Writing Center Director Recognized for Exemplary Instruction In and Out of the Classroom
Mary Isbell, Ph.D., an assistant professor of English, is the fifth recipient of the Bucknall Excellence in Teaching Award that was created by the University’s Board chair to annually recognize the commitment of an exceptional faculty member.
ArtSpace’s City-Wide Open Studios Brings Students, New Haven Art Community Together
A month-long event that draws thousands of visitors and more than 400 artists to the Greater New Haven area each year, ArtSpace’s City-Wide Open Studios enables artists to share their work with the community. For the second year, the University of New Haven’s Department of Communication, Film, and Media Studies, under the guidance of adjunct professor Nicki Chavoya, has partnered with the event to interview participating artists, explore the New Haven art scene, and exhibit students’ works.
University of New Haven Theater Program to Present ‘The Wolves'
A former Pulitzer Prize finalist for drama, "The Wolves" follows the teenage members of a high school girls soccer team as they explore important questions together. The curtain comes up Wednesday through Saturday, November 13 to 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Bucknall Theater in Dodds Hall.
Portfolio Prep Workshops
This workshop is designed to give students an opportunity to supplement their portfolios with strong visual artwork, which will ultimately give them well-rounded portfolios. Students are encouraged to bring in personal work for review as well. Students will be instructed by Art & Design faculty at the University of New Haven.
Artist Enjoys Sharing Work with Students, New Haven Community, and People Around the World
Get to know Jacquelyn Gleisner, MFA, practitioner in residence in the University of New Haven’s art and design department, who was recently selected as visiting critic-in-residence for The Chart, an online arts journal dedicated to raising visibility of writing about the arts.
A University-Wide Focus on Studying the Humanities Broadens Students’ Horizons
Brett McCormick, Ph.D., chair of the University’s Division of Humanities, helps ensure that students have a variety of opportunities to study the humanities, enabling them to discover new interests, enrich their education, and prepare for success throughout their lives.
The Todd Jokl Visual & Performing Arts Scholarship
The University of New Haven and the Arts Council of Greater New Haven have teamed up to offer a new scholarship for high school students who want to major in the arts at the University of New Haven. The scholarship award is $20,000, which is equivalent to $5,000 per academic year for four consecutive years.
High School Students Get Behind-the-Scenes Look at Opportunities in Film and Theater
As part of the University of New Haven's Film and Theater Academy, high school students learned the art of storytelling, crafting pieces about themselves and their communities, while exploring roles on stage, in front of the camera, and behind the lens.
Chair of University’s Art and Design Program Uses Art to Examine the ‘Nature of Nature’
Get to know Joe Smolinski, the University of New Haven’s chair of art and design, whose work includes projects that raise meaningful questions, explore the role of technology in our environment, and, even, generate electricity.
University of New Haven Alumnus Worked as Production Assistant on Highly Anticipated Joker Movie
Nicholas Graham ’16, who is pursuing an MFA in cinema directing at Columbia College Chicago, was part of the crew on “Joker,” a Warner Brothers film starring Robert De Niro and Joaquin Phoenix that is due out later this year.
Lab Manager to Make Stage Debut in Upcoming ‘Matilda’ Production
Jennifer Passaretti of the University’s Department of Biology and Environmental Science gets out of the laboratory and on to the stage to play Zinnia Wormwood in Wallingford Community Theater’s ‘Matilda.’ The curtain comes up August 1 to 3 at 7:30 p.m.
English Major Receives Student Excellence Award
Recognized for her work in the digital humanities, Anna Kroon ’19 received the 2019 Student Excellence Award from the New American Colleges & Universities, a leading consortium of colleges and universities that works to purposefully integrate liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement.
University of New Haven Theater Program Presents "Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play"
A comedic thriller, "Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play" explores the human response to catastrophe, as well as the role of storytelling and live performance in the forging of community, history, and survival. The curtain comes up April 24 to 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Bucknall Theater in Dodds Hall.
From Cannes to New York City: Communication Alumna Now an Associate Producer in New York City
Growing up in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Kayra Clouden ’18 was not exposed to media production, videography, or digital content creation, but the opportunities she had at the University of New Haven gave her the experience and the skills she needed to pursue a career as a producer.
University of New Haven Students Visit SiriusXM Headquarters
Lynnsey Spader ’22, a music industry major, was part of a group of students that recently visited SiriusXM’s headquarters in New York City, where they met staff members and toured the studios where some of their favorite celebrities have gone on air.
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Publishes Book about Historic Hartford Neighborhood
Susan Campbell, a distinguished lecturer in communication who was a reporter for the Hartford Courant for 26 years, has published her third book, “Frog Hollow: Stories from an American Neighborhood,” about an area she says it its heyday was a “manufacturing powerhouse.”
Class, Exhibition, and Movie Documentary Celebrate Hitchcock as ‘Master Visionary’
Senior lecturer Wes Davis, a popular culture historian, created a campus exhibition of Hitchcock film posters and an original documentary. Students were involved in every aspect of the projects, including video editing, promotional poster design, and exhibition layout.