The UConn 360 Podcast

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.

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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 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 64: The Tide Is In

This week, we talk with alumna Lara Herscovitch ’95 about balancing a career in social work with another career writing and performing music, and we travel to Fort Trumbull to learn how UConn students there got the news out in the 1940s. Transcript TOM BREEN: [00:00:00] Hello everyone and welcome to episode 64 of UConn […]

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Episode 63: The Spirit of ’49

This week, we hear from Coach Geno Auriemma; we meet Louis Goffinet ’17, who launched a huge local charitable effort in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; and we try (and fail) to solve the riddle of the UConn ’49ers. Transcript Tom Breen: [00:00:00] Hello everyone and welcome to episode 63 of UConn 360. That is […]

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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 59: The Graduate

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 […]

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