STORRS, CT.—UConn alumni John and Donna Krenicki have given a $5 million gift to the University’s Schools of Engineering and Fine Arts to launch the Krenicki Arts and Engineering Institute, an innovative, interdisciplinary partnership that will offer groundbreaking classes in areas like entertainment engineering and industrial design. The pairing of arts and engineering will provide […]
Bruce Banks started following UConn sports when he was just eight years old and would listen to UConn basketball games on WTIC radio. Later, as a Husky student, he followed the basketball and football teams religiously and was part of the broadcast team for the football team on WHUS, UConn’s community and student radio station. […]
Announcing their names with a grand flourish usually reserved for big-time sports, announcers introduced 64 high school students who officially become UConn freshmen Monday with the help of the New Haven Promise Program and an additional $5,000 UConn scholarship.
UConn Foundation President and CEO Joshua Newton reported to the University’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday, Aug. 10 that the Foundation raised $78.3 million in new gifts and commitments in FY16, reaching its fundraising goal for the year and surpassing the previous year by $400,000.
UConn has installed a new technology that can detect gunshots and explosions, notify campus police, map a shooter’s location, and send a live video feed to officers’ cellphones or handheld computers in less than two seconds.
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 […]
A dental hygienist who took her patients’ advice to become a dentist and a brilliant UConn sophomore who has already invented a heart monitor battery charger will star in new radio spots on NPR to promote the UConn Foundation’s scholarship drive. In her 60-second spot, Greenwich dentist Dr. Christine Tierney explains that she wants to […]
Ron D’Andrea ’81 DMD still remembers the nightmarish shadow that a cancer diagnosis cast over his family seven years ago. His son, Kevin, was a senior at Notre Dame High School in West Haven, Conn., when he spiked a temperature and was overcome with lethargy. Blood tests revealed a serious problem. “Kevin’s doctor told us […]
Like many UConn finance majors, Jeffrey R. Talbot ’00 (BUS) followed his dream after graduation of working on Wall Street. He became a successful investment banker at Morgan Stanley in New York, but soon realized his passion was actually real estate investment. He liked the entrepreneurial nature of real estate investment, the sense that he […]
The UConn Foundation is excited to announce that former UConn men’s basketball All-American Caron Butler and his wife Andrea have made a gift in support of the Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center. Caron Butler earned All-American honors and was the Big East Conference Player of the Year and the Tournament Most Outstanding Player in […]