The UConn 360 Podcast

Episode 86: Our Puppets, Our Selves

In our last episode before the big summer hiatus, we talk with Prof. Bart Roccoberton Jr. about his work using the puppet arts to build bridges between artists in the US and China; we hear from Sage Phillips ’22 about her activism and scholarship on behalf of her fellow Native American students; and we go […]

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Episode 85: Sympathy for the Hate Man

This week, our colleague Courtney Chandler talks with Dr. Sarita Arteaga, the associate dean for students at the UConn School of Dental Medicine, about the challenge of recruiting a diverse group of future dentists; newly-hired assistant men’s basketball coach Luke Murray talks about what makes a successful recruiter; and we learn the strange saga of […]

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Episode 84: The Show Must Go On

This week, Allison Lombardi, an associate professor in the Department of Education Psychology, tells us about College and Career Readiness for Transition (CCR4T), a five-year measurement study that aims to evaluate high school students’ preparation for their next steps; Stuart Brown, campus director of student services at UConn Waterbury, describes how he’s been helping the […]

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Episode 83: A Long Time Coming

This week, we talk with Ben Shaiken ’10 (CLAS), who was elected to the Mansfield Town Council in 2015 and is now deputy mayor, about his work in the nonprofit world and the challenges faced by elected officials; and we head back to the 1940s to learn how long it takes, once committees get involved, […]

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Episode 82: A Case of U(Conn)

This week, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s album “Blue” with music professor Peter Kaminsky, who has organized a virtual conference at UConn to explore the legacy of the landmark recording; we’re talking with Aswad Thomas ’15 MSW, national director of Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, about how his experience as a […]

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Episode 81: Writing Through Dark Times

This week, Crystal Maldonado ’10 (CLAS) stops by to talk about how bleak times helped inspired her critically-acclaimed YA novel “Fat Chance, Charlie Vega”; we speak with History Professor Alexis Dudden about attempts to discredit the experience of women who were forced into sexual slavery during World War II; and we learn about the brief […]

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Episode 80: The Battle of Horsebarn Hill

This week, we talk with distinguished political commentator Stu Rothenberg ’77 Ph.D. about the latest happenings in a sleepy little town called Washington, D.C.; in the latest installment of our Brave Space series, Political Science Prof. Christine Sylvester interviews Timothy Bussey ’18 Ph.D. about their work in the diversity, equity, inclusion and LGBTQIA+ fields; and […]

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Episode 79: The Trouble With Phubbing

This week, we talk to Ryan Allred ’20 Ph.D. about “phubbing”: the act of being too distracted by your phone to give your full attention to the person right in front of you. We also talk with Professor Nathanael Okpych about his book “Climbing a Broken Ladder,” which provides insight into how children in foster […]

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Episode 78: The Voice of the Huskies

This week, we hear from a voice that’s very familiar to Husky fans – John Tuite, the PA announcer whose booming tones are an inseparable part of the gameday experience. We also talk with Professor Sandra Chafouleas about ways parents can support their kids during the uncertainty and stress of pandemic-era schooling, and we learn […]

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