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 of).
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.
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 time UConn bought 13,000 ice cream bars to help stop an epidemic.
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.”
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.
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 go looking for ghosts in a specific part of campus.
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 determine which Storrs brother deserves the most credit for UConn.
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 our state’s residents should be called (Connecticuters? Connecticans? Connecticuties?).
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 have someone look at their noses.
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.