Elizabeth Omara-Otunnu

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Holcomb Hall Dedication, Connecticut Agricultural College. (Archives & Special Collections, UConn Library)

From Generation to Generation: Student Homes on Campus

A photo gallery of residence halls in Storrs traces the evolution of the University.

A view of the NextGen Residence Hall, under construction on July 11, 2016. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

NextGen Hall Welcomes First Students

A new 727-bed residence hall, the first building completed under the Next Generation Connecticut initiative, is now open.

Steam lines are installed during the construction of Wilbur Cross Building in 1939. (Archives & Special Collections, UConn Library)

Laying the Pipelines in 1939

Underground utilities still serving the iconic Wilbur Cross Building were installed at the time of construction, in the late 1930s.

Environmental studies major Hannah Casey is gaining valuable work experience as an environmental monitor during an internship at the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Intern Studying Ecosystem at Nuclear Power Plant

Environmental studies major Hannah Casey is gaining valuable work experience as an intern at Millstone.

IDEA grant student Jia ‘James’ Lun cooking Asian-style potatoes on June 20, 2016. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Student’s IDEA Connects Cooking, Communication, Chinese Cuisine

Through his IDEA grant project, James Lun hopes to introduce Chinese cuisine to more people.

Gov. Raymond Baldwin, center, signs the bill establishing Connecticut State College as The University of Connecticut on May 26, 1939. Looking on are, left to right: Normand P. DuBeau of Willimantic, editor-in-chief of The Connecticut Campus; William Crowley of New Britain, president of the Student Senate; Andre Schenker, professor of history; President Albert N. Jorgensen; George Pinckney, alumni secretary; and Edward Finn of Hartford, a student. (Photo courtesy of University Archives)

How the Little College in Storrs Became a State University

The establishment of the state's first public university was a matter of hot debate for decades before it became a reality on July 1, 1939.

Seniors Morgan Tuck, Breanna Stewart, and Moriah Jefferson celebrate their fourth national title in a row with head coach Geno Auriemma. (Stephen Slade '89 (SFA) for UConn)

Four in a Row: Huskies Make History

A championship rally for the team will be held today in Gampel Pavilion at approximately 5:15 p.m. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.

Clock set at 2 a.m. about to be moved ahead by one hour at the start of daylight savings time. (iStock Photo)

Get Ready to ‘Spring Ahead’ for Daylight Saving Time

Sleep expert Daniel McNally of UConn Health offers tips for surviving the switch to daylight savings time with a minimum of sleep-deprivation.

Early College Experience Benefits Incoming Students

Earning course credit and learning important life skills combine to give students a head start in their freshman year.