Author: Jennifer Doak-Mathewson

UConn Rises to 18th Among U.S. Public Universities (UConn Today)

UConn has achieved its highest-yet ranking among the nation’s top public universities, reaching No. 18 on this year’s U.S. News & World Report list and marking its seventh consecutive year in the Top 25. The No. 18 ranking, released Tuesday, places UConn ahead of many other noted schools and reflects the University’s strides in retention and graduation […]

White Coat Gala to Celebrate Center on Aging (UConn Today)

Friends, patients, and alumni will celebrate UConn Health’s achievements and raise vital support at the 8th Annual White Coat Gala “Honoring Heroes and Healers” on Saturday, April 22, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Over the past seven years, this event has raised more than $3.8 million to support Connecticut’s flagship public academic medical […]

Can ‘Trickle-Up’ Humility Save American Politics?

The UConn Humanities Institute recently convened a panel of prominent media figures in Washington, D.C., to discuss humility in politics. Led by Professor of Philosophy and Institute Director Michael Lynch, it included Krista Tippett, host of NPR’s On Being, and New York Times columnist David Brooks. The event kicked off a three-year research initiative, aptly […]

UConn Alum Gives Back To Hartford (Hartford Courant)

John Kim hasn’t forgotten the generosity that helped bring him to the United States from South Korea decades ago. And he’s returning it in a big way. Kim, president of New York Life Insurance Co., have donated $1 million to help students from Hartford attend UConn School of Business, where he received his master’s degree […]

UConn Faces Growing Competition Amid Budget Cuts (Hartford Courant)

UConn broke into the top 20 public research universities at No. 19, shortly after President Susan Herbst arrived in 2011, and kept that ranking except for a slip to 21 in 2012. Now, as UConn copes with budget cuts that affect the university’s ability to provide scholarships and hire faculty and staff, Herbst is bracing […]

Help UConn Advance Human Rights

“The true differences around the world are not between different religions or races, but more about those who embrace peace and those who would destroy it.” – Gary Gladstein ’66 Philanthropist George Soros and UConn alumnus Gary Gladstein ’66 with his wife, Dr. Phyllis Gladstein, announced a $4 million gift to the UConn Human Rights […]

$5.75 Million Grant to Focus on Improving Public Discourse

The John Templeton Foundation has awarded $5.75 million to the UConn Humanities Institute for research on balancing humility and conviction in public life. The grant is the largest for the humanities ever awarded to UConn, and is one of the largest humanities-based research grants ever awarded in the United States. “As this presidential campaign is […]

Sample Thank You Note

What I love most about my UConn experience is finding the numerous traveling opportunities that UConn offers to students. UConn is not limited on the different opportunities they offer, so every student can definitely find something to match their specific preferences. I’m a member of the UConn Pre-Vet Club, as well as the UConn Yoga-Sangha […]