The UConn 360 Podcast

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.

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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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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 57: Anatomically Correct Squids

There’s still a lockdown, we’re still recording from four socially distant locations, and we’re still bringing the high heat: this week, Prof. Sarah McAnulty talks to us about adorable squids and the genesis of the Skype-a-Scientist initiative, and we visit Maxine’s History Corner to learn what UConn students were forbidden to do during the 1918-1920 […]

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Episode 56: Coronavirus Exile, Week One

This week, we come to you from four separate Connecticut towns, a circumstance imposed on us by the global coronavirus pandemic. We keep our spirits up with a visit from Prof. Janet Pritchard, a landscape photographer who won a Guggenheim Fellowship for her project on the Connecticut River watershed, and we learn about previous occasions […]

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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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