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Tom Filburn, associatge professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA), was quoted in an Oct. 25 Hartford Business Journal story on how some college campuses in Connecticut are installing photovoltaic panels to produce electricity and incorporating this solar energy technology into their curriculum. The University of Hartford installed 63 solar photovoltaic panels producing 23 kilowatts of power on top of its Lincoln Theater in 2006 and put a smaller 2.5-kilowatt tracking solar array on the lawn of Lincoln Theater. Filburn noted that CETA’s mechanical engineering department teaches two courses using the photovoltaic data: a solar energy course and an energy conversion course. "Those students are likely to use the solar studies in their careers, as the University’s mechanical engineering program offers a concentration in energy," he said. To read the full story, click here.
University President Walter Harrison was selected by Hartford Magazine for its “Best Dressed: Ten of Hartford County’s Most Fashionable People” list. Harrison noted that his style was influenced by his grandfather and father, both of whom, in turn, owned a men’s clothing store in Harrison's hometown. Asked for his favorite fashion moment, Harrison said, “When I was named president of the University of Hartford in 1998, I wore my favorite suit and tie to the press conference announcing my selection.” Afterwards, he walked out of the administration building to dinf the annual facultuy-student softball game in progress. “So, dressed in a white shirt and tie (I did take off my suit jacket), I neatly stroked the first pitch for a single to left — the best-dressed hit of my life. Then I ran to first base and fell immediately on my butt (because I was wearing my business shoes).”
Also, President Harrison’s role as grand marshal of Connecticut’s Veterans Parade was noted by a number of media outlets, including New England Cable News and New Haven Register. The parade, the largest Veterans Day parade in New England, will take place on Nov. 7 in downtown Hartford.
Power Boothe’s decision to step down as dean of the Hartford Art School and return to the faculty when his current sabbatical concludes, was noted in a story in the Oct. 26 issue of the Hartford Courant. The story was posted posted by Roger Catlin, the Courant’s art writer, on his blog. To see the story, click here.
The November issue of Hartford Magazine also profiled the University High School of Science and Engineering as part of a feature, “Marvelous Magnets,” on some of the best magnet schools in Greater Hartford. UHSSE Principal Betti Colli noted that “in each of the three graduating classes to date, all but two seniors went on to either four- or two-year colleges, and the two each year who didn’t, entered the military with the idea of continuing their education later.”