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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 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 […]

Stamford Donors Find Joy Creating a Legacy of Philanthropy

Donors Peter ’55 (BUS) and Re’ Telep are committed to supporting UConn Stamford students today – and in the future. In 2009, the couple established the Telep Family Scholarship to support UConn Stamford students. Recently, the two decided to ensure the scholarship’s longevity by creating an endowed scholarship through their estate plans. For the Teleps, […]

From Homer’s Odyssey to Star Wars: New Reed Fellow to Teach Innovative Course at UConn Waterbury

UConn Waterbury students will have the opportunity to study Greek tragedies – and popular superhero movies – thanks to the David and Joan Reed Faculty Fellowship established by donors David ’55 and Joan Reed. Roger Travis, associate professor of classics in the Department of Literatures, Cultures & Languages and last year’s winner of the University’s […]