Community Impact

UConn faculty members walking in the alfalfa field in Jordan

Fish Food and the Foundry: How One UConn Startup Went Global and Others Can, Too

'We’re increasing Connecticut manufacturing and exporting; it's one of those things where the Foundry provided wins all around'

A view of the main UConn Hartford building from across the street.

Grant Will Help Break Down Barriers in Access to Technology in Hartford

Collaborative effort between UConn Hartford and School of Engineering aims to reduce inequities in access to crucial technology skills

SOM Class of 2023 Paige Holden

Match Day Exhilaration Returns to UConn Medical School

It's a match! 110 soon-to-be UConn-produced doctors ripped open their white envelopes to reveal their future medical residency destinies

Nicholas Martinelli, director of the Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans.

New UConn EBV Program Manager: ‘We’re Like a Family…Helping Accomplish Each Other’s Missions’

'The appeal for military veterans is to have the chance to promote their interests and passions, and tell the world, Look what I've accomplished'

Social Work Researcher Seeks to Re-engage Black and African American Older Adults Isolated by COVID-19

Working to reconnect people with the activities and social ties that sustained them before the pandemic

The UConn large letter sign at dusk on June 12, 2021.

UConn Nursing, Social Work Awarded $6M to Address Workforce Shortages in Critical Fields

The funds will help grow the ranks of social workers and nurses in Connecticut

UConn Law student Farah Jean, left, and graduate Tiana Hercules '08, right, work with someone seeking a pardon at the Changing Legacies: Expungement Clinic at Capital Community College on Feb. 25, 2023.

‘This Clinic Was Everything for Me’

Expungement clinic organized by UConn Law alumna helps provide second chances for people who have served prison sentences

Fernando Betancourt and Fiona Vernal smile in front of exhibit posters.

EPOCH Shares Community Histories, From Connecticut to Côte d’Ivoire

Now officially in partnership with Connecticut Humanities, EPOCH will be working with towns across the state – beginning with Bloomfield, Windsor, and Enfield – to collect their own community histories

Cannabis used in a recent wet and green lab.

‘Green Lab’ and ‘Wet Lab’ Help CT Police Sharpen Skills to Keep the Roads Safe

First-of-its-kind training allows officers to hone their skills at detecting individuals who are unsafe to drive due to cannabis or multi-substance use

teacher and child

$10 Million for National Early Childhood Intervention Personnel Development Equity Center Awarded to UConn

'At UConn inclusion and belonging is woven into everything we do'