UConn Voices

Handmade shadow puppets of Esther and King Ahasuerus were designed for UConn's production of "Wayang Esther: A Contemporary Retelling of the Book of Esther," which will be performed March 12 and 13 at the Mandell Jewish Community Center in West Hartford.

Celebrating Purim with a Spiel That Shows Off What Happens in the Shadows

A production in West Hartford draws on artistic traditions from around the globe to celebrate the Jewish holiday

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UConn 4-H: Making Magic Happen at the Connecticut Beardsley Zoo

Dedicated volunteer Linda Tomas shares the wonders of nature with hundreds of youth through the Connecticut Beardsley Zoo 4-H Club

An African-American teacher, a mature woman in her 40s, sitting in front of her class of elementary school students, 6 and 7 years old, reading a book. She has asked a question and most of the children are raising their hands. They are in first grade or second grade.

UConn Researchers Explore Role of the Black Female Principal in Schools

The challenges of the past two years have increased the demands of the job in ways both public and personal

Woman buys food at a food truck

Proposed Center for Food Innovation Seeks Community Input

UConn is exploring the creation of a Center for Agriculture and Food Innovation to help businesses in this diverse sector

Smiling woman by stream and water fall

CAHNR Alum Tsa Shelton, a “One Health” Success Story

In her role at the USDA, Shelton ensures quality, wholesome meat reaches consumers around the world

Headshot of Dexter Gabriel

UConn Magazine: The Secret Life of Dexter Gabriel — aka P. Djèlí Clark

In which the separate worlds of a sci-fi novelist and a history professor collide.

Drone photo of the Student Union Mall , Wilbur Cross, and sunset.

From Policy to Practical: UConn Students, Alumni Use Personal Strengths to Address Climate Change

Marshaling the University's resources to tackle the pressing issue of climate change through research, policy advocacy, and more

Dr. Willena Kimpson Price

10 Questions With UConn African American Cultural Center Director

As UConn’s director of the H. Fred Simons African American Cultural Center (AACC), Willena Kimpson Price ’90 Ph.D. has been instrumental in supporting UConn African American students’ higher education experiences for the past three decades. Price has steered the AACC to be recognized campuswide and throughout the United States as a university center that promotes an understanding and appreciation of the culture, history, and traditions of people of African descent.

Amanda Brenner at the School of Social Work in Hartford on Feb. 9, 2022.

The Stigma Buster

How one student's experience with mental illness shaped her determination to help others through public policy

Meg Sanders ’22 (CAHNR) (left) worked with two high school students from Cheshire high where they created an environmental education booth at the Cheshire Sustainability Fair. (Photo courtesy of Laura Cisneros).

UConn Program Shows the Difference a Mentor Can Make

Connecting UConn students with high school students to foster skills ranging from forestry to overcoming imposter syndrome