The UConn 360 Podcast

Episode 105: Neurodivergency and the Changing American Workplace

“Neurodiversity” has become a familiar term across American society, but mere awareness of autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, and other neurological differences doesn’t mean much for the people who live with these – especially when it comes to finding work. Studies differ on exact numbers, but the unemployment rate among neurodivergent people (a more […]

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Episode 104: Making Sure UConn is Picture-Perfect

If you’ve ever looked at a copy of UConn Magazine, visited the UConn Today website, or received any UConn-related material in the mail, you’ve probably seen the work of Peter Morenus. University photographer for nearly three decades, Morenus has photographed everyone from first-year students on their first day moving in to U.S. presidents. Here, he […]

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Episode 103: First Year Programs and the Limo Code

In this episode, we sit down (finally in our real studio!) with Leo Lachut ’89, Director of Academic Support and Assistant Director of First Year Programs and Learning Communities. A first-generation college student himself, Leo talks about how, while student needs have remained roughly the same since his undergraduate days, the resources to help them […]

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Episode 101: The ‘Black Superwoman’ Dilemma

In this episode, Dr. Loneke Blackman Carr discusses the multiple caregiver role experienced by many Black women. She describes this as “The Black Superwoman Phenomenon,” which essentially means they keep their families and communities afloat, but to the detriment of their own health.  Her research is the first study to examne this role specifically in […]

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Episode 100: A Star-Studded Extravaganza

It’s been a little over four years since UConn 360’s humble origins in a conference room on North Eagleville Road, and now we have 100 episodes under our award-winning belts. Join us for a star-studded celebration that includes such beloved characters from the UConn 360 Cinematic Universe as co-founder Ken Best, who tells us about […]

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Episode 99: What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet?

Many people probably think they know exactly what’s in the dietary supplements and even prescription medications they take. Many people are WRONG. Professor C. Michael White, head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, drops by to tell us about flaws in the FDA oversight process when it comes to medications, counterfeit drugs, and how dietary […]

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Episode 98: Park Week

Hartford native Frederick Law Olmsted is famous for his work in designing Central Park, but he was also a driving force behind human-shaped landscapes from Niagara Falls State Park to Smith College to the Institute of Living. Sohyun Park, assistant professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture in the College of Agriculture, […]

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Episode 96: Schoolhouse Showdown

Preston Green is a professor of educational leadership and law at the University of Connecticut and the John and Maria Neag Professor of Urban Education at the Neag School of Education. He’s a nationally recognized expert on school choice, charter schools, and the complex legal landscape of American public education. He’s also a great follow […]

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