Thursday, October 13, 2011

Harrison to be on “Stan Simpson Show,” Crosbie and Coleman both in Hartford Courant, Goldstein on Huffington Post and More

University President Walter Harrison will be a guest on “The Stan Simpson Show” on Fox CT this weekend. He will be discussing the issue of colleges and universities jumping to more prominent athletic conferences. To view the interview, watch the show on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. on Fox CT or go to the Stan Simpson Show web site and select the video, "Staying with the Big East, Part 1."

Sheba Williams, a junior at the University, was quoted in a story in the Monday, Oct. 3, issue of the Hartford Courant about the need to give foster children more encouragement to go to college. She spoke at a forum that gave legislators and regulators a chance to hear directly from those in the system. Click here to read the story.

Claire Howard, a first-year student at the University, who received a scholarship from the Latin Network for the Visual Arts, was featured in an article in the Saturday, Oct. 1, edition of The Day newspaper of New London. Howard, who was adopted as an infant from Bolivia by a Waterford family, is pursuing her passion for photography and painting, along with other subjects, at the University. To read her story, click here.

Warren Goldstein, chair of the history department in the College of Arts and Sciences, posted an item on The Huffington Post on Wednesday, Oct. 5, about the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. Click here to read his comments.

Michael Crosbie, chair of the department of architecture in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture and a member of the Hartford Courant’s Place board of contributors, had an article published in the “Opinion” section of the Sunday, Oct. 2, edition of the Courant. Crosbie was commenting on an exhibition of the work of architect Stanley Tigerman. Click here to read his piece.

Susan Coleman, a professor of finance in the Barney School of Business, was quoted in a Hartford Courant editorial on Sunday, Oct. 2, about the need to create jobs. Coleman talked about the value of supporting small and mid-sized manufacturing companies that are involved in exporting. Click here to read the editorial.

The Sept. 28 edition of the Connecticut Jewish Ledger featured a photograph of students from the University’s Hillel chapter along with Avi Patt, assistant professor and associate director of the Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, after a day of apple-picking. The students collected 100 apples that they donated to the Jewish Family Services Kosher Food Pantry. Click here to see the photo.

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