Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

University of Hartford

« Back to Projects Dashboard

view all

Profiles

  • Howell Cheney (1870 - 1957)
    Howell Cheney (January 1, 1870, Hartford, Connecticut – August 20, 1957) was a member of the Cheney silk manufacturing dynasty. The Cheneys had long been the first family of Manchester, Connecticut. ...
  • Jeff Bagwell
    Jeffrey Robert Bagwell (born May 27, 1968) is an American former professional baseball first baseman and coach who spent his entire fifteen-year Major League Baseball (MLB) playing career with the Ho...
  • Edythe Gerstein (1908 - 1985)
  • Florence Feigle Pinsky (1917 - 2010)
    Florence I. PINSKY Obituary PINSKY, Florence I. (Gerstein) Florence I. (Gerstein) Pinsky, 92 years of age, of Bloomfield, died peacefully at home on Thursday (April 1, 2010). She was the widow of J...
  • Richard Neal, U.S. Congress
    Richard Edmund Neal, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., February 14, 1949; graduated from Springfield Technical High School, Springfield, Mass., 1968; B....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Hartford

The University of Hartford (UHart) is a private, independent, nonsectarian, coeducational university located mostly in West Hartford, Connecticut. Its 350-acre (1.4 km2) main campus touches portions of three municipalities: Bloomfield, Hartford, and West Hartford. The university attracts students from 48 states and 43 countries. The degree programs at the University of Hartford hold the highest levels of accreditation available in the US, including the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges-Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Hartford#Alumni


History of University of Hartford

History

The University of Hartford was chartered through the joining of the Hartford Art School, Hillyer College, and The Hartt School in 1957. Prior to the charter, the University of Hartford did not exist as an independent entity rather in the chronicles of Hillyer College, The Hartford Art School, and The Hartt School.

The Hartford Art School, which commenced operation in 1877, was founded by a group of women in Hartford, including Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain's wife, Olivia Langdon Clemens, as the Hartford Society for Decorative Art. Its original location was at the Wadsworth Atheneum, the first public art museum in the United States. It is still associated with the museum today.

Hillyer College, which was named for the U.S. Civil War General Charles Hillyer, was created as a part of the Hartford YMCA in 1879. It originally provided instruction in automotive technology at a time when Hartford was a center for the infant automobile industry. In 1947, it was formally separated from the YMCA and was the educational home to large numbers of World War II veterans who were afforded an education under the G.I. Bill. After the 1957 merger of the three schools, from the original Hillyer College, came the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, Barney School of Business, College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture, College of Arts and Sciences, and the contemporary Hillyer College, formerly known as the College of Basic Studies.

The Hartt School, which was founded in 1920 by Julius Hartt and Moshe Paranov, is among the most recognized schools for music, dance, and theatre in the United States.

The university's athletic programs are the Hawks, and most teams play in the America East Conference. Following the 1983–1984 school year, the university elevated its athletics program to Division I status, the highest level of intercollegiate competition.

Since 1988, the university has been a lead institution for the Connecticut Space Grant College Consortium.

In the 1990s, pledging its commitment to women's education, the university bought the financially struggling Hartford College for Women (HCW). Since the university itself was in a difficult financial position, several years later HCW was closed.

Although it is a private institution, the university hosts two magnet schools that serve students from Hartford and its surrounding suburbs: University of Hartford Magnet School (serving grades K-5) and University High School of Science and Engineering (serving grades 9–12).

In the last decade, the university completed several ambitious building projects, including a new residence hall, Hawk Hall; the $34 million Integrated Science, Engineering, and Technology (ISET) complex; the Renée Samuels Center; the Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center; and a new University High School building.

In the summer of 2008, the bridge over the Park River, connecting the academic and residential sides of campus, was rebuilt.


Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Hartford