Tag: On Campus

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 70: Finding the Blues

This week, we track down a documentary about American blues legends that had long been thought lost, and learn why Spring Break was once looked forward to as a time when students could finally take off their hats.

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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 68: Broadcasting Diverse Voices in Sports

This week, Adam Giardino ’11 (CLAS) tells us how he’s making sports broadcasting more welcoming and inclusive for diverse voices with the Black Play-by-Play Broadcaster Grant and Scholarship Fund; we meet Tyler Silverio ’21 (CLAS), the new UConn 360 student worker; and Tom canters through history with a look at UConn’s horses. Transcript Tom Breen: […]

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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 66: Symbol of Might to the Foe

This week, we sit down with UConn sports expert Mike Enright to recount some of the most memorable moments in Husky history; we also discover the prehistory of Downtown Storrs is longer than we would have guessed, and talk about which residence hall might have made a good hotel.

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Episode 58: Gamers, Graduates, ‘Husky Farm Girls’

This week, we check in with students who are building a Minecraft-style graduation for UConn seniors, and learn about life on campus in 1905 from the perspective of an original women’s basketball team member. Transcript Tom Breen: [00:00:00] Hello everyone and welcome to episode 58 of UConn 360, that’s the only podcast in the world […]

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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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Episode 54: Keep On Truckin’

This week, we learn about a student’s innovative approach to promoting composting at UConn; we get a glimpse inside an exhibit devoted to the work of underground comics legend R. Crumb; and we quiz each other about UConn urban legends.   Transcript Tom Breen: [00:00:00] Hi everybody welcome to episode 54 of UConn 360. That’s […]

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Episode 53: Radio Free UConn

This week, we meet the UConn Woodsmen, one of the most distinctive and interesting student clubs on campus; we learn from Prof. Christopher Vials why a new anthology about the history of anti-fascism is so timely; and we ponder the call letters for UConn’s very first radio station and consider the career of its founder, […]

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