This week, Prof. Micki McElya talks about the future of Arlington National Cemetery, Prof. Jeffrey Ogbar schools us on the politics of hip hop, and we travel back to a time when Storrs elected its own mayor ... sort of.
This week, we're taking the show on the road, taping in front of a Homecoming Weekend crowd estimated to be the largest ever assembled to listen to an episode of this podcast. Prof. Margaret Rubega talks about what it's like to be the official state bird expert, Coach Jim Penders recalls the time he threw an award into the sea, and we look back on homecomings past, smocks and all.
This week, UConn poll expert extraordinaire Jennifer Necci Dineen tells us what to look for in the midterm surveys, Lakeside's own Elaina Hancock talks about an ongoing climate change information project she's doing, and Julie steps up to the History Corner to find out what happened when UConn turned a dorm over to the students.
This week, we sit down with Bridget Oei '18 (CLAS), aka Miss Connecticut, and talk about her experience in the Miss America pageant. We also learn from Prof. Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch about how mobile apps can help (or hinder) personal fitness goals, and we find out where we kept all the books before the Homer Babbidge Library was built.
This week, we speak with Max Schachter about the tribute paid to his son, Alex, by the UConn community; get the latest on North Korea from Prof. Alexis Dudden; and travel back to the Eisenhower era for a look at legendary boxing champ Rocky Marciano with Prof. Mike Stanton.
It's the start of a new academic year! We interview UConn students on what they hope the year brings them, learn about human rights and sustainability from Prof. Shareen Hertel, and travel back to a time when you got napkins in dining halls only if you were lucky.
This week, we learn from Prof. Mitchell Green how to "know thyself," meet globetrotting fitness journalist Emily Abbate '10 CLAS, and welcome special guest Graham Stinnett, an archivist at the Dodd Center, who introduces us to some cults from UConn's past.
This week, we take a reflective look at the Mirror Lake swing and its related anonymous journal; hear from Prof. Kenneth Fuchs about his new classical music compositions; and learn what happened at UConn when Hurricane Gloria hit Connecticut.
This week we meet UConn alum David Wollner '82 and learn about the thriving business he created from scratch; check in with Political Science Prof. David Yalof on the Supreme Court vacancy; and learn how parents in the 1940s got the scoop on what their children were doing at UConn.
This week we meet the founders of the UConn Film Club, dive into the 20th anniversary edition of the Long River Review, and travel back to 1980 to see how UConn reacted to a Klan rally in eastern Connecticut.
This week we meet an alum with multiple claims to fame, including a very muddy one; we talk with Prof. Brian Waddell about what the government actually does; and we learn about the night a Rhode Island basketball coach sparked a mini-riot on campus.
This week, we speak with UConn English Professor Pamela Bedore about the world's most famous detective, learn about the intricacies of literary translation from Peter Constantine at the Humanities Institute, and learn about some pre-Huskies nicknames that thankfully did not catch on.
This week, we visit a UConn Science Salon where the weighty topic of "fake news" is dissected, talk with Broadway star Terrence Mann about spending the summer at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre, and get to know Homer Babbidge, the man rather than the library.
This week, we talk cyber security and terrorism with Prof. Evan Perkoski, learn how Kristi Kaeppel went from dropping out of high school to pursuing a PhD in the Neag School of Education, and consider some traditions of bygone UConn that are probably best left in the past.
It's time to commence! As the class of '18 heads off into the world, we talk with seniors about what they love about UConn and how their experiences here shaped them. We also make fun of people from the 19th century!
This week, we travel to Italy and Austria with the UConn Concert Choir, learn life lessons from legendary Professor Emeritus Dick Kochanek, and find out what happened when McCarthyism came to campus in the 1950s.
Join us as we go inside the famed Steinway piano factory, learn from two UConn researchers how to make music with our minds, and chat with Barry Berman '72, co-creator of famed fictional student politician Bill X. Carlson.
In this episode, we talk to Prof. Steven Wisensale about the sociopolitical significance of baseball; hear from Prof. Kenneth Foote about public manifestations of grief in the aftermath of the Parkland, Fla. shooting; and meet the most versatile student government candidate in UConn history.
Welcome to the first-ever episode of UConn 360! In this installment, your hosts Julie, Ken, and Tom introduce themselves and explain what on earth they hope to accomplish with this undertaking. But there's more!
Also in this episode, there is an interview with Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Matthew Pugliese, WHUS General Manager Kailey Townsend, and a look at why penmanship instructor Ernest D. Proudman was the wrong faculty member to mess with. We hope you'll find this fun, informative,...