This week, we speak with School of Fine Arts faculty members Cora Lynn Deibler and Earl MacDonald about the new collaborative work of animation “By Our Love”; student Tomaso Scotti tells us about what it’s like to host the My First Year Story podcast; and we learn about a bygone student tradition that is probably […]
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This week, we talk with Prof. Sharde Davis and Mason Holland ’23 (CLAS) about UConn’s newly-launched course on anti-Black racism; John Bell, director of the Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry drops by to talk about engineering and puppetry; and we learn about how the University prepared for nuclear attack at the dawn of the […]
Big East basketball is back! We hear from a variety of voices about the significance of UConn’s return to the conference where we became a national powerhouse; we talk to Avinoam Patt, Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies and Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, about the critical […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]