Community Impact

Betsy and Mark Vergnano

UConn School of Engineering Unveils the Vergnano Institute for Inclusion, Supported by UConn Alumni Mark and Betsy Vergnano’s $3M Donation

The gift represents the largest diversity, equity, and inclusion investment in UConn School of Engineering history and is one of the largest single DEI investments in UConn

Beach houses on Lake Michigan, lake erosion dangerously close to houses, half the beach is gone due to high water

Should We Stay or Should We Go? Shoreline Homes and Rising Sea Levels in Connecticut

How strategies to address rising sea levels could affect local taxes, home values, and other factors

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High School Students Exposed to UConn Chemistry Through Virtual Event

Students from Berlin High School didn't let COVID-19 get in the way of learning directly from UConn faculty

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UConn Faculty Appointed to New State Hate Crimes Advisory Council

Bringing scholarship to bear on a vexing problem

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‘Urban Service Talks’ (About Interprofessional Learning)

The future physicians, dentists, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, and physician assistants who take part in the Connecticut Area Health Education Center's (CT AHEC) Urban Service Track/AHEC Scholars Program are walking the walk and now, talking the talk.

A doctor, a medical student, and a young patient together in an examination room. The UConn CLIC program has been connecting medical students with community providers for 25 years.

 Early Clinical Care is a Cornerstone of UConn Medical School Curriculum

Giving medical students early experience with patients in clinical settings

A large tree limb fallen in a residential street, flanked by orange traffic cones.

People, Trees, and Power: Learning How to Strike a Balance and Keep the Lights On

Connecticut residents are broadly supportive of tree management practices, but good communication is essential

A pair of glasses sitting on a folded newspaper. Social work students who wrote letters to Connecticut newspapers say the experience helped improve their skills as social workers.

Social Work Students Turn to Old-Fashioned Advocacy

Clinical social work students learn the power of the written word to advocate through Letters to the Editor

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5 Decades of Good Deeds

The UConn Health Auxiliary leaves a legacy of financial and volunteer contributions in support of the institution’s missions going back to 1969.

People walking a trail through tall grass. The Connecticut Trail Finder will be regularly updated with new information for hikers, cyclists, local businesses, and more.

Hitting the Trail in Connecticut Just Got Easier

Connecticut Trail Finder is a new resource for those looking to explore the Nutmeg State's 2,000 miles of trails