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University students find joy in bringing happiness to others.

There is nothing more rewarding than making a child happy or providing new warm winter clothes to someone who is homeless.  Read More


Wind-Tunnel Project offers Rare Learning Opportunity

Students Get Rare Learning Opportunity through Wind-Tunnel Project.  Read More


Graduating student looks to turn her “Site of Style” blog into a career

Fall Graduate Is On the Path to Turn Her Fashion Blog Into a Career.  Read More


The University Honors Program is source of talented student interns

Aetna Looks to University Honors Program for Talented Student Interns.  Read More


Student with Prosthetic is Learning to Help Other Amputees

Austin Reed '19 who lost his leg as an infant is studying prosthetics and orthotics to share his experience with others.  Read More


With Persistence and Hard Work, Alum Pursues her Dream of Becoming a Doctor

Despite obstacles along the way, alum pursues her dream of becoming a doctor.  Read More



Four students presented their research at the University’s first TEDx event. Their talks are reaching a worldwide audience via YouTube.  Read More


Army Veteran is Transitioning to Civilian Life in University’s Medical Imaging Program

Army veteran is transitioning to civilian life in University’s medical imaging program.  Read More


Focus and Determination Push Student Michelle Press ’18 to Achieve a University First.

When Michelle Press ’18 dances in the fall Hartt School Dance performance, it will be a groundbreaking accomplishment.  Read More


Barney School of Business Inducts Two Alumni into its Hall of Fame

Newest members of Barney Alumni Hall of Fame share advice with students during induction ceremony.  Read More


Hartt Student Stephen Mir ‘16 Takes on the Epic Role of Nicholas Nickleby

Hartt student Stephen Mir ‘16 takes on the epic role of Nicholas Nickleby.  Read More


Alumna Honored for More Than 30 Years of Research to Make Chickens Healthier and Safer.

University of Hartford alumna Hyun Soon Lillehoj ‘74 had some reservations after her first interview to work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Read More


A Drone’s-Eye View of Florence

Architecture graduate students use drone in Florence, Italy.  Read More


Professor’s Passion for STEM Education Now Extends Across the Nation

Professor Abby Ilumoka takes her passion for STEM education to the national level.  Read More


Exhibit Spans More Than 45 Years of Friendship by Former HAS Classmates

In the more than four decades since they met as young art students, all have had successful and wide-ranging careers as artists.  Read More


Rabbi Jennifer Schlosberg to receive Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies’ Outstanding Alumni Award

Rabbi Jennifer Schlosberg to receive Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies’ Outstanding Alumni Award.  Read More


University of Hartford Announces its 2015 Anchor Awards Honorees

University to honor four outstanding alumni with 2015 Anchor Awards  Read More


Former UHart Basketball Star Begins Career Off the Court

Former UHart basketball star Amber Bepko ‘15 starts a career off the court.  Read More


Alum's Software Drives Cars to Peak Performance

UHart alum’s software drives cars to peak performance.  Read More


Hartt School Schubert Festival Puts Spotlight on Students

Hartt School Schubert Festival Puts Spotlight on Students.  Read More


Hi. I’m Selia Linowes and I’m a poet.’

Selia Linowes ’15 selected for prestigious writers’ conference.  Read More


Student Participates in Major Archaeological Discovery in Lithuania

Nicole Awad ’17 participates in University team’s major archaeological discovery.  Read More


Honors Class Examines How We Commemorate 9/11

University honors course examines how we commemorate national tragedies.  Read More


A Snapshot of the First Day of Classes for the Class of 2019

A snapshot of the first day of classes for the Class of 2019.  Read More


Welcome to the Class of 2019

Nearly 1,650 new students arrive at the University of Hartford.  Read More


Class of 2019 move in

University of Hartford to welcome nearly 1,650 New Students this week.  Read More


Summer Construction

Summer construction projects bring many improvements to campus.  Read More


First-Year University Student Graduates in One Year

With credits earned while in high school, first-year University student graduates in one year.  Read More


Hillyer Grad and Barney Student Wins ‘InternHero’ Award

Lenny Curtis '16 had an exceptional internship at Staples during the spring semester, for which he won an "InternHero" award.  Read More


Engineering Degree Helps Alum Land Dream Job at Harley-Davidson

A love of motorcycles led David Drakes ‘15 down his perfect career path.  Read More


University of Hartford alumnus Phil Salathé ’06, ’07 has perfect pitch

It’s a talent that normally comes in handy while the graduate from the University’s Hartt School composes music, plays the trumpet, or electric bass.  Read More


The 3D Man

Supportive and encouraging professors put Barry Sandrew ’70 on a legendary career path in B&W to color and 3D film conversion technology.  Read More


A quartet of alumni keeps Honda rolling.

We’ve all spent countless hours in cars. Have you ever wondered, “How does this thing work?”

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Hartt’s Foot in the Door Ensemble Takes the Stage in Iceland

Foot in the Door, a contemporary music ensemble at the University's Hartt School, traveled to Iceland to perform at the Dark Music Days Festival.  Read More


Go Where Your Passions Take You

Aaron Shea '18 Turns Love of Computer Games into a Job and a Development Grant  Read More


UHart archaeological team uncovers piece of early Christianity’s history

UHart Archaeological Team Finds Ancient Mosaic Floor from the Church of the Annunciation (Greek Orthodox) in Nazareth.  Read More


Our Students Build Resumes

The University of Hartford takes over summer stock theater on Cape Cod, giving more students a chance to perform.  Read More


Criminal Justice alum serves the people of Hartford

Detective Steve Citta ’05, a member of the Hartford Police Department, recently received the Medal of Valor.  Read More


Students speak one-on-one with world-renowned economist

Colleen McLoughlin ’15 shares what it’s like to learn up close and personally from thought leaders like noted economist William Easterly.  Read More


Biking to raise money for cancer

UHart Alum Biking 4,000 Miles Across the Country to Raise Money for Fight Against Cancer.  Read More


Corporate visit helps graduating senior land the perfect job

Business student graduates with a job at Stanley Black & Decker following a University-sponsored corporate visit.  Read More


2015 Commencement News, Videos, and Photos

University’s undergraduate Class of 2015 Commencement Ceremony held Sunday, May 17  Read More


2015 Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Speaker Urges University of Hartford Students to Prepare for a Rapidly Evolving Job Market  Read More


Carson and Perra to Receive Distinguished Service Medals at Commencement

Recognizing distinguished service to the university.  Read More


Exceptional Students to be Honored at Commencement

Our 2015 commencement student award winners.  Read More


Outstanding Faculty to Receive Awards at Commencement

Our 2015 commencement faculty award winners.  Read More


Three Successful Alumni to be Honored at Commencement

Our 2015 commencement alumni award winners.  Read More


Commencement Speakers Will Bring a Global Perspective

Our 2015 commencement speakers and honorees.  Read More


Why Engineering?

What do motorcycles and asteroids have in common?
Our engineering students have the answer.  Read More


Student Balances School and Work to Graduate in Three Years

Desiann Anglin ‘15 is graduating in just three years thanks to hard work and credits she earned in high school.  Read More


Aspiring Writers Receive Lessons and Advice

Aspiring writers receive lessons and advice from award-winning poet Mark Doty.  Read More


Chaz Davis '16 Overcomes Challenges

Davis is still pursuing his athletic goals. He completed the indoor track season for the Hawks, running a personal best time in the 3,000 meter race in the conference championships.  Read More


Success Boomerangs to Adam Stankiewicz ‘15

Adam Stankiewicz ’15 has had a stellar four years in Multimedia Web Design and Development, while also competing as one of the world’s best boomerang throwers!  Read More


Ashley Allen '10: From Hawk Sports TV to MLB

Ashley Allen '10, a two-time Emmy-winner at MLB Network, got her TV start here on campus.  Read More


Barney graduate goes from honor student to Disney Ambassador

Barney graduate goes from honor student to Disney Ambassador in just three years.  Read More


Legendary jazz saxophonist Jimmy Heath will perform with students in Hartt's Concert Jazz Band.  Read More


UHart Student will be Pedaling 4,000 Miles

UHart student will be pedaling 4,000 miles to raise money for the fight against cancer.  Read More


Students Trade in their Textbooks for Shovels and Rakes

University students trade in their textbooks for shovels and rakes for a week.  Read More


Students make a documentary film about “Life with Parkinson’s Disease”

Students make a documentary film about “Life with Parkinson’s Disease”  Read More


Barney programs mirror the real business world.

Classroom meets Real World at the University's Barney School of Business.  Read More


Hartt Student to Portray 'Red Hot Mama' Sophie Tucker

Colleen Welsh, a senior in Hartt's musical theatre program, will portray Sophie Tucker at Infinity Hall and Bistro in Hartford.  Read More


International Center Provides Support for the Thousands of Students

International Center provides support for students coming here from around the globe.  Read More


Learning the Business Side of Art

Hartford Art School students learn about the business side of art firsthand.  Read More


Alum's Career Path Leads to Oscars Red Carpet

Internships and classroom lessons helped Ryan Koprek ‘13 earn a job with the Academy.  Read More


Happy Birthday, UHart!

On Feb. 21, 1957, Gov. Abraham Ribicoff signed the charter establishing the University of Hartford – making Saturday our 58th birthday!  Read More


Our Black History Spans More Than a Month

Our black history spans more than a month.

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Students and a professor conduct prosthetic rehabilitation training

Physical therapy students, faculty member, conduct prosthetic rehabilitation training in Mexico.  Read More


Students present Research at Highly Selective National Conference

Eight honors students are selected to present their research at a highly selective national conference.  Read More


UHart Helps Bring Sustainable Farming to Kenyan Village

UHart researchers help bring sustainable farming to Kenyan village.  Read More


Re-Emphasizing Academics in Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Hartford President Walter Harrison was recently recognized with two major honors for his efforts on intercollegiate athletics.  Read More


Spreading Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Message

A Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance will feature an inspirational program of music and reflections commemorating the life and legacy of the civil rights leader.  Read More


Former Red Cap Turns Leadership Experience into a Career

Alex Cabal '05 used the experience he gained as a Red Cap to earn a job in student affairs.  Read More


Students Travel the World During University's Winterterm

Dozens of University of Hartford students are seeing the world while earning course credits this Winterterm.  Read More


Memorable Moments from 2014

As 2015 begins, let's take a look at some of our memorable moments from 2014.  Read More


University Gives the Gift of Holiday Service

Community service is a University of Hartford tradition that takes on a special meaning during the holidays.  Read More


Graduate Students in Nursing Immerse Themselves in Brazil’s Health Care System

Seventeen graduate students in the nursing program at the University of Hartford’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions spent a week in Brazil.  Read More


Student Lands the Perfect Job Before Graduation

For the past seven weeks, Austen Williams has been leading a double life.  Read More


Efforts to Promote Student-Athletes’ Academic Progress

In recognition of his work to improve the academic success of student-athletes, Harrison will receive the NCAA President’s Gerald R. Ford Award.  Read More


Newest and Youngest Hartford Hawk Recruits Make a Real IMPACT

New Hartford Hawk Recruits Make a Real Impact.  Read More


Gutierrez Triplets

Identical singing triplets at the University's Hartt School have been harmonizing since they were three.  Read More


Nemanja Bala ’02

Filmmaker Nemanja Bala ’02, directs his first feature-length film, Love Hunter, which premieres this week in New York City.  Read More


University Veterans Club Unites Former Military Members

University of Hartford students, faculty, and staff are among the millions of veterans being honored for their service this week.  Read More


UHart Will Have Two Alums in Congress

Congratulations to UHart alumna Mia Love ’97, who has made history as the first black female Republican elected to Congress.  Read More


Ballet Star Misty Copeland to Teach Master Class

Ballet star Misty Copeland thrills Hartt students with her artistry and inspirational message.  Read More


Ray McGivney

Ray McGivney, professor of mathematics, is devoted to engaging and supporting students—even after they've graduated.  Read More


Hillyer Presents Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

Support from mentors helped Ebony Wright-Campbell ’02, ’04 find the inner strength to overcome the 9/11 tragedy and earn her degree.  Read More


Pence is Ranked 20th in the Nation on MTV's

Laura Pence, professor of chemistry is ranked #20 on MTV’s Top Professors in the Nation list.  Read More


Anchor Award Recipients to be Honored as Part of Hawktober Weekend

Distinguished Alumni to receive Anchor Awards during Hawktober Weekend.  Read More


Hawktober Weekend

Welcome Alumni, Parents, and Friends.  Read More


Alumni Band West End Blend Returns to Campus for Hawktober Weekend

Alumni band West End Blend is one of Hawktober Weekend highlights.  Read More


UHart Farmers Market—Every Tuesday

Campus farmers’ market teaches the importance of nutrition.  Read More


Alumnus combines his love of sports and history into powerful works of art

Illustrator Chris Speakman ’98 combines his love of sports and history into powerful works of art.  Read More


A Civil Rights Leader from the 1960s Inspires Hartt Opera Student

Opera Student Ruby Nightingale ’15 explains in an award-winning “Voices for Change” essay how a 1960s Civil Rights leader inspires her fight for women’s rights today.  Read More


Student Combines Love of Engineering and Music to Forge Unusual Career Path

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a question we’ve all asked, but have you ever heard someone say, “I want to build pipe organs?”  Read More


Joyce Ashuntantang: Using Poetry to Help Save Cultural Treasures

Whether she is helping students find their voices through poetry, or introducing them to authors around the world via Skype, Joyce Ashuntantang is a passionate believer in the power of words.  Read More


Remembering the Six Alumni Who Perished on 9/11

Six University of Hartford alumni lost their lives in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. All six had attended the University's Barney School of Business. 


At the Forefront of Personalized Medicine

Kocherla holds a gene chip capable of identifying more than a million mutations in human DNA.  Read More


Civil Rights as Catalyst for Social Change to be Explored at University of Hartford

“Empowering Change,” a landmark week-long initiative celebrating the 50th anniversary of the signing into law of the Civil Rights Act, during the week of Sept. 14-22.  Read More


University of Hartford to Welcome About 1,500 New Hartford Hawks

The University of Hartford will welcome about 1,500 new students to campus, as the annual “Move-in Weekend” begins on Friday, August 29, and continues throughout the weekend.  Read More


Stunning New Commons Highlights Long List of Summer Construction Projects

With sleek, stainless steel food stations, a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, modern lighting fixtures, and soothing gray walls, the Commons dining hall has been so completely transformed this summer that students may not recognize it.  Read More


Sittin' on Top of the World: Hartt Alum Shines on the Opera Stage

Singing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera and others has become “normal” for bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green ’08 just a few years after graduating from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School.  Read More


Recent CETA Grads Designing Luxurious Caribbean Home for Billionaire Client

When they were children, Nate MacDonald ’14 and Ron Wassmer, Jr. ’14 loved playing with Legos and spent countless hours building make-believe houses.  Read More


Men's Basketball Begins Its Journey to the Top in the Land Down Under

Beginning on Friday, Aug. 15, head coach John Gallagher and his Hartford Hawks men’s basketball team are embarking on a 14-day journey to Australia.  Read More

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Helping to Shape the Immigration Reform Effort

“Immigration is not just a border issue,” says Lisa Wisniewski, a 28-year-old student in the University of Hartford’s Educational Leadership doctoral program.  Read More


Healing Through Art

Life’s important lessons can happen outside of the classroom. That’s what Alyssa Nett ’12 discovered after enrolling in the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School as a painting major.  Read More


Giving Students a Head Start

About 150 incoming freshmen are getting a head start on their transition to college this summer through the University’s Summer Bridge program.  Read More


Success Has No Finish Line

Megan Barry, who graduated summa cum laude and with University Honors was named a 2014 Capital One Academic All-American, making her one of the nation’s top 45 female student-athletes to be recognized for academic and athletic excellence.  Read More


Raising Money for UHart on Florida-to-Alaska Motorcycle Trek

Gabriel Carrera '01, known as “The Attorney That Rides,” will ride his motorcycle from Florida to Alaska to raise money for the University of Hartford.  Read More


Undergraduate Students Spend Summer Doing Scholarly Research

Scholarly research with faculty mentors through the Dorothy Goodwin Summer Scholars program, examining such diverse subjects as greenhouse gas emissions, traditional crafts, a historic organ composition, and an Irish uprising.  Read More


Moving Hydrogen-Fueled Cars Closer to Reality

A professor and his students are helping to move us closer to using hydrogen to fuel cars. Find out more about: (l-r) Kyle Wald '14; Joel Rinebold; Joe Kubik '14, seated; Andrew Craft, professor of chemistry; and Joshua Nott '16.  Read More


Gospel Choir Honored with CT Music Award

The University of Hartford Gospel Choir won the Connecticut Music Award for top gospel group on June 10 2014. This is the second year in a row that the choir received this honor.  Read More


UHart Captures Third-Straight Academic Cup

The University of Hartford earned its third-straight America East Academic Cup in 2013–14 as our student-athletes compiled a 3.28 grade-point average, the highest of any school in the 19-year history of the award.  Read More


A “Magnet School of Excellence”

Nicholas Wollman, who graduated from the University High School of Science and Engineering, will be entering the University of Hartford this fall having already earned more than 70 college credits.  Read More


Sean Newcomb Drafted in First Round by Los Angeles Angels

University of Hartford pitcher Sean Newcomb, one of three Hawks drafted, was selected by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the first round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft last week, the highest that a UHart player has ever been chosen.  Read More


Alumni Band to Perform at the Summer's Biggest Music Festivals

Bronze Radio Return, which includes four University alumni, will perform at many of the summer’s largest outdoor music festivals. It’s the next big step for a band that got its start playing at Spring Fling.  Read More


The Difference a Scholarship Can Make

Shuku Iwasacki (right), from Japan, traveled the farthest to be with their Class of 1964 classmates during Commencement Weekend. What it took for Iwasacki to get here 50 years ago is a combination of perseverance and the kindness of strangers.  Read More


Graduates Join the Workforce After Commencement

The University of Hartford’s new graduates are taking their knowledge and internship experience out into the workforce as they start their new careers.  Read More


Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

The nearly 1,100 graduates were encouraged by speaker Joe Torre to live with character, integrity, and respect—and to never give up on their dreams.  Read More


Graduate Students’ Successes at Commencement Ceremony

Approximately 425 students earned their masters and doctoral degrees at the Graduate Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 17.  Read More


Commencement 2014

The University of Hartford will hold its 57th annual Commencement exercises this weekend with separate ceremonies for graduate students (Saturday) and undergraduates (Sunday).  Read More


Three Successful Alumni to be Honored at Commencement

Three highly successful alumni—a top executive at Cigna, a prolific composer for television and film, and the director of NBC’s Meet the Press—will be honored during the University’s undergraduate Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 18.  Read More


Aven Rose '14 Student Commencement Speaker

Aven Rose ‘14 will deliver the “Charge to the Graduating Class of 2014” during the undergraduate Commencement ceremony on May 18.  Read More


Anton Goff Named Director of Athletics

The University of Hartford welcomes Anton Goff as its new director of athletics. Goff, who has served as athletic director at Bowie State University in Maryland since 2010, has already unveiled what is sure to be his new slogan — "Hawk Nation Domination."  Read More


Honoring Exceptional Faculty at Commencement

Six of our best faculty members will be honored for their outstanding teaching during Commencement on May 18.  Read More


Honoring Outstanding Students at Commencement

Three of the University’s top graduates will be honored for their academic excellence during this year’s undergraduate Commencement ceremony on May 18.  Read More


Alum's Film to be Shown at Tribeca Film Festival

Remora, a short narrative film by Dylan Bell ’07, has been accepted at the Tribeca Film Festival. Here he watches a take of the band Kying performing "Electric Halo" in a music video he is producing and directing.  Read More


Basketball Player Honored For Community Service

Big cheers for our women’s basketball player Alyssa Englert ’14 went to this year’s women’s Final Four to be honored for her outstanding community service. (Photo courtesy of the WBCA).  Read More


The Science of Being a Student Athlete

Megan Barry ‘14 is a true student-athlete, training for an Olympic development meet while researching a way to treat Alzheimer’s disease.  Read More