Foundation News

UConn receives $3 million gift for ecology and evolutionary biology research

STORRS, CT. – Impressed by UConn’s research in ecology and evolutionary biology, an anonymous donor has given $3 million to endow two research positions in the University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The unprecedented gift means the university will be able to recruit and retain two of the best scientists in the field. “This […]

KeyBank donates to UConn Business Bootcamp for Veterans

HARTFORD, Conn. – On Thursday, November 7, the KeyBank Foundation gave a $75,000 grant to support a University of Connecticut program that helps U.S. veterans become small business owners. The grant will support the UConn School of Business’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV). The free program combines online coursework; an intense 10-day, on-campus experience; and […]

Multimillion-dollar gift launches UConn arts and engineering institute

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 […]

UConn Gives Social Media Challenge Rules

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS AND APPLICABLE NCAA RULES AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Eligibility: The “Giving Day Social Media Challenges” Contests (“Contest”) are open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United […]

UConn Names Diane Burgess to Pfizer Pharmaceutical Chair

UConn announced the appointment of Diane J. Burgess to a five-year term as the Pfizer Distinguished Chair in Pharmaceutical Technology. The Board of Trustees were unanimous in their support of Burgess, a preeminent pharmacology researcher and educator. Burgess, who has generated $21 million in extramural funding and federal grants, is recognized internationally for her leadership […]

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 […]