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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bryan K. Pollard ’85 (CLAS) has been elected by the University of Connecticut alumni to serve as a member of the school’s Board of Trustees. Pollard begins a four-year term on the board and replaces Rick Carbray ‘75 (PHAR), who recently completed two four-year terms, the maximum allowed for an alumni trustee. UConn alumni are […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Dan Toscano of Darien Pledges To Support UConn’s Mission Dan Toscano ’87, a successful financial executive who is an engaged UConn alumnus and generous donor, took the helm as chairman of the Foundation’s board of directors Friday.