The UConn 360 Podcast

Episode 95: Master of Puppets

John Bell is an associate professor in the Department of Dramatic Arts, the director of the Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry, and one of the most fun guests we’ve ever had. He stopped by to tell us about the astonishing diversity of puppeteering traditions, the everyday objects that serve as puppets without being thought […]

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Episode 92: Healthy Democracy, Healthy People

This week, we sit down with Tanya Rhodes Smith, director of the Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work in the UConn School of Social Work. She tells us about how social work is inherently political, how social workers can help make positive changes for individuals and society, and how research indicates that higher […]

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Episode 91: Meet the Man Behind those Horsebarn Hill Sunsets

This week, we talk with Milton Levin ’04 Ph.D., Associate Research Professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, about his research work, but also about the thing UConn’s roughly 90,000 Instagram followers will recognize instantly: his breathtaking pictures of campus locations, especially Horsebarn Hill. Professor Levin tells us how he got interested in […]

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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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