This week, we visit a UConn Science Salon where the weighty topic of “fake news” is dissected, talk with Broadway star Terrence Mann about spending the summer at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre, and get to know Homer Babbidge, the man rather than the library. Listen to the full UConn Science Salon, “Elevating the Conversation: How Truth and Respect (Might Just) Conquer Fake News.”
This week, we talk to Political Science Prof. Evan Perkoski about terrorism and cybersecurity, learn how Kristi Kaeppel went from dropping out of high school to pursuing a PhD from the Neag School of Education, and explore some bygone UConn traditions that are probably best left in the past. Visit the “That Wasn’t on the Syllabus” blog, which Kaeppel runs as a graduate assistant for the Graduate Certificate in College Instruction program.
It’s time to commence! This year, something like 9,000 degrees will be awarded by UConn, including roughly 6,000 undergraduate degrees. As the Class of 2018 sets off to take their place among the Huskies Forever of the world, we talk with a group of seniors about what they love about UConn, what they’ll always remember, and how their time here changed them. We also dispense an absurd number of commencement factoids! Pictured here is the class of 1890. Did you know UConn graduates didn’t start wearing caps and gowns until 1907? And! We found video of long-ago grads signing The […]
This week, we travel to Italy and Austria with the UConn Concert Choir, learn life lessons from legendary Professor Emeritus Dick Kochanek, and find out what happened when McCarthyism came to campus in the 1950s. Thanks to Emily Lattanzi for the great photo of Jamie Spillane leading the Concert Choir during a mass in Salzburg, Austria. As promised, here are a few photos of Professor Emeritus Richard “Dick” Kochanek’s artwork:
Join us this week as we talk to Prof. Robert Thorson about his new guide to the Walden of Henry David Thoreau and A Dime Back’s Tyler Wilkinson about what it’s like to cover UConn sports as a fan. We also delve into the history of UConn’s mascot, and solve a decades-old mystery about the correct number of Jonathans. Note: The picture of the good boy accompanying this description is Jonathan IV, who does not factor into the mystery solved in this podcast, but was such a handsome fellow we wanted to put him front and center.
What a show we have for you this week! Join us as we tour the famed Steinway & Sons piano factory to learn how UConn is becoming a “Steinway school,” and what that means for our School of Fine Arts. We also talk to Erika Skoe, assistant professor of speech, language, and hearing sciences, and graduate student Parker Tichko about how and why they started their Neural Symphony project and created a â€œbrain piano.â€ Special thanks to Tichko for letting us use the great demos he composed of the Game of Thrones theme song, Bach’s â€œJesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,â€ […]
In this episode, Julie, Ken, and TomÂ learn from a professor who has found a way to work all his passions into his scholarship, except dogs; hear from a faculty expert on public mourning about the aftermath of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla.; and meet perhaps the most versatile candidate in the history of student government at UConn. Hit that play button and call your Uncle Barry, this one’s going to be good!
Welcome to the first-ever episode of UConn 360! In this installment, your hosts Julie, Ken, and Tom introduce themselves and explain what on earth they hope to accomplish with this undertaking. But there’s more! Also in this episode, there is an interview with Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s Matthew Pugliese, WHUS General Manager Kailey Townsend, and a look at why penmanship instructor Ernest D. Proudman was the wrong faculty member to mess with. We hope you’ll find this fun, informative, and worryingly habit-forming!