In this episode, UConn Humanities Institute Fellow Siavash Samei ’19 PhD tells us about his work on archaeological digs in what used to be Mesopotamia, and what they tell us about industry in the Bronze Age; we learn about a UConn class so popular students deliberately flunked so they could take it again; and we […]
This week, we bid a bittersweet farewell to ace student worker Maxine Philavong, who received her bachelor’s degree on May 9. We also talk with Humanities Institute Fellow Nu-Ahn Tran, an associate professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, who tells us about her work with archival material that sheds new light […]
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 […]
This week, Political Science Professor David Yalof gives us some insights into the history of impeachment in Washington, D.C.; Astronomy Professor Jonathan Trump tells us some awe-inspiring facts about black holes; and we relive the night when North Campus was convulsed by panic over rumors of sinister clown-related activity.
This week, we meet UConn 360 student worker Maxine Philavong ’20 (CLAS); we learn about the UConn Gaming Club from Ryan Marsh ’20 (ENG); PhD candidate Rebecca Rowe discusses her research on the ways in which characters in animated films and television shows can affect girls’ ideas about body image; and we try, unsuccessfully, to […]
This week, Prof. Andrea Voyer explains what Emily Post’s collected advice can tell us about American society; Prof. Beth Taylor tells us why just five minutes of exercise a day can be a difference-maker for our health; and we travel back to 1919 to figure out why students were lining up in Hawley Armory to […]
This week, Karen McDermott, who recently completed her doctoral dissertation, drops by to tell us about her research into whether trash talk can really affect the outcome of an athletic competition; Emeritus Prof. Nicholas Bellantoni reflects on his career as Connecticut’s answer to Indiana Jones; and we learn about a campus event from 1972 that […]
It’s almost Father’s Day, and Prof. Kari Adamsons, an expert on fatherhood, gives us some perspective on how family roles are changing; visiting scholar Katherine Jewell talks to us about the growth and development of college radio; and we learn why there’s an asterisk on the list of UConn presidents.
This week, we meet superstar student Wanjiku (Wawa) Gatheru ’20 (CAHNR); learn about Prof. Ryan Watson’s survey research focusing on LGBTQ adolescents; thank our lucky stars that commencement ceremonies have drastically changed since the 1890s; and salute a master in our midst.