Arts & Culture

Regina Barreca, distinguished professor of english, at her office in the Austin Building

Celebrating the ‘Fallen Woman’: 30 from UConn Tell Their Stories to Keep the Conversation Going

'We’ve been taught to identify with the good girl, but it’s only the fallen woman who’s intriguing'

"Song of the North" will be performed Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. Six UConn connected puppeteers contributed to the show, three of whom helped fabricate the hundreds of puppets in the show.

UConn Connections Permeate World-Traveling Puppet Show Set to Open Jorgensen’s Season

'Song of the North' blends traditional motifs, cutting-edge tech for one-of-a-kind experience

Michael Farina '26 (SFA), front row and second from left, received accolades in the prestigious jazz publication, DownBeat magazine, this summer. Farina is UConn's first student in the new Bachelor of Music in Jazz program.

UConn Jazz Student Lauded for Outstanding Performance by Prestigious DownBeat Magazine

Michael Farina is one of six college undergraduates worldwide to make the list and the only tenor saxophonist

Joanie Papillon '24 (SFA), poses with the current progress of her puppetry project

Puppetry Student Says Multidisciplinary Talents are Key to Her Success

'This is the height of my student career here, but it’s also something that will help me bounce into the professional world after my graduation'

Justin McManus '11 (SFA, ED) '13 MM, right, director of athletic bands, gestures during UConn Marching Band practice at the band field on Aug. 22, 2023.

UConn Marching Band Welcomes Back One of Its Own as New Director

Justin McManus has come full circle, from marching band member to marching band director

Composer and UConn music composition professor Kenneth Fuchs, right, works with U.K. conductor John Wilson, center, and musician John Mills, at left with the violin, to record "Cloud Slant" with the Sinfonia of London. The album was released in July.

Whether a Handwritten Note or Musical Composition, Fuchs Starts with Pen(cil) and Paper

'Music is about dramatic narrative and storytelling, in much the same way as a well-written letter'

Two puppet characters discuss a paper sack filled with bananas in front of a colorful painted kitchen background in this video still from Feel Your Best Self's "Be a Kind Helper."

Pioneering Puppet Project ‘Feel Your Best Self’ Coming to More Screens Near You

The celebrated program, which uses puppets to help kids and their caregivers explore emotion-coping strategies with a free toolkit, has extended a license to New York's THIRTEEN public broadcasting channel

Sona Tatoyan, who's been in residence at UConn the last two weeks workshopping her multimedia puppetry show "Azad," holds her great-great-grandfather’s Karagöz puppets

Northeast Human Rights Film Festival to Showcase Documentaries, Rally Audiences to Action

The inaugural film festival aims to connect filmmakers, human rights advocates, and community groups with the common goal of sustained, transformational impact

Senior digital media design student Giana Adragna poses for a photo in front of her project on display in the digital media and design program's "Limitless" BFA senior exhibition in the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts' gallery

Art, DMD Students Look to Formative Years For Inspiration Today

On-campus exhibitions showcase creativity and talent of graduating students

Noah Ciccimarro ’25 (SFA), left, and Lizi Shaul ’23 (SFA, CLAS) fine tune projections for their show, "Synesthesia," which will be performed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry.

Students Share the World of Color They See When Hearing Sound

'My passion is figuring out how to take what’s in a person’s head and put it on stage, whether through emotions or a physical thing'