The Next Wave

This August, Thomas Katsouleas takes the helm as UConn’s 16th president.

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Show Runner

Jenn Suozzo ’99 (CLAS) was named executive producer of “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” last fall. The former dancer says she directs each episode as if it were a ballet.

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The Fortunate Ones?

Unique among species, the horseshoe crab has persisted, unchanged, for hundreds of millions of years. But now, its survival is threatened by the harvesting of its prized baby-blue blood. A team at UConn seeks to map its DNA and save it from extinction.

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Master Class

Grammy-winning composer Kenneth Fuchs shares with students the lessons he’s learned from industry giants — and from his beloved high school band director.

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Team Impact

This national nonprofit matches children with serious and chronic illnesses with college athletic teams. UConn has the most pairings of any Division 1 school in the country.

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Sign, post.

Inspired by the “LAX” sign at Los Angeles International Airport, UConn’s newest waypost sits along Route 195 in Storrs on the north end of campus.

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Now Playing: Elsa Nocton

Elsa Nocton has not quite hit teenagerdom and yet she has headlined the Hard Rock Café in New York City and is a member of the UConn Women’s Volleyball Team.

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Letters - Summer 2019

From backyard bobcat sightings, grateful patients of Dr. Alessi, enthusiastic clubbers lauding their favorites, and more.

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Chris Murphy Walks the Walk

“It’s become Forrest Gumpish, because you can find me if you follow social media, so people come and join.” says Sen. Chris Murphy ’01 JD of his summer walks across Connecticut.

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3 Books with Mo Cotton Kelly

Montique “Mo” Cotton Kelly says she never tires of the joy that “cracking open a new book, smelling it, and turning the pages” brings her.

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Hot Dog!

Gabriella Medvick ’18 (SFA), was one of the 12 lucky hotdoggers hired to cruise the 27-foot-long bright yellow and orange Oscar Mayer Wienermobile cross country for the past year.

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In the Media

UConn profs weigh in on fake news, bubblegum coral, taxing soda, and more.

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Scooped

Ringing in the 40th anniversary of Winter Weekend in February, the Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG) hosted its beloved annual event — One Ton Sundae.

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Wanjiku (Wawa) Gatheru ’20 (CAHNR)

For the first time, a UConn student is named both a Truman and a Udall scholar.

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Towering

A look at some of the 65-plus books published last year by faculty and students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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Game of Chairs

This year’s ubiquitous “GOT” conversation gets a nod at the William Benton Museum of Art with a show of 13 chairs by contemporary artists.

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Shane Young ’21 (BUS)

There aren’t a lot of guys who can claim to have played basketball in college for Hall of Fame Coach Geno Auriemma. But it has been part of Shane Young’s UConn experience.

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The Husky Ticket Project

Despite living in New York City, “UConn’s 6th borough,” for the past five years, true fans Kevin Solomon ’14 (BUS), Jeremy Longobardi ’12 (BUS), and Kevin Kortsep ’12 (BUS) have made it a mission to keep supporting UConn Nation.

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100 and Counting

Still practicing law at 100 years old, Morton Katz ’39 (CLAS) ’51 JD has worked as a special public defender at Hartford Superior Court for the past 20 years.

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Success Is in the Cards

For more than a decade, Moises Rodriguez ’95 (CLAS), assistant general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, works to find the team’s Latin American baseball stars of tomorrow.

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We Are the Champions

“Curiosity is key” is the motto that took Ben Curtis ’06 (CLAS) from interning with the New York Yankees his senior year to celebrating at the Oscars.

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Tom's Trivia Summer 2019

See if you know as much as King of UConn Trivia Tom Breen ’00 (CLAS).

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Class Notes

Keep up with your classmates. Share your news with us!

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