Recent alum Mihir Nene has joined the elite club of “Jeopardy!” champions.
In which the separate worlds of a sci-fi novelist and a history professor collide.
An alum and Guggenheim Fellow whose art is about nature, adventure — and sneakers.
Beverly Weurding’s popular wheelchair dance program now includes Bollywood and hip-hop.
Micaela Levesque ’17 (CLAS) has known that art was her calling since middle school.
The graphic memoir that’s getting so much attention for Margaret Kimball ’06 (SFA) had its beginnings in her UConn English course “Coming of Age in American Autobiography.”
The man behind those gorgeous campus photos on Instagram is a longtime UConn professor and wildlife biologist.
Emmy Award–winning filmmaker Oscar Guerra wants to have a conversation about immigration. Not a policy debate or a campaign rally or, god forbid, a made-for-cable screaming match. But an honest and open talk about what it means to be a working-class Latinx immigrant in America in the 21st century.
A lot has happened since Geoffrey Sheehan ’84 (SFA) and Laura Sheehan ’85 (SFA) put on “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” with a $300 budget in Hartford’s Bushnell Park.
Stuart Brown, the recently retired director of student services at UConn Waterbury, moonlights as a theater critic, podcaster, and creator/host of the online radio broadcast “Sounds of Broadway,” which boasts 40,000 listeners a month.
Executive director of UConn Hillel Edina Oestreicher ’90 (CLAS) plans to hike the 500-plus-mile Camino de Santiago in Spain. But first, she’ll read about it.
Matt Smith ’92 (CLAS) was in trouble. He had a full house, it was approaching 9 p.m., and he still hadn’t heard from his headliner.
What do you do with a history doctorate and a pop culture obsession? If you’re these two alums, you create a hit podcast centering on ’90s nostalgia.
UConn’s fire chief, William Perez, has decidedly eclectic taste in reading material.
Meet Grundgetta, the Grouch’s forever girlfriend.
A new pane of USPS stamps features photos of pre-industrial farm breeds by Aliza Eliazarov.
Poli sci professor Christine Sylvester catches up with former student Timothy Bussey, author of “Freedom to Serve: The Definitive Guide to LGBTQ Military Service.”
Sommer and her colleagues are using their teaching skills in the war against Covid-19 by bringing virtual arts to students.
Where some poets turn ever inward, Marilyn (Waniek) Nelson turns outward, and there is compassion in every line she writes.
Among the documentaries this alum has made for ESPN is the recent fan favorite, “Tiger Woods, America’s Son.”
“I didn’t realize research could be going out and gathering people’s stories,” says singer Brianna Chance ’23 (SFA).
He helps them improve their interviewing, reporting, writing, and photography skills. In turn, says professor Scott Wallace, his students remind him how much the profession of journalism matters.
Avery Point’s Open Air by Night exhibits drew film and video submissions from artists not just in Connecticut, but around the world.
Long before a new institute at UConn bore their name, Donna Samson ’84 (SFA) and John Krenicki ’84 (ENG) were juniors living in McMahon Hall.
Elizabeth Ellenwood ’20 MFA, a recent Fulbright recipient, turns beachcombing into advocate art.
Adetinpo Thomas ’15 MA is happy to be acting in Atlanta.
“The Arc” has a new home.
From a European tour to Madison Square Garden, the Funky Dawgz Brass Band is on a serious roll.
The Lilliputian Landscapes of Judy (Hall) Robinson-Cox ’71 (SFA) shine a spotlight on small.
Geology professor Robert Thorson says UConn is UConn because glacial ice slid by 20,000 years ago and shaped the landscape that today includes our iconic Horsebarn Hill.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Grammy-winning composer Kenneth Fuchs shares with students the lessons he’s learned from industry giants — and from his beloved high school band director.
The last millennium, the next millennium, and outer space
She is not throwing away her shot
Cartoonist, Bill Janocha’s nods to UConn in 2016, 2017, and 2018
Ned Kahn sculpts with nature
Dogs, Kids, and Blind Spots
Making connections through the new UConn 360 podcast
Original art from our country’s leading children’s book illustrator will be housed, and available to researchers, at UConn
On the CNN set with Emmy winner and alum Dan Rousseau
UConn Alum rocks “The Voice”
Listen as the UConn Choirs tour Europe
Alum Michael Bradford’s Highly Unlikely Path to Heading UConn’s Dramatic Arts Department
The English professor and humorist, Gina Barreca discusses writing about those we love, and shares an excerpt from her new book: If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?
In honor of The Benton’s anniversary, we present highlights from favorite visiting exhibitions and examples of pieces added to the permanent collection, one for each year from 1967 to 2016.
For Burns ’02 (SFA), it’s easy being green — as Elphaba in “Wicked.”
What is the longtime WBB head coach reading?
We talk with the “Saturday Night Live” vet who’s one of UConn’s most famous alums.
Think sports tournaments are grueling? Try performing in three different shows playing three different roles on three different stages in one day!
What happens during those 12 days in September?
See and hear our new Steinways and get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Steinway factory.
Producing a film about rumrunner Bill McCoy led these married alums to make and market a Prohibition-style rum that’s the real McCoy.
At CRT, UConn’s dramatic arts students get the chance to act alongside professionals.
Kudos Micki McElya a Pulitzer Finalist Associate History Professor Micki McElya’s book, The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery (Harvard University Press), was named a 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist for General Nonfiction. In its citation, the Pulitzer Prize committee called her work “a luminous investigation of how policies and practices at Arlington National […]
Assistant professor and acclaimed novelist Ellen Litman talks about her childhood in Russia and her life in Connecticut.
Remember This? We All Scream This photo of students processing ice cream at The Creamery predates the opening of the Dairy Bar in 1955, says Sara Putnam, director of communications at the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources. UConn has been processing milk in one way or another since the early 1900s. Recently the […]