Community Impact

UConn Receives National Recognition for Community Service

The University was honored for its strong commitment to service.

Faculty Member’s Role as Community Pharmacist Represents New Era

Lisa Holle’s community outreach is a new model for the role of pharmacists in health care.

UConn Joins Network on Civic Engagement

UConn was recently invited to join TRUCEN, The Research University Civic Engagement Network, a prestigious network of about 35 research universities. Established in 2008, TRUCEN works to advance civic engagement and engaged scholarship among research universities and create resources and models for use across higher education. TRUCEN calls upon research universities to embrace a bold vision for civic and community engagement and work to make this vision a reality. Campus Compact, the national organization for service-learning, serves as the secretariat for the TRUCEN network. Colleges and universities across the country are increasing their efforts to engage their surrounding communities, and […]

Avery Point, Storrs Students Help Build Dreams

Students from two campuses worked to provide affordable housing through Habitat for Humanity.

Walmart Gift to Benefit Veterans Program

The gift will enable a business development initiative for veterans with disabilities to expand.

Read All About It

A semester-long book drive will benefit inmates at the York Correctional Institution. Photo by Ariel Dowski

UConn Students Win Goldwaters, Truman Scholarship

Three UConn students have won prestigious national awards, and three more were front runners.

Extension System Helps Military Kids Survive Deployment

UConn's Extension Centers are addressing the needs of children with parents serving overseas.

‘Bootcamp’ for Disabled Veterans Opens Doors to Entrepreneurship

As part of a national program, UConn is training disabled veterans in how to start up a business.

Middle school students learn about the ocean from Project Oceanology staff during Marine Science Day. (UConn Photo/Christine Sziabowski)

Local Students Discover the Ocean at Avery Point Marine Science Day

The students learned about Long Island Sound, its inhabitants, and reasons for its conservation.