Nearly nine-in-ten parents (88%) would be extremely or very likely to support their teen’s interest in becoming an entrepreneur as an adult, but less than one-in-three teens (30%) demonstrate that same level of enthusiasm for starting a business. That’s according to a new national survey conducted by ORC International on behalf of Junior Achievement (JA) […]
Connecticut is among the 25 states that have seen residents lose the most as targets of criminal activity on Cyber Monday, the busiest on-line day of the year, according to a new analysis released just before this year’s edition of the annual on-line shopping spree known as CyberMonday.
OpenVPN, Inc. released details on a groundbreaking […]
With momentum to accelerate sustainability practices in Connecticut, local and regional representatives from Connecticut’s 169 towns and cities, along with key agencies and businesses, have spent the past year developing Sustainable CT. The new statewide initiative will be formally launched at the end of this month with expectations of influencing sustainability practices across the state.
by Lucy Wyndham
Back in 2007, all the talk was of how Connecticut was to become the new Hollywood East, creating tax breaks, building up a trained crew base and hoping that the number of actors and directors already living in the state would attract the likes of Steven Spielberg and Sam Mendes.
Ten years […]
Earlier this decade, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) took the bold steps of not only launching a Pharmacy doctoral program, but doing so in Downtown Hartford, developing a cutting-edge campus and curriculum above what was once the Hartford Civic Center mall.
The program is thriving, driven in part by an innovative, modified-block curriculum that […]
The Hartford-based Jordan Porco Foundation has been selected as one of 13 non-profit organizations to receive a $100,000 grant from the Alkermes Inspiration Grants program. The grant will support Fresh Check Day, which is an uplifting mental health fair that builds a campus community around mental health and suicide prevention through engaging peer-to-peer education.
Expect more hurricanes in Connecticut, New England and the New York metropolitan area.
That’s the take-away from an article published by the scientific website Massive by a fourth-year PhD student at Oregon State University researching microbial ecology. Michael Graw draws on a new study, led by climate scientists Andra Garner from Rutgers University’s Department […]
It has been nearly a year since a study co-authored by UConn Assistant Professor of Public Policy Kerri M. Raissian appeared in the academic journal Children and Youth Services Review, but the interest hasn’t waned. In fact, it now tops the list of downloaded articles in the past 90 days from the journal’s website.
When the Central Connecticut State University Blue Devils took the court to open the 2017-18 men’s basketball season this past Friday night, playing the University of Hartford Hawks, not a single player on either team’s roster was a Connecticut native.
The 14-man roster for CCSU’s Division l men’s basketball team includes student-athletes from Ohio, […]
by Miranda Muro
I am fortunate to work at Foodshare, the regional food bank that has served the Greater Hartford area for 35 years. Each year, we collect and distribute 14 million pounds of food – enough to make 11.5 million meals – to a network of 300 partner food pantries and meal programs that […]
CRIS Radio and the New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) are working together to offer CRISAccess™ at the museum, which offers instant, on-demand audio descriptions of selected masterpieces on display by using a personal smartphone and QR Code reader. The new initiative launched earlier this month.
The goal of CRIS Radio and NBMAA’s […]
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s not only a well-worn adage from youth, it is apparently the game plan for Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and his multi-year quest for a comprehensive federal study of the health risks of crumb rubber turf, a surface made of recycled tires that is widely […]
The bricks have fallen into place, and Legoland will be coming to upstate New York in 2020. Despite local opposition groups, a change in the preferred host community, and two years of uncertainty, United Kingdom-based Merlin Entertainment has announced that the third Legoland in the United States and the first in the Northeast will […]
Charter Communications has 92,000 employees worldwide. The company’s headquarters is in Stamford. Henkel employs 50,000 people worldwide. The company’s world headquarters is in Dusseldorf, Germany; their Consumer Goods R&D Headquarters is in Stamford. Both companies have announced major growth in the city, bringing jobs and boosting the economy in the region.
They are the flipside […]