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Observer, Spring 2006

Creativity Weds TechnologyCreativity Weds Technology

Digital technology has found its way into nearly every aspect of our modern lives. Our homes are full of it—from cell phones and DVDs to iPods and digital cameras.
Not surprisingly, this same technology is
having a dramatic impact on the world of art
and design.

Hold the Fries,

This semester, Jacob P. Harney, associate professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, introduced a multidisciplinary course, titled Issues of Health and Society: Weighing In, that invites students to explore the effects of obesity on the well-being of children.

Three Weeks in the Italian Renaissance

This past January, April Oettinger, assistant professor of art history, traveled with 26 University of Hartford students to Italy for a Winterterm course called The Culture of Renaissance Italy. Here she tells the Observer why it was so important for the students to learn about the Italian Renaissance while standing on Italian soil.

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Jen Rizzotti is now in her seventh year as head coach of the Hawks women’s basketball team. A former All-American on the UConn women’s team that captured its first national championship in 1995, she played five seasons of professional basketball in the WNBA and ABL.  Read more