Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Quitzau Sets Hurdles Record at Yale

 Erik Quitzau
NEW HAVEN, Conn.—Senior Erik Quitzau hurdled his way to a school record Sunday as the University of Hartford track and field teams competed at the Yale Springtime Invitational. The unscored meet served as the Hawks' final tune up heading into next weekend's America East Outdoor Championship.

Quitzau, a senior from Blackstone, Mass., broke his own school record in the 110-meter hurdles Sunday. Crossing the line in 15.38 seconds, .03 seconds faster than his previous school-best, Quitzau finished fourth overall in the event.

Junior Tiffany Harrison also turned in a notable result, taking second place in the 400-meter dash. Harrison raced around the track in 57.89 seconds.

In the field, high jumpers Maggie Fuller and Lauren Bossi took second and third place, respectively, in the event. Fuller cleared 1.55 meters to take second, while Bossi leapt over a 1.50-meter bar to take third. The pair also faired well in the women's 110-hurdles. Fuller crossed the line eighth in 17.54 seconds while Bossi posted a fifth-place result with a time of 16.08.

The Hawks will be back in action May 3-4 when they compete at the 2014 America East Outdoor Track and Field Championship, hosted by the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt.        

Source: http://www.hartfordhawks.com/news/2014/4/27/TRACK_0427145659.aspx

Monday, April 28, 2014

CETA's Eoin King has been awarded the Greenberg Junior Faculty Grant

Faculty members Eoin King of the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) and Lisa Zawilinski and Toko Oshio of the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) have been awarded Greenberg Junior Faculty Grants.

Eoin King, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, will compare and analyze pedestrian exposure to noise and air pollution within an urban setting for two cases: i) pedestrians walking on a sidewalk at street level and ii) pedestrians walking on an elevated walkway (known as the “High Line”). Along with course release time, the grant will provide funding for travel and equipment related to this project.

Lisa Zawilinski, assistant professor of elementary education, along with Toko Oshio, assistant professor of early childhood education, will examine the effects of integrating technology (iPads and literacy apps) within literacy instruction on kindergarten and first graders’ literacy achievement. Along with course release time, the grant will provide funding for student assistants, travel and other grant-related expenses.

The Greenberg Junior Faculty Grants are internal grant awards intended to promote high-quality scholarship by faculty members who are just beginning their careers. These grants are made possible by a generous gift from Arnold and Beverly Greenberg.

Source: http://www.hartford.edu/daily/announcements/2014/04/Faculty_Members_Awarded_Greenberg_Junior_Faculty_Grants.aspx

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AIAS Will be Hosting an Exhibition of Student Work Friday 25

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) will be hosting an Exhibition of Student Work and a Beaux Arts Ball next Friday, April 25.  The Student Exhibit will feature work from all grade levels within the Department of Architecture, and the Beaux Arts Ball is our second annual ball (dance) and will be 90s themed.  Both events will take place in the architecture studio.  

Student Exhibit:
-Begins at 5pm and goes until 7pm
-Includes cocktail hour

Beaux Arts Ball:
-Begins at 7:30pm and goes until 10pm
-Features cash bar, live music, and food 

The student exhibit is free, while the tickets for the Beaux Arts Ball are $5 for non AIAS members.  Tickets will be available at the door. 

email aiashartford@gmail.com if you have any questions 

Job Opportunity- Strategic Buildings Solutions


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Essential Functions:
Candidates must be familiar with the building design and construction process. This position will require management capabilities and the ability to work on site with clients on a regular basis.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
·  Management of projects through all phases
·  Management of projects to completion, on-time, within budget, and within scope of work
·  Production of reports, summaries, and briefings using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
·  The ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally

Required Qualifications:
·  Bachelor of Science and a strong background in the building design / construction, architecture, and/or engineering field
·  Demonstrated ability to manage various tasks, schedules, and deliverables
·  Enthusiasm to promote and drive implementation of projects
·  Demonstrated experience in problem solving skills, planning and organizing, decision-making
·  Excellent communication skills, influencing and leading, facilitation and team work capabilities.

Desired Qualifications:
Certified PE and/or RA

Strategic Building Solutions (SBS) is a leading provider of professional management support services to clients. For nearly two decades, we have partnered with institutions and organizations to create buildings that work and operate efficiently. SBS empowers clients to get the facilities they need and the buildings they envision by delivering technical, analytical and managerial support. In every engagement, our approach is proactive, pragmatic, and intensely collaborative. Our team comprises virtually all the skill sets and professional backgrounds an organization might need to supplement its own capabilities and ensure the success of its building related endeavors.

We are looking for leaders to join our dedicated team of professionals. With offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York City, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania, this rapidly growing firm offers competitive benefit, vacation, and salary plans.

Strategic Building Solutions is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. If you have a disability and need special accommodation to access this site, please call 860-395-0055 x185 for assistance. 

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Human Resources Manager
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Professor Townsend's work featured on Excel Blog

Professor Townsend's work on Excel has been featured on  Debra Dalgleish from Contextures Inc.'s blog on Excel.  Debra's blog is the go to site for users learning how to use Excel.  The blog has examples and outlines many complicated processes that Excel offers.  

Professor Townsend has developed a code over the last 6 years.  The code takes a list of over 3300 rows of data (the up-to-date University of Hartford's class offerings) and lets the user query the data for many varied uses. 

We are very proud of all of Professor Townsend's hard work, and her work can be seen highlighted in the link below.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Congratulations Brett Bernier

Congratulations to Brett Bernier.

Brett, who is majoring in Electronic Engineering Technology, received the “Undergraduate Student Poster Award” 2nd Place at the 2014 ASEE Zone 1 Conference which was held at the University of Bridgeport April 3-5. The award is for his project “Automatic Glass Bottle Opener”, Advisor: Prof. Earl Hasselmark.

The “ASEE Zone 1 Conference” is a conference that is held once every four years and includes regions as far as Washington D.C., PA and Canada. There were 49 other undergraduate student posters. 

Congratulations to both Brett and his advisor Prof. Hasselmark

Society of Women Engineers April Programs

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Architecture Lecture to Feature AIA Gold Medalist Peter Bohlin

AIA Gold Medal winner Peter Bohlin, FAIA, will lecture at the University of Hartford on Monday, April 7, at 4 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to park in Visitor Lot K.

The lecture series is made possible through the JCJ Architecture Endowment of the University of Hartford Department of Architecture.

Source: http://www.hartford.edu/daily/announcements/2014/04/AIA_GOLD_MEDALIST_PETER_BOHLIN_TO_LECTURE_AT_HARTFORD.aspx