Monday, November 14, 2011

Robinson in Travel Channel Documentary on Nov. 15, Women for Change in Simsbury News, Crosbie in Hartford Courant, and More

Michael Robinson, associate professor of history in Hillyer College, will be featured in a Travel Channel documentary show called “Mysteries at the Museum," that will premiere on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 9 p.m. Click here to get a sneak peek of the show.

The front page of the Simsbury News and Foothills Trader on Wednesday, Nov. 2, featured a large photograph and feature story about the upcoming unveiling of the 2012 calendar by the Women for Change group at the University of Hartford. The calendar celebrates the many sizes and shapes of real women through the pictures of the 29 University students, staff and faculty who posed for it, notes Mala Matacin, associate professor of psychology in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Matacin and several students were interviewed for the article. Click here to see the story.

Michael Crosbie, professor and chair of the department of architecture in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture, reviewed the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. from an architectural perspective His opinion article, which appeared in the Hartford Courant on Thursday, Nov. 10, can be read here.

The University’s Hartford Art School hosted the National Portfolio Day program on campus on Saturday, Oct. 29. The event was previewed in an Associated Press story that ran in a number of publications, including the Connecticut Post, the Hartford Courant, and Channel 8

Richard Provost, professor and chair of the guitar department at The Hartt School, was interviewed, as was one of his students, by Fox CT for a Thursday, Nov. 3, story about "what to do with your extra hour" as the clocks were set back one hour at the end of Daylight Savings Time on November 6. Click here to see the story, which featured a number of different ideas for using that time. The story was done by former University student and current Fox CT reporter Jeevan Vittal.

Loren Thomson, a first-year student at the University, was part of an episode of MTV’s “True Life” that looked at people who are addicted to texting. The episode, which includes scenes of Loren touring the campus and later hanging out in her residence hall, ends with her discovering that she is doing much less texting now that is in college because of the demands of her course work and her new social life. Click here to watch this episode.

Hartt School alum Javier Colon and a choral group of singers from The Hartt School helped open the “Ice Palace” display at Westfarms mall on Thursday, Nov. 10. A story and photos from the event to ring in the holidays was featured on West Hartford and there was also a photo gallery in the Hartford Courant.

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