Magazine

Close up shot of Marilyn Nelson

UConn Magazine: Making the World More Poetic

Where some poets turn ever inward, Marilyn (Waniek) Nelson turns outward, and there is compassion in every line she writes.

Dr. Cato Laurencin sitting at a lab table

UConn Magazine: Pioneering the New Field of Regenerative Engineering — And Championing Social Justice

A master of multiple fields, Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, holds UConn’s highest academic title: University Professor.

Pauline Batista carrying the 2016 olympic torch

UConn Magazine: Raising Her Voice to Amplify Other Voices

Saving a festival youth program in her hometown of Paraty, Brazil, made Pauline Batista ’16 MA a hero there.

Gina Barreca at a table having a book discussion

UConn Magazine: Elevating English Majors

English professor Gina Barreca, dubbed the “feminist humor maven” by Ms. Magazine has kept us laughing through 10 books from “I Used to Be Snow White But I Drifted” to “If You Lean In, Will Men just Look Down Your Blouse?” Her latest, though, invites others to the party.

Mike Willig, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and director of the Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering, on April 4, 2016. (Bri Diaz/UConn Photo)

UConn Magazine: Inspiring Students to Save the Planet

“Sustainability is arguably the biggest challenge we face in the 21st century,” says Michael Willig.

illustration of confederate statue

UConn Magazine: Take Them Down

History professor Manisha Sinha, an Indian American who is one of the world’s leading experts on the Civil War and slavery in the U.S., on removing Confederate statues.

Doreen Simons signing

UConn Magazine: American Sign Language

Doreen Simons uses a full-immersion approach in Intro to ASL class, starting from the very first day when she invokes her one rule — no talking, ever. The class is taught in silence. Students can only communicate by signing.

Meg Hall standing in front of giant lego statues

UConn Magazine: Playing Through

Among the many ways that parents are finding to entertain and educate their children at home during this strange time is one that’s been around for almost 100 years, what those who work at Lego simply call “the brick.”

illustration of man sitting in the drivers seat of a self-driving car

UConn Magazine: In the Driver’s Seat

What’s keeping us out of self-driving cars? Hint: The answer has nothing to do with technology.

Donatti at Winfield Street Coffee next to Ferguson Library

UConn Magazine: Coffee and Cubanos

Breno Donatti ’14 (BGS) found a way to feed his neighbors and boost his restaurant business.