Press Releases

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 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 […]

UConn Foundation Names Three New Members to Board of Directors

The UConn Foundation introduced Mark A. Beaudoin ’82 (BUS) of Westport, Michael Melio ’15H of Waxhaw, North Carolina, and Lincoln Millstein ’77 (CLAS) of Riverside as the three newest members to the Board of Directors on Friday, October 7. “Lincoln, Michael, and Mark are excellent additions to the Board of Directors, both in terms of […]

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 […]

Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale in West Hartford

Designer Shoe Sale to Benefit UConn Scholarships Back by popular demand, another sample sale of Manolo Blahnik shoes, from signature stilettos to fine leather boots, will be held Saturday, Nov. 14 at UConn’s West Hartford campus. The high-end designer shoes, including many small and large sizes, will be sold for dramatically reduced prices from 9 […]