Aaron Carr started a small housing watchdog nonprofit at age 28. Less than a decade later, that group has filed the largest housing discrimination lawsuit in U.S. history.
Kinesiology alum Yuri Hosokawa ’16 (CAHNR) uses methods she learned at UConn to train the Japan Coast Guard.
When Carol Krusemark ’90 MA heard the words, “You brought me back,” she knew she’d gotten another professional singer back to the stage.
Not long after graduating with a degree in molecular and cell biology, Jason Bennett ’16 (CLAS) took a job with the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.
Aysha Mahmood’s job is, in short, to make kindness cool, a goal as ambitious as it is straightforward
“We’re literally watering our lawns with drinking water in the U.S.”
A few of UConn’s finest share experiences from the past year.
No one who knew Jim LaFlamme back in the ’70s would have predicted what he’s doing now.
Cynthia Zagieboylo ’86 MA spends a lot of time working to keep down the price of prescription drugs.
Poli sci professor Christine Sylvester catches up with former student Timothy Bussey, author of “Freedom to Serve: The Definitive Guide to LGBTQ Military Service.”
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.
Caesar Valentin ’20 (CLAS) can say he opened for President Barack Obama.
Timothy Barnett ’86 (CLAS) is helping the incarcerated get their college degrees.
Malachi Bridges ’21 (CLAS) wants the dream of home ownership to be a lot more equitable.
“I didn’t realize research could be going out and gathering people’s stories,” says singer Brianna Chance ’23 (SFA).
The matching gift challenge comes with support from longtime donors Phyllis and Gary Gladstein ’66 (CLAS), ’08 (HON).
Lesedi Graveline ’17 (CLAS) says it was her UConn education that fostered her affinity for social justice.
Mary-Ellen Barrett ’88 JD says her whole career has led her to this battle.
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.
Ahmed Diakhate ’23 (BUS) created and donated 250 face masks to frontline health care workers.
Josh Cohen’05 (BUS) wants to make landfills obsolete.
Michael Smith ’08 MS took his team to the national championship — and won.
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.
Ned Kahn sculpts with nature
UConn Gives raised a quarter of a million in 36 hours!