With its golden-domed cupola, the Wilbur Cross building is the iconic University facility. All the services students need - including financial aid, housing, and the registrar - can be found in this former library, one of 47 original UConn buildings listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
The picturesque rolling peaks of Horsebarn Hill are the centerpiece of UConn's founding department, the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. You can't beat the view, and the nearby floriculture greenhouses, animal barns, and famed Dairy Bar are worth a visit.
Collections of original source materials for research, primarily in the humanities and social sciences, comprise the foundation upon which the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center is built. It is home to the University Libraries Archives and Special Collections, the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, and the Human Rights Institute.
The Student Union is one of the hubs of student activity on campus. Grab a bite to eat at the food court, Chuck & Augie's restaurant, or The Blue Cow ice cream shop. Take in a flick or performance at the SU Theater. Hit the books in a study lounge, or play games in the game room. UConn's cultural centers and some of our 600+ student clubs and organizations are based here, too.
UConn’s new state-of-the-art fMRI scanner allows researchers to visualize the brain carrying out language and other cognitive tasks in real time. The scanner marks an important milestone in UConn’s continuing rise to prominence in the cognitive and brain sciences. Read more.
Searching for new drugs.
UConn researchers are studying bacteria living inside the Hawaiian bobtail squid in the search for new drugs to fight pathogens in humans. Read more.
Predicting the impact.
UConn ecology and evolutionary biology professor Mark Urban has crunched the numbers, and the results are clear: For every degree that global temperatures rise, more species will become extinct. Read more.
Creativity lacking in college admissions.
UConn educational psychology professor James C. Kaufman says capturing creativity in college admissions tests would increase diversity and better prepare students to be innovators in a changing society. Read more.