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Gamoran says he’s met lots of fun people in the green room including Tom Hanks, but his favorite “has to be Peggy from ‘Mad Men’ [Elisabeth Moss]. I had a little crush on her. My wife said, laughing, ‘Were you flirting with her?’”

UConn Magazine: “It’s Not About the Food”

Chef Joel Gamoran ’07 counts down his top 10 TV cooking appearances — from preparing ice cream sandwiches for Elmo to making fried chicken for Katie Couric

Michael Connery at his vineyard and event venue, Kingdom of Hawk.

UConn Magazine: Everything’s Coming up Rosé

Two of the things Michael Connery ’75 JD likes most about his second-chapter vocation as a vineyard owner are the view and “that sense of creating something tangible”

Sue Bird during her 2022 WNBA farewell season

UConn Magazine: The Moments That Made Sue Bird

Husky royalty and WNBA icon Sue Bird reflects on some of the most fateful moments in her 30 years of trailblazing

portrait of dennis pierce

UConn Magazine: Keep the Change

Dennis Pierce ’15 MBA never got the memo about how humans tend to be change averse. During his 34-year tenure at UConn Dining Services the recently retired Pierce created a culture of change.

Smith and Jakubowski standing in front of Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field

UConn Magazine: Say it With a T-shirt

Wear Ya Mask! tees were created to encourage health and safety during the pandemic.

Sage Phillips

Brave Space: Sage Phillips ’22

Since she first set foot on campus, Sage Phillips has made it her mission to advocate for Native American and indigenous people at UConn

Greg Sazima meditating outside

UConn Magazine: Dispensing Stress Vitamins

Have you been wanting to try a meditation practice but just haven’t known where to start? Greg Sazima ’90 MD might just be the guru for you.

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.