University of Hartford Athletics Joins Commonwealth Coast Conference
The University of Hartford is pleased to announce the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) as its new athletic conference, beginning in the 2023–24 academic year.
As Seen on Fox 61: UHart Nursing Programs Poised to Address Industry Shortage
The University continues growing its reach in the nursing industry, with a new graduate program and growing interest among undergraduates.
Commencement 2022: Local Business Executives Karen Lynch and Greg Toczydlowski to Address UHart Graduates
UHart will hold two Commencement ceremonies on May 15 at downtown Hartford's XL Center.
UHart Athletics Receives NCAA Approval For Transition to Division III
The University of Hartford is pleased to announce that the NCAA has approved the transition of our athletics program to Division III. UHart will formally move forward in the NCAA reclassification process in preparation for active membership no later than September 1, 2025.
Explore UHart News
NBC CT Interviews UHart Professor on Endangered Butterflies
Professor Bin Zhu explained what the classification means for monarchs and what can now be done.
UHart to Host First Political Debate in Statewide Series
Candidates for the office of Secretary of the State will engage in a Sept. 15 debate at UHart's Lincoln Theater.
Panel on Field Research Features UHart Professor
Professor Katharine Owens discussed her vast experience in the area in a virtual event, as well as how the work is evolving. You can still register download the recording.
Grant to Support New Courses in Mobile App Design
The University was chosen for funding from the State of Connecticut to develop new courses in mobile app design that will help meet the need for more technology workers in the state.
UHart Named College of Distinction
The University also received special recognition in the areas of business, education, engineering, nursing, career development and equity and inclusion.
Aerospace Professor Goes In-Depth on NASA Images with the Courant
The White House recently revealed astounding galaxy images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope, which gave Professor Paul Slaboch an opportunity to share his expertise in all things aerospace.
UHart Student Success Specialist Shares College Prep Tips on Fox 61
Incoming freshmen must stay on top of important deadlines and programs throughout the summer, Katie Kitchens told Fox 61.
UHart Acoustics Students Partner with Back East Brewing
The University’s acoustical engineering program has been challenged with planning new and improved audio quality for the popular nearby brewery.
Students Conduct Summer Research for Robot Development and Analysis
While the spring semester has ended, CETA robotics students are participating in multiple summer research projects that offer hands-on technical experience and tackle real-world problems.
Enrollment Open for University’s New Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
As the University continues expanding coursework for health professions, the curriculum will prepare nurses for leadership roles in health-care systems and for faculty positions in nursing education.
Community Conversation: UHart Hosts Timely Discussions About Race and Place
With America writing the next chapter in its struggle with racism and racial justice, the University of Hartford’s Presidents’ College and the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement collaborated with Leadership Greater Hartford (LGH) and the Connecticut Mirror to examine where color lines continue to segregate Connecticut.
UHart Summer Camp Blends Academics and Recreation
The Summer Place, where learning and fun meet, is celebrating its 40th year this summer! From kindergarten through the end of high school, campers decide what hobbies to learn, sports to play, or activities to join. The camp is run by the University of Hartford, in partnership with the neighboring Watkinson School, and held on both campuses.
UHart Students Create Feasibility Plan for Wethersfield’s Kycia Farm
Students from multiple schools and colleges at the University of Hartford teamed up with the town of Wethersfield, Connecticut, for an interdisciplinary independent study intended to create a feasible plan for the long-term use and expanded revenue generation of the 32-acre town-owned Kycia Farm.
UHart Celebrates Juneteenth
Celebrate, educate, and reflect on Juneteenth (June 19).
Annual Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition to Take Place June 17–25 in Joseloff Gallery
Out of challenge often comes artistic expression. Such is the case for the University of Hartford’s annual Master of Interdisciplinary Fine Arts thesis exhibition, named this year Ephemeral Streams: The Only Way Is Through, taking place June 17–25 at the Hartford Art School’s Joseloff Gallery.
Collaboration at the Core: CETA's Reihaneh Jamshidi Awarded for Academic Excellence
Barney Students Provide CVS Health with Business Solutions to Health Disparities Problems in the LGBTQ+ Community
Barney School of Business has partnered for a second year with CVS Health as the company seeks out new ways to generate innovative business solutions in their health care space and increase its pipeline of strong student talent into its General Management Development Programs.
CETA's Ivana Milanovic Recognized for Her 20-Plus-Year Commitment Toward Student Success
Hillyer Students Present at UHart’s Undergraduate Research and Creativity Colloquium
Hillyer Students Present at UHart’s Undergraduate Research and Creativity Colloquium
Maria Esposito Frank Named Winner of Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Award for Sustained Service to the University
Honors a full-time faculty member for sustained and exemplary service to the University.
Kristin Comeforo Receives Donald W. Davis UIS Award
Recognizing effective interdisciplinary teaching and overall contributions to the UIS curriculum.
The Future of Innovation: Recap of the Spring 2022 CETA Design Expo
CETA’s Dr. Song Wang Awarded Greenberg Junior Faculty Research Grant for Outstanding Research
Dr. Wang was recently awarded the Greenberg Junior Faculty Research Grant to help support his research involving “Sustainability and Durability of Epoxy Adhesive Subjected to Severe Environmental Conditions.”
Lynne Kelly and Robert Duran Receive Humphrey R. Tonkin Award for Scholarly and/or Artistic Creativity
Presented to faculty who display unusual creativity and innovation in the pursuit of their scholarship.
Ivana Milanovic Receives Roy E. Larsen Award for Excellence in Teaching
Presented each year to one of UHart's most outstanding teachers
2022 Walter Harrison Thesis Award Winner
A New Sculpture Garden on Campus
The green space between Gengras Student Union and Hillyer Hall is now the temporary home of a new Sculpture Garden by the late artist David Hayes.
Barney Students Make Top 3 In The Future of Insurance Case Study Competition Sponsored By Deloitte
Congratulations to Barney School of Business students, Girik Nagpal (President) and Sarah Gada (Diversity & Inclusion Officer) for making the Top 3 in The Future of Insurance Case Study Competition presented by the Global Insurance Symposium in partnership with Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS).
UHart Celebrates APIDA Heritage Month
This is a time for the UHart community to celebrate the history, cultures, accomplishments, and contributions of the Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American (APIDA) community
Barney Students Make Top 8 In International Risk Management Competition
Congratulations to Barney School of Business students Matt D’Aleo ’23, Sierra Farrell ’24, Yashad Sinkar ’22, and Ethan Venoit ’24 for making the Top 8 of the Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge in 2022.
Theodore D. Veru Symposium on the Future of Finance to Be Held on April 7 Online and on Campus
Theodore D. Veru Symposium to address digital assets, crypto currencies, decentralized finance
Spring Visit Experience: April 4—April 15
Visit UHart this spring and see all that our campus has to offer during one of our favorite seasons!
UHart Formally Closes on Sale of Former Hartford College for Women Campus on Asylum Avenue
Net proceeds from the sale will be deposited into the endowment supporting The Women’s Advancement Initiative, a nonprofit organization that proudly continues the legacy of Hartford College for Women.
Gov. M. Jodi Rell Center for Public Service at UHart Announces Winners of Inaugural Civility Awards
A classroom of Hamden sixth graders and members of a Farmington High School Political Action Club are this year’s recipients of the inaugural Governor M. Jodi Rell Center for Public Service Civility Awards.
Announcing Our Plan for Strategic Action—UHart Start
UHart stands at a pivotal juncture. Within the next five years, we will be ready to meet our promising future. UHart Start is our five-year strategic action plan to transform the institution, ensure excellence, and sustain success—and we are already well on our way. Read more about the plan and the latest campus improvements.
Why Thomas Sowell Matters is the Topic of UHart’s 2022 Deeds Symposium on April 5
“Why Thomas Sowell Matters” is the topic of the University of Hartford College of Arts and Sciences’ 2022 Deeds Symposium, Tuesday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m. The annual free lecture on free-market principles will be given by The Wall Street Journal Columnist and Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Jason Riley.
The Hartt School Presents Weeklong Festival in Honor of Centennial
Hartt 100: Beyond the Performance is a weeklong arts festival in conceived to honor the centennial of the University’s nationally acclaimed performing arts conservatory for music, dance, and theatre, The Hartt School.
Hartford Art School Exhibits Illustrations by John Jude Palencar and Floyd Cooper
Thanks to the Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chair for the Visual Arts, works by John Jude Palencar and Floyd Cooper will be on display at the Joseloff Gallery on the University of Hartford campus through March 26.
Author Hanna Halperin Wins Greenberg Center’s Wallant Award for Her Novel, Something Wild
The University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies has named author Hanna Halperin the 2021 Edward Lewis Wallant Award winner for her outstanding debut novel, Something Wild (Penguin Random House, June 2021). The presentation ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 6, at 7 p.m.
Hillyer’s Marjorie Jackson Teaches Mindfulness Skills for Academic Success
Hillyer College Assistant Professor of Academic Strategies Marjorie Jackson realized early in her tenure at UHart that first-year students began college without the ability to stay focused, think critically, and own their learning. These traits led to her research, and then development of The Mindful Learning Framework: Principles to Guide Thinking and Learning.
Hartt's own Javon Jackson Collaborates on New Album with Renowned Poet Nikki Giovanni
Hartt's own Javon Jackson, a professor of Jazz Saxophone and Director of Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Division was recently featured on NPR for the release of a new album with renowned poet Nikki Giovanni.
Professor Ingrid Russell Recognized Internationally for Her Outstanding Contributions to Computer Science Education
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has recognized UHart Computer Science Professor Ingrid Russell as a Distinguished Member for her Outstanding Educational Contributions to Computing.
UHart Celebrates Black History Month
Beginning February 1, the UHart community will be celebrating the heritage and culture of those who identify as Black and/or African American through a variety of programs including guest speakers, panel discussions, an art exhibition, and our annual MLK Observance.
Assistant Professor Karla Loya featured on NPR’s “Academic Minute”
Karla Loya, assistant professor of educational leadership in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP), was featured on “The Academic Minute” on National Public Radio on Jan. 18. Loya’s segment is titled “Pandemic Teaching and Learning Should Be Inclusive and Supportive.”
Students in the MArch Program Recognized in International Design Competition
Students in CETA’s Master of Architecture Program are honing their craft in design, and it’s being noticed internationally. Recently, students entered an international design competition hosted by Mango Architecture, as part of their course work in Architecture 611.
University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business Named a Best Business School for 2022 by The Princeton Review
For the 16th consecutive year, the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business has been named one of the Best Business Schools by The Princeton Review.
Barney School of Business Introduces First Student Club Q² Project in Quantitative and Qualitative Research
The Q² Project is an innovative student organization that participates in quantitative and qualitative research surrounding quantitative finance, business analytics, and other similar fields.
G.O.A.L. Mentorship Program Celebrates Successful Beginnings
Members of University of Hartford’s G.O.A.L Program had much to celebrate at holiday party with UHart employees and community leaders Tuesday, Dec. 21.
CETA Student Uses 3D Printing to Bring Joy to Howie's Toy Drive
Annual National Issues Forum Improves Students’ Communication Skills and Understanding of National Issues
More than 30 UHart students recently participated in a National Issues Forum and Common Ground for Action (NIF/CGA) event about Climate Choices. Hillyer College Associate Professor of Communication Rebecca Townsend has hosted the forum for the last four years to help students learn invaluable information while gaining improved communication and life skills that are pertinent to success in the workforce.
UHart Community Donates Hundreds of Toys to Boys & Girls Club of Hartford
Members of the UHart community donated nearly 400 new toys and gift cards to the Boys & Girls Club during this month’s “Howie’s Holiday Toy Drive.”
September Degree Recipients and January Candidates Celebrated at Fall Commencement
Congratulations to the 250 September 2021 degree recipients and January 2022 degree candidates!
CETA First-Year Students and Seniors Return in Person for Fall 2021 Design Expo
The College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) hosted its Fall 2021 Design Expo on Friday, December 3 in person at the University of Hartford’s Konover Center. Over 100 first-year students and graduating seniors participated in the event, presenting their innovative design projects.
Nelba Márquez-Greene '97 to Deliver Fall Commencement Address
Our Fall 2021 Ceremonies on Dec. 5 will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The UHart community is excited to welcome Nelba Márquez-Greene ’97, founder of The Ana Grace Project, as our Commencement speaker.
School of Communication Opens New Student-Run Agency Crested Communications
Students working in Crested Communications, the new student-run agency in the School of Communication, are gaining real-world experience by producing public relations, advertising, and branding campaigns for real clients in the greater Hartford area and beyond.
UHart to Celebrate Graduates at Fall Commencement on Sunday, Dec. 5
The University of Hartford will hold its fall Commencement ceremonies for more than 200 students who have completed their undergraduate and graduate studies.
Physics Department’s Dan Liu Develops Online Simulations for Physical Therapy Students
To help UHart physical therapy, rehabilitation, and health science students better understand physics concepts as they apply to the human body, Assistant Professor of Physics Dan Liu created a web-based simulations lab. Developed for the Mechanics, Heat and the Body course, Liu created the virtual lab to apply to real-life situations.
UHart’s Center for Social Research Receives Contract for North Hartford Ascend Pipeline Project’s Data Collection
The University of Hartford’s Center for Social Research is the recipient of a large contract, over five years, as part Connecticut Children’s North Hartford Ascend Pipeline (NHAP) project. Connecticut Children’s received the $30 million project grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Promise Neighborhoods Program, and an additional $36 million in matching funds from state and community partners.
UHart Graduate Appointed First Female Secretary-General of Vatican City State
Raffaella Petrini (M Barney) has been appointed secretary-general of the Office Governing Vatican City State—making her the first female secretary-general of Vatican City State, the highest-ranking woman at the Vatican, and the second-ranking position in the government of the Vatican City State.
UHart Preparing for New Occupational Therapy Program
UHart is launching a new program in occupational therapy in 2021, helping to meet demand for professionals in this growing field. A combined five-year bachelor’s/master’s degree occupational therapy program began in fall 2021, while a post-baccalaureate master’s degree in occupational therapy (MSOT) will begin in summer 2022.
University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business Announces the Appointment of Three New Board Members
The University of Hartford is pleased to announce that David Miller, Christopher Albert, and Chelsea N. Momah have been appointed to the Board of Visitors of the Barney School of Business, effective fall 2021.
Three Architecture Students Awarded by CT Green Building Council
Architecture students Maria Ceban ’22, M’23, Brandon Fuentes ’21, M’22, and Eric Cantar ’21, M’22 represented the University of Hartford at the 2021 CT Green Building Council annual awards this fall.
Barney School of Business Board of Visitors Alumni Hall of Fame Inducts Two New Members
The University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business inducted two new members into its Board of Visitors Alumni Hall of Fame on Thursday, Oct. 28.
CETA Dean Interviewed on CBIA Podcast to Promote Partnership with Hartford Steam Boiler for UHart’s Hursey Center
Hisham Alnajjar, dean of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) at the University of Hartford was featured on a recent Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) Bizcast Podcast episode to promote the College’s partnership with Hartford Steam Boiler.
UHart Announces an Alumni Scholarship
The Hawk Alumni Scholarship provides a scholarship equivalent to a 25 percent tuition discount for all UHart alumni entering select master’s degree programs beginning in the spring 2022 term.
University of Hartford Hosts October Series Centering on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
National and Connecticut experts explore wide range of topics including housing discrimination, healthcare inequities, and antisemitism.
Ten Outstanding UHart Alumni Honored with Anchor Awards
NBA star Vin Baker '93, winner of the Distinguished Alum Award, is among the recipients.
A Profile in Courage
University of Hartford alumna Nelba Márquez-Greene ’97 exudes strength.
Hartt School Alumnus Makes Playwriting Debut on Broadway
Douglas Lyons '09 says his "Chicken & Biscuits" is a story of love, messiness, and healing.
School of Communication’s New Podcasting Studio Features the Latest Technology
UHart students and faculty can now learn how to create a podcast by training in the School of Communication’s new studio.
Entrepreneurial Center and Women’s Business Center Honored with Polaris Award
Leadership Greater Hartford is recognizing the Entrepreneurial Center and Women’s Business Center of the University of Hartford with its 2021 Polaris Award.
Bespoke Bodies Exhibition Incorporates Student Work
Bespoke Bodies, an exhibition created by the Design Museum Foundation, incorporates work done by UHart students and considers traditional artificial limbs as well as a broad range of physical, aesthetic, and cognitive human enhancements.
Global IT Company CGI Establishes Diversity Scholarship at UHart
The scholarship is available for students in the computer engineering, computer science, data analytics and data science programs of study.
Fall Visit Opportunities
Space Flights Spark Renewed Interest in Exploration
Associate Professor Paul Slaboch, director of CETA's aerospace engineering program, explains what this new space race means for the future.
Opinion: Fighting Health-Care Disparities With Education
"As a nurse and an educator, I believe the most effective way to influence health-care practices is to educate a more diverse population of future professionals and better prepare all of our students to care for the diverse needs of their patients," ENHP Dean wrote in an opinion piece for the CT Mirror.
UHart Celebrates the Opening of the Hursey Center for Advanced Engineering and Health Professions
The 60-thousand-square-foot academic building houses new, specialized, and technology-rich facilities to train future professionals in engineering and health care fields.
UHart Celebrates the Opening of the Hursey Center for Advanced Engineering and Health Professions
The Hursey Center houses new, specialized, and technology-rich facilities for growing programs in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture; and the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions.
UHart’s College of Arts and Sciences Offers New BS in Data Science Program
The University of Hartford’s College of Arts and Sciences is launching a new Bachelor of Science in data science and a new minor in cybersecurity this fall.
UHart Hosts Hartford Promise Scholar Day
The Hartford Promise scholarships are awarded to students living in Hartford and attending a Hartford Public School or eligible schools that are part of the CREC program.
UHart Welcomes More Than 1,150 New Students This Fall
The members of the Class of 2025 hail from 38 states, including the District of Columbia, as well as 21 foreign countries.
A Perfect Match
Frank and Nancy Hursey Bring Together Their Lifelong Passions in Support of UHart’s Newest Academic Building
Bloomberg Names the Barney School of Business Experiential Learning Partner
The ELP Program is designed to recognize and celebrate academic institutions that are leaders in experiential learning through the integration of Bloomberg Terminal exercises into their curricula.
Design Museum Everywhere Will Present Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics at the University of Hartford this Fall 2021
This multimedia exhibition will feature never-before-seen materials created in partnership with the Hartford Art School and Prosthetics and Orthotics program.
Dale Merrill Named Dean of The Hartt School
Dale A. Merrill will begin his new responsibilities on August 15.
University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business Earns its AACSB Accreditation Extension
AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than five percent of the more than 16,000 schools worldwide granting business degrees have earned AACSB Accreditation.
Sharon Beverly Named Acting Vice President of Athletics and Recreation
Sharon Beverly, PhD, a nationally recognized leader in higher education, has been named acting vice president of athletics and recreation at the University of Hartford. This newly defined interim position combines the leadership responsibilities of our Director of Athletics with those of recreational health and fitness, intramurals, and club sports.
The University of Hartford Remembers George Floyd
On the first anniversary George Floyd's murder, we keep his family and loved ones in our thoughts and remember all of those who lost their lives due to racism and bigotry.
Barney Students Secure Summer Internships Through CVS Health Sponsored Learning Project
As a result of this case competition, four of the Barney students will be going on to summer internships in the CVS Health General Management Corporate Internship Program (GMCIP).
Department of Architecture Hosts Second Annual Virtual Student Awards Ceremony
The Department of Architecture in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) hosted its second annual student awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 11. The event recognized multiple undergraduates, graduates, and alumni of the architecture programs for their academic achievement, as well as scholarship and fellowship recipients.
Congratulations, UHart Graduates!
More than 2,300 students from the Classes of 2020 and 2021 celebrated the completion of their degrees during the University’s Commencement Weekend on Saturday, May 15, and Sunday, May 16.
UHart 2020 and 2021 Graduates Will Celebrate Their Commencement May 15 and 16
More than 2,300 University of Hartford students will celebrate the completion of their degrees during five separate ceremonies at the XL Center in downtown Hartford.
UHart Seniors Ready to Begin Their Careers After Commencement
Internships, hands-on experience, and mentoring help UHart seniors get hired before graduation.
Barney Student Earns Second Place at Statewide Business Pitch Competition
Congratulations to Emily Kestyn ’21 on receiving the second-place prize at the 2021 Connecticut Business Pitch Competition!
University of Hartford to Transition to Division III Athletics Model
The University of Hartford Board of Regents voted today to transition the University’s athletics programs from NCAA Division I to Division III. The decision comes after a year of discussion and study of the current athletics model and several alternatives, as well as the review of a report from an on-campus task force comprising coaches, staff, faculty, alumni, and a member of the Board; financial information related to current athletics operations; and a review conducted by a nationally recognized athletics consulting firm.
University of Hartford to Honor Exceptional Students During Commencement Weekend
Student award winners Juli Dajci and Kaitlyn Keeler will be honored during this year's Commencement, which will also recognize our accomplished faculty.
CETA Recognizes Graduating Seniors and Sophomores at Virtual Spring 2021 Design Expo
The event, hosted on April 30, featured some of CETA’s talented sophomores enrolled in engineering design courses, as well as seniors presenting their capstone projects.
Barney Risk Management and Insurance Students Win International Risk Management Competition
Congratulations to Barney School of Business Students Aliyah Abdullah ’22, Semra Boluk ’22, Nick Bosio ’21, and Yoanny Brito’21 for winning first place at the 2020-2021 Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge!
UHart Fights Healthcare Inequities with New Hiring Initiative
The program is aimed at diversifying the medical professions and better preparing future health practitioners.
A Moment for Social Justice
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s conviction signifies a necessary disruption to our judicial system, the ongoing struggle of justice, and illuminates the power of our collective voices to effect meaningful change.
2021 Spring Hawk Hunt Business Pitch Competition Winners Announced
Alyssa Viscardo ’23 from the Barney School with LifeLine received first place, Je Woo (Kevin) Kim ’23 from CETA with Life Pillow and Harvey Gibbs ’24 from ENHP with Aqua Smart tied for second place.
Supporting Our Community
As the nation awaits the outcome of the Derek Chauvin trial, we are once again disturbed by the shooting death of a young unarmed black man, Daunte Wright, the mistreatment of U.S. Army second lieutenant Caron Nazario, and the disproportionate violence experienced by the BIPOC, AAPI, and other marginalized communities.
UHart Launching New Pre-College Architecture Summer Institute
The program is a unique three-week experience in architecture and design for rising high school juniors and seniors.
Barney School of Business to Host CT FBLA Spring Leadership Conference on April 10
CT FBLA members and their advisors from nearly 70 chapters are expected to participate in workshops and events related to career planning and college life expectations.
Handshake Workshop for Barney Graduate Students on April 13
University of Hartford and the Metropolitan District Commission Partner to Offer Alumnus Endowed Scholarship in Honor of James Randazzo
The scholarship was founded in 2018 and is in honor of Randazzo, an alumnus of the University who earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering in 1983. Randazzo has been with MDC for over 34 years, most recently as the manager of water treatment and supply since 2014.
UHart Plans For a More Traditional On-Campus Experience This Fall
We anticipate returning to in-person classes as our primary course format, welcoming back more of our residential students, and resuming more in-person services and activities.
Stephen Mulready Named Dean of the Barney School of Business
The University of Hartford has appointed Stephen M. Mulready M’77 as dean of the Barney School of Business. Mulready has served in multiple roles at the Barney School of Business and has held the position of interim dean since last August.
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Services Noel Casiano Directs New Human Services Concentration at Hillyer College
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Services Noel Casiano, PhD, joined Hillyer College last fall to oversee a new Human Services Concentration. Launching in fall 2021, the new concentration includes new psychology courses that are open to all Hillyer students, not just those preparing for social services careers.
University of Hartford Announces May 2021 Commencement Plans
UHart's Commencement Weekend will consist of six separate ceremonies at downtown Hartford's XL Center May 15–16. We can't wait to celebrate the Classes of 2020 and 2021!
In the News: March Madness
Dozens of media outlets covered the men's basketball team's historic trip to the NCAA Tournament. From international publications to local TV, the Hawks were in the spotlight.
America East Champion Hawks Fall to Baylor in NCAA Tournament
The men's basketball team battled regional top-seed Baylor in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, leading midway through the opening half before eventually falling, 79–55.
Our Momentum Has Never Been Greater
Congratulations to our Men’s Basketball program for making it to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in our history! This accomplishment is another highlight in a run of significant victories for UHart over the past few years.
Reflecting on Recent Events
We are deeply saddened and shocked by the recent violence in Atlanta and the increase in bigotry, harassment, and xenophobia against Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders across the country.
Barney Risk Management and Insurance Students Make Final 8 In International Risk Management Competition
Congratulations to Barney School of Business students Aliyah Abdullah ’22, Semra Boluk ’22, Nick Bosio ’21, and Yoanny Brito ’21 for making the Final 8 of the Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge in 2021!
Hawk Hunt Business Pitch Competition on April 15
Pitch your idea in the University of Hartford version of Shark Tank - Hawk Hunt Business Pitch Competition. All University of Hartford students (all majors) are welcome. Up to $1,500 in cash prizes are available.
UHart Celebrates Women's History Month
Women’s History Month is celebrated each year in March to honor the incredible accomplishments and contributions of women throughout history, as well as to recognize and support the women who continue to carry on their legacies.
The Arts and Healthcare Converge in this Annual Lecture
Barney's Risk Management and Insurance Seniors Competitively Selected to Participate in Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program
Yoanny Brito ’21 and Nicholas Bosio ’21 were two of thirty students in the United States and Canada to be named as Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program (ABSIP) Scholars for 2021 by the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS).
Hartford Art School Announces Spring Auerbach Lineup
American Artist, Nina Chanel Abney, and Althea Murphy-Price are this spring's featured artists.
CETA Students Place First in Barney Pitch Competition
Five mechanical engineering seniors Jack Breton ’21, Jenny Parsons ’21, Drew Farkas ’21, Ian Walls ’21, and Dylan McAllister ’21 in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) designed an innovative ventilation system transforming how individuals experience indoor dining during COVID-19. This final project, initially for one of their courses, turned into a first-place winning idea during the Barney School of Business Pitch Competition on Nov. 17.
Two Barney Students’ Analysis Report was Included in the February Issue of Captive Insurance Company Reports, Published by the International Risk Management Institute
Jordan Koduah ’21 and Ian Thomas ’21 transformed their research project into an article titled “Supply Chain in Health Care: Life or Death Decisions” for publication in Captive Insurance Company Reports (CICR), published by the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI).
UHart Students Identify and Implement Projects to Support Five Points Center for the Visual Arts Grand Opening
The University of Hartford (UHart) and Five Points Center for the Visual Arts (FPCVA) are partnering on a new initiative to assist FPCVA in its new location’s grand opening this summer.
2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Annual Observance: Resistance, Activism, and Getting Into Good Trouble
UHart welcomes Dr. Yusef Salaam on Feb. 10.
UHart Launches New Program in Aerospace Engineering
The University of Hartford is launching a new undergraduate program in aerospace engineering this fall to meet the demand for professionals in this growing sector. This will be the only program of its kind in Connecticut.
UHart Celebrates Black History Month
The University of Hartford will host a number of events throughout the month of February, including a special tribute from The Hartt School honoring civil rights activists Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis.
2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Annual Observance
Join the UHart community on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for the University’s annual “Keeping Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream Alive” virtual observance featuring Dr. Yusef Salaam.
Hillyer College’s Own Disaster Investigation Expert Looks at COVID-19 From Both Medical and Sociological Perspectives
One could say that Hillyer College Professor of Biology Stephan Bullard is UHart’s disaster research expert. He is the author of, A Day-by-Day Chronicle of the 2013-16 Ebola Outbreak (Springer, 2018) which describes in detail the daily progression of Ebola as the disease traveled across Africa, Europe, and the United States. Bullard recently compared the similarities and differences between the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ebola outbreak.
Five Architecture Students Create Winning Designs for UHart Bus Stop Competition
In the spring 2020 semester, University of Hartford architecture students were invited to participate in an exciting design competition to create a new bus stop surround for campus.
President Woodward Reflects on Recent Events
University of Hartford President Gregory Woodward joins countless other higher education leaders in condemning the violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol.
2020 Year in Review
It's been a year unlike any other. From creating PPE to marching for social justice, we defied all odds and showed 2020 that nothing could stop us. Let's celebrate our top 20 stories of 2020!
Barney School Named a Best Business School for 2021 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 chose the school for its list, "Best Business Schools for 2021," released December 8, 2020.
Four Architecture Students Awarded by CT Green Building Council
Architecture students Andrew Petersen ’20, M’21, Eric Cantar ’21, M’22, Brandon Fuentes ’21, M’22, and Wes Moody ’21, M’22 represented the University of Hartford at the 2020 CT Green Building Council annual awards this fall. The virtual event, held on October 29, 2020, recognized each of these students and their work in two key categories.
New Academic Building to be Named the Francis X. and Nancy Hursey Center for Advanced Engineering and Health Professions
Through a transformative leadership gift, Frank and Nancy Hursey are forging a pathway for the next generation of innovative thinkers and compassionate health-care professionals.
UHart Alumni Makes His Mark in the Wine World
From the vineyard to the cellars, Jean Louis Chave ’90 watches over one of the world’s most legendary winemaking operations. This UHart alum is making a mark.
Barney Grad Responds to Need for Tall Women
Diana Delva ’10 grew tired of endless shopping trips to try on clothing that didn’t fit. Topping 6 feet in height by the age of 14, she struggled to “shop tall.” It only got tougher as time went on and Delva adopted her own sense of style and fashion. Existing clothing options for tall women were basic, expensive, and limited.
Alumni Thinks Outside the Box and Creates Unique Career Choice
It was a family trip that first inspired Kristina Spaulding ’90. Spaulding, who grew up in New York’s Westchester County, traveled coast to coast with her parents and two older sisters when she was seven. They visited many historic and magnificent sites, but what she remembers more than anything else are the camper trailers she saw along the way. Spaulding was enamored of the fact that you can take your home with you no matter where you go.
CETA First-Year Students and Seniors Participate in Virtual Fall 2020 Design Expo
CETA hosted its Virtual Fall 2020 Design Expo on Friday, December 4. The event was the first opportunity for first-year students to showcase their fall semester final projects, and also featured graduating seniors’ Capstone design projects. Many projects were inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic, offering new solutions for cleaning, sanitizing, and temperature tracking.
University of Hartford Launches Full Stack Web Development Certificate Bootcamp
The University of Hartford is pleased to offer its first Coding Certificate Bootcamp in collaboration with Stack Education, a Boston-based education company that works with higher education institutions to create STEM-based, career-driven skills development programming.
Safe and Sound: Using Acoustics to Improve the Safety of Autonomous Vehicles
Researchers from the University of Hartford’s College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture are working to make autonomous vehicles safer. They are using sound to improve the decision making of self-driving cars.
A Message from University of Hartford President Greg Woodward
President Woodward congratulates the University of Hartford community on a successful semester. This success is a testament to the efforts, courage, and sacrifices of our entire University community.
Annual F.IR.M. Event Raises $500,000 for Barney School Students
The event also honored Christopher J. Swift, chairman and CEO of The Hartford, with the Executive Leadership of the Year Award.
Amy Weiss Named Director of The Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Hartford has named Amy Weiss, PhD, as the new director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. She comes to the University from Saint Elizabeth University in Morristown, New Jersey, where she directs the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education.
Engaging Practices in Hillyer College Classrooms
Although the fall semester is unlike any other in recent memory, Hillyer College faculty continue to incorporate innovative activities and practices to keep students engaged.
Professor of English and Modern Languages Benjamin Grossberg Publishes Two Books of Poetry
The Hartt School and You: Three Reasons Why We Stand Out From the Rest
Hartford Art School Kicks Off Auerbach Lecture Series
Barney School of Business to Host CT FBLA Fall Leadership Conference on Nov. 7
CT FBLA members and their advisors from nearly 70 chapters are expected to participate in workshops and events related to career planning, college life expectations, and remote learning. We are excited to have Mark Boxer, Uhart's executive vice president and chief operating officer, as a keynote speaker at the conference.
University Announces Changes to the Spring Semester Calendar
Changes include starting the spring semester 12 days later than previously scheduled and eliminating spring break.
From Hollywood to Hartford
UHart's assistant professor of communication, Susan Cardillo, shares the compelling story of how she got from Hollywood to Hartford.
James Nealy Named Assistant Chief of Department of Public Safety
Nealy will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Department of Public Safety, including patrol, community public safety, and investigations
UHart’s Graduate Studies to Host Virtual Open House Week October 26-30
Join the University of Hartford in a week long virtual open house event featuring our 60+ Graduate Programs. Meet faculty and staff, learn more about our programs, and find the program that is right for you in the next step in your educational journey.
UHart Celebrates LGBTQ+ History Month
Join the University of Hartford as we celebrates the vast history of LGBTQ+ communities across campus and globally. This featured virtual talk will focus on LGBTQ+ awareness and is presented by the President's Office on Diversity and Community Engagement, the Office of Student Engagement and Inclusion, and the Student Government Association.
Hartford Athletics Adds Esports to Varsity Sports Lineup
The Esports program will be co-ed, with the goal being to attract and bring together a diverse team of students.
Update on UHart's New Academic Building
The 60,000-square-foot building is set to open in Fall 2021 and will contain state-of-the-art labs and learning spaces for programs in the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture and the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions.
UHart Hosts “Voting Rights: Protecting the Right to Vote” Virtual Discussion
On Thursday, Oct. 15, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., University of Hartford Associate Professor Bilal Sekou will facilitate a virtual discussion, “Voting Rights: Protecting the Right to Vote.”
University of Hartford Announces Transfer Agreement With Connecticut Community Colleges
Under the Connecticut Independent College Transfer Guarantee, qualified applicants who earn an associate’s degree from a community college in Connecticut are guaranteed admission to UHart.
UHart Celebrates Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month
A virtual lecture entitled "From Spanish Speaking to Latinx: Three Afro-Puerto Ricans who Championed Inclusion" will be held on Friday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m.
University Invests in Professional Contact Tracers and Wastewater Testing
These two tools in the fight against COVID-19 are unusual among higher ed institutions.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lecture Series Begins Sept. 24
The Rogow Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Program enhances the University’s goals to present diverse ideas and perspectives that foster on-going campus dialogue and understanding for inclusive engagement.
Campus Community Participated in March on Washington
New Academic Majors Will Prepare Students for In-Demand Jobs
New and growing programs such as robotics, exercise science, occupational therapy, and nursing will meet the needs of the future workforce.
UHart Welcomes More Than 1,260 First-Year Students This Fall
The University of Hartford welcomes the Class of 2024, an impressive and diverse group of first-year students who are unlike any other class before them. These future CEOs, engineers, nurses, doctors, lawyers, educators, artists, and more have already proven themselves to be a resilient group who have overcome the unexpected challenges of 2020 and completed their high school careers strong.
ENHP’s Karen Duhamel Receives Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing
Karen V. Duhamel, Assistant Professor of Nursing, will receive the Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing on September 3. The Nightingale Award celebrates and elevates the nursing profession and recognizes nurses who have made a significant impact on patient care and/or the profession.
A Message from University of Hartford President Gregory Woodward
President Woodward wrote to the UHart community to share some of the actions being implemented and taking place to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus.
Five UHart Alumni Were Named to The Hartford Business Journal's 40 Under Forty 2020 List
The 2020 winners hail from the private, public and nonprofit sectors, and from organizations both small and large.
Respiratory Program Gets Creative with Clinical Education During the Pandemic
When COVID-19 ended in-person classes in the spring, it also ended clinical placements for students in the respiratory care program. That's when program director Karen Griffiths got creative about clinical training. She worked with the American Lung Association to set up a virtual support group for patients with chronic lung disease called the Better Breathers Club. Her respiratory students are gaining experience this summer working with patients in the support group.
Let's Keep Hawks Healthy: UHart's Fall 2020 Plan
We are innovating every part of the UHart experience—from the academic calendar to residential living—to provide options and access for the best and safest possible combination of on-campus and high-quality remote teaching.
Fall Reopening Update: Testing, Move In, and More
UHart announces new information about its fall reopening plan, including details about testing and the move-in process.
America East Fall Sports Competition Postponed for Duration of First Semester
The America East Conference Board of Presidents announced today a postponement, not cancellation, of all America East fall sport athletics competition and championships for the duration of the first semester.
Marketing Major Enjoys Her Remote Internship with The Entrepreneurial Center
Sokari MacHarry ’21 is a marketing major with a digital media and journalism minor at the Barney School of Business. She was able to continue her for-credit program Internship with the University of Hartford’s Entrepreneurial Center and Women’s Business Center.
UHart Shares Message of Support for International Students
The University of Hartford stands with all international students impacted by new federal restrictions that would force them to leave the U.S. if higher education moves to a fully online format.
University Announces New Information About its Fall Reopening Plan
President Gregory Woodward announces new details about UHart's plan for a safe reopening this fall, including details about health and safety, academics, and residential life.
Communication Student is Proud of Her Remote Internship with the Entrepreneurial Center
Jade Soto's remote internship with the Entrepreneurial Center
Farewell to Hartford Art School Associate Dean Tom Bradley and Professors, Gene Gort and Jim Lee
The HAS and UHart community wish them a happy and creative retirement.
Hartt Theatre Under New Leadership
Leading in the Pandemic Workshop Led by Karen Hinds, CEO of Workplace Success Group LLC.
On May 20, 2020, the Barney School of Business hosted a 1-hour free webinar on ‘Leading Confidently in Times of Crisis”, led by Karen Hinds, CEO of Workplace Success Group LLC.
Faculty and Staff in UHart's College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture Produce 175 3D Printed Face Covers for Local Health Care Professionals
In response to a shortage of PPE (personal protection equipment) for health care workers, nine members from CETA joined forces to 3D print a modified design, assemble and deliver, to date, 175 highly coveted face covers that will be distributed to local health professionals.
Mark Boxer Named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at UHart
Dr. Mark Boxer ‘83, who is retiring this month as executive vice president and global chief information officer at Cigna, has been named the University of Hartford’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. He began on June 2.
Hartt Theatre Director Alan Rust to Retire
Alan Rust, artistic director of the Hartt theatre division in the Hartt School of the University of Hartford, will retire on June 30, 2020. The longtime faculty member led the theatre program from its inception and has worked for more than 20 years to develop one of the leading theatre programs in the country.
A Message from University of Hartford President Gregory Woodward
President Woodward wrote to the UHart community to share sadness, anger, and concern—and a hope that all are safe.
UHart’s Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Student Chapter Recognized at Regional Professional Meeting
The University of Hartford’s Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) student chapter was recognized and celebrated at the spring professional meeting of the Connecticut Chapter and New England Chapter of ITE on Monday, May 4.
Over Fourty Women from Various Industries Attended Dean Zeng's Virtual Lunch Talk Hosted by Women United
Women United hosted a virtual power lunch on May 20, 2020 where the University of Hartford ("UHART") Barney School of Business Dean Amy Zeng was the guest speaker.
More Than 1,000 Students Earn Degrees from University of Hartford
The UHart community celebrated its graduates on May 15 virtually with a video tribute.
University Announces Recipients of Regents' Honor Awards for Graduate Students
The Regents’ Honor Award us the highest recognition the University gives to its graduate students. The awardees not only have a very high graduate GPA, they have also excelled in their research or creative projects and/or served the academic community.
UHart’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Recognized with Multiple Awards This Spring
The University of Hartford’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) section, in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA), received three prestigious awards and recognitions this spring for their tremendous work during the 2019–20 academic year.
UHart's Seniors Soar into Post-Grad Plans
As the class of 2020 completes their UHart journey, we celebrate their amazing next steps. From stellar graduate programs, to outstanding career opportunities, our Hawks have landed and are ready to make their mark on the world.
UHart Launches Half Tuition Scholarship for its New Graduates to Earn Master's Degrees
The 2020 Forward Scholarship will provide up to half tuition to all qualifying members of the UHart Class of 2020 who wish to pursue certain graduate degree programs at the University. The scholarship will help these graduates as they navigate the significant challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Department of Architecture Hosts Virtual Student Awards Ceremony
The Department of Architecture in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) hosted its first annual student awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 6. The event recognized multiple undergraduates, graduates, and alumni of the architecture programs for their academic achievement, as well as scholarship and fellowship recipients.
2020 Outstanding Faculty Recognized
Six outstanding faculty are recognized for their academic excellence.
CETA Celebrates Its Successful Seniors and Sophomores During Virtual Spring 2020 Design Expo
The College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) hosted its first virtual CETA Design Expo on Friday, May 1. The event featured some of CETA’s talented sophomores enrolled in engineering design courses, as well as seniors presenting their capstone projects.
Professor Enjoys Challenging His Students to Think Differently
Professor of English and Modern Languages Nicholas Ealy says the interactions he's had with his students, especially those in what may be his favorite class to teach—Literature and Psychology—are the most enjoyable parts of his UHart experience.
UHart Loans Ventilators to Hartford Hospital for COVID-19 Patients
The University of Hartford loaned three much-needed ventilators to Hartford Hospital in early April to help critically ill COVID-19 patients receive the care they need. These ventilators are typically housed in labs in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, where students in the respiratory care program train to become respiratory therapists.
Hartt Persistence Keeps Piano Students Playing Through the Pandemic
When Hartt piano students could not get to pianos to practice because of COVID-19, the University rallied to bring the pianos to the students.
Professor’s Book About Underground Railroad Sheds Light on Culture of Violence
In his latest book, The Underground Railroad and the Geography of Violence in Antebellum America, (Cambridge University Press, 2020), Hillyer College Professor of History, and noted historian of American political violence, Robert Churchill, examines the role geography and violence play in the narrative of the Underground Railroad.
Professor’s Advice: Develop Courage and Seek Mentors
“Courage is a habit,” says Professor of Chemistry Laura Pence. “The first time you do something that scares you, or that you don’t know how to do, it’s hard.” Pence says there’s a difference between, “I don’t know how to do that” and “I can figure this out.”
UHart Helps Community in Fight Against COVID-19
The University is committed to helping the community in the fight against COVID-19.
DeMaio Interviewed on Leadership in Radiologic Technology
Dan DeMaio, associate professor of radiologic technology, recently shared his insights on moving into leadership positions in Radiology Business magazine.
Barney School's Online MBA Program Ranked in the Top 25 Nationally among Private Universities and Colleges
Online MBA Report ranked the online MBA program at the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business in the Top 25 Nationally among Private Universities and Colleges (#25) and #2 in Connecticut.
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