Learn about upcoming events in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions.

Dean's Lecture Series

"Expanding the Rainbow: Understanding the Health Care Needs of the LGBTQIA+ Community"

Vanessa Pomarico-Denino

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
5 -7 p.m.
Wilde Auditorium

The LGBTQIA+ population has evolved over the past several years to include other gender non-conforming and gender minority populations. The individual needs of each population within this acronym vary and as a result need to have specialized, focused care in order to meet their health care needs. These gender and sexual minorities still encounter issues concerning sexuality, identity, gender and freedom of expression with their health care providers. This session will focus on how to approach the care of the LGBTQIA+ patient and address their specific needs in an effort to promote patient-centered care. Learn more here.

Information Sessions

Montessori Studies Online Information Sessions

Have you considered becoming a Montessori teacher? Learn more about our bachelor's and master's degree programs at an upcoming online information session.

All sessions are from 5:30–6:30 p.m. EST.

November 12, 2019 - Registration

December 10, 2019 - Registration

January 14, 2020 - Registration

February 11, 2020 - Registration

March 10, 2020 - Registration

April 14, 2020 - Registration

May 12, 2020 - Registration

Our programs pair the University of Hartford’s curriculum with Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) teacher training, putting students on course to earn an internationally-recognized AMI diploma by the time they graduate. The programs are a partnership between the University of Hartford and the Montessori Training Center Northeast, an AMI-teacher training center managed by the Capitol Region Education Council. 

Learn more about our Montessori programs here.

Montessori Webinars

All sessions are held from 5:00-6:00 pm and are free. Register online to access the webinars at


Montessori and the Current Early Childhood Landscape
Thursday, December 12

We will address Montessori theory and practice in the current early childhood education landscape with special attention to this child-centered practice and sustained work by children.

Helping Children Feel at Home in the Natural World - The Montessori Approach
Wednesday, February 12

We will discuss why Maria Montessori promoted children not only understanding how the natural world works, that is the laws of nature, but why she also promoted what she calls "living in nature."