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2014 UHart Stories


University Gives the Gift of Holiday Service

Community service is a University of Hartford tradition that takes on a special meaning during the holidays.  Read More


Graduate Students in Nursing Immerse Themselves in Brazil’s Health Care System

Seventeen graduate students in the nursing program at the University of Hartford’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions spent a week in Brazil.  Read More


Student Lands the Perfect Job Before Graduation

For the past seven weeks, Austen Williams has been leading a double life.  Read More


Efforts to Promote Student-Athletes’ Academic Progress

In recognition of his work to improve the academic success of student-athletes, Harrison will receive the NCAA President’s Gerald R. Ford Award.  Read More


Newest and Youngest Hartford Hawk Recruits Make a Real IMPACT

New Hartford Hawk Recruits Make a Real Impact.  Read More


Gutierrez Triplets

Identical singing triplets at the University's Hartt School have been harmonizing since they were three.  Read More


Nemanja Bala ’02

Filmmaker Nemanja Bala ’02, directs his first feature-length film, Love Hunter, which premieres this week in New York City.  Read More


University Veterans Club Unites Former Military Members

University of Hartford students, faculty, and staff are among the millions of veterans being honored for their service this week.  Read More


UHart Will Have Two Alums in Congress

Congratulations to UHart alumna Mia Love ’97, who has made history as the first black female Republican elected to Congress.  Read More


Ballet Star Misty Copeland to Teach Master Class

Ballet star Misty Copeland thrills Hartt students with her artistry and inspirational message.  Read More


Ray McGivney

Ray McGivney, professor of mathematics, is devoted to engaging and supporting students—even after they've graduated.  Read More


Hillyer Presents Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

Support from mentors helped Ebony Wright-Campbell ’02, ’04 find the inner strength to overcome the 9/11 tragedy and earn her degree.  Read More


Pence is Ranked 20th in the Nation on MTV's

Laura Pence, professor of chemistry is ranked #20 on MTV’s Top Professors in the Nation list.  Read More


Anchor Award Recipients to be Honored as Part of Hawktober Weekend

Distinguished Alumni to receive Anchor Awards during Hawktober Weekend.  Read More


Hawktober Weekend

Welcome Alumni, Parents, and Friends.  Read More


Alumni Band West End Blend Returns to Campus for Hawktober Weekend

Alumni band West End Blend is one of Hawktober Weekend highlights.  Read More


UHart Farmers Market—Every Tuesday

Campus farmers’ market teaches the importance of nutrition.  Read More


Alumnus combines his love of sports and history into powerful works of art

Illustrator Chris Speakman ’98 combines his love of sports and history into powerful works of art.  Read More


A Civil Rights Leader from the 1960s Inspires Hartt Opera Student

Opera Student Ruby Nightingale ’15 explains in an award-winning “Voices for Change” essay how a 1960s Civil Rights leader inspires her fight for women’s rights today.  Read More


Student Combines Love of Engineering and Music to Forge Unusual Career Path

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a question we’ve all asked, but have you ever heard someone say, “I want to build pipe organs?”  Read More


Joyce Ashuntantang: Using Poetry to Help Save Cultural Treasures

Whether she is helping students find their voices through poetry, or introducing them to authors around the world via Skype, Joyce Ashuntantang is a passionate believer in the power of words.  Read More


Remembering the Six Alumni Who Perished on 9/11

Six University of Hartford alumni lost their lives in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. All six had attended the University's Barney School of Business.


Remembering the Six Alumni Who Perished on 9/11

Kocherla holds a gene chip capable of identifying more than a million mutations in human DNA.  Read More


Civil Rights as Catalyst for Social Change to be Explored at University of Hartford

“Empowering Change,” a landmark week-long initiative celebrating the 50th anniversary of the signing into law of the Civil Rights Act, during the week of Sept. 14-22.  Read More


University of Hartford to Welcome About 1,500 New Hartford Hawks

The University of Hartford will welcome about 1,500 new students to campus, as the annual “Move-in Weekend” begins on Friday, August 29, and continues throughout the weekend.  Read More


Stunning New Commons Highlights Long List of Summer Construction Projects

With sleek, stainless steel food stations, a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, modern lighting fixtures, and soothing gray walls, the Commons dining hall has been so completely transformed this summer that students may not recognize it.  Read More


Sittin' on Top of the World: Hartt Alum Shines on the Opera Stage

Singing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera and others has become “normal” for bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green ’08 just a few years after graduating from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School.  Read More


CETA Grads Designing Luxurious Caribbean Home

When they were children, Nate MacDonald ’14 and Ron Wassmer, Jr. ’14 loved playing with Legos and spent countless hours building make-believe houses.  Read More


Men's Basketball Begins Its Journey to the Top in the Land Down Under

Beginning on Friday, Aug. 15, head coach John Gallagher and his Hartford Hawks men’s basketball team are embarking on a 14-day journey to Australia.  Read More

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Helping to Shape the Immigration Reform Effort

“Immigration is not just a border issue,” says Lisa Wisniewski, a 28-year-old student in the University of Hartford’s Educational Leadership doctoral program.  Read More


Healing Through Art

Life’s important lessons can happen outside of the classroom. That’s what Alyssa Nett ’12 discovered after enrolling in the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School as a painting major.  Read More


Giving Students a Head Start

About 150 incoming freshmen are getting a head start on their transition to college this summer through the University’s Summer Bridge program.  Read More


Success Has No Finish Line

Megan Barry, who graduated summa cum laude and with University Honors was named a 2014 Capital One Academic All-American, making her one of the nation’s top 45 female student-athletes to be recognized for academic and athletic excellence.  Read More


Raising Money for UHart on Florida-to-Alaska Motorcycle Trek

Gabriel Carrera '01, known as “The Attorney That Rides,” will ride his motorcycle from Florida to Alaska to raise money for the University of Hartford.  Read More


Undergraduate Students Spend Summer Doing Scholarly Research

Scholarly research with faculty mentors through the Dorothy Goodwin Summer Scholars program, examining such diverse subjects as greenhouse gas emissions, traditional crafts, a historic organ composition, and an Irish uprising.  Read More


Moving Hydrogen-Fueled Cars Closer to Reality

A professor and his students are helping to move us closer to using hydrogen to fuel cars. Find out more about: (l-r) Kyle Wald '14; Joel Rinebold; Joe Kubik '14, seated; Andrew Craft, professor of chemistry; and Joshua Nott '16.  Read More


Gospel Choir Honored with CT Music Award

The University of Hartford Gospel Choir won the Connecticut Music Award for top gospel group on June 10 2014. This is the second year in a row that the choir received this honor.  Read More


UHart Captures Third-Straight Academic Cup

The University of Hartford earned its third-straight America East Academic Cup in 2013–14 as our student-athletes compiled a 3.28 grade-point average, the highest of any school in the 19-year history of the award.  Read More


A “Magnet School of Excellence”

Nicholas Wollman, who graduated from the University High School of Science and Engineering, will be entering the University of Hartford this fall having already earned more than 70 college credits.  Read More


Sean Newcomb Drafted in First Round by Los Angeles Angels

University of Hartford pitcher Sean Newcomb, one of three Hawks drafted, was selected by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the first round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft last week, the highest that a UHart player has ever been chosen.  Read More


Alumni Band to Perform at the Summer's Biggest Music Festivals

Bronze Radio Return, which includes four University alumni, will perform at many of the summer’s largest outdoor music festivals. It’s the next big step for a band that got its start playing at Spring Fling.  Read More


The Difference a Scholarship Can Make

Shuku Iwasacki (right), from Japan, traveled the farthest to be with their Class of 1964 classmates during Commencement Weekend. What it took for Iwasacki to get here 50 years ago is a combination of perseverance and the kindness of strangers.  Read More


Graduates Join the Workforce After Commencement

The University of Hartford’s new graduates are taking their knowledge and internship experience out into the workforce as they start their new careers.  Read More


Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

The nearly 1,100 graduates were encouraged by speaker Joe Torre to live with character, integrity, and respect—and to never give up on their dreams.  Read More


Graduate Students’ Successes at Commencement Ceremony

Approximately 425 students earned their masters and doctoral degrees at the Graduate Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 17.  Read More


Commencement 2014

The University of Hartford will hold its 57th annual Commencement exercises this weekend with separate ceremonies for graduate students (Saturday) and undergraduates (Sunday).  Read More


Three Successful Alumni to be Honored at Commencement

Three highly successful alumni—a top executive at Cigna, a prolific composer for television and film, and the director of NBC’s Meet the Press—will be honored during the University’s undergraduate Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 18.  Read More


Three Successful Alumni to be Honored at Commencement

Aven Rose ‘14 will deliver the “Charge to the Graduating Class of 2014” during the undergraduate Commencement ceremony on May 18.  Read More


Anton Goff Named Director of Athletics

The University of Hartford welcomes Anton Goff as its new director of athletics. Goff, who has served as athletic director at Bowie State University in Maryland since 2010, has already unveiled what is sure to be his new slogan — "Hawk Nation Domination."  Read More


Honoring Exceptional Faculty at Commencement

Six of our best faculty members will be honored for their outstanding teaching during Commencement on May 18.  Read More


Honoring Outstanding Students at Commencement

Three of the University’s top graduates will be honored for their academic excellence during this year’s undergraduate Commencement ceremony on May 18.  Read More


Alum's Film to be Shown at Tribeca Film Festival

Remora, a short narrative film by Dylan Bell ’07, has been accepted at the Tribeca Film Festival. Here he watches a take of the band Kying performing "Electric Halo" in a music video he is producing and directing.  Read More


Basketball Player Honored For Community Service

Big cheers for our women’s basketball player Alyssa Englert ’14 went to this year’s women’s Final Four to be honored for her outstanding community service. (Photo courtesy of the WBCA).  Read More


The Science of Being a Student Athlete

Megan Barry ‘14 is a true student-athlete, training for an Olympic development meet while researching a way to treat Alzheimer’s disease.  Read More