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2011 Press Releases

December 20, 2011
The University of Hartford will pay tribute to the Civil Rights Movement and its leaders with a powerful Martin Luther King Jr. Day program and with an exhibition of portraits of civil rights leaders by well-known Connecticut artist Robert Templeton.
December 19, 2011
The Hartford Courant/FOX CT, the MetroHartford Alliance and the University of Hartford will host a free Key Issues Forum on winning streaks with three of the winningest coaches in the nation.
December 7, 2011
Approximately 160 preschool children from the Women’s League Child Development School in Hartford will get a surprise from Santa Claus on Thursday, Dec. 8, at the University of Hartford.
December 1, 2011
Beginning in May 2012, Commencement at the University of Hartford will be a two-day event honoring graduate students one day and undergraduates the next.
November 30, 2011
The University of Hartford will be celebrating its 15th annual Fall Commencement ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2:30 p.m. in Lincoln Theater. The University will be awarding 148 undergraduate and graduate degrees to the students participating in the ceremony.
November 28, 2011
The New England Anti-Bullying Conference 2011, which seeks to raise awareness among educators and others about bullying and provide them with strategies and solutions for preventing bullying and building safe, caring school communities, will be held at the University of Hartford on Friday, Dec. 2.
November 22, 2011
The University's Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies will continue its 25th anniversary celebration with its annual Yiddish film lecture, sponsored by the Waltman Family Fund in honor of the 100th birthday of the late David Waltman.
November 17, 2011
A film crew representing C-SPAN was on campus on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 15, to film a class of Professor Warren Goldstein’s freshman seminar course on "Beyond the Dreamer: the Life and Work of Martin Luther King, Jr."
November 14, 2011
Hundreds of fourth and fifth-graders from the Hartford area will visit the University of Hartford campus for the seventh “Wonders of the Human Body Science Fair” on Tuesday, Nov. 15 in the Konover Campus Center from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
November 9, 2011
Christine M. Pina has been named vice president for institutional advancement at the University of Hartford. Pina is currently director of major gifts at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. She will assume her new duties at the University of Hartford on November 28.
October 27, 2011
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 on Saturday, Oct. 29. These prospective art school students will bring their portfolios to be reviewed and critiqued by some of the 50 art schools representatives in attendance.
October 25, 2011
The University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, its Barney School of Business, and its Entrepreneurial Center are offering a unique opportunity to hear from business innovators, pioneers, and philanthropists at a symposium examining “The Family Business.”
October 19, 2011
The University’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies will hold a “Biblical Archaeology Showcase” featuring the Curator of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Dr. Adolfo Roitman, and University lecturer in Arabic Language and Culture Hazza Abu Rabia.
October 13, 2011
"New" was the word of the day at the 21st annual Hartford Scholars Program recognition breakfast. There were new stories of how the half-tuition scholarship program for city of Hartford residents has changed lives, and there was the announcement of a new $100,000 donation to the program.
October 6, 2011
Sir Harold (Harry) Kroto, the Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry at Florida State University, where he is developing the Global Educational Outreach for Science, Engineering, and Technology initiative, will deliver a Rogow Lecture at the University.
September 29, 2011
Javier Colon, a 2000 graduate of The Hartt School at the University of Hartford who skyrocketed to fame earlier this year as the winner of the NBC singing competition, The Voice, will perform at U of H on Oct. 22.
September 27, 2011
The Hartford Art School’s photography department is hosting a lecture by noted abstract photographer James Welling as part of the Hartford Art School’s Auerbach Lecture Series on Thursday, Oct. 6.
September 27, 2011
Hailed by many as the “Canadian Alison Krauss,” Kelli Trottier will perform during the University of Hartford’s Hawktober Weekend celebration on Friday, Oct. 21.
September 26, 2011
James Fairfield-Sonn, dean of the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business and a professor of management, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to participate in a two-week cultural exchange program in Germany in October.
September 21, 2011
The Hartford Fire Department will set fire to two mock dormitory rooms—one equipped with sprinklers and one without—to show how quickly a fire can spread when it is not suppressed and how much damage can be done.
September 20, 2011
The University of Hartford’s Center for Professional Development (CPD) has received a Community Development Block Grant of nearly $64,000 from the City of Hartford to support the Hartford Small Business Technical Assistance Program (SBTAP).
September 14, 2011
The Department of Architecture has moved its graduate program to new quarters at 701 Cottage Grove Rd., in Bloomfield, marking the first time the University has had any of its academic programs in Bloomfield.
September 14, 2011
Richard Freund, director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, has been named a Connecticut Quality Improvement Award (CQIA) Gold Winner for his innovative use of technological advances in geophysics in the field of archaeology.
September 9, 2011
The University of Hartford will host a vigil and march to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, including six U of H alums, on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. Members of the community are invited to attend.
September 1, 2011
Wolf Blitzer, lead political anchor at CNN and host of "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," will give a talk at, and receive an honorary degree from, the University of Hartford on Sunday, Sept. 25.
August 31, 2011
The Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford will present "Faculty Collects," an exhibition of selected work from the personal art collections of Hartford Art School faculty members.
August 30, 2011
Joseloff Gallery announces the opening of "Leslie Wayne: Recent Work," a traveling exhibition of lively, textural, and colorfully layered oil paintings organized by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.
August 29, 2011
Nancy M. Stuart, former executive vice president and provost at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, Ohio, has been named dean of the Hartford Art School (HAS) at the University of Hartford.
August 25, 2011
The University of Hartford will welcome more than 1,600 new students (1,400 first-year and 200 transfers) to campus as the annual “Move-in Weekend” begins on Friday and Saturday, August 26 and 27.
August 3, 2011
The University has received a three-year grant for more than $300,000 from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, which is enabling the University to offer its Summer Bridge program to incoming students in all of the University’s schools and colleges.
July 15, 2011
Professor Richard Freund met with the Mayor of Nazareth, Ramiz Jaraisy, and presented him with 100 copies of the book, "Ottoman Nazareth in Western Eyes," which is the first Arabic language book to chronicle the accounts of pilgrimage visitors to Nazareth in the 19th century.
July 12, 2011
The 5th Annual Hartford Art School’s MFA in Illustration Art Show and Reception, being held on Friday, July 22, from 5 to 7 p.m., will feature 14 illustration thesis projects by the graduating class of 2011.
June 27, 2011
University of Hartford President Walter Harrison and Provost Sharon Vasquez are pleased to announce that the Board of Regents has voted to grant tenure and/or promotion to a University of Hartford dean and 18 faculty members.
June 15, 2011
The goal of this first-ever system-wide affiliation between the Hartford Public Schools (HPS) and a Connecticut university is to increase educational and research opportunities that benefit University and HPS students and faculty.
June 15, 2011
The Hartford Public Schools and the University of Hartford will sign a historic agreement to establish a unique system-wide framework for ongoing research, education, and innovation between the two institutions.
June 14, 2011
The 70 graduating seniors at University High School of Science and Engineering (UHSSE) will extend a legacy of learning when they graduate from the high school located on the campus of the University of Hartford. The class of 2011 includes two sets of twins and four students who have had siblings graduate from UHSSE. The graduation ceremony takes place on Tuesday, June 14, at 5 p.m. in Lincoln Theater on the University of Hartford campus, 200 Bloomfield Ave. in West Hartford, Conn.
June 8, 2011
Seventy seniors will graduate from the University High School of Science and Engineering (UHSSE) on June 14, and all of them plan to continue their educations or join the military. The graduation ceremony takes place on Tuesday, June 14, at 5 p.m. in Lincoln Theater on the University of Hartford campus, 200 Bloomfield Ave. in West Hartford, Conn.
May 15, 2011
“You’re amazing,” Anne Garrels told the Class of 2011, which sat through off-and-on rain during the ceremony. “I don’t think anything could dampen the spirit of this amazing institution and your achievements,” she said.
May 13, 2011
Three presidents of the University of Hartford got together on May 4 to celebrate the renaming of The Presidents' College and to raise funds for the College's new space.
May 11, 2011
Anne Garrels, veteran reporter and former National Public Radio (NPR) foreign correspondent, will deliver the keynote address at the University’s 54th annual Commencement on Sunday, May 15. An estimated crowd of 10,000, including approximately 1,500 graduates, will attend the ceremony, which will begin at 10 a.m. on the lawn in front of the Gengras Student Union building.
May 11, 2011
The Center for Professional Development at the University of Harford is launching the Leadership Challenge, a nationally recognized, award-winning training program for seasoned leaders in senior management positions.
May 3, 2011
The University of Hartford will host the Special Olympic Connecticut Eastern Regional Games for the eighth consecutive year. More than 750 athletes, coaches, and families and friends are expected to take part.
May 2, 2011
The Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford will present Julie Orringer with the 2010 Edward Lewis Wallant Award for her debut novel, "The Invisible Bridge."
April 29, 2011
More than 70 free events, performances, and attractions will be offered during the University's annual Community Day on Saturday, April 30.
April 11, 2011
Kenny White, renowned for his piano playing and his skills as an insightful lyricist, and Liz Longley, one of the most engaging new voices in the singer-songwriter genre, will co-headline a MUSIC for a CHANGE concert.
April 7, 2011
More than 200 students, faculty and staff from the University of Hartford will help their neighbors and their neighborhood during the University’s first Hawks Helping Hartford Day of Service on Friday, April 8.
April 6, 2011
Ellis Paul, critically acclaimed as a singer, songwriter, poet, and troubadour, returns to the MUSIC for a CHANGE benefit concert stage on Saturday, April 9.
April 6, 2011
The Impact of Emerging Global Insurance Regulations on How You Do Business is the subject of the 2011 R. C. Knox Symposium that will be held on Tuesday, April 26 from noon to 6 p.m. at the University of Hartford. Insurance experts from the United States, Europe, and Bermuda will instruct local industry professionals on how to adapt their business practices to comply with new government regulations established in response to the recession.
April 4, 2011
Anne Garrels, veteran reporter and former National Public Radio (NPR) foreign correspondent, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Hartford’s 54th annual Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 15.
April 3, 2011
The Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University will present its annual Holocaust Educators Awards to six highly deserving middle school and high school teachers from around the state of Connecticut.
April 2, 2011
The University of Hartford and its Barney School of Business are hosting a talk by Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva.org, the world’s first peer-to-peer online micro-lending website.
April 1, 2011
Peter Schiff president and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital, will discuss “Policy Mistakes during the Great Recession” and “How and Where to Invest in the Current Economic Climate” in his Deeds Symposium talk.
March 31, 2011
Nearly two dozen teams of University of Hartford students will walk for 12 consecutive hours on Saturday, April 2 as the University hosts Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature event.
March 30, 2011
The University of Hartford’s Center for Professional Development has received a nearly $25,000 contract from the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) to assist dislocated workers in the aerospace/defense manufacturing industry.
March 30, 2011
Members of the University of Hartford’s Women for Change group will be painting umbrellas with messages of peace on Wednesday, March 30.
March 9, 2011
Using satellite photography, ground-penetrating radar and underwater technology, a team of experts (led by University of Hartford professor and archaeologist Richard Freund) has been surveying marshlands in Spain to look for proof of Atlantis.
March 8, 2011
Urban growth experts, including officials from the Federal Reserve system, are coming to the University of Hartford to offer some ideas and experiences that may help spark greater economic activity and revitalization in Connecticut’s capital city.
March 7, 2011
The University of Hartford and Middlesex Community College (MxCC) have signed an articulation agreement that will allow smooth transfer of graduates of MxCC to the University of Hartford’s criminal justice program.
March 3, 2011
Dan Army, a University of Hartford freshman from Enfield, won top honors at this year’s Alexander A. Goldfarb Student Exhibition during a ceremony held in the University of Hartford’s Joseloff Gallery on Feb. 17.
March 3, 2011
Tess Dudek, a University of Hartford sophomore from Windsor, won top honors at this year’s Alexander A. Goldfarb Student Exhibition during a ceremony held in the University of Hartford’s Joseloff Gallery on Feb. 17.
March 1, 2011
Is Connecticut truly open for business? This and other related topics will be discussed by Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and others during “Open for Business” at the University of Hartford’s Lincoln Theater on Tuesday, March 1.
February 24, 2011
The Entrepreneurial Center, part of the Center for Professional Development at the University of Hartford, is the beneficiary of a $75,000 grant from the Prudential Foundation. The grant will allow the Entrepreneurial Center to provide business advising and technical assistance to aspiring and established entrepreneurs.
February 16, 2011
The University of Hartford will celebrate the 54th anniversary of its founding with a birthday party on Sunday, Feb. 20, immediately following the women’s basketball game against the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, which tips off at 1 p.m.
February 13, 2011
This photo exhibition, which is one of the most ambitious photography exhibitions ever undertaken by the University's Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, will open on Sunday, Feb. 13 and is part of a day-long series of workshops dedicated to the topic of special education.
February 9, 2011
United States Army Major David O’Hearn, a University of Hartford alumnus whose current job is to prevent fraud in military contracting in Afghanistan, will speak at the University of Hartford on Wednesday, Feb. 16. from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Mali I Auditorium on the University campus.
February 8, 2011
Andy Brayman, the Richard & Georgette Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts at the Hartford Art School, will present a lecture entitled, “Pragmatism and Decadence through Applied Research: Artworks by Andy Brayman and the Matter Factory.”
February 2, 2011
The University of Hartford inducted alumni Gonzolo G. Pique, (MBA 1974), president and CEO of Energy Recovery, Inc. (ERI), and Patrick D. Tannock, (BSBA 1982) president of XL Insurance Bermuda, into the Barney School of Business Hall of Fame, during an on-campus ceremony on Jan. 26.
January 25, 2011
The Connecticut Art Education Association and the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford are hosting the 22nd annual Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards; the largest juried student art exhibition in the state of Connecticut, on Sunday, Jan. 30.
January 14, 2011
Dennis Wasko spent two months this past summer trekking through a small West African country in search of some of the most dangerous snakes in the world.
January 14, 2011
Teresa Stores balances writing with teaching, an experience she says gives her students a chance to see themselves as professional writers.
January 14, 2011
Associate Professor Carol Padberg's 40-foot drawing of a collage leads to research on African Kente cloth.
January 11, 2011
Communication Professor Donald Ellis spent the month of July teaching a course, Communication Issues and Political Conflict, at Ariel University. The school is located in an Israeli settlement on the West Bank, the contested territory along the Jordan River that is at the heart of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
January 11, 2011
Five students from Shandong University of Finance (SUF) in China are among the hundreds of first-time students who moved onto campus this fall. The students, all seniors, are taking classes for the academic year and the first to take advantage of a 2008 agreement for student and faculty exchanges between SUF and UofH.
January 11, 2011
This past summer, Ivana Milanovic spent 10 weeks at the NASA John Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, conducting research in a branch of aeronautics called aerodynamics.
January 10, 2011
The University of Hartford will observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 17, with an inspirational program of music and reflections commemorating the life and legacy of the civil rights leader.
January 10, 2011
Tim Pettus, a University of Hartford senior from Ledyard, Conn., is one of five undergraduate poets selected statewide as 2011 Connecticut Student Poets.
January 6, 2011
The Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford has maintained its business accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business schools.

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