Skip to Top NavigationSkip to Utility NavigationSkip to SearchSkip to Left NavigationSkip to Content
Mobile Menu

We are UHart

2017-grad-commencemen.jpg

2017 Commencement News, Videos, and Photos

Members of the University of Hartford Class of 2017 celebrated their Commencement on May 20 and 21. Graduate students marked the completion of their degrees on Saturday, May 20, and undergraduates received their diplomas on Sunday, May 21.  See More

distinguished-alumni-sm.jpg

Charles E. Pagano Jr. ’84, M’07 to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award at Commencement

Charles “Chuck” Pagano ’84, M’07 joined ESPN a month before it actually signed onto the air in 1979—and long before it became the global sports multimedia juggernaut it is today.  Read More

2017-faculty-winners-part2-sd.jpg

Faculty Members to Be Honored at Commencement: Part 2

Seven of our most outstanding faculty members will receive awards during this year's Undergraduate Commencement ceremony. Professor David Macbride and Assistant Professors Daphne Berry and Michael Horwitz are profiled below.  Read More

2017-faculty-winners-sd.jpg

Faculty Members to Be Honored at Commencement: Part 1

Seven of our most outstanding faculty members will receive awards during this year's Undergraduate Commencement ceremony. Professors Catherine Certo and Cy Yavuzturk and Associate Professors Warren Haston and Jane Horvath are profiled below.  Read More

2017-honorary-degrees-sd.jpg

University to Award Honorary Degrees During Commencement Weekend

The University will grant several honorary degrees during our 2017 Commencement ceremonies. Keynote speakers U.S. Reps. Mia Love ’97 and Richard Neal M’76 will be awarded honorary Doctors of Laws.  Read More

2017-student-winners-sd.jpg

Student Award Winners and Speaker to Be Honored at Commencement

Our student Commencement speaker and award winners epitomize the message emblazoned on the t-shirts the Class of 2017 received when they arrived in the fall of 2013: “Your Only Limits are Self-Imposed.”  Read More

2017-commencement-speakers-rc.jpg

U.S. Reps. Mia Love and Richard Neal to Deliver University of Hartford Commencement Addresses

University of Hartford alumni U.S. Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) and U.S. Rep. Richard Neal (D-Massachusetts) will deliver the keynote addresses during the University’s Commencement Weekend.  Read More

partnerships-sm.jpg

Hartford Art School Graduates Collaborate and Exhibit at Renowned Connecticut Gallery

“I feel more inspired here than I have in a very long time,” says Sydney Morris ’15 as she works in a photography studio that overlooks the historic downtown area in Torrington, Conn.  See More

bone-growth-sm1.jpg

Engineering students research the use of sound waves to stimulate bone growth

Did you know bones weaken in space? Experiencing microgravity, or weightlessness, can be thrilling for astronauts.  Read More

internships-sm.jpg

Career Services will prepare the Class of 2021 for internships before they arrive on campus

The University of Hartford’s incoming Class of 2021 will be put on the path to career-ready success before they take their first class.  Read More

mobile-broadcasting-sm.jpg

New on-campus mobile broadcasting studio gives students highly sought-after career skills

Alex Young ’17 has discovered his passion—producing live sports events—thanks to the University of Hartford‘s new mobile sports studio. Alex and others are gaining hands-on experience broadcasting Hartford lacrosse games live on ESPN 3.  See More

service-day-sm.jpg

Alumni from around the World Join Hundreds of Students to Volunteer for Annual Day of Service

At the University of Hartford, giving back is a big part of who we are. Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than the annual Hawks Helping Hartford Day of Service.  See More

tax-students-sm.jpg

Aspiring Accountants in the Barney School of Business Provide Hands-On Tax Help through VITA Program

These students are volunteering through the IRS’s nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA), sponsored locally by the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut.  Read More

president-sm.jpg

Celebrating President Harrison’s legacy of growth, revitalization, and a caring community

"This is an incredible University,” President Walter Harrison told the hundreds of people gathered for his retirement celebration in the Sports Center on Wednesday, April 5.  See More

Hartt-livingroom-sm.jpg

Hartt School Musicians May Perform in a Living Room Near You

Students in the University of Hartford’s The Hartt School are bringing live musical performances to family living rooms—literally—as part of an initiative called Hartt@Home.  See More

reflect-the-world-sm.jpg

Students Spend Spring Break Traveling and Volunteering around the World and in The U.S.

Spring break was more than just another vacation for 100 University of Hartford students. It was a chance to travel the world and the country, earning academic credits or volunteering.  Read More

ceta-india-sm.jpg

CETA Student Leads Team that is Bringing Water and Electricity to Schools in India

For elementary school children living in villages outside of New Delhi, India, learning in dim light and sweltering classrooms has become a way of life.  Read More

brett-marks-sm.jpg

Our Students Build Résumés: 92% of 2016 Grads are Employed, in School, Serving in the Military, or Volunteering

Less than one year after Commencement, nearly every member of the University of Hartford Class of 2016 is putting their hard-earned degree to good use.  Read More

goldfarb-sm.jpg

Hartford Art School Students’ Prize-Winning Work Added to University’s Art Collection

Many artists dream of having their work purchased for the enjoyment of others. Students in the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School, Adrian Martinez ’17 and Ying Ye ’18, didn’t even have to wait until they graduated for this dream to come true.  Read More

fulbright-scholar-sm.jpg

Fulbright scholar earns second international architecture award for innovative mosque design.

The word “prestigious” cannot be used lightly because it denotes high opinion and honor. Yet the word applies triple time to Master of Architecture (MArch) student Fahed Baker, M’17.  Read More

respiration-therapy-sm.jpg

Respiratory Care Students Lead Class to Help the Homeless Quit Smoking

Caitlin Connelly ’17 and Hajar Altimimi ’17, two respiratory care majors in the University of Hartford’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, are hoping to make the process a bit easier.  See More

sculpture-sm.jpg

Internationally acclaimed artists are instructing sculpture students in the Hartford Art School

Sculpture students in the University’s Hartford Art School (HAS) are experiencing a unique chance to study with two renowned artists Jamie Isenstein and Michael E. Smith, who have displayed their art in Amsterdam, Berlin, Lisbon, Los Angeles, New York, Prague, and Paris galleries.  Read More

engineering-vr-sm.jpg

Engineering students are helping to build Hartford Hospital’s first virtual reality training application

What if, in the future, medical students and medical teams were able to virtually touch and manipulate objects in order to generate a greater understanding of how to use them?  See More

poetry-public-sm.jpg

Professor Benjamin Grossberg Helps Kelia Ingraham ’17 Take Her Poetry Public

As a piano performance major in the University of Hartford’s The Hartt School, Kelia Ingraham ’17 is used to being in front of an audience. But it was her writing, not music that put her center stage in February.  See More

founders-sm.jpg

The University of Hartford celebrates its 60th Founders Day this week

The University of Hartford is celebrating its 60th anniversary year beginning February 21, 2017. You can read a brief University history here and watch videos from our 50th anniversary here.  Read More

hillyer-student-sm.jpg

An Advisor’s Support Can Go Beyond Course Requirements

Just as Quoron Walker ’14 started his sophomore year in the University of Hartford’s Hillyer College, he was diagnosed with bone cancer.  Read More

student-interns-sm.jpg

Student Interns Put Learning into Practice at the University’s Entrepreneurial Center

Even before they’ve earned their degrees, Kritesh Parekh ‘17 and Emily Lindsley ’18 are delving into the world of startups and getting an up close look at what it takes to establish and grow a business.  Red More

atlantis-rising-sm.jpg

National Geographic Channel’s Film Atlantis Rising Showcases Professor’s Research

“This is the world’s most sophisticated and extensive search of Atlantis ever made,” says University of Hartford Professor of Jewish History and archaeologist Richard Freund about his role in National Geographic Channel’s new documentary Atlantis Rising.  See More

snow-throwing-sm.jpg

Student’s Snow-Throwing Robot Invention Leads to iRobot Internship.

Wouldn’t it be nice to stay inside during a snowstorm while a robot cleared your driveway and sidewalk? Theresa DeFreitas’17 thinks so.  Read More

hartt-dance-sm.jpg

Selective Workshop Gives Hartt Dance Students a Taste of Professional Life

Eighteen students in the University’s Hartt School Dance Division already have an up-close and personal understanding of what it’s like to be a professional dancer thanks to the Spring Repertory project held during Winterterm 2017.  See More

encompass-world-sm.jpg

Students Travel the Globe to Study and Volunteer during Winter Break

Winter break is the perfect time for many University of Hartford students to travel, volunteer, or take classes. Here is a look at how four groups spent the break.  See More

jeff-bagwell-sm.jpg

Hawks star holds UHart career batting average and slugging percentage records

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Newly elected Baseball Hall of Famer and former University of Hartford baseball star Jeff Bagwell put up a lot of big numbers during his career with the Hawks.  See More

off-broadway-sm.jpg

Recent Grad Shines Off-Broadway and Earns Theater Award Nomination

Just two months after graduating with a music theatre degree from the University of Hartford’s The Hartt School, Juwan Crawley ‘16 landed a starring role in Spamilton, a musical parody of the Tony Award-winning hit musical Hamilton.  Read More

enhp-down-syndrone-sm.jpg

Education Major Puts Classroom Lessons to Practical Use and Helps Childhood Friend Succeed

When Jamie Roland, who has Down Syndrome, started a job placement program at the University of Hartford two years ago, he was fortunate to find a familiar face here.  See More

aura-rating-sm.jpg

Business plan competition winner turns idea into restaurant app

The next time you’re in the market for a dining experience in New York City, Kristin Zecher ’13 can help you grab a fresher bite.  Read More

review-2016-sm.jpg

University of Hartford 2016 Year in Review

As the year comes to an end, we hope you enjoy this look back at some of UHart's Greatest Moments in 2016. More information about the stories featured in the video are below. Happy New Year!  Read More

doll-prosthesis-sm.jpg

Prosthetics and Orthotics Student Creates Custom-Made Dolls for Children with Prostheses

Children love playing with dolls they can identify with. But for many kids with disabilities, it is difficult to find dolls that look like them. Mikaela Nelson ’18 is hoping to change that.  See More

campus-greets-newpres-sm.jpg

Campus community greets President-Designate Gregory Woodward with enthusiasm

“If students come to this University, we are going to make them successful and we are going to support them.” That was the key message President-Designate Gregory Woodward delivered to the campus community during his formal introduction on Wednesday, Dec. 14.  Read More

woodward-homepage-sm.jpg

Gregory S. Woodward named University of Hartford's sixth president

On December 13, 2016, the University of Hartford Board of Regents appointed Gregory S. Woodward as the University's sixth president. He will take office July 1, 2017.  Read More

animated-film-sm.jpg

Hartford Art School grad's painting in animated film, Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent is the world’s first feature-length animated film created entirely with oil paintings in the style of Vincent Van Gogh and includes artwork by two graduates of the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School (HAS).  See More

fall-comm2016-sm.jpg

More than 200 students received their degrees at Sunday’s Fall Commencement ceremonies

For the first time in its 20-year existence—based on the growing number of students--Fall Commencement consisted of two separate ceremonies, one for graduate students and a second for undergraduates in the afternoon.  Read More

hartt-chenoweth-sm.jpg

The Hartt School students fulfill dreams by performing on Broadway with Kristin Chenoweth

Imagine being chosen to sing on a Broadway stage with Tony-Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth and having two weeks to prepare!  See More

lacross-sm.jpg

University of Hartford student-athletes bring hope to teenager with incurable brain condition

Sixteen-year-old Ian Woodward has gone through close to 40 brain surgeries since he was a baby. He has hydrocephalus, an incurable illness caused by too much fluid pressing on the brain.  See More

water-purification-sm.jpg

Students’ water purification designs earn top prizes at Connecticut Skills Competition

Six students from the University of Hartford’s College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) proved themselves to be among the next generation of engineering innovators.  Read More

holocaust-survivors-sm.jpg

Students gain career experience while telling stories of Holocaust survivors

History major Jacob Munro ‘17 uses the word “incredible” to describe the new Hartford Remembers the Holocaust exhibit at the University of Hartford’s Museum of Jewish Civilization.  See More

veteran-art-sm.jpg

War Veteran Jacob Cullers '15 Keeps Brother's Memory Alive Through Art

“When I make my work, he’s in mind,” says Jacob Cullers ’15, of his late brother, Army Sgt. Ari Cullers, 28, who died during his second deployment in Afghanistan on Oct. 30, 2011.  Read More

hillyer-debate-sm.jpg

Hillyer Honors Class looks for relatable policies in the presidential election

Since arriving on campus in September, students enrolled in “Generation on the Rise,” an honors course in the University of Hartford’s Hillyer College, followed politics and the presidential election closely.  See More

achievement-award-sm.jpg

UHart President Walter Harrison receives Lifetime Achievement Award

University of Hartford President Walter Harrison accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hartford Business Journal at an awards breakfast in downtown Hartford’s historic Bond Ballroom on Wednesday morning.  See More

alumni-sm.jpg

Barney School Board of Visitors Hall of Fame inductees share their success stories with students

UHart business students received valuable advice from two distinguished inductees into the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business Board of Visitors Alumni Hall of Fame on Oct. 27.  Read More

peak-performance-sm.jpg

Entrepreneurial UHart Students Create LIFT to Help Athletes Perform Better

Have you ever wished you could run faster and jump higher? A new device, created by two University of Hartford students, may help you do just that.  See More

richard-dreyfuss-sm.jpg

Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss coached by Hartt School professors

Generations of moviegoers know his work in classic films like American Graffiti, Jaws, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.  See More

2016-anchor-awards.jpg

University Recognizes 2016 Anchor Award Recipients

The University honored five recipients with 2016 Anchor Awards at a dinner on Friday, October 14, as part of Hawktober Weekend.  Read More

bayla-arietta-sm.jpg

Dinosaur Painting by Bayla Arietta ’12 Welcomes Visitors to New Haven Harbor

When you drive over the Quinnipiac River on Interstate 95 in New Haven these days, chances are you’ll notice a giant dinosaur painting on an oil tank at the entrance to the harbor.  Read More

cerebral-palsy-sm.jpg

Cutting-edge research by physical therapy professor and students changes the lives of children with cerebral palsy.

When five-year-old Brayden Starr was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a baby, his parents struggled to find ways to give him the best quality of life.  See More

university-ranks-high-sm.jpg

University ranks high on a new list of colleges whose engineering graduates earn the most money

Earning an engineering degree at the University of Hartford pays. That’s the word from Business Insider magazine, which just published its list of “colleges where engineering students go on to make the most money.”  Read More

outstanding-alumnus-sm.jpg

Wayne Chen ’06, This Year’s Hillyer College Outstanding Young Alumnus, Knows the Meaning of Start-Up

From drones to a smartphone app, Wayne Chen ’06 has been involved with all kinds of cutting-edge technology since graduating from the University of Hartford’s Hillyer College.  Read More

library-renovation-sm.jpg

Engineering alumnus plays a role in library renovation and ignites students’ interest in the construction industry

“Be excited, and stay excited.” That’s one piece of advice Jim Alibrandi ’84 shared with engineering and architectural students during a visit to campus this month.

 Read More

2016-paralymics-sm.jpg

Blind Alum Chaz Davis ’16 is Running for a Medal in the 2016 Paralympics

“It was just an unbelievable feeling that I made the team and I get to represent my country in Rio,” says Chaz, a native of Grafton, Mass., who ran track and field and cross country at the University of Hartford.  See More

myeisha-boyd-sm.jpg

Myeisha Boyd A '15, ’17 Hopes to Turn Semester at White House into Career in Politics

For a student dreaming of a career in politics, it doesn’t get much better than earning experience at the White House.  Read More

move-in-story-sm.jpg

Find out what some of our newest students think in their first week at UHart

With a ton of excitement and, possibly, a touch of trepidation nearly 1,600 first-year students arrived on campus Aug. 26 and 27.  See More

student-h-sm.jpg

University of Hartford Welcomes Nearly 1,600 New Students

“Welcome to each of you as a member of the University community and Hawk Nation,” University Hartford President Walter Harrison told the nearly 1,600 excited new students.  Read More