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November 24, 2015
About 200 graduating students are expected to receive degrees at the University of Hartford’s Fall Commencement ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 6. Students and their guests will hear remarks from Bruce Douglas, executive director of the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC).
November 20, 2015
From production assistant to assistant director, Kate Eisemann '79 has held many jobs on tv and movie sets. But it was an unusual picture of her that sent her career full circle back to her original love: photography.
November 20, 2015
Walter Harrison, president of the University of Hartford, informed the campus community today that he will retire on June 30, 2017. When he retires, Harrison will have served as the University’s president for 19 years.
November 17, 2015
She encountered a number of obstacles along the way, but Stella-Maris Ogwu '06, '08, never gave up on her dream of becoming a doctor. With persistence and hard work, she is now six months away from graduating from medical school. Eventually she would like to open a pediatric clinic in her native Nigeria.
November 13, 2015
Imagine giving a presentation that is being recorded and shared on YouTube for millions to view. Despite butterflies in the stomach and lack of sleep, four University of Hartford students successfully presented their research topics at the University’s first TEDx talk on October 17. In the process, they learned more about themselves and their areas of interest.
November 10, 2015
Christopher Bergendahl admits he did have a little trepidation about going back to school at age 26 and being in a classroom with students nearly 10 years younger. But he has found the Radiologic Technology program in the University's College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions to be a great fit.
November 6, 2015
The sophomore, who is majoring in physical therapy (PT) in the University’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions and minoring in dance in The Hartt School, is poised to become the first PT major to perform with Hartt School Dance Division and to complete minor degree requirements in dance.
November 4, 2015
The University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies will present an evening devoted to the Vilna Gaon (Genius of Vilna), along with a preview of the archaeological work that University of Hartford Professor Richard Freund and others will be working on in Vilna (Vilnius) and Kovno (Kaunas) in Lithuania this summer.
November 4, 2015
The University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies will present a special program to mark the anniversary of Kristallnact, called “And You Shall Tell Your Children,” on Monday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium.
November 4, 2015
David Nord ’79, chairman, president, and CEO at Hubbell Incorporated and Debra Palermino M ’82, executive vice president of human resources at Mass Mutual Financial Group, were inducted into the Barney School of Business Alumni Hall of Fame in October.
November 3, 2015
The University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business, in partnership with Corporate Risk Solutions, LLC, will present the fourth annual symposium on “The Intersection of Risk and Insurance,” featuring a panel discussion among three top experts in the risk/insurance field who are all alumni of the University of Hartford.
October 30, 2015
Fourth-year actor training student Stephen Mir takes on the title role in The Hartt School's ambitious, two-part production of "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby," which will be performed Nov. 3–8.
October 28, 2015
University of Hartford alumna Hyun Soon Lillehoj was presented with a Career Achievement Medal at the 14th annual Service to America gala put on by the Partnership for Public Service, in October of 2015. The event has become known as the “Oscars of Government Service.”
October 22, 2015
When on January 25, 1990, then–University of Hartford President Humphrey Tonkin gave the first of his public lectures on Shakespeare, he had no inkling that this initiative would grow into what eventually became the Presidents’ College, which is now celebrating its 25th anniversary.
October 20, 2015
Abby Ilumoka, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the University’s College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture, is deeply committed to educating young people in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Now that passion has earned her the position of Program Director for Engineering Education at the National Science Foundation, where she can advance STEM education on a national level.
October 12, 2015
Hartford Art School classmates who've been friends for more than 45 years exhibit their work together in the Silpe Gallery.
October 8, 2015
When she was contemplating taking the path to become a rabbi, Schlosberg reached out to her “mentors, counselors, and advisors” at the University of Hartford. Schlosberg, who majored in psychology and minored in both Judaic studies and politics and government, noted that she has consistently reached out to her faculty and advisors here when seeking advice or support.
October 5, 2015
The recipients of the 2015 University of Hartford Anchor Awards, the most prestigious award presented by the University of Hartford Alumni Association, are Kevin Grant ’82 of Concord, Mass., M’86, Mark Greenberg ’71 of Pearl River, N.Y., Louise Earle Loomis M’78 of Bloomfield, Conn., and Claire M. Pryor ’84 of West Hartford, Conn.
October 1, 2015
William Powhida, a visual artist and former art critic who lives and works in Brooklyn, will present a talk as part of the Hartford Art School’s Auerbach Lecture Series.
October 1, 2015
The University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies will be one of the hosts of a series of events on the afternoon and evening of October 18 to celebrate the culture and music of the Jews of Rhodes in Greece.
October 1, 2015
The fourth annual Connecticut STEM conference will draw educators from throughout the region to the Connecticut Science Center on Monday, Oct. 5, to explore and discuss classroom ideas and innovations for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) curricula.
October 1, 2015
Amber Bepko ’15 had a plan. She would finish her senior season on the University of Hartford women’s basketball team and continue her playing career overseas. Unfortunately, a knee injury in the America East Championship game in March of 2015 put that plan on hold. But Bepko had a second goal in the back of her mind: becoming a sports broadcaster. She accomplished it much sooner than she expected.
September 28, 2015
Robert Hilton '14 was unsatisfied with the car-tuning software on the market. So he created his own. He started Hilton Tuning right after graduation and has been turning a profit ever since.
September 25, 2015
Tariq Farid, the founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements International, will talk about how “The American Dream Is Alive and Well” as part of the University of Hartford's Rogow Distinguished Visiting Lecturers Program.
September 23, 2015
The Hartt School "Ode to Joy" Schubert Festival gives students the chance to play with the University's renowned trio-in-residence.
September 21, 2015
Brian Bordainick, founder and CEO of Dinner Lab (a membership-based, social dining experiment), will discuss “The Start-Up Secret Sauce: Building a Company from the Ground Up,” in the annual Ellsworth Lecture, presented by the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business.
September 14, 2015
Nicole Awad '17 has had a number of opportunities to "dig into the past" while studying at the University of Hartford -- and this past summer, she took part in a major archaeological project in Lithuania, helping to locate the remains of the Great Synagogue of Vilna.
September 10, 2015
Students in Assistant Professor Sarah Senk's "Remembering 9/11" honors seminar are examining the many ways Americans commemorate the tragedy.
September 9, 2015
David Brotherton, a noted criminologist and professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Graduate Center/CUNY, will give a talk on “The Criminalization of the Immigrant and Deportation as a Theater of Cruelty.”
August 29, 2015
The University of Hartford welcomed nearly 1,650 new students to campus on Friday, August 28, and Saturday, August 29. Members of the Class of 2019 come from 37 states and 26 countries.
August 26, 2015
The University of Hartford is prepared to welcome nearly 1,650 new students to campus, as the annual “Move-in Weekend” begins on Friday, August 28, and continues throughout the weekend. The University’s Class of 2019 has about 150 more members than last year’s class and will be the largest class to enter the University since 2009.
August 21, 2015
From a full-service Starbucks in Mortensen Library, to an attractive new classroom and performance space at The Hartt School, to new brick walkways outside the Harry Jack Gray Center, this summer's construction projects have brought a variety of improvements to campus.
August 14, 2015
When Nicholas Wollmann ’15 came to campus in fall 2014, he introduced himself to his classmates as “a freshman-senior.” The description, while unusual, was accurate. He was a first-year student in terms of housing and student life, but academically, he was a senior, having already earned more than 90 credits towards graduation.
August 10, 2015
When Lenny Curtis ‘16 entered the University of Hartford’s Hillyer College in 2012, he knew he wanted a career in business, but he needed the confidence, experience, and direction to make his dream a reality. Today, thanks to his classes and mentors at UHart and an exceptional internship experience, Curtis is focused, driven, and poised for success.
August 3, 2015
David Drakes ’15 was still weeks away from graduating when he landed his dream job: engineer at Harley-Davidson’s corporate headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis.
July 29, 2015
The University of Hartford's Athletics Department rolled out its new logo and identity for the Hawks athletics program Tuesday evening, July 28. The logo suite was revealed to a packed house of University leadership, coaches, alumni, and donors during an event at NIXS Restaurant in Hartford.
July 27, 2015
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. But earlier this year, it led him to judge the singing of the one and only Jeopardy! game show host Alex Trebek.
July 21, 2015
The Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (APAAC) recognized the work of the University of Hartford’s Entrepreneurial Center (EC) and The Metropolitan District (MDC) at its recent APA Small Business Achievement & Recognition Reception.
July 14, 2015
A team of archaeologists, cartographers, geoscientists and art historians, including Professor Richard Freund, director of the University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, has mapped the sub-surface of the 17th/18th-century Great Synagogue of Vilna, Lithuania.
July 13, 2015
Four University of Hartford alumni work to make Honda vehicles safe, efficient, and comfortable.
June 29, 2015
Aaron Shea '18 is already well on his way toward a career in computer game development thanks to a grant from Epic Games and a job at Digital Solutions.
June 19, 2015
A mosaic floor that appears to be from one of the earliest churches in the history of Christianity was uncovered in Nazareth, Israel, at the Church of the Annunciation (Greek Orthodox) by a team of archaeologists led by Professor Richard Freund and Adjunct Professor Maha Darawsha of the University of Hartford and Professor Shalom Yanklovitz of Haifa University.
June 17, 2015
The University of Hartford recently became the primary sponsor of the Monomoy Theatre on Cape Cod, a move that will give more of our acting students the chance to perform at a summer stock theater and build their portfolios.
June 17, 2015
The 90 members of the University High School of Science and Engineering (UHSSE) Class of 2015 will receive their diplomas at the school’s graduation ceremony, on Wednesday, June 17, at 5 p.m., in Lincoln Theater on the University of Hartford campus, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford.
May 26, 2015
Just two weeks after graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business, Deanna Brossi of Upton, Mass., will put on her bike shorts and strap on her helmet to begin a 70-day, 4,000 mile cross-country bike ride with the 4K for Cancer team.
May 17, 2015
“I invite you to open your eyes, open your ears and open your heart by giving voice to those less fortunate than yourself,” was the direction that Caryl M. Stern urged University of Hartford undergraduates to take as they leave campus and go out into the world. Stern, president and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, was the keynote speaker at the University’s undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 17.
May 16, 2015
Maria Cattaui, former secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce, urged the more than 400 students attending the University of Hartford’s Graduate Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16, to prepare for a rapidly evolving job market.
May 15, 2015
Maria Cattaui, former secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce, urged the more than 400 students at the University of Hartford’s Graduate Commencement ceremony to prepare for a rapidly evolving job market.
April 24, 2015
What do motorcycles and asteroids have in common? Our engineering students have the answer.
April 24, 2015
Caryl M. Stern, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, will be the keynote speaker at the University’s Undergraduate Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 17. Maria Cattaui, former secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce, will be the speaker at the Graduate Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16.
April 21, 2015
Desiann Anglin ‘15 is graduating in just three years thanks to hard work and credits she earned in high school.
April 20, 2015
The Hartt School is proud to announce that its widely hailed Richard P. Garmany Chamber Music Series is returning for a seventh season. The four-concert series is supported by the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. For the upcoming 2015–16 season, the fund has provided a grant of $55,000.
April 17, 2015
Bestselling author and award-winning poet Mark Doty met with students in two English classes on campuses, giving them unique access to a working writer.
April 14, 2015
Chaz Davis '16, who is losing his eyesight due to a rare disease, is finding success both on the track and in the classroom.
April 9, 2015
William Easterly, a professor of economics at New York University and co-director of the NYU Development Research Institute (which won the 2009 BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge in Development Cooperation Award), will discuss “The Tyranny of Experts: How Freedom Got Lost in the War on Global Poverty,” as the University of Hartford’s annual Deeds Symposium lecture.
April 7, 2015
Ashley Allen '10, an Emmy-winning associate producer at MLB Network, got her start at a sports television show she created on campus.
April 6, 2015
The University of Hartford’s Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies will present a talk by Boston Globe classical music critic Jeremy Eichler on “Arnold Schönberg’s Musical Memorial to the Holocaust” and a performance of selected works of German-Jewish refugee musicians by soprano Rachel Abrams of Hartford Opera Theater.
March 31, 2015
Just three years after Nathaniel Palma graduated in spring 2011 with honors from the University of Hartford, he was selected as a Walt Disney World Ambassador in October 2014 from among 74,000 Disney Cast Members, for the prestigious position.
March 26, 2015
The husband-and-wife team of JW & Melissa Buchanan, known as “The Little Friends of Printmaking” who first made a name for themselves through their silkscreened concert posters, will give a talk in the Auerbach Lecture Series.
March 25, 2015
Deanna Brossi, a senior majoring in business management in the Barney School of Business, has chosen a different way of celebrating her graduation — she will be setting off on a roughly 4,000 mile cross-country bike ride with the 4k for Cancer team, to raise money for The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
March 19, 2015
Alexa Keener (’16), one of 38 students working as a volunteer in the ongoing rebuilding efforts in New Orleans during Spring Break 2015, had been looking forward to this opportunity since last year’s Alternative Spring Break program ended.
March 18, 2015
The University of Hartford’s Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, together with Hartford Hillel, will present a program on “Why Jewish Genes Matter” on Tuesday, March 24. The program will be preceded by a “Gift of Life” Bone Marrow Foundation swab drive.
March 16, 2015
Timothy Fisher, dean of the University of Connecticut School of Law, will give a talk on “Affordable Justice: When and How?” as he delivers the University of Hartford’s annual Jon O. Newman Lecture on Law and Justice on Monday, April 13.
March 12, 2015
University students Amber Gipson and Nicholas Mastrangelo, with help from Professor Mala Matacin, created a short documentary film about a person dealing with Parkinson's disease. Then they got to see their film played on the giant scoreboard at Hartford's XL Center.
March 10, 2015
The University’s Barney School of Business is upping its game in preparing students for the job market by sending them for practice job interviews with company human-resource managers and teaching them how to communicate better with Baby Boomers and Gen Xers.
March 5, 2015
Several members of the University of Hartford community, including President Walter Harrison and faculty and students, have been active at the Connecticut State Capital recently, speaking about a variety of important issues.
March 2, 2015
This year, the University celebrates its 30th anniversary of the International Festival, which promotes cultural diversity and intercultural learning. The University’s International Center has a long tradition of helping international students both socially and academically.
February 23, 2015
On Hollywood's biggest night, a UHart alum was at the Oscars red carpet thanks to his job with the Academy.
February 13, 2015
The University of Hartford will host a screening of the film, "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin," on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 19. That will be followed that evening by a panel discussion of the issues involved in Civil Rights Movement, as well as the personal issues facing this openly gay black man.
February 9, 2015
? In celebration of Black History Month, Anthony T. Rauche, associate professor of ethnomusicology, will give a talk on “This Little Light of Mine: The Power of Music and Civil Rights.” Prior to the talk, members of the University of Hartford’s Gospel Choir will perform.
January 23, 2015
A team of University researchers is designing a piece of farming equipment to dramatically improve the harvesting process in Kenya's Lake Region.
January 20, 2015
University of Hartford President Walter Harrison was recently recognized with two major honors for his efforts on intercollegiate athletics. On Jan. 15, he was presented with the NCAA’s prestigious Gerald R. Ford Award, and on Jan. 14, he was appointed to the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.
January 14, 2015
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics Co-Chairmen William E. “Brit” Kirwan, chancellor of the University of Maryland System, and R. Gerald Turner, president at Southern Methodist University, announce the appointment of four new members to the Commission, including University of Hartford President Walter Harrison.
January 12, 2015
United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York Edgardo Ramos, who was named the 2014 Latino Judge of the Year by the Hispanic National Bar Association, will deliver the keynote address at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance at the University of Hartford.
January 12, 2015
Alex Cabal '05 used the experience he gained as a Red Cap to earn a job in student affairs.
January 6, 2015
Dozens of University of Hartford students are seeing the world while earning course credits this Winterterm.
January 2, 2015
As 2015 begins, let's take a look at some of our memorable moments from 2014.