The University of Connecticut’s Waterbury campus will be dedicating the newly renovated campus courtyard and artistic water sculpture “Synergy” on Monday, June 27, 2011 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Scheduled speakers include Senator Joan Hartley, Artist Barton Rubenstein, and the University of Connecticut’s 15th President, Dr. Susan Herbst. This project was several years in the making and came together as a result of the hard work of many individuals in and outside the University.  The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by June 17, 2011 by calling 203.236.9943 or by emailing

   Waterbury Campus Director Dr. William J. Pizzuto states, “The courtyard has been a campus-wide vision that we have had for years.  It is the culmination of wishes, ideas, and hard work all rolled into one magnificent project.  The project incorporates cultural, athletic, and community engagement space. It is my hope that our students, faculty, staff, and the community will experience University events in this beautiful courtyard for many years to come.”

   The University of Connecticut’s Waterbury campus serves more than 1,100 students annually. In its over sixty years of operation, UConn Waterbury has opened the doors to educational access and excellence to thousands of Connecticut residents, many of whom have distinguished themselves in the fields of community service, business, education, law and politics. Today, the campus is located in a modern, state-of-the art facility in the heart of downtown Waterbury.  Campus neighbors include the historic and completely renovated Palace Theater and a new arts magnet middle and high school, making the university’s location a beacon for educational and cultural enlightenment.

   For additional information about the event please contact: Eileen Lemay at 203-236-9818 or Please visit for more information about the UConn Waterbury Campus.