Tag: Faculty Experts

Episode 72: A Building (Almost) Named Nate

This week, we sit down with the UConn School of Law’s John Aloysius Cogan Jr. to learn about this week’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the Affordable Care Act, and we travel back to the mid-1970s to discover an iconic campus building’s original name.

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Episode 71: Where Have All the Glide-O-Rides Gone?

This week, History Prof. Manisha Sinha talks about the significance of the 2020 presidential election within the context of U.S. history, as part of our ongoing Brave Space series; Political Science Prof. Evan Perkoski discusses his study of the role civil society can play in preventing (or worsening) mass violence; and we learn about bygone […]

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Episode 69: Supreme Deliberations

This week marks the start of the Brave Space feature with an interview featuring Kelly Ha, a Master’s of Social Work student who tells us about her experiences as an Asian American and with the #IAmNotAVirus campaign. We also sit down with Prof. David Yalof to discuss the future of the U.S. Supreme Court, and […]

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Episode 67: Here Comes the Story of the Hurricane

This week, we talk with Professor Caitlin Lombardi about how low family income can adversely affect the development of children’s math skills, and we learn how the Hurricane of 1938 left an indelible mark on campus, but couldn’t stop the first day of classes.

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Episode 65: The Great Grade-Change Caper

This week, Prof. Rachael Gabriel, director of the Neag School of Education’s Reading and Language Arts Center, tells us about some of the initiatives she’s hoping will help students, teachers, and parents stay on top of reading education during the pandemic. Also, we travel back to the early 1960s to learn the details of a […]

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Episode 61: A Nation in Turmoil

With marches and protests in small towns and big cities across the country in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, a black man, by Minneapolis police officers, we convened a panel of UConn faculty members affiliated with the Africana Studies Institute to help us understand the events unfolding across the nation and the […]

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Episode 60: Awopbopaloobop AlopbamUConn

In this episode, Prof. Jeffrey Ogbar, Director of the Center for the Study of Popular Music, talks about the art and lasting influence of Little Richard, and we travel back to the 1940s, when a UConn professor was on trial after being accused of anti-American views – although not the ones you may be imagining. […]

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Episode 57: Anatomically Correct Squids

There’s still a lockdown, we’re still recording from four socially distant locations, and we’re still bringing the high heat: this week, Prof. Sarah McAnulty talks to us about adorable squids and the genesis of the Skype-a-Scientist initiative, and we visit Maxine’s History Corner to learn what UConn students were forbidden to do during the 1918-1920 […]

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Episode 56: Coronavirus Exile, Week One

This week, we come to you from four separate Connecticut towns, a circumstance imposed on us by the global coronavirus pandemic. We keep our spirits up with a visit from Prof. Janet Pritchard, a landscape photographer who won a Guggenheim Fellowship for her project on the Connecticut River watershed, and we learn about previous occasions […]

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Episode 55: The Great Storrs Air Raid

This week, Prof. Lucy Gilson stops by to talk about why business and research are a natural fit; we learn about how the Guerrilla Girls changed the art world for the better; and we look back on a very patriotic series of fires on the Storrs campus. Transcript Tom Breen: [00:00:00] Hello everyone, and welcome […]

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