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Beyond the Classroom

David Schonfeld 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).

 

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Interviews Scheduled for (and Already) Broadcast
Date Guest Department Title Recorded
5/1/2014 Beth Taylor (Part 2) Health Sciences and Nursing Assistant Professor 10/28/2013
4/24/2014 Beth Taylor (Part 1) Health Sciences and Nursing Assistant Professor 10/28/2013
4/17/2014 Paul Siegel (Part 2) Communication Professor 7/1/2013
4/10/2014 Paul Siegel (Part 1) Communication Professor 7/1/2013
4/3/2014 Claudia Oakes Health Sciences and Nursing Assistant Professor and Program Director 12/6/2013
3/27/2014 Donn Weinholtz Education Professor of Educational Leadership 7/15/2013
3/13/2014 David Pines (Part 2) Engineering Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering 10/25/2013
3/6/2014 David Pines (Part 1) Engineering Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering 10/25/2013
2/27/2014 Woody Doane (Part 2) Sociology Associate Dean of Hillyer College; Chair, Department of Social Sciences; Professor of Sociology 6/10/2013
2/20/2014 Woody Doane (Part 1) Sociology Associate Dean of Hillyer College; Chair, Department of Social Sciences; Professor of Sociology 6/10/2013
2/13/2014 Susan Coleman (Part 2) Business Professor of Finance 6/10/2013
2/6/2014 Susan Coleman (Part 1) Business Professor of Finance 6/10/2013
1/16/2014 Otto Wahl (Part 2) Psychology Professor of Psychology 6/6/2013
1/9/2014 Otto Wahl (Part 1) Psychology Professor of Psychology 6/6/2013
1/16/2014 Michael Crosbie (Part 2) Architecture Associate Dean, Department Chair, and Associate Professor of Architecture 5/24/2013
1/9/2014 Michael Crosbie (Part 1) Architecture Associate Dean, Department Chair, and Associate Professor of Architecture 5/24/2013
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

5/6/2013
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:

Robert Black, professor of double bass at The Hartt School.

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. Details...

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. Details...

Robert H. Davis, Hartt theater professor who had a lead role in Hartford Stage's "Christmas Carol", on Hartt's theater program. Details...

Roger Desmond, professor of communication in the College of Arts and Sciences, on the future of newspapers and journalism in the digital age.

Ashley "Woody" Doane, associate professor of sociology and the author of several books on institutional racism and race relations, on racism, and on "whiteness" studies. Details...

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...

Warren Goldstein, chair of the history department in the College of Arts & Sciences, on Martin Luther King, Rev. William Sloane Coffin, and the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Details...
 
Jacob Harney, associate professor of biology and director of the neuroscience program in the College of Arts Science, on stem cell research and its impact on the treatments for diabetes.

David Isgur, director of Media Relations on the University's structure and strengths and the need for a proactive media initiative. Details...

Lynne Kelly is director of the School of Communication and expert on shyness and public speaking issues, on the impact of smartphones on interpersonal communications among young people. Details...

John Kniering, director of Career Services in the University's Office of Student Life, on trends in the job market for soon-to-be graduates. Details...

Mala Matacin, associate professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Science, on her work with young women on the issues of female body image and society. (Mala will be joined by undergraduate Nikole Jewell.) Details...
 
Ivana Milanovic, professor of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture, on her specialty in fluid mechanics and turbo mechanics, which has led her to work with NASA on some projects and also given her students the opportunity to work with NASA engineers.

John Nordyke, professor of Visual Communication Design, on the Hartford Art School and his own work. Details...

Claudia Oakes, assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences and Nursing in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions. Oakes's research interests relate to senior housing. She is researching the effect of home modifications on older adults' perceptions of safety and on their ability to age in place.

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...

J. Lee Peters, University vice president for student affairs, and Susan Fitzgerald, senior advisor to the president and associate secretary of the University, co-authors of "The Everything College Survival Book: All You Need to Get the Most Out of College Life." Details...
 
David Pines, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, on providing clean drinking water to a village in India and designing threshing machines for use by Kenyan villages; and upcoming plans to take students to Germany to study alternative energy projects. Details...
 
John Ramsey, general manager of the University of Hartford's FM station WWUH, and webmaster of HartfordRadioHistory.com, on the history of WWUH and of radio in Hartford. Details...

Paul Siegel, professor of communication, and board member of the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union, on communication law and gay rights issues.

Humphrey Tonkin, former president of the University of Hartford, world authority on the international language of Esperanto and linguistics, and expert on Shakespeare. Details...

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. Details...

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. Details...

Michael Wininger, assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions; and director of the Rehabilitation Computronics Laboratory in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, which focuses on bio-instrumentation, performance measures, and assistive devices.