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Late Opening on Wednesday, January 28

In the aftermath of the winter storm, the University of Hartford will open on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Classes will begin at 10:30 a.m.   snow closing guide

Until that time, the Commons, Subway, and Village Market will maintain regular hours for residential dining services and the Sports Center will be open normal hours for use by residential students only. Gengras Student Union and University Libraries remain closed until the University reopens Wednesday at 10 a.m. 

current as of 6:20 p.m., Jan. 27, 2015

Beyond the Classroom

Laura Pence



Laura Pence, a professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Hartford, talks about the field of inorganic chemistry; the properties and uses of organic chemicals, particularly as catalysts; the ruthenium and copper complexes she researches; and career paths for chemistry graduates. Pence also discusses the year she spent recently as a Congressional Science Policy Fellow in the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C;, working in Colorado Sen. Michael Bennett's office.

She also talks about the difference between weather and climate; the meaning of "global warming," its connection with wildfires and flooding in Colorado; climate change and land-use management; and the Forest Service and its mission.

Laura Pence
professor of chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

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