UConn Magazine

UConn Magazine, the University’s alumni publication, is issued twice a year, in May and November. Archived magazine issues are also available online at magazine.uconn.edu.

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  • Fall 2014 Edition – UConn Magazine



    Pioneering Paths to Healing – UConn doesn’t just claim to be on the cutting edge of improving health for citizens. The innovative careers and research pursuits of our faculty and alumni alike are living proof of how the University community is pushing the boundaries of the future of medicine.

    The Sounds of Innovation – An unlikely partnership between UConn medical technology engineers and music scholars has led to an unprecedented method for bringing antique musical instruments back to life.

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  • Spring 2014 Edition – UConn Magazine

    2014 Spring Cover of UConn Magazine


    Portraits of Strength – In 1933, UConn students designated the husky as the symbol of strength that has come to define the true spirit of the University. Eleven proud alumni speak out about their own enduring spirit, sharing their darkest struggles as well as their greatest triumphs.

    Alfredo Fuentes ’08 MPS
    Bessy Reyna ’72 MA, ’82 JD
    Dominique (Soucy) Matteson ’03 (CLAS)
    Evan Kimia ’12 (ENG)
    Jena Greaser ’10 (CLAS)
    Joseph Zinski ’10 (ENG)
    Khaliyl Lane ’10 (CLAS), ’13 MSW
    Lucas Massella ’13 (CLAS)
    Mikey Chase ’13 (CANR)
    Phillip Valentine ’87 (CLAS)
    Sandra Bixler ’07 (CLAS)

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  • Fall 2013 Edition – UConn Magazine

    2013 Fall Cover of UConn Magazine


    A Class of Their Own – A high school junior, his home destroyed by Hurricane Irene. A 6-year-old in West Africa, daydreaming of one day attending school. This fall, UConn welcomed one of the most exceptional incoming classes of freshmen in University history. Every one of them has a story to tell.

    Talk of the Town – It’s been years in the making, but the wait is finally over. The long-awaited opening of the new Downtown Storrs Center – complete with cafés, restaurants, shops, and high-end apartments – brings a modern, college-town charm right to UConn’s doorstep.
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  • 2013 Spring Edition – UConn Magazine

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    State of the Next Generation – Despite the tremendous demand for qualified workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, less than half of college students are majoring in these disciplines. How is UConn partnering with the state of Connecticut to address the gap?

    Not Your Average Joel – He runs a cooking school in New York City, appears as a guest chef on the “Today” show, and has starred in his own Web series. Joel Gamoran ’07 (CLAS), just 27 years old, is cooking up a seriously successful culinary career – with even bigger plans for the future.

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  • 2012 Summer Edition – UConn Magazine

    UConn’s Fulbright Scholars Reach Out Across the World: Over the decades, scores of University of Connecticut educators have followed their academic curiosity to every corner of the globe under the renowned Fulbright Scholar Program.

    Preparing to Succeed in a Global Society: Through Global House, Study Abroad, and UConn’s membership in an international network of top research universities, students are taking advantage of UConn’s growing focus on preparing its graduates to succeed in an increasingly global and diverse society.

    Engineering Alum Leading Multinational Clean Energy Efforts: Zhongxue Gan ’92 MS, ’95 Ph.D., chief scientist for one of China’s largest renewable energy companies, along with numerous UConn engineering alums and former postdoctoral researchers, is among those leading a multinational corporation in its global clean energy efforts.

    Exploring Human Rights From the Hague: A UConn alum interning at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague has the opportunity to witness international justice unfold.

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  • 2012 Spring Edition – UConn Magazine

    Geno Goes for the Gold: When Geno Auriemma arrived in the United States at the age of 7 from a small village in Italy he was self-conscious and unsure of himself. He built a basketball dynasty in Storrs and now will lead the USA Basketball National team to the 2012 Olympics in London.

    Preserving a People’s Heritage: The acclaimed actress and humanitarian activist Mia Farrow discusses her efforts to document the cultural traditions and oral history of refugees from Sudan and Darfur and the research archive she has established at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.

    Journeys of Faith: Gerald Krell ’57 (SFA), an award-winning documentary film producer describes his trilogy of films which examine the similarities and differences among the world’s religions, and the hope that they will help make the world a better place.

    Driving the Economy: Mary Holz-Clause, the University’s first vice president for economic development, talks about the ways in which UConn can contribute to economic development across the region.

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  • 2011 Fall/Winter Edition – UConn Magazine

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    Growing the Farm Economy: The Connecticut agricultural economy is a $3.5 billion industry that includes many alumni from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources who have expanded their core businesses, rooted in food and plant products, to meet new consumer needs.

    How Do We Learn to Speak and Read? World-renowned Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, Conn., has studied the science of the spoken and written word for more than four decades, led by UConn faculty and alumni.

    Out and About: In 1999, incidents of gay bias on the Storrs campus made national news, resulting in a movement to establish a community atmosphere for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students. Today, UConn is among the nation’s most LGBT-friendly campuses.

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  • 2011 Summer Edition – UConn Magazine

    Protecting the World of Ideas: The legal wrangling over who came up with the idea for Facebook is just one legal issue arising today in the burgeoning field of intellectual property law.

    The Anthropology of Feasting: Humans gathering together for a sumptuous feast can be traced to the Middle East, according to a UConn anthropologist who has discovered evidence of feasting dating back 10,000 years.

    Teaching in Wartime: Careers for two family members intended for law and politics moved toward a pursuit of teaching in an unlikely place—during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Challenges in Social Work Today: UCONN Magazine brought together six prominent alumni from the School of Social Work for a roundtable discussion on the challenges and current issues in their field, amid a changing landscape of human needs.

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  • 2011 Spring Edition – UConn Magazine

    A Conversation with Susan Herbst: UConn’s 15th president discusses her new role after serving as executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer for the University System of Georgia.

    Transforming Nursing: As the nation’s health care system faces changes and new challenges nowhere is this more evident than in the evolution of nurse training.

    Sounds of Music Rise in Phoenix Museum: Bill DeWalt ’69 (CLAS), ’76 Ph.D., orchestrates the opening of a new museum in Phoenix devoted to musical instruments from throughout the world.

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