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The cover story in the “Arts” section of the Sunday Hartford Courant on Dec. 19 was a feature on a New Britain Museum of American Art exhibition of works by women artists that highlights the growth of women in this field. The story, headlined “Breaking Barriers,” highlightes the work done by the exhibition’s curators — Sherry Buckberrough, associate professor and chair of the art history department, and Nancy Noble, visiting assistant professor in art history, both in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences — who culled through the New Britain Museum’s collection to present 80 representative works showcasing the rise of women in art. To read the story, click here. Or click here to read a New Britain Herald story on the exhibition that ran on Thursday, Dec. 16.
The “City Room” blog in The New York Times on Thursday, Dec. 16, featured a write-up on a recent seminar devoted to a discussion of Esperanto, a century-old language fashioned in the belief that giving the world a common, easy-to-learn second language would reduce conflict. The article included an interview with University of Hartford President Emeritus Humphrey Tonkin, who is a noted Esperanto scholar. Highlighting his work of translating various works into Esperanto, the article said that Tonkin “was rather fearless having already produced Esperanto versions of two of Shakespeare’s plays — Henry V, complete with its St. Crispin’s Day speech, and The Winter’s Tale, with its memorable stage direction involving a bear. Truth be told, [Tonkin] said, Shakespeare [was] child’s play compared with Winnie the Pooh, whose style of wordplay was hard to capture.” To read the blog, click here.
The work of Michael Anderson, associate professor of computer science in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and his wife, Susan, a professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Connecticut, has been featured in a number of stories in media publications around the world due to their unique research into robot ethics. The most recent posting was in Filosofie Magazine in the Netherlands. Click here to read it. Also, the Andersons have been contacted by Radio Netherlands Worldwide, which is one of the top five international broadcast services, for an interview.
Bilal Sekou, associate professor of political science in Hillyer College, was interviewed for a New Britain Herald story on the ethical issues raised by a New Britain city councilor’s numerous contracts with city departments.
The West Hartford News posted a story about the University of Hartford Student Athlete Advisory Committee’s (SAAC) annual winter coat drive collection, which collected more than 80 coats that have been donated to the Button Up Connecticut coat drive. The story, which was posted on Sunday, Dec. 19, featured quotes from women’s soccer player Caitlin Alves. To read the story, click here