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The exterior of the Dodd Center building.

President Joe Biden to Visit UConn for Dedication of Dodd Center for Human Rights

'We are deeply honored that President Biden is joining us as we dedicate ourselves to extending the Dodd family legacy'

Thomas J. Dodd addressing the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg. (Thomas J. Dodd Papers, Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries)

Reflections on the Dodd Center’s Namesake 75 Years After Landmark War Crimes Trials

Sen. Chris Dodd reflects on his father's service as a prosecutor in the Nuremburg war crimes trials 75 years after they began.

The Wannsee Conference and the persecution and murder of the European Jews – New Exhibition in the Dodd Center

The display brings people’s stories forward that would have otherwise been silenced and there is lots to be learned from them said Glenn Mitoma, Director of the Dodd Center. The opening follows the Beyond Duty exhibit that highlighted diplomats who risked their careers and their lives to help Jewish peoples to safety.

Beyond Duty – New Exhibition in the Dodd Center

A new UConn exhibition provided by the Consulate General of Israel to New England called “Beyond Duty: Diplomats Recognized as Righteous Among the Nations” opened at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center Wednesday evening.

Lisa J. Laplante, visiting assistant professor and Richard D. Tulisano Human Rights Fellow (Lanny Nagler for UConnl)

Interim Director of the Dodd Center Appointed

Human rights scholar Lisa Laplante, who is currently a visiting professor at the UConn Law School, will become interim director of the Dodd Center in August.

Mary Cullen received the Voice With A Smile Award in 1952. There once was a time long before iPhones and Droids when friendly telephone operators assisted callers by providing telephone numbers, help with overseas calls, and other 'customer friendly' telephone information. (Photo courtesy of the UConn Libraries.)

The ‘Voice with a Smile’ Visits Dodd Center and Connects with the Past

A former switchboard operator for SNET visited the telephone company's archives at the Dodd Center recently.

Bill Clinton

The Dodd Center: A Home for the Discussion of Human Rights

The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center was opened by incumbent President Bill Clinton 16 years ago, establishing a focal point for the study of human rights at the University and in the state.

Magic Lanterns Shine at Dodd Center

A collection of magic lanterns on display at the Dodd Research Center this summer.  The lanterns are the predecessors of modern slide and movie projectors. (Suzanne Zack/UConn Photo)

Film About Early Environmentalist Shown at Dodd Center

Helen Rozwadowski, chair of the Maritime Studies Program, introduces the film A Sense of Wonder, about early environmentalist Rachel Carson, at the Dodd Center. Photo by Margaret Malmborg

Creative Calendars on Display at Dodd Center

UConn alumni Peter Good and Jan Cummings Good during the installation of their calendar exhibit at the Dodd Center. The Goods also created the University’s visual identity. Photo by Suzanne Zack


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