Lisa Stiepock


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Gina Barreca at a table having a book discussion

UConn Magazine: Elevating English Majors

English professor Gina Barreca, dubbed the “feminist humor maven” by Ms. Magazine has kept us laughing through 10 books from “I Used to Be Snow White But I Drifted” to “If You Lean In, Will Men just Look Down Your Blouse?” Her latest, though, invites others to the party.

Mike Willig, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and director of the Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering, on April 4, 2016. (Bri Diaz/UConn Photo)

UConn Magazine: Inspiring Students to Save the Planet

“Sustainability is arguably the biggest challenge we face in the 21st century,” says Michael Willig.

Scott Wallace interviewing an officer from the Sandinista Popular Army

UConn Magazine: For Scott Wallace, Remote Learning Means Getting Off the Beaten Path

The photographer and National Geographic contributor shares some of the hard-won wisdom he imparts to UConn’s lucky journalism students.

Manisha Sinha, Draper Chair of American History, lectures at the Gentry Building. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Brave Space: Manisha Sinha

As part of the Brave Space series, historian Manisha Sinha reflects on her background and life experiences and the 2020 presidential election.

Nurse standing outside emergency room door.

UConn Magazine: Baptism by Fire

“I’m not just learning how to be a good nurse, but how to be a good nurse in the middle of a pandemic,” says Mia Hrabcsak ’19 (NUR).

Portrait photo of Abby in her home office.

UConn Magazine: Abby Beissinger, Plant Detective

Farmers and gardeners bring, mail, and post samples of their sick plants to Beissinger who often drills down to a cellular level to make a diagnosis.

UConn alumn putting bags of groceries into car trunk.

UConn Magazine: Local Hero

Louis Goffinet ’17 (CLAS) offered in a Facebook post to shop for elderly neighbors. Two months later he was still shopping, and overseeing a $30,000 Neighbors Grocery Fund.

Jenn Suozzo '99 (CLAS) on the set of the NBC Nightly News at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan on May 9, 2019. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Running the Show at ‘NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt’

As executive producer of 'NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,' Suozzo, a former dancer, says she directs each episode as if it were a ballet.

(Illustration by Kyle Hilton for UConn)

Three Books With Mo Cotton Kelly

Wondering what to read this summer? Take some tips from the VP of Alumni Relations and Communications.

Tracy Rittenhouse, who teaches wildlife techniques and researches wild populations, traps small mammals along the edge of the Fenton tract of the UConn Forest. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Tracy Rittenhouse Knows Where the Wild Things Are

Bobcats have been spotted on campus. Students who took pictures of them showed them to Rittenhouse, who is helping analyze data for the state's Bobcat Project.