Month: September 2015

New Haven Alumni Get Pep Talk

University of Connecticut officials pledged to increase the school’s outreach to greater New Haven area alumni at a recent event held in the Elm City. About 70 UConn alumni, in attendance at the New Haven Lawn Club, came away impressed and energized after hearing the school’s president and the leader of UConn’s top scholarship, fundraising […]

Student-Athlete Strong: Emily Armstrong

UConn’s student-athletes are often lauded for their on-field achievements, but there’s an equally important—often unseen—dimension to the student-athlete. UConn Today is publishing a series of profiles to highlight the academic prowess of these student-athletes. Learn more about UConn Women’s Soccer goalkeeper Emily Armstrong ’16 (NEAG), who is studying elementary education with a focus in math. […]

Future Public Servants and Business Leaders to Benefit from Scholarships

The UConn Foundation has received a $1.5 million commitment that will help students majoring in political science or a business discipline pay for college. Alumnus Richard Minoff ’75 has bequeathed the scholarship funds for students in those majors. The gift will be evenly split between the political science department and the School of Business, helping […]

Work—and Play—Help Launch Engineering Careers

Getting good grades in a good major at a good school are important steps to launching a successful business career, but a key component that shouldn’t be overlooked is the importance of social interaction. Graduate students at UConn’s School of Engineering who are members of the Student Association of Graduate Engineers (SAGE) live the mantra […]

UConn Nation Launches ‘Drive for 5K’ Initiative

UConn’s prowess in the sporting world is well known. UConn Nation has come to expect—and receive—national championships in exchange for their loyalty and passion. What sometimes gets lost in that effort, however, is that student-athletes are no different than “regular” students. The need for scholarship support to keep attracting these top students to UConn has […]

New Book Explores School of Business’ Ascent

While delving into his family’s genealogy in 2010, UConn Accounting Professor Rob Hoskin realized the value of keeping track of one’s history, both big and small. For the last five years, in addition to tracing his own roots, Hoskin has explored the vast and ever-changing history of the School of Business, which is celebrating its […]

FAQ: President Clinton, African Human Rights Group to Receive International Justice and Human Rights Award

President Bill Clinton and Tostan, a vital human rights organization operating in Africa, will be awarded the Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights on Oct. 15 on UConn’s Storrs campus. President Clinton will give the keynote speech at the ceremony to be held at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. […]