 9, after nearly a two-year battle with cancer. In McGetrick’s 11 seasons with the Hawks, he was the winningest lacrosse coach in the program’s Division I history, posting 87 victories. As a part-time college coach and full-time high school teacher in Somers, McGetrick was named the 1997 NCAA Coach of the Year after taking the Hawks to a national ranking. He piloted Hartford to another appearance in the national polls in 2000, and led the Hawks to two America East regular season titles in the 2000 and 2003 seasons. His passing was noted in articles in Lacrosse Magazine and Louisville Courier-Journal