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May 19, 2022
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.
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.
UConn Magazine: Call Cowen!
The more extraordinary the challenge, the more likely UConn Distinguished Alumnus Scott Cowen will be asked to help.
UConn Magazine: Bend it like Rembrandt?
Maria Yatrakis ’02 (SFA) was recruited for the Greek Olympic team while she was playing soccer for UConn.
UConn Magazine: So Handsome
When LaShawnda Phillips (RHSA ’20, CAHNR ’22) first moved to her neighborhood in Hartford at age 13, she set out to do some exploring. She found horses.
UConn Magazine: Micaela Levesque
Micaela Levesque ’17 (CLAS) has known that art was her calling since middle school.
UConn Magazine: HDFS 1060 Close Relationships Across The Lifespan
Students who take “Close Relationships” learn the reasons why some relationships work out and others don’t. After taking the class we still might not always do the right thing. But at least we’ll know what went wrong.
UConn Magazine: Walk This Way
An alum and Guggenheim Fellow whose art is about nature, adventure — and sneakers.
UConn Magazine: Engineering Her Best Self
Courtney Luker's ’22 (ENG) interest in figuring out how things work by taking them apart and putting them back together again was obvious from the time she was a toddler.
UConn Magazine: Heritage Cards
There are many ways to identify the pinnacle in the career of an athlete. Money, fame, medals, and trophies are some of the obvious ones. Dating back to the 19th century, being pictured on a trading card is another one of those benchmarks.