Community Impact

Puppetry Festival on Parade

It was a beautiful day for a parade and the crowd was entertained by puppeteers from across the globe.

An IDEA Comes Through with Flying Colors

A UConn student put his idea to offer support to pediatric cancer patients into practice, thanks to a grant from the University.

A woman soon to run in the Falmouth Road Race, right, is tested at the Korey Stringer Institute by Rachel Katch, center, and Yuri Hosokawa. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Keeping Runners Safe in Summer Heat

The New Balance Falmouth Road Race is a living lab for UConn researchers studying exertional heat stroke.

Smithsonian Gardener Has UConn Roots

UConn alum James Gagliardi's garden encompasses three city blocks in the heart of Washington, D.C., and receives 8,000,000 visitors a year.

BioBlitz: A Race Against Time

During a 24-hour survey of biodiversity on and around the Storrs campus, UConn scientists and the public tallied nearly 1,200 species.

Children and adults joined scientists in observing and cataloging nature during UConn's BioBlitz, July 24-25, 2015. (Ryan Glista '16 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

BioBlitz: Exploring Biodiversity Close to Home

Children and adults joined scientists in observing and cataloging nature during UConn's BioBlitz in July.

Traffic jam (iStock Photo)

Engineers Support Landmark Transportation Initiative

As Connecticut’s flagship university, UConn has a significant role in the state's transportation overhaul.

For the Sake of a Hot Shower

A group of UConn students recently installed solar panels in 10 homes as part of a service project to bring hot water to a Peruvian village.

In A Word: Transgender Transition Through Speech

Transgender clients at the UConn Speech and Hearing Clinic receive guidance on vocal changes that support their transition.

Associate extension professor Ana Legrand points out Tiphia on peonies to participants during a workshop in May. (Kevin Noonan/UConn Photo)

Reducing the Japanese Beetle Population

A UConn researcher recommends planting peonies to attract a parasitic wasp that preys on the beetle grubs.