Community Impact

A student teacher works with three young students in a classroom.

Neag School Increases Enrollment, Expands Program Locations to Help Combat Connecticut’s Teacher Shortage

Not only has the Neag School boosted enrollment in its teacher education programs, it also expanded its offerings to train more educators and support Connecticut schools

UConn Health Southington

UConn Health Southington Teams with Main Street Community Foundation to Pilot Free Parent Group Sessions to Improve Mental Health of Parents and Children During COVID-19 Pandemic

The new Child and Family Development Program at UConn Health Southington is already helping Southington parents cope and to learn parenting skills to assist them and their children experiencing elevated stress levels and mental health needs during COVID-19.

Khadija Poitras-Rhea and Wendy Martinson side-by-side portraits

UConn Health Starting Patient Lunch-and-Learn Series

Free monthly Virtual Community Education webinar debuts Feb. 15 with patient portal guidance

Elderly people and UConn students exercising

Exercise Class for People with Parkinson’s Disease Celebrates 10 Years

Since 2012, UConn and UConn Health physical therapists have hosted a weekly class to help people with Parkinson’s disease improve quality of life through movement

From left, SmartBuildings CT program members Andre Jin, Eric Venables, Amy Thompson, Mohammed Albayati and Julia DeOliveira pose for a photo in the Innovation Partnership Building at UConn Tech Park

UConn Professor, Students Help Connecticut Towns Make Smart Energy Choices with SmartBuildings Program

'This is where people at UConn – researchers, professors, and even students – can really help communities'

Press conference at UConn Health

Parents: Keep Marijuana Edibles Out of Your Child’s Reach

With the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in Connecticut, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, and the Connecticut Poison Control Center at UConn Health are calling on parents and family members to protect kids from the dangers of accidentally ingesting edible marijuana.

Connecticut River landscape (Photo courtesy of CLEAR)

Appreciating the Bones of Connecticut’s Landscape

What do we landlubbers see when we close our eyes and think of the Nutmeg State?

Lightning strikes over a city at night, illustrating the sudden and dangerous nature of so-called cytokine storms, potentially fatal episodes where inflammation-causing proteins flood the blood.

UConn Research 2022: Advancing the Mind, Medicine, Society, and Beyond

In 2022, The UConn Research Enterprise achieved breakthroughs across many disciplines and contributed to important conversations on topics that define the times.

The UConn Hartford Career Fair in January, 2020.

In-Person Career Fair Returns to UConn Hartford

The event offers opportunities for the Greater Hartford community to connect with employers

A photo from 1947 showing four men standing in front of a sapling tree, a "grandson" of the fabled Charter Oak.

UConn Library’s Connecticut Digital Archive Receives Connecticut Humanities Partnership Grant to Build Local Histories

'My Town, My Story' will help CT public libraries build digital collections of local history and memory