A blizzard warning goes into effect for our area this evening and Connecticut has issued a statewide travel ban starting at 9 p.m. The University is now closed as of 3 p.m. today and will be closed all day tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 27. Day and evening classes are canceled through tomorrow. An updated advisory on the status of classes and operations for Wednesday will be posted Tuesday evening. During the time that the University is closed, the Commons, Subway, and Village Market will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open for use by residential students only. Gengras Student Union and University Libraries will be closed. snow closing guide
All Hartt Community Division activities through tomorrow are canceled.
current as of 3:05 p.m., Jan. 26, 2015
The April 6 Deeds Symposium featuring financial expert
Peter Schiff has been moved from Wilde Auditorium
to the larger Millard Auditorium, due
to strong interest in Schiff's lecture.
Schiff is now scheduled to speak on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m., in Millard Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. To order tickets, stop by the University Box Office in Lincoln Theater, or call the Box Office at 860.768.4228 or 800.274.8587.
Schiff’s talk is this year’s Deeds Symposium, an annual speaking program at the University of Hartford that provides a forum for the discussion of free-market principles.
Schiff, a highly regarded investment broker, author, financial commentator, and former U.S. Senate candidate, is president and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital, a full-service, registered broker/dealer specializing in foreign markets and securities. Founded in 1997, the firm has offices in New York City; Westport, Conn.; Los Angeles and Newport Beach, Calif.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Palm Beach, Fla.
Recognized for his knowledge of currency and gold markets in addition to foreign securities markets, Schiff garnered international attention for accurately predicting the collapse of the housing and credit markets, the subprime crisis, and the increasing price of gold relative to the U.S. dollar.
Schiff delivers lectures at major economic and investment conferences around the country and the world. He is quoted often in the print media, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Barron’s, BusinessWeek, Time, and Fortune. Broadcast credits include regular guest appearances on CNBC, Fox Business, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News Channel. He also hosts a weekly radio show.
Schiff’s first book, Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse, published in early 2007, predicted the 2008 economic crisis while mainstream commentators were denying it could happen. At the height of the crisis, Schiff released the follow-up bestseller, The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets, which discusses how to protect one’s finances in turbulent times. In Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit from the Economic Collapse (2009), Schiff discusses strategies for the next phase of the financial crisis.
Taking an alternate, imaginative approach to finance, Schiff has also published the fictional How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes, an illustrated fable explaining basic economics to general audiences.
Last year, Schiff was a candidate in a three-way Republican primary for U.S. Senate. The primary was won by Linda McMahon, and Democrat Richard Blumenthal ultimately won the Connecticut Senate seat in the November 2010 general election.