Frank Figliuzzi ’87 JD, host of the podcast “The Bureau with Frank Figliuzzi,” MSNBC analyst, and author of “The FBI Way,” maintains a “fidelity, bravery, integrity” mission despite retirement.
“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.
How a chance discovery at a quirky coffee shop turned up one of Connecticut’s most significant archaeological sites.
Chanelle Howell ’14 (CLAS) wanted her very presence on Season 42 of the long-running reality competition show to make a difference. It did.
From spitballs to spin rates, these two alums have stayed with every curve thrown at them in a combined four decades of umpiring Major League Baseball.
For reporting on terrorism, extremism, and atrocities against women in her country, Marvi Sirmed found herself under the most serious of death threats. The Pakistani journalist found the freedom to live — and to work and teach — at UConn.
A walk with history professor Frank Costigliola, a gentleman farmer and a scholar, who imparts wisdom on everything from powerful presidents to powerful speed naps.
Talitha Washington ’98 MS, ’01 Ph.D. is turning tables on the data science that has worked against Black and Brown people — by creating science and math pathways for students of color.
In which the separate worlds of a sci-fi novelist and a history professor collide.
The story begins in McConaughy Hall, aka The Jungle, back in 1986. It is still developing.
An alum and Guggenheim Fellow whose art is about nature, adventure — and sneakers.
The more extraordinary the challenge, the more likely UConn Distinguished Alumnus Scott Cowen will be asked to help.
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.
Neag School of Education professor and former Major League Baseball star Doug Glanville has no right to be this good at this many things.
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.
When alum Steven Were Omamo sees someone planting, he sees hope. The Nobel Peace Prize Committee seems to agree.
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.
Growing up in Jamaica, Rohan Freeman could not have envisioned himself as an engineer, re-creating the Hartford landscape. And he certainly could not have seen himself as the first Black American to climb the Seven Summits.
After nine months of Covid-19 quarantine and endless online meetings, Fumiko Hoeft has webinars on the brain.
A master of multiple fields, Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, holds UConn’s highest academic title: University Professor.
Have you been wanting to try a meditation practice but just haven’t known where to start? Greg Sazima ’90 MD might just be the guru for you.
“They have popped like crazy,” says literature professor Pam Bedore of the apocalyptic and dystopian books that are one of her specialties.
Sommer and her colleagues are using their teaching skills in the war against Covid-19 by bringing virtual arts to students.
“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.
As CEO of the Dollywood Foundation, Dotson has helped legend Dolly Parton realize and expand her vision of improving childhood literacy.
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.
“Sustainability is arguably the biggest challenge we face in the 21st century,” says Michael Willig.
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.
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.
What’s keeping us out of self-driving cars? Hint: The answer has nothing to do with technology.
Their admissions essays — submitted shortly before “Covid” and “pandemic” became part of our daily lexicon — reveal dreams undaunted.
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.
These Huskies — students, staff, professors, doctors, nurses, and graduates new and old —are finding innovative ways to help us all navigate a global pandemic.
“We did all of this without rocket science,” says Richard Piacentini ’84 MS, of turning Phipps Conservatory into a model of green building. “It was all done with off-the-shelf technology. That’s what we need to show people, that it’s possible to do this.”
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.
“The intellectual rigor at UConn, in the political science program, really prepared me for everything from the Supreme Court to the White House to building up one of the largest counterterror coalitions in the world,” says Brett McGurk ’96 (CLAS).
Thirty-five years ago Geno Auriemma and Chris Dailey ’99 MA created a legacy of UConn players who continue to make an unmatched impact not just on the world of basketball but on the world at large.
Bongi Magubane ’76 is determined to fix the Connecticut DMV.
If you build it, they will come. If you build it according to their specifications, they will come in droves.
The Lilliputian Landscapes of Judy (Hall) Robinson-Cox ’71 (SFA) shine a spotlight on small.
Why fake news catches fire and spreads so quickly on social media.
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.
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.
This August, Thomas Katsouleas takes the helm as UConn’s 16th president.
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.
Grammy-winning composer Kenneth Fuchs shares with students the lessons he’s learned from industry giants — and from his beloved high school band director.
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.
As we prepare to say goodbye in July to UConn’s first female president, we take a look at her rich legacy
Small, urban, and ambitious, UConn Stamford keeps its head in the liberal arts but both feet in the job market. Meet six Stamford students doing the same
Photos and info on every one of the 650 student clubs and organizations at UConn. Just kidding — we highlight a dozen
Tracy Rittenhouse, associate professor of natural resources and the environment, knows just how many bears and bobcats could be lurking in your Connecticut backyard
Ringside, cageside, in the bullpen, and on the field, Dr. Anthony Alessi is on a mission to save as many human brains as possible
Meet 20 entrepreneurial alums and students so young and successful it will make your teeth hurt
How to win your NFL pool, thwart a terrorist, maximize your delivery routes and find the perfect kidney match
“My expectations are higher than those of the most delusional fan,” says men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley
Elementary schools are associate professor Lindsay DiStefano’s Battleground. “Move” is her rally cry!
Manisha Sinha’s history lessons tell the truth about slavery in the United States
Alum Michael Bradford’s Highly Unlikely Path to Heading UConn’s Dramatic Arts Department
How Three Professors are Saving Cambodian Refugees — 40 Years After the Genocide
Test Your Storrs Savvy: What and Where are These 27 Treasures and Oddities
The Many Benefits of Bringing it to This UConn Testing Facility Instead
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.
If You Can Understand Pizza and Poker You Can Understand Bitcoin — and Why You Should
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.
Whether it’s to gain some control or out of simple superstition, athletes will do interesting things for a little extra luck, and UConn Huskies are no exception.
UConn Communications professors made waves with a study measuring how users of dating sites evaluate trustworthiness from potential dates’ photos.
Around the globe, on every continent, UConn professors are working to prevent species extinction in the face of escalating climate change.
Taking on new responsibilities that require on-the-job learning can push young managers out of their comfort zones, which is when an individual’s EQ comes into play, says Yuntao Dong, assistant professor of management in the School of Business.
The UConn women’s basketball team made more than a little history this spring with their 82–51 win over Syracuse in the NCAA National Championship game.
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?
Cyberattacks come in all shapes and sizes and expert say it’s just a matter of time before they pose real threats to each of us. Fortunately, this crack team of cybersecurity specialists is working to protect our information.
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.
Chamberlain invites children with Angelman syndrome and their families into her lab to meet the students working with her to research the single-gene disorder. It is a surprisingly happy day.
Deaf children are just as intellectually capable as hearing children— but if they do not have early access to language and communication, that intellectual capacity can quickly erode.
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.
UConn researchers are teaching robots to think like humans. Is that a good idea?
Pulitzer Prize–winning journalism professor Mike Stanton teaches tried-and-true “shoe leather” investigative journalism. He hopes students will turn his skill set into new-medium magic.
What those Swing Journals by Mirror Lake are all about — from professions of love to the eating habits of those ubiquitous ducks.
What happens during those 12 days in September?
Our incredibly talented, altogether brilliant, highly accomplished alums predict the future of absolutely everything everywhere.
See and hear our new Steinways and get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Steinway factory.
Three Decades ago he played for Coach Calhoun. Today Greg Economou ’88 (CLAS) is a major Hollywood player. Many of the same principles apply.
New Research Proves That Some Kids “Grow Out” of Their Autism Symptoms Scientists at UConn are using a high-tech fMRI system to figure out how — and why. By Elaina HancockPhotographs By Peter Morenus Inge-Marie Eigsti, associate professor of psychology, with the fMRI — functional magnetic resonance imaging — system. New Research Proves That Some […]
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.
Producing a film about rumrunner Bill McCoy led these married alums to make and market a Prohibition-style rum that’s the real McCoy.
With just a little knowledge and some very basic equipment, most sudden deaths in young athletes can be prevented. “How you respond in the first 10 minutes of a catastrophic incident is often the difference between life and death,” says Casa.
Biostatistics professor Tania Huedo-Medina is working with medical professionals in Cuba to better the health prevention strategies in both our countries.
This education professor is on a mission to help black men graduate — and succeed.
Ornithology professor Margaret Rubega told us “birds are everywhere.” Then she proved it.
How one UConn graduate student connected thousands of scientists and school kids.
Restoring the grand Hartford Times building is just the beginning of what having UConn in downtown Hartford will do for the city.
Conventional wisdom be damned — young people are embracing farming. But we’re talking hydroponics, heirloom tomatoes, and small-batch goat cheese.