When alum Steven Were Omamo sees someone planting, he sees hope. The Nobel Peace Prize Committee seems to agree.
A few of UConn’s finest share experiences from the past year.
Gifted mind, steadfast advocate, and caring friend.
Former Husky baller Chris Smith ’92 (BUS), far right, gathered current basketball players to help Foodshare’s Jason Jakubowski ’99 (CLAS), ’01 MPA, center.
No one who knew Jim LaFlamme back in the ’70s would have predicted what he’s doing now.
Sage Phillips ’22 (CLAS) is unearthing more of UConn’s origin story.
Taekwondo master Daniel Andrew Chasse ’85 (SFA) teaches classes designed for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
At age 97, Esther Pahl ’52 MSW is still very much making a difference.
Daniel Hanley ’12 (BUS), ’19 JD and Jackie Filson ’16 (CLAS) lead a growing anti-monopoly movement at the Open Markets Institute in D.C.
“My clients restore my faith in humanity,” says Ellen Messali ’10 JD of her immigration work with New Haven Legal Assistance.
Saving a festival youth program in her hometown of Paraty, Brazil, made Pauline Batista ’16 MA a hero there.
Peter Goggins ’21 (CAHNR) started his company with a school of goldfish and an aquarium purchased at Petco.
Professor Jessica Rubin worked with animal rights groups to pass and implement the groundbreaking 2016 Desmond’s Law.
The matching gift challenge comes with support from longtime donors Phyllis and Gary Gladstein ’66 (CLAS), ’08 (HON).
Mary-Ellen Barrett ’88 JD says her whole career has led her to this battle.
History professor Manisha Sinha, an Indian American who is one of the world’s leading experts on the Civil War and slavery in the U.S., on removing Confederate statues.
Profs weigh in on new ways to teach, meet, age, get creative, and more.
This extraordinary class of seniors (and near-seniors) had already weathered a number of major storms before the pandemic hit.
Ahmed Diakhate ’23 (BUS) created and donated 250 face masks to frontline health care workers.
These Huskies — students, staff, professors, doctors, nurses, and graduates new and old —are finding innovative ways to help us all navigate a global pandemic.
Josh Cohen’05 (BUS) wants to make landfills obsolete.
Anthropology professor Deborah Bolnick analyzes ancient DNA in a state-of-the-art Clean Lab in Storrs where her work is, among other things, helping to shed light on Native American histories.
How alum Autumn (Backman) Sutherland (and her dog Mulligan) built Canton, Connecticut’s Matterhorn Mini Golf.
Michael Smith ’08 MS took his team to the national championship — and won.
She wants women to run.
What’s this Wi-Fi you speak of?
Bongi Magubane ’76 is determined to fix the Connecticut DMV.
Cover Artist Blanche Serban is painting 365 days of Horsebarn Hill.
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.
For the first time, a UConn student is named both a Truman and a Udall scholar.
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.
Despite living in New York City 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.
“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.
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.
Mount Auburn Cemetery is not only the final resting place of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, it is a beautiful public park overseen by a UConn horticulture alum
UConn profs weigh in on obesity, fake news, climate change, and more
David Rosado ’93 (CLAS) ’07 JD is Hartford’s First Latino Police Chief
Hers is a voice for the most vulnerable among us
UConn’s own Truman scholar is dedicated to health care both at UConn and globally
The new Commander of the U.S. Coast Guard
Two new pharmacy grads and their “Cambodian mom”
How Three Professors are Saving Cambodian Refugees — 40 Years After the Genocide
This Newtown, Connecticut, native is committed to preventing gun violence.
Our incredibly talented, altogether brilliant, highly accomplished alums predict the future of absolutely everything everywhere.
This alum never imagined his admiration for law enforcement would lead him to the top spot at the UConn Police Department.
On Campus #OneUConn At convocation, freshmen wore shirts with “#oneuconn” on the front and on the back this Nelson Mandela quote: No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can […]
Peter Morenus is the magazine’s photographer. But that job title doesn’t even begin to cover his secret-weapon status here. He seems to know everyone on campus, and can tell us exactly where anything is and what it will look like before we get there.
For this alum, scrappiness is a state of mind. He can turn everyday garbage into gourmet meals.
Biostatistics professor Tania Huedo-Medina is working with medical professionals in Cuba to better the health prevention strategies in both our countries.
Conventional wisdom be damned — young people are embracing farming. But we’re talking hydroponics, heirloom tomatoes, and small-batch goat cheese.
UConn alumni lent a helping hand to their local communities during a month-long community service project in April called UConn Cares.
James Gagliardi ’05 (CAHNR) has an encyclopaedic mind for all things ecological, a fact quickly apparent on a tour of his gardens — which happen also to be every U.S. citizen’s gardens.
In the wake of the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, Michael Zacchea ‘12 (BUS) eagerly accepted his assignment to build, train, and lead an Iraqi Army.
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