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Don Quixote and other figures (mixed media) from “Master Peter’s Puppet Show” (2007) by Leslie Weinberg ’88 MFA, part of “The Work That Follows: 50 Years of UConn Puppeteers” at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry. (Kenneth Best/UConn Photo)

Puppetry Festival a Homecoming for Alumni Puppeteers

Many alums are among the more than 500 puppeteers attending this week’s National Puppetry Festival, kicking off celebrations for the half-century of UConn puppet arts.

National Festival Celebrates the Art of Puppetry

Puppeteers from 12 nations on five continents and from 40 U.S. states will converge at UConn Aug. 10-16 for a whirlwind week of puppet-related activities.

Bass-baritone Anthony Leathern, right, and contralto Judy Bowers, both doctoral candidates in voice performance, as Noye and Noye's Wife in UConn Opera's production of Britten's Noye's Fludde. A gift from former associate dean of business Rob Hoskin will support students participating in the opera program. (Paige Crane Photography for UConn)

Longtime Accounting Professor Supports Opera at UConn

Students participating in the opera program will benefit from the philanthropy of a retired faculty member.

'Iraqi Women with Corpses,' part of the Bread and Puppet Theater exhibit at the Benton Museum on May 22, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

‘Upset-ness’ Feeds Bread & Puppet Exhibit at Benton

The exhibit focuses on activist responses to political and social issues that have defined American culture over the past 50 years.

Sarah Nolen, a graduate student in puppet arts, directs the production of "Treeples," a TV show about girls facing their fears on May 15, 2015. This project was funded by an Idea Grant. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Puppetry Graduate Branches Out into Children’s TV

Sarah Nolen '15 MFA is completing a project for a children's television show with Treeples puppets.

Heavenly Donuts, 2014, Peter Anton (Courtesy of the artist and UNIX Gallery, NYC)

Food is Art in UConn Reads Exhibits

Two exhibits based on Michael Pollan’s 'Omnivore’s Dilemma,' the book selected for the 2014-15 UConn Reads program, open today on campus.

An interactive digital wall in the lobby of Boston Children's Hospital was designed by researchers at the University of Connecticut.

Hospital’s High-tech Wall Opens Doors to Imagination

UConn faculty and students designed an interactive wall for the Boston Children's Hospital lobby.

A screen shot from a video game developed by John Christensen, assistant professor of communication, to reduce HIV risk behavior.A screen shot from a video game developed by John Christensen, assistant professor of communication, to reduce HIV risk behavior.

Gaming Safer Sex

While the players of many video games win by surviving a set of challenges, the success of one new video game is behavior change off screen.

The Sounds of Innovation: How UConn Research Is Resurrecting Antique Musical Instruments

A partnership between medical technology engineers and music scholars has led to an unprecedented method for bringing antique musical instruments back to life.

Artist-in-residence Louise Menzies, left, works in the print shop with John O'Donnell, assistant professor of printmaking, and a graduate student on one of her creations, embedding a newsletter into a piece of handmade paper for 'Time to Think Like a Mountain,' an exhibition at the Contemporary Art Galleries. (Linda Smith/UConn Photo)

Artist Inspired by Alternative Press Collection

New Zealand artist Louise Menzies has created an exhibition inspired by archival materials from the Dodd Research Center.