This week, Karen McDermott, who recently completed her doctoral dissertation, drops by to tell us about her research into whether trash talk can really affect the outcome of an athletic competition; Emeritus Prof. Nicholas Bellantoni reflects on his career as Connecticut’s answer to Indiana Jones; and we learn about a campus event from 1972 that was canceled at the last minute, almost certainly for the best.
This week, Prof. Arnold Dashefsky tells us what goes into the making of the American Jewish Year Book, which first began publishing in the 19th century; no less a personage than Jonathan XIV drops by the studio to demonstrate why he’s UConn’s favorite pooch; and, with news of conference realignment in the air, we travel back to 1979, when no one even knew what the nascent Big East would be called.
This week, UConn engineering students get Hartford’s iconic Keney Memorial Clock Tower chiming once again; Prof. Bart Roccoberton Jr. reflects on his work with UConn’s world-famous puppetry program; and the gang tries to solve a mystery regarding the identity of the first woman to attend classes at the university.
It’s almost Father’s Day, and Prof. Kari Adamsons, an expert on fatherhood, gives us some perspective on how family roles are changing; visiting scholar Katherine Jewell talks to us about the growth and development of college radio; and we learn why there’s an asterisk on the list of UConn presidents.
This week, Terrence Mann and Matthew Pugliese drop by to talk about jukebox musicals and the Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s summer season; friend of the podcast Graham Stinnett interviews some of his fellow archivists about the treasures held by UConn’s Dodd Center; and we learn about the most serious ice cream crisis in university history.
This week, we meet superstar student Wanjiku (Wawa) Gatheru ’20 (CAHNR); learn about Prof. Ryan Watson’s survey research focusing on LGBTQ adolescents; thank our lucky stars that commencement ceremonies have drastically changed since the 1890s; and salute a master in our midst.
This week, Prof. John Redden talks about breaking down the invisible barriers between faculty and students; Prof. Fiona Vernal tells us about the long (and ongoing) struggle for affordable housing in the Hartford region; and we journey back to the 1890s to survey life at Storrs for the first women to attend classes at the institution that would become UConn.
This week we get musical, with student Jesus Cortes-Sanchez, who tells us about being a DREAMer and playing clarinet on a Grammy-winning album; with Prof. Robert Stephens, who talks about social protest in the music of the Gullah people of the southeastern U.S.; and with a Daily Campus editor who had to face the music in 1960 for editing an issue of the paper deemed “obscene.”
This week, we talk about the trial of war criminal Ratko Mladic with Gladstein Visiting Professor of Human Rights Predrag Dojcinovic; Julie takes us inside a class at UConn Hartford where students are learning to be mindful; and Student Alumni Association President Bryan Kirby drops by to give us all the dirt on the annual spring tradition of Oozeball. View a closed captioned video of Episode 30: Getting Muddy With the Wizard of Ooze.
This week, UConn football great Dan Orlovsky talks social media and UConn memories,Â History professor and Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellow at UConn’s Humanities Institute Kate Grandjean regales us with the tale of notorious British loyalist serial killersÂ Micajah and Wiley Harpe, and Tom’s History Corner gets personal with perhaps the worst building occupation in UConn history (with the best results).