Our Moment (June-July 2012)

Bioscience Connecticut Groundbreaking

2012-06-enews-bioscience.jpgUConn Health Center supporters gathered on June 11 for a groundbreaking ceremony led by Governor Dannel Malloy and UConn President Susan Herbst. The $864 million Bioscience Connecticut initiative is designed to revitalize the Health Center and spur Connecticut's economy.
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CLAS Endowment Takes Shape

2012-06-enews-clas.jpgTwo alumni have made gifts—one a bequest, one an outright gift—to establish a new endowed fund for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a strategic priority for the college.
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Honoring UConn's Longtime Donors

2012-02-enews-campaign.jpgUConn is grateful to its dedicated donors who contribute repeatedly. Private giving helps support scholarships for deserving students, endowments for prestigious faculty members, and enrichment activities that broaden and enhance the academic experience.
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The Need for Scholarships

2012-06-enews-scholarships2.jpgFor UConn to remain among the top public universities, it must attract high-caliber students, and for those students, scholarship support is often the determining factor in choosing a school.
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Calhoun Spends Summer Supporting UCHC

2012-06-enews-calhoun.jpgHall of Fame Coach Jim Calhoun channels the same boundless energy and leadership it takes to win trophies into philanthropy. Every summer, he trades the coaching bench to raise money and awareness for two causes close to his heart: cardiology and cancer.
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Raising the Profile of Human Rights

2012-06-enews-wilson.jpgWith a distinctly British demeanor from his schooling at the London School of Economics and years teaching at the universities of Sussex and Essex in the United Kingdom, Wilson has raised the profile of human rights at UConn.
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Tee Off for Cancer Research

2012-06-enews-cancergolf.jpgThe 2012 UConn Cancer Research Golf Tournament is in its thirty-fifth year. Get ready to tee off to fight cancer on Monday, August 6 at the Tumble Brook Country Club in Bloomfield.
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1980s
UConn Faculty Help Steer Life

2012-06-enews-steblea.jpgIt's probably fair to say that most people who are working on their doctorate in Irish Literature like Ron Steblea '88 '90 don't end up helping to bring Perfect Meatloaf™ or the Snuggie™ to the public's attention.
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Love of Nature Drives Donor

2012-06-enews-jepson.jpgAgriculture and nature have been central to the personal and professional life of Patricia Jepson '78 '81 '06 from an early age.
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Shaping the Future of Superconductors

2012-06-enews-motowidlo.jpgSome of the most exciting work in science today—supercolliders, or new imaging tools, for example—depend on groundbreaking advances in superconducting metal. Leszek “Lesh” Motowidlo, PhD ’76 ’81 has made this his life’s passion for more than three decades.
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A Life Seeking Out Potential

2012-06-enews-adib.jpgHamid R. Adib, PE '84 '95 '99 frequently uses the word 'potential' to describe UConn and his experience there.
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1970s
Supporting Band Leaders

2012-06-enews-carlson.jpgDavid Carlson '75 and his family are supporting student leaders in the UConn Marching Band with a gift because of the experience of his daughter, Heather '10.
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Support for Music Helps the Show Go On

2012-06-enews-eaton.jpgMoved by their son's passion for classical music and singing, Charles Eaton II '76  '79 and Lisa Eaton '79 endowed a fund to support UConn's opera program.
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A Life Interwoven with UConn

2012-06-enews-hill.jpgWhen he stepped foot on the Fort Trumbull campus in the late 1940s, John Hill, Jr., PhD '51 '54 '73 could scarcely have imagined that his successful future career would find him serving as the University's first full-time legal counsel and take him all the way to the highest court of the land.
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Love of Nature Drives Donor

2012-06-enews-jepson.jpgAgriculture and nature have been central to the personal and professional life of Patricia Jepson '78 '81 '06 from an early age.
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Shaping the Future of Superconductors

2012-06-enews-motowidlo.jpgSome of the most exciting work in science today—supercolliders, or new imaging tools, for example—depend on groundbreaking advances in superconducting metal. Leszek “Lesh” Motowidlo, PhD ’76 ’81 has made this his life’s passion for more than three decades.
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Happy to Pay Back Grant

2012-06-enews-robbins.jpgPaula Robbins, PhD '77 has happily reimbursed UConn for a small research grant that helped fund research for her PhD and her first book.
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Puppetry Inspires Donor, the Arts

2012-06-enews-selby.jpgThe experience of developing programs and staging arts productions at UConn has helped Maggie Nolin Selby '73 in a long career in event marketing, and she gives back in turn to support the School of Fine Arts.
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1960s
Remembering a Brother

2012-06-enews-oloughlin.jpgWhen James O'Loughlin '60 passed away in 2010, the O’Loughlin family sought to find ways that honored his memory and helped provide opportunity to others. With their family, brothers David '64 and Peter '59 have established the James F. O'Loughlin Memorial Scholarship.
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1960s
Change of Plans Works Well for '68 Alumnus

2012-06-enews-nolf.jpgAt the last minute, David Nolf, MBA ’68 had a change of heart about careers, which led to a lifetime of success in business.
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1960s
An Eye for Growth

2012-06-enews-larson.jpgPeter Larson '63 made his life's work the art of finding investment opportunity in the financial sector. Now retired, he continues to practice that craft by advising and mentoring students in UConn's Student-Managed Fund.
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