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2013 Press Releases

December 17, 2013
From a blizzard to a Presidential visit, it was a historic year at the University of Hartford. As 2013 comes to an end, let’s take a look back at the biggest campus stories of the year.
December 10, 2013
The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance at the University of Hartford, which is free and open to the public, will feature an inspirational program of music and reflections commemorating the life and legacy of the civil rights leader.
December 3, 2013
More than 185 graduating students are expected to take part in the University of Hartford’s Fall Commencement ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 8. Students and their guests will hear remarks from community activist (and University alum) Elizabeth Horton Sheff.
November 22, 2013
Nearly two dozen children from the University of Hartford Magnet School will put their training to the test when they run in the Little Manchester Road Race on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m.
November 20, 2013
University of Hartford President Walter Harrison is the recipient of the 2013 NASPA Region 1 President’s Award, which recognizes a college or university president who has advanced the quality of student life on campus by supporting student affairs staff and programs.
November 18, 2013
Artist Dana Schutz will be a guest speaker as part of the Auerbach Lecture Series, presented by the University’s Hartford Art School. Her paintings can be seen in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York; and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
November 14, 2013
More than 240 fourth and fifth-grade students from the Hartford area will descend upon the University of Hartford campus to attend the fifth annual "Wonders of the Human Body Science Fair" on Nov. 14.
November 11, 2013
University of Hartford sports fans will be getting up early tomorrow, Nov. 12, to cheer on the men’s basketball team as it takes on Florida Gulf Coast University at 7 a.m.
October 25, 2013
The University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies will host a talk by renowned archaeologist Yoram Haimi on the landmark excavations project at the Sobibor extermination camp in Poland.
October 23, 2013
The University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business has been named one of the nation's most outstanding business schools, according to the education services company, The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com).
October 22, 2013
The University of Hartford’s Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies will host a public lecture by Martin Dean, Applied Research Scholar at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and editor of the recently published "Encyclopedia of Concentration Camps and Ghettos, Volume II" on Monday, October 28.
October 10, 2013
Oxford scholar David Thomas will give a talk titled "There Must Have Been Giants: 200,000 Years of Environmental Change and Human Occupation in the Kalahari Desert" as the University of Hartford's Hertford College Lecture.
October 2, 2013
Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, founder and head of Strategic Alliances for Gilt Groupe, Inc., and Alexis Maybank, founder and chief business development and strategy officer for Gilt Groupe, Inc., will speak about the future of e-commerce.
October 1, 2013
The University of Hartford has launched a new partnership with Zipcar, Inc., the world’s leading car sharing network, to offer a Zipcar car sharing program on campus. The new program provides a sustainable and cost effective alternative to car ownership on campus.
September 25, 2013
Guest artist Vito Acconci will present a lecture titled, “From Word to Action to Architecture.” The talk, which is part of the Hartford Art School’s Auerbach Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.
September 19, 2013
The University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies will host a sneak preview showing of "Deadly Deception at Sobibor" in Wilde Auditorium, at 7 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 14, which is the 70th anniversary of the successful revolt and mass escape from this Nazi death camp.
September 12, 2013
Guest artist Vito Acconci, who is founder of Acconci Studio, a design firm that mixes poetry and geometry, computer scripting and sentence structure, narrative and biology, chemistry and social science, will present a lecture titled, “From Word to Action to Architecture.”
September 12, 2013
Four members of the Connecticut General Assembly who all recently completed their first terms in office, will talk about “If I Only Knew: Lessons from Campaigning to Holding Office” in a discussion presented by the University of Hartford’s Governor M. Jodi Rell Center for Public Service.
September 3, 2013
The University of Hartford’s Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies will present "Genocide: Israel Charny and the Scourge of the Twentieth Century" as the first of what the Greenberg Center hopes will be a series of exhibitions that will challenge the public to examine what genocide is, why it happens, and perhaps help us to prevent genocide before it starts.
September 2, 2013
“Beyond the Classroom,” which will feature interviews with University of Hartford faculty and staff on their research endeavors, begins airing on Thursday, Sept. 5, and can be heard every Thursday at 12 noon on WWUH Radio (91.3 FM) and its affiliates.
August 30, 2013
Beginning this fall, students can earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology or a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry at the University of Hartford followed by a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree at the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy.
August 29, 2013
The University of Hartford will welcome about 1,500 new students to campus, as the annual “Move-in Weekend” begins on Friday, August 30, and continues throughout the weekend. The University’s Class of 2017 comes from more than 35 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, as well as 27 foreign countries.
August 27, 2013
Discussion of the widening gap between technological advances and the law (as seen in the NSA surveillance issue) and the impact of recent scientific discoveries on the way we live our lives are among the topics that will be explored at the University of Hartford’s Presidents’ College annual Symposium, on Sunday, Sept. 15.
August 1, 2013
"Split Seconds," the second annual thesis exhibition by the graduating class of the International Low Residency MFA in Photography program at the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School, features the work of 15 graduating MFA candidates.
July 25, 2013
The University of Hartford will receive $2.3 million in state funding that will be used to connect the entire campus electrical system to the emergency diesel generators that are located alongside East Hall.
July 10, 2013
Martin S. (Marty) Roth, chair of the Sonoco International Business Department at the University of South Carolina, has been named dean of the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business. Roth will assume his new position on August 19.
July 8, 2013
Celebrate the exquisite traditional performing arts of Korea as the internationally renowned Ensemble Sinawi from South Korea will perform shamanistic improvisations in a concert sponsored by the Humanities Department of the University of Hartford’s Hillyer College.
July 3, 2013
Miles Aron, the recipient of one of University of Hartford’s highest awards at this year’s Commencement ceremony, the John G. Martin scholarship to Oxford University, also has been awarded one of the world’s most prestigious educational honors, a Fulbright scholarship.
July 1, 2013
Celebrate the exquisite traditional performing arts of Korea as the internationally renowned Ensemble Sinawi will perform shamanistic improvisations in a concert sponsored by the Humanities Department of Hillyer College.
June 24, 2013
The University of Hartford clinched its second-straight America East Academic Cup in 2012-13 after posting the highest grade-point average of any school in the 18-year history of the award. Compiling a 3.24 GPA in 2012-13, the Hawks brought home their third Academic Cup all-time.
June 10, 2013
The University of Hartford’s Project Horizon has been selected to receive the first-ever Campus–Community Partnership Award from the Connecticut Campus Compact.
June 6, 2013
Ninety-four seniors in the University High School of Science and Engineering’s (UHSSE) Class of 2013 will graduate on Wednesday, June 12. Every member of the UHSSE Class of 2013 plans to attend two- or four-year colleges or universities or join the military.
May 19, 2013
“Your job is to listen and to think for yourselves,” Cornwell said in his Commencement address on Sunday, May 19. “If you take an idea off the shelf, whether it’s a political belief or religious dogma, and you don’t examine it, when you come to depend on it, it will crumble."
May 18, 2013
Christopher M. Dadlez, president and chief executive officer of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, gave the keynote address at the University of Hartford’s Graduate Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18.
May 13, 2013
Lucille M. Nickerson has been elected chair of the University of Hartford Board of Regents, becoming the first woman chair in the University’s history. Nickerson will succeed Thomas J. Groark Jr., who led the Board of Regents for the past five years.
May 7, 2013
The University of Hartford will host the 2013 Special Olympics Connecticut Eastern Regional Games, marking the 10th year of this collaboration. About 650 athletes and 200 coaches will participate in athletics and aquatics competitions.
May 1, 2013
The Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies presented nearly 40 student and teacher awards and distributed more than $30,000 in student and teacher scholarships to honor excellence in the classroom and innovative work in American Jewish history,
May 1, 2013
Christopher M. Dadlez, president and CEO of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, and Bernard Cornwell, British author of historical novels that have been adapted into popular television films, will be the keynote speakers at the University’s Commencement weekend, May 18–19.
April 25, 2013
The Rell Center for Public Service at the University of Hartford will be presenting a program that will explore the impact of social media on politics, featuring Mark Pazniokas, Capitol bureau chief for CT Mirror.org; Christine Stuart, editor of CTNewsJunkie.com; and State Rep. Melissa Ziobron (R, 34th District).
April 24, 2013
The Hartford Art School and Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford are collaborating to make and send handmade musical instruments to the Jordan River Village and Beit Uri summer camps. HAS students have designed and built the instruments and will join JCC high school volunteers and special needs children to do the finishing and decorating.
April 4, 2013
The Barney School of Business and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy will co-sponsor a panel discussion on “Recent Developments in Urban Real Estate” that will feature Cletus C. Coughlin, senior vice president and policy adviser to the president, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
March 25, 2013
The Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies has named Joshua Henkin the 2012 Edward Lewis Wallant Award winner for his novel, "The World Without You." This marks the 50th anniversary of the Wallant Award, created in 1963 by the Waltman Family of West Hartford.
March 12, 2013
A group of University of Hartford students will spend their upcoming spring break helping the people of Biloxi, Miss. recover from Hurricane Isaac, which hit in August of 2012.
March 6, 2013
The Hoff American Jewish Poetry Award will be an annual award to an American poet whose published poetry is considered to have significance for the American Jew. It is the Greenberg Center’s hope that this award will re-kindle an active interest in poetry as a cultural art form of the Jewish people.
March 2, 2013
Printmaker Andrew Raftery will present a lecture titled, “An Engraved Narrative of Contemporary Life.” The talk, which is part of the Hartford Art School’s Auerbach Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.
March 1, 2013
To mark the launch of its Genocide and Holocaust Education Initiative, the University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies brings the President of Rwanda Paul Kagame to campus on Tuesday, March 12. President Kagame will speak at 11 a.m. in Lincoln Theater about the future of his country in an address titled “Vision 20/20.”
February 26, 2013
University of Hartford student Amanda Schoen, from Lake Worth, Fla., a senior majoring in English, has been selected as one of five Connecticut student poets to recite their work at colleges and universities around the state in the spring 2013 Student Poetry Tour.
February 25, 2013
Jeffrey A. Miron, senior lecturer and director of undergraduate studies in the department of economics at Harvard University, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Deeds Symposium on Thursday, Mar. 7.
February 21, 2013
Irish artist John Gerrard, whose work addresses questions of power and control in the contemporary world, will present a lecture titled “Exercise.” The talk is part of the Hartford Art School’s Auerbach Lecture Series.
February 21, 2013
The Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford will hold an alumni forum with the over-arching theme “Challenging the Myth of the Starving Artist,” to explore the various ways in which alumni have used their training and skills to make their way in the world and achieve success.
February 19, 2013
The University of Hartford will celebrate its 56th birthday on Thursday, Feb. 21, with a float contest for students, a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the campus’s new bridge, and more.
February 14, 2013
University of Hartford alumni Lee Ann C. Leahy ’84 and Scott Orenstein ’83, MBA ’84 were inducted into the Barney School of Business Hall of Fame on Jan. 30.
February 12, 2013
This Sub-scale See-Thru Nuclear Power Plant was designed and built by undergraduate and graduate students in the University’s College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA). The University of Hartford is the only educational institution in the Northeast with a Sub-scale See-Thru Nuclear Power Plant.
February 5, 2013
The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology and the University of Hartford's College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) are collaborating to create and provide a series of certification courses for regional manufacturing companies starting this spring.
January 29, 2013
The University of Hartford’s Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies will host a program that will feature a premiere showing of the new National Geographic special, “Lost Faces of the Bible,” which Center Director Richard Freund worked on for the past two years.
January 22, 2013
The 24th annual Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards, the largest juried student art exhibition in the state, will be handed out on Sunday, Jan. 27, in a ceremony at the University of Hartford’s Lincoln Theater at 2 p.m. “Celebrating the Creative Spirit of Connecticut Youth” is the theme of this exhibition, which is on display in Silpe Gallery.
January 21, 2013
To extend its annual Martin Luther King Day celebration into Black History Month, the University of Hartford will continue paying tribute to the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement with a three-part film and discussion series.
January 18, 2013
The University of Hartford today released to the University community its report of the strategic prioritization initiative it announced publicly in September. The goal of the initiative is to focus the University's resources on its highest priorities in order to reduce costs, hold tuition increases as low as possible, and focus funding on its priorities in a very tight economy.
January 9, 2013
An inspirational program of music and reflections commemorating the life and legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place in the University’s Lincoln Theater on Monday, Jan. 21, beginning at 11 a.m.

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