The UConn 360 Podcast

Episode 48: Getting Litty With Dan Hurley

This week, men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley stops by to talk about UConn hoops, Madison Square Garden, and growing up in a basketball family; Jane O’Donnell takes us on a tour of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology’s Insect Collection; and we travel back to a time when UConn was a ski destination (sort […]

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Episode 47: Raised on Promises

This week, we meet the two UConn-trained historians behind the popular “American Girls” podcast; learn about crucial research into the causes of child neglect; and discover the identity of the University’s first-ever international student.

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Episode 46: UConn’s Other Basketball Powerhouse

This week, Julie talks with members of the basketball team organized by the UConn chapter of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association about their winning ways; Ken gets us ready for the visit by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine’s visit to the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts; and Tom tells us about the […]

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Episode 45: Our Milkshake Brings All the Ghosts to the Yard

This week, Student Podcast Assistant Extraordinaire Maxine Philavong takes the reigns for a spooktacular Halloween episode. She interviews UConn students about their costume choices, and provides a feature on UConn’s Horror Club. We wrap up this excursion into terror with a rundown of historic Halloweens at UConn, and ponder the mystery of the “milkshake dance.”

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Episode 44: Don’t Send in the Clowns

This week, Political Science Professor David Yalof gives us some insights into the history of impeachment in Washington, D.C.; Astronomy Professor Jonathan Trump tells us some awe-inspiring facts about black holes; and we relive the night when North Campus was convulsed by panic over rumors of sinister clown-related activity.

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Episode 43: How Not to Break the Law

This week, Mike Chase ’11 (LAW) tells us about his runaway success as the author of a book offering pointers on very specific federal crimes; Adjunct Professor Matt DeBacco ’07, ’11 MS, ’14 MS talks about a unique class on the horticulture of cannabis; and Tom gives us some background information on why we shouldn’t […]

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Episode 42: Chuck and Augie and Royal and Otis

This week, we meet UConn 360 student worker Maxine Philavong ’20 (CLAS); we learn about the UConn Gaming Club from Ryan Marsh ’20 (ENG); PhD candidate Rebecca Rowe discusses her research on the ways in which characters in animated films and television shows can affect girls’ ideas about body image; and we try, unsuccessfully, to […]

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Episode 41: The Land of Steady-ish Habits

This week, Tom has gone walkabout, so Julie and Ken step up with a history-heavy episode. Professor Altina Waller stops by to tell us about the continuing fascination of the Hatfield-McCoy feud, while state historian Professor Walter Woodward provides insight on everything from how Connecticut’s past and present line up with each other to what […]

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Episode 40: Our Manners, Our Selves

This week, Prof. Andrea Voyer explains what Emily Post’s collected advice can tell us about American society; Prof. Beth Taylor tells us why just five minutes of exercise a day can be a difference-maker for our health; and we travel back to 1919 to figure out why students were lining up in Hawley Armory to […]

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Episode 39: Dial ‘D’ For ‘Dramaturg’

This week, Prof. Lindsay Cummings tells us what it takes to be the dramaturg for the Connecticut Repertory Theatre; we meet the reporters of tomorrow at a summertime camp held by the UConn Department of Journalism and the Connecticut Health Investigative Team; and we learn about the fall and rise of the UConn Tech Park.

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