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December 3, 2018
Representatives of more than 60 Greater Hartford companies and organizations came together this fall to honor Greg M. Barats, president and CEO of HSB Group Inc., parent company of The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, and raised over $410,000 to benefit students in the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business.
November 29, 2018
More than 200 students are slated to receive their degrees from the University of Hartford on Sunday during two different Fall Commencement ceremonies on campus.Don Allan and Alexandra Arroyo are speakers
November 28, 2018
To help ensure that its graduates are prepared for future employment trends, the University of Hartford has introduced a Gerontology minor for undergraduate students and joined the Age-Friendly University (AFU) Global Network, a group of higher education institutions that have endorsed 10 AFU principles and committed themselves to becoming more age-friendly in their programs and policies.
November 8, 2018
The University of Hartford has appointed Lisa Langsner of West Hartford, Connecticut, as Hillel director to oversee Jewish campus life. Langsner previously worked in global planning at The Jewish Federations of North America in New York City and prior to that position, she directed Hillel programming at the University at Albany, SUNY and the University of Rhode Island.
October 20, 2018
The University of Hartford marked the inauguration of President Gregory S. Woodward on Saturday, Oct. 20, with a ceremony celebrating the school’s rich history and looking ahead toward a bright future.
October 19, 2018
The University of Hartford will celebrate the inauguration of President Gregory S. Woodward on Saturday, Oct. 20, with a series of events honoring the school’s past, present, and future.
October 10, 2018
Alexander Isley, a communication, identity, and environmental designer, will speak about inspiration, innovation and imagination on campus at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 25.
September 20, 2018
The University of Hartford is hosting a panel discussion about the concerns and challenges of social media on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Konover Campus Center Great Room, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, Conn. Admission is free and open to the public.
September 13, 2018
The Hartford Art School Print Workshop presents PRESSED, a series of four events during the 2018–2019 academic year, including a live auction of prized prints.
September 4, 2018
The University of Hartford’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) will launch a new entry-level Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in the fall of 2019 and is now accepting applications for the first class.
August 30, 2018
The University of Hartford will devote a day to the topic of special education and art on Thursday, Sept. 6. Bruce Gillespie, a Connecticut artist with Down syndrome, will create art and speak to students on campus.
August 3, 2018
Larry Alan Smith has been named dean of the University of Hartford’s The Hartt School. He will begin his appointment on Aug. 16.
July 6, 2018
The U.S. Department of State has issued a statement of condolence to the families and friends of two Saudi students who died June 28 while jumping into dangerous waters to rescue children in Wilbraham, Massachusetts.
June 29, 2018
The Walter Harrison Academic Cup will remain with the University of Hartford Department of Athletics, the America East announced on Tuesday. Combining for a grade-point average of 3.37—the highest GPA ever for an America East institution—the Hawks continued their dominance in the classroom by winning the Academic Cup for the second-straight year and for the seventh time overall.
June 12, 2018
Amy Zeng joins University of Hartford as Dean of the Barney School of Business in Aug. 2018.
June 1, 2018
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. ― The Interdisciplinary Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School, commonly known as the Nomad/9 MFA, graduates its first cohort with two exhibitions and a family-friendly celebration this June.
May 22, 2018
The Governor M. Jodi Rell Center for Public Service at the University of Hartford will offer Connecticut voters a candid and first-of-its-kind glimpse of all qualifying Democratic and Republican candidates for Governor on June 7, 2018 during a program broadcast on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) called A Job Like No Other: Interviews with Republican and Democratic Candidates for Governor of Connecticut.
May 20, 2018
“Take the joy of accomplishment you feel today and keep it for the next 80 years,” was the advice University of Hartford President Gregory Woodward gave nearly 900 graduates who received associate and bachelor’s degrees on Sunday, May 20.
May 19, 2018
Nearly 400 University of Hartford students receive master’s and doctoral degrees
May 18, 2018
Brief wrap up of class profile,speakers, awardees at 2018 Commencement Weekend
May 16, 2018
Charles "Chuck" Pagano replaces Robert Forrester as Saturday Graduate Commencement Speaker. Linda Kelly and Walter Harrison to receive honorary degrees.
April 9, 2018
Award winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. and Newman's Own Foundation CEO Robert Forrester '66, Hon '17 will speak at 2018 Commencement ceremonies.
April 5, 2018
CETA Dean Louis Manzione leaving for new position in New Jersey
March 23, 2018
Model and fashion designer Kimora Lee Simmons who is working toward an undergraduate studies degree at UHart to deliver Ellsworth lecture on business.
March 1, 2018
University of Hartford Associate Professor Katharine Owens has been awarded one of the world's most prestigious educational honors, a Fulbright Foreign Scholarship. Next spring, she will teach and do research on marine debris found along India’s southwest coast.
February 7, 2018
The University of Hartford has received a transformational gift from the estate of valued donor Dino C. Casali to provide scholarships for talented and deserving vocal students in The Hartt School, the University’s performing arts conservatory.
February 5, 2018
The University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies has named author Margot Singer as the 2017 Edward Lewis Wallant Award winner for her outstanding novel, Underground Fugue (Melville House, 2017).
January 18, 2018
Noted activist, scholar, educator, and author Angela Davis will visit the University of Hartford on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, to discuss her life, career, and social justice issues.
January 9, 2018
The Greater Hartford community is invited to attend the University of Hartford’s Martin Luther King Day observance on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, on the West Hartford campus located at 200 Bloomfield Avenue. The observance will begin at 11 a.m. in Lincoln Theater with a free program of music presented by performers affiliated with the University’s renowned The Hartt School and a keynote message from Maestro Willie Anthony Waters Hon. ‘05. Gregory S. Woodward, the University of Hartford’s sixth president who took office last July, is a composer, musician, and scholar who will be participating in his first MLK Day on campus.
January 8, 2018
Registration is now open for spring courses and lectures sponsored by the University of Hartford’s Presidents’ College, a non-credit program that offers short courses throughout the year for adults, taught by University of Hartford faculty and visiting lecturers. Courses begin January 25 and include topics such as art, literature, politics and government, science, and technology. Registration is available online only at