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UHart's Top 15 Moments of 2019

It's been an exciting year at UHart!

As 2019 draws to a close, we'd like to take a few moments to reflect on some of our proudest moments of the year.

From launching new programs to opening new buildings, we've experienced profound growth at every turn. Check out these highlights from the year.

1. New Academic Building Announced

The University of Hartford is unveiling plans for a new academic building that will transform the campus and meet the needs of high-caliber, dedicated, and deserving students for years to come. The building will house new, specialized, and technology-rich facilities for the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture; and the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions.

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5. New & Growing Academic Programs

Over the past two years, UHart has added several new majors—like robotics, exercise science, and nursing. Each are positioned for strong career outlooks and offer hands-on training taught by expert faculty.

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6. Pratt & Whitney Establishes Scholarships for Mechanical Engineering Students

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies (UTX), today gifted $100,000 to a scholarship program for students in the University of Hartford’s Mechanical Engineering program in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA).

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7. A Record Year for Hartford Athletics

The University of Hartford Department of Athletics helped jumpstart the 2019-20 academic year at the 44th Annual Roger Poe Golf Classic. With a field of 220 golfers playing on two courses at the beautiful Blackledge Country Club, the Hawks matched last year's record-setting fundraising total in support of Hartford's Athletics Impact Fund.

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8. Barney School Named a Best Business School by The Princeton Review

The University of Hartford's Barney School of Business is one of the nation's most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review®. The education services company profiles the school in its recently reported list, "Best Business Schools for 2020." The Princeton Review posted the list on November 19, 2019. Barney also opened an addition to the building this fall.

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12. ENHP Student's Invention Aids Children with Cerebral Palsy

The Water Strider has been such a success that Josh Breighner '20 and the University have filed a patent application for it. Breighner hopes to locate a company that would help develop the device to make it commercially available in the future.

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13. University of Hartford and Hartford HealthCare Partnership

A recently completed affiliation agreement brings our students’ health services into the state’s most comprehensive healthcare delivery network and enhances educational opportunities for students studying health sciences.

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14. Hartford Art School Participates in Miami Art Basel

Edith Dale Monson Gallery Curator and Director Ricardo Reyes, four faculty members, and a group of students represented Hartford Art School at Miami Art Basel and the Pulse Art Fair this winter. Catch a glimpse of the Hartford Art School's creativity by following them on social media.

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15. Professor Katharine Owens Presents Her Research in Chennai, India

During the spring semester, Owens utilized a prestigious Fulbright Foreign Scholarship to teach and do research on marine debris found along India's southwest coast. Her work in India models a marine debris and policy action course she taught at the University of Hartford in 2016.

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What a year! We look forward to everything ahead in 2020. 

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