New Swing Tree Garden

Swan Lake’s new Swing Tree Garden is a tribute to the beloved Mirror Lake Swing Tree which, in failing health at age 70, was felled in 2019.

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MCB-2612: Microbe Hunters

Life teems unseen in both the soil and the sea, waging an endless, hidden biochemical war. Students who take Patricia Rossi and Spencer Nyholm’s “Microbe Hunters” class, however, can witness it firsthand.


Engineering to Offer Robotics Major

Next fall, prospective and existing UConn students will be able to declare majors in robotics engineering and UConn will become only the second research-intensive university in the U.S. to offer the specific major.

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The Best

As he looks ahead to retirement, UConn Magazine’s former editor Ken Best looks back on some memorable stories and interviews.

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Your Turn

We want to hear from you — good, bad, just not ugly. Please share thoughts, insights, discrepancies, recollections — and how’s your Tom’s Trivia win-loss percentage coming?

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Finally!

They had waited long enough. UConn’s classes of 2020 and 2021 gathered in person at The Rent for five days in May to celebrate endings and beginnings — together.

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In the Media

Our professors weigh in on the Capitol riots, vaccines, telescopes, football — real and fantasy, and more.

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Educated

Timothy Barnett ’86 (CLAS) is helping the incarcerated get their college degrees.

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Letters

Your feedback on the summer issue included a number of letters on the topic of slavery reparations.

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In the Media

Our professors and president weigh in on everything from the mental health of students to battling systemic racism to why you should breathe through your nose.

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3 Books with Yiming Qian

The finance professor says she likes to read about people and stories related to her field because it puts a face to the things she is teaching in the classroom.

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They’re Back!

In August about 5,800 students moved into residence halls at Storrs and Stamford, to blithely juggle Covid-19 testing and quarantining along with online and in-person classes.


Who is the Class of 2024?

Their admissions essays — submitted shortly before “Covid” and “pandemic” became part of our daily lexicon — reveal dreams undaunted.

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Summer Smoothies

Green, berry, peanut butter? Home recipes for these whole-food smoothies that will be served at the Student Rec Center.

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Just Listen

When we started working on this issue, magazine production was business as usual, and the world felt somewhat normal. Of course, it wasn’t.

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Light Years Away

Each semester Stephen Stifano asks his COMM 1000 students to encapsulate their UConn experience in a photo worth, well, you know.

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In the Media

UConn professors weigh in on gender reveal parties, toddler milk, disappearing birds, and more.

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In the Media

UConn professors weigh in on marijuana munchies, shark-eating fish, the wonder of walnuts, and more.

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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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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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Welcome President Katsouleas

Thomas C. Katsouleas, a leading plasma scientist and engineer with deep academic roots in teaching and research will become the 16th president of the University of Connecticut on Aug. 1, 2019

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Tom’s Trivia

Challenge yourself to Tom’s Trivia! See if you know as much as King of UConn Trivia Tom Breen ’00 (CLAS). Scroll to the bottom to reveal the answers. A popular campus social occasion, through the 1960s, was a day in the fall semester when residence halls competed in events ranging from sack races to costume […]

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