February 5, 2016
Say “Kate Spade New York” to the fashion-savvy, and visions of sophisticated, chic designer womenswear and accessories come to mind. Some of those visions may be of designs by our very own Jessica Bourque BFA ’07, who has worked at Kate Spade New York as a textile designer since 2013. She designs prints for apparel, handbags, scarves, shoes, and other product categories, and her path to this job is as varied as some of her designs.
February 2, 2016
“This is a need and something I could have used from the very beginning.” That was the reaction from a person that does not have a hand when he saw a prototype of what has come to be known as the Hartford Hand. Five graduate students from the University’s Prosthetics and Orthotics (P&O) program have been so inspired by that statement that they’ve spent non-class hours working on the project that began in 2013 to make the world’s first prosthetic hand that can be fully customized to patients’ needs.
January 28, 2016
University of Hartford Professor Richard Freund, director of the University’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, is joining with David Fishman, a professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, to present a program on “The Jerusalem of Lithuania: The Rediscovery of the Great Synagogue of Vilna.”
January 28, 2016
This past fall, Jonas Hampton '11 not only ran in the Eversource Hartford Marathon for the first time—competing in his first full marathon anywhere—he won it. The former Hawks’ track and cross-country standout beat his closest competition by two minutes in becoming the first Connecticut resident to win the Hartford men’s marathon in the 22-year history of the event.
January 26, 2016
The High Line, a New York City park built on an elevated section of an old railway, is an oasis in Manhattan. Research by a University of Hartford engineering professor and his students confirm the park is good for your health.
January 25, 2016
Activist, academic and thought-leader Cornel West will speak at the University of Hartford on Wednesday, Feb. 10.
January 22, 2016
“I try to show my students that there is more to a job than what is in the job description,” says Laura Pence, a professor of chemistry in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Pence was recently elected to the board of directors of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society and has begun a three-year term.
January 19, 2016
As an illustration student in the University's Hartford Art School (HAS), Christine Kornacki '07 gained artistic inspiration and practical advice from two faculty mentors in particular. Now, having already illustrated nine books by the age of 30, Kornacki has become a mentor herself, working as an adjunct faculty member in HAS.
January 12, 2016
Michael Robinson, associate professor of history in the University’s Hillyer College, set out to study a strange collection of science stories, such as explorer Henry Stanley’s claim of finding a “white” tribe in East Africa, as well as a rash of other such discoveries between 1860 and 1940. His idea was to write about the history of scientific exploration with an eye toward the role that cultural biases may have played in such “discoveries.”
January 7, 2016
One of the University’s own, Charles “Chuck “ Pagano ‘84, M’07, was presented Friday night with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 67th Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards. The ceremony was held in the grand ballroom at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
January 7, 2016
The University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies has named author Rebecca Dinerstein as the winner of the 2015 Edward Lewis Wallant Award for her outstanding debut novel, "The Sunlit Night." The presentation ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 13.
January 5, 2016
“Nonviolence: A Reawakening of Our Nation’s Consciousness" will be the theme of the University of Hartford’s 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance. The program will feature an address by actor, singer, composer, producer, and minister Clifton Davis.
January 4, 2016
As we begin a new year, let's take a look back at some of the biggest campus stories of 2015.