Astronaut Rick Mastracchio participates in a 5-hour, 28-minute spacewalk, as construction and maintenance continue on the International Space Station. (Photo/NASA)

UConn Alum Returning to Orbit for Fourth Space Mission

Rick Mastracchio ’82 (ENG) credits his UConn experience with building the foundation for his successful space exploration career.

Khaliyl Lane (MSW'13) speaking at a Congressional Foster Youth Internship Briefing on Aug. 31,2013 in Washington, D.C. Lane, who grew up in Connecticut's foster care system, participated in the briefing as an intern from U.S.Sen.Richard Blumenthal's office. The briefing was sponsored by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI). Lane spent several months this summer working in Sen. Blumenthal's office and advising the senator and his staff on issues related to foster care and other matters as part of his internship. He was hired as a full-time staff member at the end of the program. (Allison Cappa for UConn)

Social Work Graduate Overcomes Obstacles to Find Success in Washington, D.C.

Khaliyl Lane '10 (CLAS), '13 MSW, grew up in Connecticut's foster care system and now works for U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

Talia Thiesfield '11 (SFA). (Photo by Brian Offidani)

All the World’s a Stage for Alumna Talia Thiesfield

Actress and vocalist Talia Thiesfield '11 (SFA) talks about her background, her start in theater, and her work on the stage.

Brothers Willam Bok '08 (CLAS), left, and William Bok '04 (BUS), owners of Froyo World at Storrs Center on July 23, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Alums Living the Sweet Life as Founders of FroyoWorld

Entrepreneurs Dennis ’04 (BUS) and William Bok ’08 (CLAS) launched Connecticut's first self-serve frozen yogurt chain in 2010.

Dr. Gus Mazzocca

Chair Named for Orthopaedic Surgery and New England Musculoskeletal Institute

Dr. Augustus Mazzocca is an internationally recognized expert in shoulder and elbow surgery and a graduate of UConn’s medical school and orthopaedic surgery residency program.

A page from the reading copy of President Eisenhower's farewell address with hand-written editing notes. (Image courtesy of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum)

Using Bioinformatics to Trace a President’s Thoughts

A UConn alum has applied quantitative analysis to drafts of Eisenhower’s Farewell Address in search of insights into the writer’s creative process.

McMahon in Argentina (Photo courtesy of the UConn Foundation)

Couple Supports Global Studies

Al '75 and Lynda '76 McMahon believe the experience of studying abroad benefits not just the students involved, but the locales to which they travel.

Professor Robert Gross, the Draper Chair of Early American History, (CLAS), talks about Henry David Thoreau's "Walden" at the first Alumni College Experience day. (Christine Buckley/UConn Photo)

Liberal Arts and Sciences Hosts First Alumni College Experience

Alumni from around the Northeast gathered on campus last week for a day of talks by prominent faculty members.

Michael Zacchea '12 MBA , at the Graduate Business Learning center on July 19, 2012. Zacchea leads the Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans program. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Decorated Marine, UConn MBA Heads Business School’s Programs for Veterans

Michael Zacchea leads the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, as well as initiatives for recruitment and support.

Bette Gebrian, RN, PhD, has been awarded the University of Connecticut Humanitarian Award and is Director of Public Health for Haitian Health Foundation. Dr. Gebrian received both a B.S. in Nursing and a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut and is an Associate Clinical Professor for the School of Nursing, a Clinical Instructor at the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care in the UConn School of Medicine and nursing faculty at The Johns Hopkins School Of Nursing. She has been recognized by many organizations for significant contributions to maternal and child health and community based primary health care in Haiti and Africa.

Nursing Alum Providing Health Care in Haiti

Bette Gebrian, a UConn alum and associate clinical professor, has made significant contributions to community-based health care in Haiti.