Black & white photo of sportswriter Leigh Montville sitting down in front of a typewriter

UConn Magazine: I Wouldn’t Have Listened to Me

The I-84 musings of famed sportswriter Leigh Montville ’65 (CLAS)

Karen Dahl ’99 (CLAS) speaking with AmeriCorps leaders outside New York City Hall in April.

UConn Magazine: When the White House Calls

For Karen Dahl ’99 (CLAS), lead architect of the Biden administration’s ambitious Public Health AmeriCorps job-training initiative, the path to a presidential appointment began with a chance encounter.

Reynolds, far left, and Iassogna, third from left, before Game 3 of the 2015 American League championship series in Toronto.

UConn Magazine: Play Ball!

From spitballs to spin rates, these two alums have stayed with every curve thrown at them in a combined four decades of umpiring Major League Baseball.

Photo of Ricky Hernandez standing in downtown Nashville at night

UConn Magazine: Bright Lights, Music City

“I’m with the band” doesn’t just work for groupies and roadies — it gets you past the bouncer if you’re the band’s lawyer, too.

Headshot of UConn alumnae Talitha Washington

UConn Magazine: Revenge of the Data Scientists

Talitha Washington ’98 MS, ’01 Ph.D. is turning tables on the data science that has worked against Black and Brown people — by creating science and math pathways for students of color.

UConn Magazine: College Bowl

Fame is fickle. But while it lasts, it sure can be fun. That’s one lesson members of UConn’s 1961 and 1970 “GE College Bowl” teams say they learned.

Frank Costigliola outside his barn on his farm.

UConn Magazine: Giants Among Us

The first lesson imparted by Frank Costigliola as we motor and meander around his 195-acre farm a few miles from campus in Storrs is his secret to balancing research, writing, teaching, and farming: a carefully calibrated system of napping.

durgin in running gear on turf

UConn Magazine: How to Run a Marathon — or a 5k

After her top-10 finish in the 10K final at the 2021 Olympic trials, Emily Durgin ’17 (CLAS) decided to take it up a notch.

portrait of dennis pierce

UConn Magazine: Keep the Change

Dennis Pierce ’15 MBA never got the memo about how humans tend to be change averse. During his 34-year tenure at UConn Dining Services the recently retired Pierce created a culture of change.

cowen touring disaster relief area

UConn Magazine: Call Cowen!

The more extraordinary the challenge, the more likely UConn Distinguished Alumnus Scott Cowen will be asked to help.