The UConn 360 Podcast

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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Episode 54: Keep On Truckin’

This week, we learn about a student’s innovative approach to promoting composting at UConn; we get a glimpse inside an exhibit devoted to the work of underground comics legend R. Crumb; and we quiz each other about UConn urban legends.   Transcript Tom Breen: [00:00:00] Hi everybody welcome to episode 54 of UConn 360. That’s […]

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Episode 53: Radio Free UConn

This week, we meet the UConn Woodsmen, one of the most distinctive and interesting student clubs on campus; we learn from Prof. Christopher Vials why a new anthology about the history of anti-fascism is so timely; and we ponder the call letters for UConn’s very first radio station and consider the career of its founder, […]

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Episode 52: The Future of Our Brains

This week, UConn philosopher Susan Schneider tells us about some of the possible benefits (and some of the potentially terrifying downsides) to artificial intelligence; Daniel Burkey, associate dean in the School of Engineering, explains how the school became a nationally-lauded model of student diversity; and we learn about two incidents in 1960 that involved flags […]

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Episode 51: Benedict Arnold, Before He Was Lousy

This week, we get the lowdown on UConn’s participation in Connecticut’s first-ever ice hockey festival; we hear about ways students can stay healthy on campus; and we travel to the town of Ridgefield to learn about the significance of a Revolutionary War-related discovery. Transcript [00:00:00] Tom Breen: Hello everyone and welcome to episode 51 of […]

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Episode 50: We’ve Reached the Boiling Point

This week, Tom is MIA; Julie catches up with the ever-popular Regina Barreca, renowned humorist and Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of English Literature; and Ken takes us inside the Boiling Point competition, part of UConn’s annual Culinary Olympics, scheduled this year for Tuesday, January 14. Transcript EPISODE 50 Julie Bartucca: Happy new year and […]

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