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2015 UHart Stories


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Courtney Luft '16 Boosts Professional Portfolio with Paintings of Star Wars Characters

When Star Wars fanatics line up to finally see “The Force Awakens” at the Carmike Cinema in Lisbon, Conn., they can pass the time looking at a mural on the theater’s windows.  Read More


University students find joy in bringing happiness to others.

There is nothing more rewarding than making a child happy or providing new warm winter clothes to someone who is homeless.  Read More


Wind-Tunnel Project offers Rare Learning Opportunity

Mark Markiewicz ’18, who serves as project manager, and Justin Starr ’17, were the first two students selected to work on the project from among 20 applicants over the summer.  Read More


Graduating student looks to turn her “Site of Style” blog into a career

Kara Smith ’16, who graduated a semester early and is a star on social media with nearly 15,000 followers on Instagram and more than 10,000 followers on Tumblr.  Read More


The University Honors Program is source of talented student interns

Aetna has a large, structured internship program and a university relations team that recruits poten­tial interns.  Read More


Student with Prosthetic is Learning to Help Other Amputees

Austin Reed '19 who lost his leg as an infant is studying prosthetics and orthotics to share his experience with others.  Read More


With Persistence and Hard Work, Alum Pursues her Dream of Becoming a Doctor

Stella-Maris Ogwu '06, '08, who grew up as part of a large family in Nigeria, vividly remembers the evening when her mother looked up at her over dinner and asked what she planned to do with her life.  Read More



Four students presented their research at the University’s first TEDx event. Their talks are reaching a worldwide audience via YouTube.  Read More


Army Veteran is Transitioning to Civilian Life in University’s Medical Imaging Program

On September 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked the United States, Christopher Bergendahl ‘17, of Enfield, Conn., was a sophomore in high school.  Read More


Focus and Determination Push Student Michelle Press ’18 to Achieve a University First.

When Michelle Press ’18 dances in the fall Hartt School Dance performance, it will be a groundbreaking accomplishment.  Read More


Barney School of Business Inducts Two Alumni into its Hall of Fame

Newest members of Barney Alumni Hall of Fame share advice with students during induction ceremony.  Read More


Hartt Student Stephen Mir ‘16 Takes on the Epic Role of Nicholas Nickleby

Stephen Mir ‘16 handled some rigorous demands while doing summer theater in 2015 — rehearsing one play in the morning, another in the afternoon, and performing in yet a third show in the evening.  Read More


Alumna Honored for More Than 30 Years of Research to Make Chickens Healthier and Safer.

University of Hartford alumna Hyun Soon Lillehoj ‘74 had some reservations after her first interview to work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Read More


A Drone’s-Eye View of Florence

Architecture graduate students use drone in Florence, Italy.  Read More


Professor’s Passion for STEM Education Now Extends Across the Nation

Professor Abby Ilumoka takes her passion for STEM education to the national level.  Read More


Exhibit Spans More Than 45 Years of Friendship by Former HAS Classmates

In the more than four decades since they met as young art students, all have had successful and wide-ranging careers as artists.  Read More


Rabbi Jennifer Schlosberg to receive Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies’ Outstanding Alumni Award

Rabbi Jennifer Schlosberg to receive Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies’ Outstanding Alumni Award.  Read More


University of Hartford Announces its 2015 Anchor Awards Honorees

University to honor four outstanding alumni with 2015 Anchor Awards  Read More


Former UHart Basketball Star Begins Career Off the Court

Former UHart basketball star Amber Bepko ‘15 starts a career off the court.  Read More


Alum's Software Drives Cars to Peak Performance

UHart alum’s software drives cars to peak performance.  Read More


Hartt School Schubert Festival Puts Spotlight on Students

Hartt School Schubert Festival Puts Spotlight on Students.  Read More


Hi. I’m Selia Linowes and I’m a poet.’

Selia Linowes ’15 selected for prestigious writers’ conference.  Read More


Student Participates in Major Archaeological Discovery in Lithuania

Nicole Awad ’17 participates in University team’s major archaeological discovery.  Read More


Honors Class Examines How We Commemorate 9/11

University honors course examines how we commemorate national tragedies.  Read More


A Snapshot of the First Day of Classes for the Class of 2019

A snapshot of the first day of classes for the Class of 2019.  Read More


Welcome to the Class of 2019

Nearly 1,650 new students arrive at the University of Hartford.  Read More


Class of 2019 move in

University of Hartford to welcome nearly 1,650 New Students this week.  Read More


Summer Construction

Summer construction projects bring many improvements to campus.  Read More


First-Year University Student Graduates in One Year

With credits earned while in high school, first-year University student graduates in one year.  Read More


Hillyer Grad and Barney Student Wins ‘InternHero’ Award

Lenny Curtis '16 had an exceptional internship at Staples during the spring semester, for which he won an "InternHero" award.  Read More


Engineering Degree Helps Alum Land Dream Job at Harley-Davidson

A love of motorcycles led David Drakes ‘15 down his perfect career path.  Read More


University of Hartford alumnus Phil Salathé ’06, ’07 has perfect pitch

It’s a talent that normally comes in handy while the graduate from the University’s Hartt School composes music, plays the trumpet, or electric bass.  Read More


The 3D Man

Supportive and encouraging professors put Barry Sandrew ’70 on a legendary career path in B&W to color and 3D film conversion technology.  Read More


A quartet of alumni keeps Honda rolling.

We’ve all spent countless hours in cars. Have you ever wondered, “How does this thing work?”

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Hartt’s Foot in the Door Ensemble Takes the Stage in Iceland

Foot in the Door, a contemporary music ensemble at the University's Hartt School, traveled to Iceland to perform at the Dark Music Days Festival.  Read More


Go Where Your Passions Take You

Aaron Shea '18 Turns Love of Computer Games into a Job and a Development Grant  Read More


UHart archaeological team uncovers piece of early Christianity’s history

UHart Archaeological Team Finds Ancient Mosaic Floor from the Church of the Annunciation (Greek Orthodox) in Nazareth.  Read More


Our Students Build Resumes

The University of Hartford takes over summer stock theater on Cape Cod, giving more students a chance to perform.  Read More


Criminal Justice alum serves the people of Hartford

Detective Steve Citta ’05, a member of the Hartford Police Department, recently received the Medal of Valor.  Read More


Students speak one-on-one with world-renowned economist

Colleen McLoughlin ’15 shares what it’s like to learn up close and personally from thought leaders like noted economist William Easterly.  Read More


Biking to raise money for cancer

UHart Alum Biking 4,000 Miles Across the Country to Raise Money for Fight Against Cancer.  Read More


Corporate visit helps graduating senior land the perfect job

Business student graduates with a job at Stanley Black & Decker following a University-sponsored corporate visit.  Read More


2015 Commencement News, Videos, and Photos

University’s undergraduate Class of 2015 Commencement Ceremony held Sunday, May 17  Read More


2015 Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Speaker Urges University of Hartford Students to Prepare for a Rapidly Evolving Job Market  Read More


Carson and Perra to Receive Distinguished Service Medals at Commencement

Recognizing distinguished service to the university.  Read More


Exceptional Students to be Honored at Commencement

Our 2015 commencement student award winners.  Read More


Outstanding Faculty to Receive Awards at Commencement

Our 2015 commencement faculty award winners.  Read More


Three Successful Alumni to be Honored at Commencement

Our 2015 commencement alumni award winners.  Read More


Commencement Speakers Will Bring a Global Perspective

Our 2015 commencement speakers and honorees.  Read More


Why Engineering?

What do motorcycles and asteroids have in common?
Our engineering students have the answer.  Read More


Student Balances School and Work to Graduate in Three Years

Desiann Anglin ‘15 is graduating in just three years thanks to hard work and credits she earned in high school.  Read More


Aspiring Writers Receive Lessons and Advice

Aspiring writers receive lessons and advice from award-winning poet Mark Doty.  Read More


Chaz Davis '16 Overcomes Challenges

Davis is still pursuing his athletic goals. He completed the indoor track season for the Hawks, running a personal best time in the 3,000 meter race in the conference championships.  Read More


Success Boomerangs to Adam Stankiewicz ‘15

Adam Stankiewicz ’15 has had a stellar four years in Multimedia Web Design and Development, while also competing as one of the world’s best boomerang throwers!  Read More


Ashley Allen '10: From Hawk Sports TV to MLB

Ashley Allen '10, a two-time Emmy-winner at MLB Network, got her TV start here on campus.  Read More


Barney graduate goes from honor student to Disney Ambassador

Barney graduate goes from honor student to Disney Ambassador in just three years.  Read More


Legendary jazz saxophonist Jimmy Heath will perform with students in Hartt's Concert Jazz Band.  Read More


UHart Student will be Pedaling 4,000 Miles

UHart student will be pedaling 4,000 miles to raise money for the fight against cancer.  Read More


Students Trade in their Textbooks for Shovels and Rakes

University students trade in their textbooks for shovels and rakes for a week.  Read More


Students make a documentary film about “Life with Parkinson’s Disease”

Students make a documentary film about “Life with Parkinson’s Disease”  Read More


Barney programs mirror the real business world.

Classroom meets Real World at the University's Barney School of Business.  Read More


Hartt Student to Portray 'Red Hot Mama' Sophie Tucker

Colleen Welsh, a senior in Hartt's musical theatre program, will portray Sophie Tucker at Infinity Hall and Bistro in Hartford.  Read More


International Center Provides Support for the Thousands of Students

International Center provides support for students coming here from around the globe.  Read More


Learning the Business Side of Art

Hartford Art School students learn about the business side of art firsthand.  Read More


Alum's Career Path Leads to Oscars Red Carpet

Internships and classroom lessons helped Ryan Koprek ‘13 earn a job with the Academy.  Read More


Happy Birthday, UHart!

On Feb. 21, 1957, Gov. Abraham Ribicoff signed the charter establishing the University of Hartford – making Saturday our 58th birthday!  Read More


Our Black History Spans More Than a Month

Our black history spans more than a month.

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Students and a professor conduct prosthetic rehabilitation training

Physical therapy students, faculty member, conduct prosthetic rehabilitation training in Mexico.  Read More


Students present Research at Highly Selective National Conference

Eight honors students are selected to present their research at a highly selective national conference.  Read More


UHart Helps Bring Sustainable Farming to Kenyan Village

UHart researchers help bring sustainable farming to Kenyan village.  Read More


Re-Emphasizing Academics in Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Hartford President Walter Harrison was recently recognized with two major honors for his efforts on intercollegiate athletics.  Read More


Spreading Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Message

A Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance will feature an inspirational program of music and reflections commemorating the life and legacy of the civil rights leader.  Read More


Former Red Cap Turns Leadership Experience into a Career

Alex Cabal '05 used the experience he gained as a Red Cap to earn a job in student affairs.  Read More


Students Travel the World During University's Winterterm

Dozens of University of Hartford students are seeing the world while earning course credits this Winterterm.  Read More


Memorable Moments from 2014

As 2015 begins, let's take a look at some of our memorable moments from 2014.  Read More