UConn Opens New Downtown Hartford Campus

UConn Today – UConn has come home to Hartford.

After years of planning, the new downtown UConn Hartford campus opened Wednesday to the cheers of scores of onlookers who gathered at 10 Prospect St., where the campus is anchored at the historic Hartford Times building.

The move returns UConn to its roots in Hartford, where it had been located from its opening in 1939 until it moved in 1970 to West Hartford. It also helps UConn fulfill core aspects of its academic and service missions, while establishing a classic urban campus that complements the capital city and will become part of its fabric.

As UConn Returns, A Chapter in Hartford’s History is Completed

Hartford Business Journal – For nearly a half-century, the University of Connecticut has had no place to call its own in the state’s capital city. Today that changes as Connecticut’s flagship university opens the doors of its new $140-million downtown branch campus on Prospect Street in Hartford.

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Grad School Programs Increasingly Call Hartford Home

Hartford Business Journal – When classes begin in late August, hundreds of UConn graduate students in social work, public policy and education will be coming to downtown Hartford.

They will join nearly 1,400 graduate students at UConn’s center-city business school along with the 250 or so grad students enrolled in the University of St. Joseph’s School of Pharmacy, located in the XL Center

UConn Expands Presence in Hartford, Stamford

Connecticut by the Numbers – UConn is on the move this week, literally as well as figuratively. Wednesday will see the ribbon cutting for the new Hartford campus, which is relocating from its suburban campus in West Hartford after nearly five decades away from the Capital City. And in Stamford, students will be moving into student housing beginning this weekend, the first time that has been possible.

UConn Analytics Graduate Program Fosters Camaraderie Among Career Coaches

A dozen colleges and universities were represented at the 2017 UConn Analytics Roundtable on July 18 at the Graduate Business Learning Center (GBLC) in downtown Hartford.

The goal of the event was to form alliances between career coaches from Northeast business schools with analytics/data science graduate programs.

In addition to UConn, participating universities included: Clark, Syracuse, Merrimack College, NYU, Quinnipiac, Fordham, Brandeis, SUNY Buffalo, Rutgers, Boston University and the University of New Hampshire.

Professor John Wilson from the OPIM department was the keynote speaker and addressed the audience about the trends and future of analytics.

The 2017 UConn Analytics Roundtable was held on July 18 in Hartford, Conn. (Katherine Duncan/UConn School of Business)
The 2017 UConn Analytics Roundtable was held on July 18 in Hartford, Conn. (Katherine Duncan/UConn School of Business)

“From the moment guests arrived there was chatter and energy in the room,” said Katherine Duncan, a UConn MSBAPM career adviser, who organized and moderated the event. “It was clear that all invited had passion for helping students and enthusiasm to share.”