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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 […]

High-Tech Mannequins Prompt Gift to Nursing Sim Lab

When Bertie Chuong ’82 MS, RN first visited the new simulation lab in the UConn School of Nursing, she was excited to discover a healthcare setting with realistic high-tech mannequins. With help from Simulation Lab technicians, the mannequins can breathe, move, and even say “ouch” when poked with an IV. These life-like patients can be […]

UConn Donor Makes His Mark on UConn’s New Basketball Practice Facility

Ted Lunney ’92, a loyal alum and Husky basketball fan, will be one of the first donors to have a locker named after him in UConn’s new Werth Family UConn Basketball Champion Center. Lunney says he wanted to contribute because of the strong connection he feels toward UConn, where he majored in business and formed […]

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 Human Rights Gift to UConn To Provide Scholarships, Build Endowment

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 Institute, the largest donation to the internationally renowned program. The gift, which requires the UConn Foundation to raise an additional $2 million in matching funds, would give the Institute a $6 […]

Philanthropy: Helping Students Even After Graduation

The more than 8,200 students who will receive undergraduate and graduate degrees from UConn this weekend face, on average, less debt than college students at other public and private universities. Eighty-three percent of UConn undergraduates receive some form of financial aid and the average student loan debt at UConn is nearly 20 percent lower than […]