The UConn 360 Podcast

Episode 90: Celebrating 50 Years of PRLACC

This week, we welcome Fany Hannon, Director of the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center, which is celebrating its golden anniversary this year. Fany talks about how the Center emerged from the civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s, what it’s been like trying to keep a student-oriented organization running during a global pandemic, and […]

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Episode 88: Behind the Scenes of UConn Movie Magic

Every year, UConn sends out a video celebrating the arrival of the holiday season – creative, funny, moving, and surprising, these videos are produced by the talented team at University Communications. On this week’s episode, we interview videographer Angelina Reyes, the producer of the 2021 holiday video, to learn about what goes into turning a […]

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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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