Month: February 2016

United Technologies announces $1 million partnership with UConn

United Technologies Corp. unveiled Thursday two new initiatives Connecticut authorities hope will cement the company’s presence in the state through the use of brain power. One project is the $8 million, 20,000-square-foot Materials and Process Engineering laboratory at UTC Aerospace Systems in Windsor Locks, the former Hamilton Standard and Hamilton Sundstrand facility across from Bradley […]

UConn Community Unites To Help Pitcher Ryan Radue Beat Cancer

“Weeks of powerful chemotherapy had wiped out the cancer discovered in [UConn baseball pitcher Ryan] Radue’s knee and neck, with a month of radiation still to come. But neither the illness nor the harsh effects of treatment separated him from school, where he graduated in December, a semester early, or his teammates. Now his fight […]

Stanley Black & Decker Donates to School of Engineering’s BRIDGE Program

Stanley Black & Decker has donated $45,000 to the UConn School of Engineering’s BRIDGE program, which provides academic support to underrepresented students who plan to major in engineering. The gift will support the intensive, five-week program for incoming freshmen at the University of Connecticut. The residential summer program targets populations that are underrepresented in the […]

A Love Story that Started in a UConn Dorm Comes Full Circle

John Krenicki Jr. ’84 and Donna Samson Krenicki ’84 met in the McMahon dorm where they both lived their junior year at UConn. He was studying mechanical engineering and while she majored in graphic design. Like so many Huskies who meet at UConn—more than 20,000 Husky couples at last count—it wasn’t long before they realized […]

Air Force Vet Gives Back and Stays Connected

Major General Joseph S. Ward Jr.’s license plate says “UCONN 99,” a nod to one of UConn’s basketball championships. His basement “man cave” is papered with UConn posters and other Husky memorabilia. And he visits the Storrs campus at least once a year. He says there is no other place in the world that gives […]

Largest Number of Student Groups Ever Competes in Crowdfunding

Starting today, 33 student groups will compete in a nationally recognized campus-wide crowdfunding competition, the largest number ever. Student groups use the Ignite fundraiser to help pay for their activities, trips, or equipment. Last year, for instance, the UConn Marching Band raised money for a tower planned for the practice field while the Pre-Vet club […]

Alumnus, Student Star in UConn Scholarship Campaign

Angelo DeFazio, president and CEO of Arrow Pharmacy & Nutrition Centers, and medical student Fludiona Naka, a graduate of Hartford’s Bulkeley High School, will star in a statewide campaign promoting the UConn Foundation’s Transform Lives initiative to raise $150 million for scholarships and fellowships. Since the Transform Lives initiative launched in 2015, the UConn Foundation […]

Petit Family Foundation Supports Girls In STEM Conference

The Petit Family Foundation—dedicated to promoting STEM careers for young women—is helping eighth-grade girls learn from role models: top female UConn Engineering students and practicing engineers. Its $11,000 gift brings together girls with an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (the STEM fields) with women who can help them accomplish their goals. In regular […]

UConn Honors Heroes in Fight Against Cancer

The 7th Annual White Coat Gala: Honoring Heroes and Healers, to benefit UConn Health, will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. University President Susan Herbst will host with Mark Zinni, anchor of Eyewitness News on WFSB Channel 3. UConn Health and the UConn Foundation are pleased to […]