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Schuler Education Foundation Announces $60 Million in Financial Aid to Trinity College

Trinity has been selected as one of five colleges by the Schuler Education Foundation for a landmark partnership that promises to raise $60 million to support high achieving, low-income students enrolling at Trinity. Read the full announcement here.

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Gladys Triana A Path to Enlightenment 1971-2021

Art Museum at USJ opening Reception for GLADYA TRIANA
A PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT 1971-2021 is Friday, September 23. 
Displaying more than 50 works in diverse media, Art Museum University Saint Joseph focus explores Triana's path connecting women's bodies and daily life to her ultimate experience of spiritual freedom. 


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HIU Announces 189th Convocation Celebration

Hartford International University is pleased to invite all to ring in their 189th year at their Convocation on September 8, 2022. Dr. Ingrid Mattson will be the keynote speaker. For more details click here. 


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Lynn Malerba, Chief of the Mohegan Tribe, named Treasurer of the U.S. First Native American to hold the position

Lynn Malerba, chief of the Mohegan Tribe, has been named Treasurer of the United States, the first Native American to hold the position, President Joe Biden announced today. 
Malerba earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from West Hartford’s University of Saint Joseph (then Saint Joseph College) in 1983 and was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters from USJ in 2010. She was also the recipient of USJ’s Distinguished Alumni Nightingale Health Science Award which goes to an alumnus who has demonstrated leadership in the field of health science in 2017 and served on USJ’s Board of Trustees from 2010 - 2013, and from 2015 - 2017.  As U.S. treasurer, Malerba's signature will appear on the nation's currency.


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Dr. Deena Grant, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, Named Acting Dean

Deena Grant, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, will become Acting Academic Dean of Hartford International University for Religion and Peace (formerly Hartford Seminary) as of July 1, 2022. She is believed to be the first Jewish dean at HIU, which was established in 1834.  An observant Jewish scholar, Dr. Grant has been at HIU for five years. She values studying and teaching the Hebrew Bible from a historical-critical perspective as well as how it is interpreted and lived out by faith communities. For more on her appointment click here.


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USJ Women's Leadership Center to Host "Behind the Camera: Groundbreaking Women in Media"

Virtual Event with registration reguired. Follow this link for more information: USJWLC


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Trinfo Cafe VITA Tax Clinic Early Opening

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)  will open in February for the 2022 tax season. 



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Prison Education is Life Changing

Just ask Marisol Garcia. Advocate for education for the incarcarated, former inmate and college student set to graduate from Trinity College in May. Garcia shares her story in this Hartford Courant article. 


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Trinity College Welcomes New VP of Strategic Marketing and Communications

Hellen Hom-Diamond will begin her new role with Trinity as the Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Communications in late January. "The search committee and I were impressed with Hellen's (...) ability to lead collaboratively and inclusively across organizations." said President Berger-Sweeney. To read the full announcement click here.


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This is My Hartford: Joel Lohr

Joel Lohr, HIU President and member of the HCHE Board, participated the Metro Hartford Alliance's "This is My Hartford" project. Read about Hartford from Dr. Lohr's view here. 


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USJ Women's Leadership Center to Hold Workshop

Attend the 3rd event in University of Saint Joseph's Women's Leadership Center's "Advancing Your Career in a Complex World" series. Click here for more details and to register. Opening remarks by Leander Dolphin, Co-Managing Partner at Shipman & Goodwin LLP.


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Greater Hartford Multifaith Prayer Breakfast November 4th

The annual Greater Hartford Multifaith Prayer Breakfast will be held virtually this year. The theme is Health Equity: A Social Justice Issue. Tekisha Dwan Everette, Executive Director of Health Equity Solutions is the keynote speaker. For more information and to register follow this link.




Hartford Seminary Changes Name, Broadens Mission

The Institution will be called Hartford International University for Religion and Peace, or simply Hartford International University (HIU).“We initiated the name change to better reflect the expanded, international scope of our rigorous academic programs, research, and partnerships,” said university President Joel N. Lohr, Ph.D. For more stories, visit the new HIU website.

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Trying to Speak Woman in Woke Tongues: Black Girlhood and Black Womanhood

Shanta Lee Gander, author and alum, will be at Trinity College October 13 for a panel discussion and book signing. Ms. Gander will be joined by Dr. Donna-Dale Marcano, Tanique Huguley, and Micaela Rufus. The presentation takes place in the Terrace Rooms in Mather Hall from 7:00-8:30. Please contact  for more information.



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University of Saint Joseph Fall Open House

Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 9:30 AM until 1:30 PM

You will hear directly from faculty members, current students, admissions and financial aid counselors, student affairs and many more members of the USJ campus community. Register Here


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Insurance Company, The Hartford funds Hartford Scholars Progam at UConn's Downtown Campus

The University of Connecticut - Hartford has received a $1 million grant from insurance company, The Hartford to create The Hartford Scholars Program. Learn more about how this program will support students at the university who are residents of the capital city through this link. 


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Art Museum, USJ presents Tajima in Relief, a Retrospective of the Artist's Prints

The Art Museum, University of Saint Joseph will open TAJIMA IN RELIEF on Friday, September 24, 2021 with a public reception from 5:00 - 7:30 pm. The exhibition will run from September 24 through December 11. For more information, please visit the museum webpage here. 


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Akeem Burgess Joins Hartford Seminary as Student Care and Residential Life Cooridinator

Hartford Seminary's first modern-day Student Care and Residential Life Coordinator role will include helping residential students navigate their new environment. Learn more about Akeem here. 


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Hartford Seminary Receives $5 Million Lilly Endowment Grant

A five-year research project to learn how congregations are changing as a result of the pandemic will be funded by this generous grant. Learn more at the Hartford Seminary Website here.  


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Industry 4.0 Economy Tech Partnership at Capital Community College

Gov. Lamont visited Capital Community College to launch the "Capital Area Tech Partnership". Learn more about this Connecticut state program here.  (photo credit: E. Miranda)


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Islamic Chaplaincy Book Features Hartford Seminary Alums

A new book of essays written by Muslin spiritual caregivers, two of whom were trained as chaplains at Hartford Seminary, will be available January 2022. Learn more and preorder the book here.



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USJ Announces the Appointment of Ahmed Abdelmageed As Dean of School of Pharmany and Physician Assistant Studies

Read the full story here. 


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Trinity Appoints Reverand Marcus Halley as Chaplin and Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life.

At Trinity he will oversee a diverse team representing Buddhism, Judaism, Protestant Christianity, Roman Catholicism, Islam, and interfaith communities. Read more in the Tripod.


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Capital Community College Will Hold Graduation Ceremony May 27th

On May 27th Capital Community College's commencement ceremony will be held at Dunkin' Donut Park/Yard Goats Stadium.. Abdul-Rahmaan I. Muhammad, LMSW, Executive Director of My People Clinical Services will address the graduates. More details and a rain date can be found here



Central Connecticut State University Announces In-Person Commencement

CCSU is thrilled to announce commencement ceremonies will be held on Arute Field on Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23. Visit this webpage where more details will be added as they are available. 


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Hartford Seminary Welcomes Speaker to Virtual Ceremony

A Virtual Ceremony for the conferral of degrees and awarding of certificates is set for May 21st. Rev. Jacky Fritz Manuputty who is renowned for his work in de-radicalizing child soilders with be the key note speaker. To Register Follow This Link


Trinity College to Hold Two Outdoor Ceremonies

Two ceremonies, to allow for social distancing, will be held on the Main Quad. More Information and Important Details Here.


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University of Hartford Hold Ceremonies for 2020 & 2021 Graduates

UHart has announced graduation ceremonies in May will be for both Classes 2020 and 2021. Please refer here for more information.


UCONN Hold Graduation Ceremonies Over Seven Days

The University of Connecticut will be holding ceremonies at the Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field. Please refer to the dedicated website for all information for each ceremony at this link.


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The University of Saint Joseph will Hold Commencement May 14 & 15

On Friday, May 14 and Saturday, the 15th USJ will hold commencement ceremonies in the O'Connell Center on the West Hartford Campus. All Students MUST RSVP. To register, reserve tickets and find more information please visit this website. 


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The University of Saint Joseph is Hosting a Pre-College Summer Program

USJ will be holding a free, 4-week summer program to help college bound, class of 2021 students prepare themselves for college. For more information and to register click here. 


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Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival Returns

Grammy-Nominated Rapper D Smoke is headlining the year's event running April 9th through 11th. Performers, activists & scholars from across the world will also be featured. Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies Daniela Gomes with present her lecture "How Hip Hop & Activism Made an Afro-Brazilian Scholar." Follow this link to register. Find more on Trinity's International Festival of Hip Hop Facebook page.



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Civil Rights Film Series at USJ Autorino Center for the Arts

The University of Saint Joseph presents a three-part Civil Rights Film Series, curated by Dr. Pablo Correa, Dr. Anthony De Jesús, and Steven Raider-Ginsburg. The film series is virtual, consisting of the film and post-film panel discussion with the filmmaker and additional panelists. The film series runs on Thursdays, April 8, April 15 and April 22 at 7 p.m. Tickets are free of charge and can be obtained online at


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Samba Fest Returns to Trinity College

Trinity College's annual Samba Fest returns with a month-long series of virtual performances. Latin Grammy and Grammy award winning group Meninos Minas by Vini Brown (pictured above) will perform April 20th. Follow this link for the full calendar. 



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Goodwin University to Host Blood Drive

On April 16, from 11am to 4pm the American Red Cross will be in the River Room at Goodwin University, 195 Riverside Drive for a much needed blood drive. To schedule an appointment and access COVID-19 information visit (access code (GOODWIN), Questions? Amanda Campbell at

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Summer Classes at Hartford Seminary

Registration is open for summer classes. View the lineup, which runs online from May 25 to June 30. Click here.



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Charlene Russell-Tucker named Acting Commissioner of the CT State Dept of Education

Charlene Russell-Tucker, USJ alumna and Women’s Leadership Center Steering Council member, comes to this position with more than 20 years of experience, most recently serving as Deputy Commissioner of the state agency, here she focused on educational supports and wellness priorities.  USJ President Rhona Free shared, “The University is proud that Charlene Russell-Tucker is both a graduate and a member of our Women’s Leadership Center Steering Council. She models the leadership and commitment to service that we hope to inspire in all of our students.” Please join the Consortium in congratulating Charlene on this tremendous accomplishment and wishing her well in this new role. Read Governor Lamont's officical announce here. 


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Educator, Antiwar Activist Dr. Joseph Duffey dies at 88.

Dr. Joseph Duffey, who attended and taught at Hartford Seminary and launched a legendary antiwar Senate campaign in the early 1970s, has passed away at 88.

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University of Hartford Celebrates Women's History Month

University of Hartford virtual programing theme for their month long celebration is Celebrating Faces  of Strength, Faces of Courage, and Faces of Resilience. More here. Events here.




"I Have a Dream" Online via Zoom Webinar

What is the dream we envision as we move forward? A discussion with Bishop Dr. Benjamin Watts and Dr. Miriam Therese Winter. learn more and register


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Hartford Seminary Presents "Black Lives Matter & the Black Church"

Join Eric Thomas in a conversation on the role of the Black Church in the BLM movement. register here




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Urban League of Greater Hartford Honors Trinity President Berger-Sweeney

Recently named a Trailblazer, Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney was honored

as part of the organization's 56th Equal Opportunity Day Celebration. read more & view other honorees



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USJ Pharmacy Students Help Distribute Covid-Vaccines

Nearly 200 vaccinated on opening day at Dunkin' Donuts Park. watch the video


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Goodwin University's Celebration Local Black Talent Series: 

Small Black Owned Business Feature: Jamier Adams Photography.




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From College to Operating Room Nurse, A Scholarship Program at the University of Saint Joseph made a critical difference

Elizabelth Santic is a Cardiovascular Operating Room Nurse at Hartford Hospital. A gift helped put her there. read more...


Three New Degree Programs Will Launch in Fall 2021

Reinvention is a hallmark of Hartford Seminary, so it’s no surprise that this institution founded in the early 19th century has once again embarked on a quest to redefine its future. read more...

Hartford Seminary has created a completely online summer schedule

Details, Dates, and Prices

CCSU Student Center Recognized as one of the Country’s Best 

Trinity College to Host 2020 NESCAC Future Leaders Forum 

Hartford Seminary's President Joel Lohr on Additional Work to be done on anti-Semitism

Migrant Children’s Rights to Health and Rehabilitation

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University of Hartford President Woodward Eyes $90M Campus Face-lift to Boost University’s Profile