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2010 Press Releases

December 21, 2010
Bill Sanders, professor of Multimedia Web Design and Development at the University of Hartford,recently published "Smashing HTML5." The 368-page book, published by John Wiley & Sons, covers the main new features in HTML5.
December 20, 2010
The Women’s Education and Leadership Fund (WELFund), a legacy of Hartford College for Women (HCW) at the University of Hartford is the beneficiary of more than $55,000 from The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Hartford.
December 1, 2010
The University of Hartford will hold its Fall Commencement on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2:30 p.m., at which time 140 students will receive undergraduate or graduate degrees. University President Walter Harrison will offer remarks to the graduates.
November 30, 2010
The Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford will continue its 25th anniversary celebration with its annual Yiddish film — this year’s film will be "Tevye," the 1939 Yiddish film classic based on Sholem Alecheim’s beloved stories, "Tevye the Dairyman."
November 23, 2010
The University of Hartford will observe World AIDS Day on Wednesday, Dec. 1 with a full day of programs and events that highlight the importance of testing, conveying information, and remembrance.
November 22, 2010
The University of Hartford Center for Community Service has launched a Give the Gift of Service campaign to encourage students, faculty and staff to participate in fundraisers and charitable events this holiday season.
November 19, 2010
The University of Hartford and Manchester Community College (MCC) have reaffirmed a partnership that guarantees qualified graduates of the two-year community college admission to the Barney School of Business.
November 11, 2010
Professor Michael Anderson, his wife and two students are conducting cutting-edge research at the University of Hartford on ways to make robots behave ethically, with a focus on medical ethics.
November 10, 2010
The University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies will present a symposium on how environmental catastrophes, similar to the current ones in Indonesia and Iceland, impacted ancient civilizations.
November 9, 2010
The University of Hartford announces plans to establish the Governor M. Jodi Rell Center for Public Service in recognition of outgoing Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell and her 25 years of public service as an elected official.
November 8, 2010
Theresa Vara-Dannen, a UHSSE English teacher, is one of the winners of a 2010 Yale Educator Award. The award recognizes outstanding educators from around the world who have supported and inspired current Yale University students to achieve at high levels.
November 8, 2010
Mari Firkatian, associate professor of history at the University, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research and to lecture at Sofia University, the oldest higher education institution in Bulgaria.
November 8, 2010
More than 400 fourth and fifth graders from the Hartford area will come to the University of Hartford campus to attend the sixth annual “Wonders of the Human Body Science Fair” on Tuesday, Nov. 9.
November 4, 2010
Approximately 1,200 high school juniors and seniors from around the Northeast will be coming to the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School for National Portfolio Day, a day full of visual excitement, high emotions and exciting opportunity.
November 2, 2010
Jake Barton, founder and principal of Local Projects, an award-winning media design firm that is one of the lead exhibition designers for The National September 11th Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center in New York City, will talk about current projects his firm is working on.
October 20, 2010
Spectrum, a University of Hartford organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender students and their allies, and the Student Government Association (SGA) at the University invite the Greater Hartford community to take part in a candlelight vigil on Oct. 20, in memory of six gay teens from around the country who have committed suicide after being bullied.
October 15, 2010
Award-winning sculptor Judy Fox will present a lecture titled, “Into Icons.” Fox, who lives and works in New York City, is a 2006 fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
October 15, 2010
Timothy Stella of Farmington received a 2010 Anchor Award from the University of Hartford during a ceremony held on campus on October 2. Stella earned a Bachelor of Music in 1975 from the University’s Hartt School.
October 15, 2010
Kenneth R. Muskat of Miami, Fla. received a 2010 Anchor Award from the University of Hartford during a ceremony held on campus on October 2. Muskat earned a BA in Communication in 1994 from the University’s College of Arts and Sciences.
October 15, 2010
Amid Capeci of Pelham, N.Y. received a 2010 Anchor Award from the University of Hartford during a ceremony held on campus on October 2. Capeci earned a BA in graphic design in 1983 from the Hartford Art School.
October 15, 2010
Brian Bushwell of Livingston, N.J. received a 2010 Anchor Award from the University of Hartford during a ceremony held on campus on October 2. Bushwell earned a BS in insurance 1989 from the Barney School of Business.
October 12, 2010
Students in the Sociological Perspectives on the Connecticut River course at the University of Hartford will clean up the north branch of the Park River, also known as the Hog River, on Oct. 14.
October 11, 2010
The University’s Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, the Muslim Student Organization, Hartford Hillel, and the Charter Oak Cultural Center will host an extraordinary evening exploring our deepest held and most intimate secrets of faith and funniness.
October 11, 2010
The Center for Professional Development is hosting three free workshops to help adults from Greater Hartford with their job searches.
October 7, 2010
The University of Hartford and its Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, in partnership with the New Britain Museum of American Art, will open an extraordinary new exhibition, "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Swords: The Art of Arthur Szyk" with an opening lecture and reception at the NBMAA.
October 5, 2010
Jonathan Zittrain will discuss the future of the internet, including control of digital property and content, electronic privacy, and other topics.
September 22, 2010
The University of Hartford holds its annual “Hawktober Weekend” on October1 through 3, offering a wide variety of activities for students and their parents, alumni, and friends.
September 21, 2010
As part of its ongoing efforts to prevent dating violence on campus, the University of Hartford will host the Red Flag Campaign from Monday, Sept. 27, through Thursday, Sept. 30.
September 15, 2010
Legendary singer-songwriter Jonathan Edwards will return to perform in the University of Hartford's MUSIC for a CHANGE benefit concert series on Friday, Oct. 1.
September 15, 2010
Get ready for an evening filled with laughs because acclaimed comedian Paula Poundstone will be coming back to Hartford to perform in the MUSIC for a CHANGE benefit concert series on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 9 p.m. in Lincoln Theater.
September 8, 2010
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, purveyors of “new roots” music, will return to the MUSIC for a CHANGE benefit concert series for a performance on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Hartford’s Wilde Auditorium.
August 30, 2010
The Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford will screen the documentary film "Songs of My Father," by Tomas Hasler, detailing his efforts to uncover the history of his father, Karel Hasler, a famous Czech troubadour and film star.
August 20, 2010
Approximately 1,500 first-year students are expected to participate in this day of learning devoted to the environment.
August 13, 2010
The Silpe Gallery at the Hartford Art School is currently hosting Goldfarb Retrospective, a collection of nearly two dozen pieces of prize-winning artwork from the past 22 years of the Alexander A. Goldfarb Student Exhibition. The exhibition is on display until September 24.
August 3, 2010
More than 25 students from across the country are learning why and how helicopters work this week, Aug. 1–6, at the “Spin On It” program presented by the Connecticut Space Grant Consortium.
July 23, 2010
The Center for Professional Development at the University of Hartford is hosting three free workshops this summer to help adults from Greater Hartford with their job searches.
July 1, 2010
WWUH-FM (91.3 FM and WWUH.org) is once again airing the Hartford Jazz Society Monday Night Jazz series. The five-concert series, which will be held in Bushnell Park, begins on July 5.
July 1, 2010
Lori J. Light of Rocky Hill is the winner of the University of Hartford Entrepreneurial Center 25th Anniversary Business Plan Competition, which was held on Tuesday, June 15. Six semi-finalists participated.
June 24, 2010
WWUH Radio (91.3 FM or online at www.wwuh.org) will present a special program commemorating the 66th anniversary of the Hartford Circus Fire Tragedy on July 6 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
June 24, 2010
Officials from the University of Hartford and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center gathered on Thursday, June 24, to sign an affiliation agreement that will provide the framework for developing joint research and educational programs to be offered by the two institutions.
June 23, 2010
Benjamin Grossberg, an associate professor of English, has been honored with a national Lambda Literary Award for poetry.
June 22, 2010
A signing ceremony on Thursday, June 24, will celebrate a framework agreement for joint research and educational programs with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.
June 14, 2010
54 seniors at University High School of Science and Engineering, on the campus of the University of Hartford, will graduate on Wednesday, June 16, at 5 p.m. All graduates of the class of 2010, known as the Odyssey Class, plan to attend a two- or four-year college or university or join the military.
June 10, 2010
Sharon L. Vasquez, the current dean of the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts at Wayne State University, has been named the new provost at the University of Hartford. The announcement was made by University of Hartford President Walter Harrison, who said Vasquez will begin her new duties as the University’s chief academic officer on August 15.
June 2, 2010
Students in a Visual Communication Design class use their art to spread messages about global warming. That art is now on display at the Trash Museum in Hartford.
June 1, 2010
Talented students and alumni from The Hartt School have landed roles on Broadway and in national tours, are dancing in competitive summer intensive programs, and are performing and working across the country.
May 28, 2010
Kathleen M. Behrens of Irvington, N.Y. was honored at the University of Hartford Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 16, with the Distinguished Alumni Award.
May 28, 2010
Adrian Alexis Ruiz of Port St. Lucie, Fla. was honored at the University of Hartford Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 16, with the Belle K. Ribicoff Prize, which is awarded for academic excellence by a graduating senior.
May 27, 2010
Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society, has named the University of Hartford a 2010 Outstanding Chapter Honorable Mention.
May 26, 2010
James Shattuck of Rocky Hill, an associate professor of chemistry and associate dean of student academic service in College of Arts and Sciences, won an Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit from the National Academic Advising Association.
May 20, 2010
Neftali Torres of Hartford was honored at the University of Hartford Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 16, with the John G. Lee Medal, which is given annually to a graduating senior from Greater Hartford who has excelled academically and demonstrated a deep commitment to the community.
May 17, 2010
Under beautiful blue skies, the University of Hartford conferred degrees to the 1,426 members of its Class of 2010 at its 53rd annual Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 16. “The skies today are sunny and bright, but your future is even brighter,” University President Walter Harrison told the graduates.
May 16, 2010
Jennifer Rizzotti, head coach of the University of Hartford women's basketball team, will deliver the keynote address at the University's 53rd annual Commencement on Sunday, May 16. An estimated crowd of 10,000, including approximately 1,250 graduates, will attend the ceremony, which will begin at 10 a.m. on the lawn in front of the Gengras Student Union building.
May 16, 2010
Susan Coleman of West Hartford was honored at the University of Hartford Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 16, with the Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Award for Sustained Service to the University.
May 16, 2010
Catharine Balco of New Haven was honored at the University of Hartford Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 16, with the Belle K. Ribicoff Junior Faculty Prize.
May 16, 2010
John Feierabend of Simsbury was honored at the University of Hartford Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 16, with the James E. and Frances W. Bent Award for Scholarly and/or Artistic Creativity.
May 16, 2010
Robert L. Duran of Canton was honored at the University of Hartford Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 16, with the Roy E. Larsen Award for Excellence in Teaching.
May 16, 2010
Donn Weinholtz of Windsor was honored at the University of Hartford Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 16, with the Donald W. Davis All-University Curriculum Award.
April 26, 2010
Todd Buchholz, a former White House economic adviser, will discuss emerging issues in free enterprises at the 2010 Deeds Symposium at the University of Hartford on Monday evening, April 26.
April 17, 2010
The University of Hartford’s eighth annual Community Day celebration will take place Saturday, April 17, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., rain or shine with dozens of free events, attractions, and performances for adults and children. This year’s Community Day theme recognizes the great Hartford icon Mark Twain, in honor of the 175th anniversary of his birth and 100th anniversary of his death.
April 15, 2010
The Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford will present Sara Houghteling, a Fulbright Scholar and a high school English teacher in Calif., with the 2009 Edward Lewis Wallant Award for her debut novel, "Pictures at an Exhibition," at a ceremony on Thursday, April 15.
April 13, 2010
Chase T. Rogers, the chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, will speak about recent innovations in the Connecticut court system during the 2010 Jon O. Newman Lecture on Law and Justice at the University of Hartford on Tuesday afternoon, April 13.
April 9, 2010
The University of Hartford Engineers Without Borders chapter is holding a Walk for Water on Friday, April 9, to raise awareness of the need for people everywhere to have access to clean drinking water.
April 7, 2010
The University of Hartford’s Women & Gender Resource Center has several events and activities planned to observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which began on April 1. These include Consent Day, Take Back the Night, and Umbrellas for Peace.
April 6, 2010
Blake Mycoskie, the founder and “chief shoe giver” of TOMS Shoes, Inc., will discuss his unique business philosophy at the University of Hartford. Mycoskie’s talk, which is part of the University’s and its Barney School of Business’s annual Ellsworth Lecture Series, will take place on Tuesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Lincoln Theater, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For tickets, call 860.768.4228 or 800.274.8587 or visit the University box office at www.hartford.edu.
April 5, 2010
Harry J. Wilson, a member of President Obama’s Auto Task Force, the group responsible for overhauling General Motors and Chrysler, will speak at the University of Hartford’s Theodore D. Veru Symposium on Monday, April 5.
March 26, 2010
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel will headline the 2010 PeaceJam Northeast Youth Conference, at the University of Hartford from Friday, March 26, through Sunday, March 28. Nearly 300 high school students from the northeastern United States will attend the Conference, joining an international movement that brings young people together with Nobel Peace laureates to inspire and educate the students to become leaders in working for social justice and peace.
March 23, 2010
The Masters in Business Administration (MBA) program at the University of Hartford Barney School of Business is among the most highly rated by students, according to the second annual “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools” lists from The Princeton Review.
March 11, 2010
The University of Hartford Center for Community Service was honored with the the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
March 11, 2010
The Best Buddies chapter at the University of Hartford won a $15,000 grant from the Newman's Own Foundation. The award was for finishing second in a campus community service challenge.
March 5, 2010
Three renowned physicians from Hartford Hospital will discuss health issues important to women during "A Women's Health Portrait: Awareness and Empowerment" on Friday, March 5 at 8:30 a.m. in the 1877 Club of the Harry Jack Gray Center
March 4, 2010
Kelly Corrigan, best-selling author of The Middle Place will discuss and read passages from her new book, Lift. Corrigan will also take audience questions and sign copies of her books.
February 21, 2010
The University of Hartford celebrates the 53rd anniversary of its founding with a variety of on-campus events on Sunday, February 21
February 17, 2010
Lou Manzione, dean of the University's College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture, was elected Vice President/President-Elect of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering for a term beginning July 1, 2010.
February 10, 2010
The University of Hartford was awarded a $2.4 million federal grant in the recently approved 2010 Federal Budget for research on small autonomous aerial vehicles, often referred to as UAVs. The funds from this grant, which is one of the largest research grants in University history, will be used to help the U.S. Army develop the technologies needed to create a new generation of small systems that will have the ability to transform into autonomous (unmanned) vehicles during flight.
February 9, 2010
The Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford is introducing an exciting and innovative new Master of Fine Arts in Photography that will begin in the summer of 2010. The program combines intensive on campus sessions held in the summer with traveling spring and fall sessions, making it a truly "international" program through the students and faculty it attracts and the off-campus learning destinations.
February 9, 2010
An alarming number of teens and tweens are in abusive relationships. Many can't read the early danger signals - put-downs, excessive texting and other controlling behavior? and many don't know what to do when they realize the relationship is unhealthy.
February 1, 2010
Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies' "First-of-the-Month" forum on contemporary topics will host a discussion by Yudit Greenberg on her book, The Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions, and on the topic of "love" as it appears in Jewish texts (from the Bible through the modern period) and in comparison with the world's great religions.
January 28, 2010
The University of Hartford will host a series of free workshops to help adults with their job searches.
January 19, 2010
The Connecticut Public Health Policy Institute, which is based in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Hartford, will present panel discussions on two of the most critical public health concerns facing the state ? overweight or obesity and smoking.
January 15, 2010
The Presidents' College at the University of Hartford will host a Spring 2010 Preview of the courses it will be offering, with brief presentations by the University faculty and special guests who will be teaching them.
January 14, 2010
The University of Hartford has received a $15,000 gift from Wallingford-based Z-Medica Corporation to support engineering students' activities outside the classroom.

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