When the University of Hartford was incorporated just over 50 years ago by business and community leaders, they envisioned a center of education and culture for Greater Hartford. At its core, it would be a university for the community created by the community.
The University has come a long way since its humble beginnings on Hartford’s last remaining farm, evolving from a local school for commuters into a comprehensive university that attracts students from throughout the world. Yet it remains true to its original mission of serving as a valued resource for individuals, families, businesses, and communities throughout the Hartford region, offering hundreds of programs that serve the University and its neighbors every day. For over 45 years listener supported WWUH has served an important role in the University's community service mission.
Beyond the Classroom
Join host, David Schonfeld every Thursday at 12 noon (repeated at 7:30 p.m.) for Beyond the Classroom, a new half-hour program produced locally by WWUH Radio. In this weekly series, David will talk with members of the faculty or staff of the University of Hartford about their wide-ranging research activities and about their work on behalf of the University and the community-at-large.
This new WWUH series began on September 5, 2013. To hear any of these programs again, visit the University's Radio Show Podcasts page.
Theme music for Beyond the Classroom is from the song “Arrogant Ignorance,” composed by jazz pianist and Hartt graduate, Paul Philippone. The piece is performed by a Hartt School ensemble of Mike Casey (alto sax), Taber Gable (electric piano), Mike Pallas (trombone), Paul Philippone (drums), Andrew Renfro (guitar), and Alex Tremblay (bass).
|1/2/2014||Roger Desmond (Part 2)||Communication||Professor of Communication||4/26/2013|
|12/26/2013||Roger Desmond (Part 1)||Communication||Professor of Communication||4/26/2013|
|12/19/2013||Bob Davis (Part 2)||Theater||Professor of Theater||5/21/2013|
|12/12/2013||Bob Davis (Part 1)||Theater||Professor of Theater||5/21/2013|
|12/5/2013||John Kniering||Career Services||Director of Career Services||5/30/2013|
|11/28/2013||Dave Isgur||Office of Marketing and Communication||Director of Media Relations||3/1/2013|
|11/21/2013||Mala Matacin with Nikole Jewell||Psychology||Associate Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program||7/17/2013|
|11/14/2013||John Nordyke||Art||Professor and Chair of Applied Arts at the Hartford Art School||6/12/2013|
|11/7/2013||Lynne Kelly (Part 2)||Communication||Professor and Director of the School of Communication||5/20/2013|
|10/31/2013||Lynne Kelly (Part 1)||Communication||Professor and Director of the School of Communication||5/20/2013|
|10/24/2013||John Ramsey||WWUH Radio||General Manager||5/13/2013|
|10/17/2013||Tom Filburn||Engineering||Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture; Director of the CT Space Grant Consortium; Assistant Director of the Clean Energy Institute||4/22/2013|
|10/10/2013||Avinoam Patt (Part 2)||Judaic Studies||Philip D. Feltman Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford; Director of the Museum of Jewish Civilization||4/29/2013|
|10/3/2013||Avinoam Patt (Part 1)||Judaic Studies||Philip D. Feltman Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford; Director of the Museum of Jewish Civilization||4/29/2013|
|9/26/2013||Mary Botticelli Christensen||Education||
Assistant Professor, Department of Education; Coordinator, Secondary Education (English) Program; Director, Educational Main Street
|9/19/2013||Warren Goldstein||History||Professor of History and Chair of the History Department in the College of Arts and Sciences||5/10/2013|
|9/12/2013||Lee Peters & Sue Fitzgerald||Administration||University Vice President for Student Affairs/Senior Advisor to the President and Associate Secretary of the University||5/3/2013|
|9/5/2013||Humphrey Tonkin||English/Theater/President's College||University Professor of the Humanities and President Emeritus||8/23/2013|
Here is the complete list of University of Hartford interviews already, or scheduled for, broadcast, alphabetized by last name:
Mary Botticelli Christensen, assistant professor of education and director of the University's Educational Main Street program, EMS 2.0 (through which dozens of University students volunteer as classroom tutors and mentors to schoolchildren in Hartford and Bloomfield), on the value of bringing college age students into an elementary or middle school classroom in urban settings to help those students visualize a path to college. Details...
Susan Coleman, professor of finance, Barney School of Business and author of a new book on financing strategies for women-owned firms, on small business issues.
Michael Crosbie, chair of the department of architecture in the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture, on the statements that architects make in the buildings that they design for public (particularly religious) spaces.
Roger Desmond, professor of communication in the College of Arts and Sciences, on the future of newspapers and journalism in the digital age.
Tom Filburn, professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture and director of the CT Space Grant Consortium, on nuclear power plant construction, operation, and safety issues. Details...
Beth Parker, assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences and Nursing in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, on the benefits of running; and on recent studies to determine the effects of sustained endurance exercise on blood clot risk, markers of cardiovascular injury and stress, and the effects of cholesterol-lowering drugs on these biomarkers.
Avinoam Patt, assistant professor of modern Jewish history in the College of Arts and Sciences, on the University's new Holocaust and Genocide Education Initiative and the issues involved in how a society recovers from a genocide. Details...
Paul Siegel, professor of communication, and board member of the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union, on communication law and gay rights issues.
Otto Wahl, professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, on the stigma that surrounds mental illness and how that hinders people in getting the treatments that they need.
Donn Weinholtz, professor and head of the University's Educational Leadership program, on education reform issues, efforts to improve urban schools, and Quaker peace initiatives.