Faculty speak on religious fervor, algae as the new kale, white Christian nationalism, why they call it weed, and more.
“I love the hunt,” says Rosemary Sullivan ’69 MA, a queen of compelling biography. Her latest tome tackles one of World War II’s most persistent and villainous mysteries.
“I’m with the band” doesn’t just work for groupies and roadies — it gets you past the bouncer if you’re the band’s lawyer, too.
For Karen Dahl ’99 (CLAS), lead architect of the Biden administration’s ambitious Public Health AmeriCorps job-training initiative, the path to a presidential appointment began with a chance encounter.
Revisiting Sisters Augusta and Telchilde — still plying their doctorates raising Belted Galloways and making Gouda cheese.
It’s no surprise that Courtney Luker ’22 (ENG) enjoyed Playmobil when she was a kid. Lots of children do. But not too many mention their devotion to this iconic, people-centric, role-playing, let’s-build-something-fun collection on their college applications. She did.
A triple alum and double professor Stephen Slota ’07 (CLAS), ’08 MA, ’14 Ph.D. specializes in educational game development and says his voracious childhood reading of science fiction and comics molded him into “the kind of adult who proudly displays Legos as art.”
Students who take “Close Relationships” learn the reasons why some relationships work out and others don’t. After taking the class we still might not always do the right thing. But at least we’ll know what went wrong.
Adrienne Bruce is putting her pastime to the test this semester at Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea, on a Gilman Scholarship for undergraduate studies abroad from the U.S. State Department.
Former UConn President and current political science professor Susan Herbst’s latest book asks why public opinion pollsters seem to get so much so wrong these days.
“To me, American Girl dolls have always been about the historical backstory, not just the doll.”
Caesar Valentin ’20 (CLAS) can say he opened for President Barack Obama.
Mason ’72 Ph.D., ’02 H says she thought often about UConn while writing her latest novel, “Dear Ann.”
Malachi Bridges ’21 (CLAS) wants the dream of home ownership to be a lot more equitable.
As CEO of the Dollywood Foundation, Dotson has helped legend Dolly Parton realize and expand her vision of improving childhood literacy.
For Richie Mutts ’06 (CLAS) the impulse to do good is as irresistible as an infectious melody.
The secret to happiness is revealed in the good works of these very good Huskies.
Multiple Neag School degree holder Miguel Cardona is the second UConn alum to hold a Cabinet-level position in the White House.
English professor Gina Barreca, dubbed the “feminist humor maven” by Ms. Magazine has kept us laughing through 10 books from “I Used to Be Snow White But I Drifted” to “If You Lean In, Will Men just Look Down Your Blouse?” Her latest, though, invites others to the party.
The photographer and National Geographic contributor shares with us some of the hard-won wisdom he imparts to UConn’s lucky journalism students.
Lesedi Graveline ’17 (CLAS) says it was her UConn education that fostered her affinity for social justice.
Doreen Simons has one rule: No talking. Ever.
“Every single light bulb in my heart and soul went off,” says Lara Herscovitch ’95 MSW. “It wasn’t even a choice. I knew I had to do this.”
How communications professor Shardé Davis’ tweets turned into a movement for Black people in academia.
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.
What’s keeping us out of self-driving cars? Hint: The answer has nothing to do with technology.
Senior staff editor for The New York Times opinion section Alexandra March ’10 (CLAS) penned her first opinion piece for the paper about being pregnant in a pandemic.
Professor of public policy Thomas Craemer realized that the typical calculations concerning slavery reparations in this country simply did not add up. So he did some new math.
Mike Chase ’11 JD, author of the wildly popular @CrimeADay Twitter account, treats UConn Nation to exclusive diabolical drawings and criminally funny ruminatings.
Bryan Stevenson, the civil rights lawyer and author of “Just Mercy,” was on campus to receive the Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights.
Why fake news catches fire and spreads so quickly on social media.
A look at some of the 65-plus books published last year by faculty and students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Myron Minn-Thu-Aye wonders if math can fix gerrymandering
Joukhadar’s The Map of Salt and Stars is being compared to The Kite Runner
Richard Robinson ’79 (CLAS) is the Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice
This politics professor teaches crime and justice by giving students the opportunity to see how law works in real life
UConn’s own Truman scholar is dedicated to health care both at UConn and globally
The spokesperson for the House Majority Leader says that dealing with the press corps is “her favorite thing”
Manisha Sinha’s history lessons tell the truth about slavery in the United States
This past summer, for the first time in more than 50 years, Japanese citizens poured onto the streets in regular protest. Alexis Dudden takes us there.
Glenn Smith’s belief in community journalism often drives him toward scenes of violence including, recently, the shootings at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston.
Robert M. Thorson is crazy about stone walls. He spent years trying to dig up proof that former University president Homer Babbidge shared that love — and along the way found evidence of UConn’s first recorded student protests.
The long lines for this class are all about the professor, Cathy Schlund-Vials.
Michael Lynch believes we can resuscitate civil public discourse in this country
Imagine traveling for three years and 500 million miles with five strangers, no rest stops, and no chance to get away from one another — and just to keep you on your toes, you could die any minute.
What with tweeting and twerking, guns and gender wars, it’s as if you need a law degree to be a principal these days.
What has Professor Eva Lefkowitz been reading lately?
Story from UConn Today This Just in A Higher Minimum Wage Could Mean a Lower Rate of Child Neglect Peter Morenus Kerri M. Raissian, an assistant professor of public policy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, conducts research focused on child and family policy, with an emphasis on understanding how polices affect fertility, […]
This human development and family studies professor teaches history by exploring its connections to baseball.
A new U.S. citizen, this psychology and business major still has a scholarship in her name in Jamaica.
Story from UConn Today The Whole Truth Are Charter Schools the Second Coming of Enron? In a research paper that’s spurring a national conversation, Preston Green III and co-authors outline the many parallels they see between today’s charter school systems and the early days of the subprime mortgage crisis, when aggressive business practices and unchecked […]
Assistant professor and acclaimed novelist Ellen Litman talks about her childhood in Russia and her life in Connecticut.