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Kenneth Best

Ken Best served as editor of UCONN Magazine for 10 years. He is a co-host of the UConn 360 Podcast. He previously covered news and sports in Connecticut for The New York Times, edited the Weekend section for the Stamford Advocate and Greenwich Time, wrote arts and culture stories syndicated by the Los Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service and was the media coordinator for Yale-New Haven Hospital. During the summer of 2015 he hosted “Walking a Blues Road,” a weekly program on WHUS in Storrs based on the holdings of the Samuel and Ann Charters Archives of Blues and Vernacular African-American Musical Culture at UConn’s Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. He is the author of Eight Days a Week: An Illustrated Record of Rock ‘n’ Roll (Pomegranate Books).


Author Archive

Sophomore Aaliyah Edwards will compete in the Tokyo Olympics for the Canadian women's basketball team. She joins a talented squad of Husky alums in basketball, soccer, field hockey, and more

Huskies Heading to Tokyo for Summer Games Will Represent Six Nations

UConn will be represented by 16 athletes at the Summer Olympics and Paralympics

A Virginia mansion burned by the British during the Revolutionary War provides the setting of Professor James Coltrain's "Blackhaven."

DMD Professor’s ‘Blackhaven’ Game Lets Players Unravel Mysteries of the Past

A historically-themed video game that explores themes of contemporary relevance

A photograph from the exhibition showing a closeup of a smiling woman's face in black and white.

Benton Museum Provides Look at Joe Standart’s ‘Immigrant Eyes’ Project

An intimate insight into the lives of immigrants to Connecticut

A new exhibit at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry demonstrates the medium's ability to address complex social issues.

Ballard Museum Exhibition Examines ‘Puppetry’s Racial Reckoning’

A new exhibit inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and national conversation about racism

The UConn baseball team, seen here during a game against Seton Hall, will play in the NCAA tournament.

Huskies Baseball Opens NCAA Tournament Against Michigan

The Huskies won both the regular season and Big East tournament in the same season for the first time

A UConn student and a recent grad are developing a mobile app that will use music to help reduce stress

Clinton Global Initiative Selects Student Proposal to Develop Music Therapy App for Stress Management

'The Clinton Global Initiative encourages projects with a commitment to action and not just wishful thinking'

Roccoberton working with Hua Hua Zhang '00 MFA, a puppeteer he met during his trip in China who he recruited to UConn's Puppet Arts program.

UNIMA Cites Roccoberton as ‘Chancellor of Puppetry Education’ for Global Influence

From China to Storrs, recognizing the international scope of Roccoberton's influence

Tash Archibald ’21 SFA, whose concentration in art was in illustration/animation, designed a calendar themed assemblage as her senior project. She used party hats, snowflakes and a portrait she drew of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to illustrate January. Assemblage Design by Tash Archibald.

Moving BFA Exhibit Online Illustrates Post-Graduate Life for Art Majors

'If you missed this deadline, you wouldn't be in this catalog. There were more real-world consequences'

The logo of the UConn Humanities Institute

20th Class of Humanities Institute Fellows Pursue Wide Range of Scholarship

This year’s class of fellows includes two visiting residential fellows, four dissertation scholars, and nine UConn faculty fellows

A scene from “Ensemble,” the MFA thesis project by Hongju (Hannah) Lim, part of the 2021 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition online at The William Benton Museum of Art.

MFA Exhibits at Benton Showcase Work by DMD, Studio Art Students

Work that celebrates the collaboration that can take place in the arts