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April 18, 2014
Three outstanding members of the Class of 2014 will be recognized for their academic excellence and will receive the top student awards and scholarships during undergraduate commencement on May 18.
April 9, 2014
Alyssa Englert ’14, one of our Hartford Hawks women’s basketball players, made it all the way to the Final Four in Nashville. She was honored for her good work as a volunteer in our community during the nationally televised semifinal game.
April 8, 2014
Assistant Professor Jessica Nicklin, director of the undergraduate psychology program in the University of Hartford’s College of Arts and Sciences, is this year’s recipient of the Belle K. Ribicoff Junior Faculty Prize. Nicklin will receive the prize, which includes an award of $10,000, at Commencement in May.
April 7, 2014
Being a record-setting distance runner and training for an Olympic development race is challenging enough. But imagine doing that while completing an honors thesis and studying possible treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. That’s the life of Megan Barry ’14, a student-athlete with dreams of a future as a runner and a veterinarian.
April 3, 2014
Many eyes and ears will be trained on nine University of Hartford students today and tomorrow (April 3 and 4, 2014), as the students present their research at a highly selective conference of outstanding undergraduates from around the country.
April 1, 2014
Two students from the University's Hartford Art School (HAS) won top honors at this year’s Alexander A. Goldfarb Student Exhibition, and a third HAS student won a special Juror’s Prize.
March 31, 2014
The next Olympics are still more than two years away, but NBC has already asked Joe Dziok '14 to be part of their coverage for the third time.
March 28, 2014
A new study led by Assistant Professor Beth Taylor found that prolonged marathon training does not damage the heart. The results of the study, “Influence of Chronic Exercise on Carotid Atherosclerosis in Marathon Runners,” originally published in BMJ Open, have generated a lot of media attention.
March 25, 2014
The University of Hartford will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda with a Kwibuka 20 event, highlighted by remarks by Mathilde Mukantabana, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Rwanda to the United States of America.
March 24, 2014
James Gurney, author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling "Dinotopia" book series, will present a lecture on “Dinotopia: Art, Science & Imagination.” The talk is part of the Hartford Art School’s Auerbach Lecture Series.
March 21, 2014
This March, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the latest in its Distinguished Illustrator Series of exhibitions: ”Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman” will be on view at the Museum from March 29 through June 15.
March 20, 2014
While many students went home or vacationed in a warmer climate for spring break, several groups from the University kept right on working, whether it was for credit or to help a town in need.
March 17, 2014
Conservative columnist Cal Thomas, known as one of the most widely read and highly regarded voices on the American political scene, will be the featured speaker in the Deeds Symposium, presented by the University of Hartford.
March 12, 2014
We use our hands so often during the day, it’s easy to take for granted just how complex our fingers are. Graduate students in the University of Hartford’s prosthetics and orthotics program understand these complicated mechanics. Now one of them is using her knowledge to develop what she hopes will be the most realistic prosthetic finger on the market.
March 7, 2014
As U.S troops prepare to leave Afghanistan by the end of this year, a group of University professors and graduates is being praised helping shape the future of the country.
March 6, 2014
Sharon Walsh, who has worked in the field of special education and early intervention for more than 30 years, will provide an informative presentation recapping federal legislative and executive branch activities that affect Pre-K through Grade 12 education.
March 4, 2014
Hartford Hawks junior lefthander Sean Newcomb is getting off to a hot start -- he won America East “Pitcher of the Week” honors after throwing five scoreless innings in the season opener against Georgetown and he is featured on the cover of the March 2014 issue of New England Baseball Journal.
February 26, 2014
For the fifth time in six years, a University of Hartford student is part of the prestigious Connecticut Poetry Circuit Student Poets Tour. Like the students before her, Laura Ahking ’15 was mentored by Benjamin Grossberg, assistant professor of English.
February 21, 2014
Students will notice a big change in their dining experience when they arrive on campus this fall. The Commons, the University’s main dining hall, will undergo major renovations over thee summer. In addition, Dining Services is revamping the meal plans offered to both residential students and commuters.
February 17, 2014
Many students in the University’s prosthetics and orthotics programs dream of working with wounded veterans. Today, they heard words of encouragement from one such veteran while receiving a pledge of support from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn). Blumenthal is co-sponsoring a bill that would provide grants to colleges and universities to develop more technologically advanced prosthetics.
February 12, 2014
If you get a Valentine’s Day card in the mail this week, pay close attention to the stamp on the envelope. It may be the work of Q. Cassetti M ’09, a graduate of the Low-Residency Master of Illustration program at the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School.
February 11, 2014
Joe Dziok ’14 is still a senior at the University of Hartford but he is already an Olympic veteran. For the second straight Olympics, he is one of the many professionals working behind the scenes to help bring the competitions to your television and computer screens.
February 4, 2014
University of Hartford Director of Athletics and Special Assistant to the President Patricia H. Meiser has announced she will retire effective July 31, 2014.
February 4, 2014
Discussing the movie industry’s fascination with Biblical stories and how Hollywood’s portrayal of life during these times corresponds with fact will be Richard Freund, the Maurice Greenberg Professor of Jewish History and director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford.
February 3, 2014
Guest artist Trevor Paglen will present a lecture titled, “The Last Pictures,” that is part of the Hartford Art School’s Auerbach Lecture Series.
February 3, 2014
The University of Hartford is ranked #2 among U.S. colleges in insurer hiring of 2012–2013 risk management and insurance undergraduates. The ranking was reported by Business Insurance magazine in its “Top U.S. College Risk Management and Insurance Undergraduate Programs” section.
January 29, 2014
The University of Hartford has signed on as the second college to participate in the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA)-sponsored Campus Efficiency Now (CEN) program, an initiative designed to advance energy efficiency in Connecticut’s private colleges and universities.
January 21, 2014
The University’s Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies has named author Kenneth Bonert the 2013 Edward Lewis Wallant Award winner for his outstanding novel, "The Lion Seeker" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013). The presentation ceremony, which will include a talk by Bonert, will be held on Thursday, April 24.

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