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.
After many months of meticulous work, the University of Hartford launched its new website in spring 2019. The clean, user-friendly site was designed to assist current and prospective students find their way to all things UHart.
The Center for Student Success opened in fall 2019 to offer one-on-one tutoring and support for our undergraduates. At the CSS, our students can seek support in study skills, mental health and wellness, career exploration and internships, financial aid and scholarships, Greek life, intramural athletics, and reminders about important deadlines.
We had another record-breaking Founders Day Challenge in 2019! Thank you to all who showed their support—hundreds of givers helped make the 2019 challenge a huge success, exceeding our goal and empowering us to make great strides for our students!
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.Learn more
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).Learn more
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.Read more
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.
The Anchor Awards were established to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves by achieving the highest level of professional and community accomplishments. Celebrated during Hawktober, the University of Hartford's annual homecoming and family weekend, this year's recipients have created a lasting impact on their communities.
Meredith Monk, widely recognized as one of the most unique and influential artists of our time, was celebrated by The Hartt School through a series of events, including a performance, workshops, lectures, a film retrospective, and an art exhibition.
Brandon Korn, who goes by the professional name B Korn, was a producer for rapper Travis Scott's Astroworld, which was nominated for Best Album in the Rap/Hip Hop category. Korn's work has also been recognized by Billboard magazine and he is a two-time BMI award winner in the R&B/Hip Hop category.
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.
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.Read more
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.See more
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.Read more