Richard Veilleux

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Candelight Vigil Honors Memory of Slain Football Player

Students, faculty, and staff mourned Jasper Howard during a moving vigil Wednesday night.

Outpouring of Sympathy, Condolences for Slain Student

Thousands at UConn and nationwide are expressing condolences for the death of Jasper Howard.

Charitable Campaign Now Under Way

President Hogan urges UConn employees to give generously to this year’s campaign.

Things Are Looking Green on Gant Plaza

The first ‘green’ roof on campus is a fertile ground for University researchers to evaluate the benefits of environmentally friendly roof gardens.

UConn Retains Rank as Best Public University in New England

The University of Connecticut remained the best public university in New England for the 11th consecutive year, according to rankings released Thursday in the latest issue of U.S. News & World Report. The magazine also ranked UConn the 26th best public university in the nation – a category with more than 160 colleges and universities […]

Report Shows Increase in External Research Support

Researchers in UConn’s Storrs-based programs last year brought in more than $100 million in awards, a 9 percent increase compared to 2007. The increase came despite the fact that faculty submitted 178 fewer funding requests in 2008 than in the preceding fiscal year. The increase is documented in the 2008 Report of Sponsored Project Activity. […]

New Online Site Connects Colleagues for Carpooling to Storrs Campus

Two years ago, Scott Nixon, a web developer in the Department of Human Resources, decided to join forces with a friend and carpool to work from Plainville, about an hour’s drive from Storrs. Both Nixon and his colleague saved money just as gas prices were beginning to soar, and the partnership gave each of them somebody to talk to during the ride.