H, UHart's Magazine
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Inside the Fall 2023 Issue
Live, Local, and Career Shaping
Through 30 years, the Student Television Network has provided students with valuable media experience from their first days on campus. Today, the organization has more than 200 alumni who have covered everything from breaking news and presidential elections to sports and campus events. These alumni have gone on to notable media careers at the likes of CNN, ESPN, and NBC—some now running their own media companies—thanks to the educational foundation and hands-on experience that STN provided.
What so many students love about the University of Hartford is the sense of community: how people reach out to help their classmates or take the time to guide younger students. But that mindset doesn’t stop with graduation. Even after saying goodbye to campus, UHart alumni want to give back. That generosity, whether it’s helping a student land an internship or sharing professional experiences, has helped prepare students for their futures and establish meaningful relationships across generations.
The World’s a Classroom
UHart offers study abroad programs spanning 50 countries—and the experience is not just about visiting the world’s most famous landmarks. Whether they choose a semester-long trip or a short-term one, students have the opportunity to conduct research and volunteer; navigate a new city; explore a different culture; speak another language; and build lasting relationships. And when they return to the UHart campus, they have a new-found independence and world perspective to guide the rest of their studies and launch them into the next chapter of their lives.
Testing the Waters
With wading boots up to his knees and a metal test sieve in his hand, Professor Bin Zhu is surrounded by students in the Park River on campus. Crayfish, water pennies, and other invertebrate are revealed as water pours out of the sieve, holding the answers to a question Zhu’s biology classes study year after year: How healthy is the waterway? Throughout his 14 years at the University, Zhu has encouraged hundreds of students to explore the vital and intriguing world of ecological and environmental biology through his teaching and project mentoring.