Architect's rendering of the new high-tech classrooms at the UConn School of Law.

Welsh Family Gives Technology For New Classrooms

The Welsh family donation allowed the UConn School of Law to equip the classrooms with equipment to greatly improve distance learning and small group collaborations.

UConn PEP: Transforming and Connecting Communities

Rich Mutts '06 (CLAS) describes how he used the UConn PEP program to help transform his community.

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Justis Lopez: Celebrating Inclusion, Joy in Education

On the way home from a hip-hop education conference last year, Justis Lopez ’14 (ED), ’15 (MA) and his colleague Ryan Parker were unpacking what they had learned and what they were feeling that day. They started to freestyle rap and found themselves filled with joy, repeating the verse ‘I’m feeling so happy.’ Their freestyling turned into a song called “HAPPYVISM” that is now part of a greater initiative they have named Project Happyvism.

How Three Conn. Superintendents Are Navigating School Reopenings

The summer is typically a time for school superintendents to reflect on the previous school year and start thinking about the year ahead. However, preparation looks very different in the age of COVID-19 as school districts choose between three reopening models: fully in-person, hybrid, or remote.

Truth Hunter.

Alumna Truth Hunter Named Neag School’s Next Dean’s Doctoral Scholar

“I want to take the information my students trusted me with and give it a voice, give it a platform, allow it to start new conversations, and new ways of thinking,” says Truth Hunter ’14 MA, Neag School of Education Dean's Doctoral Scholar. "That is how I hope to use my experience as a Dean’s Doctoral Scholar."

Starr Hall at the UConn School of Law campus

UConn Law Alumna Gives to Asylum Clinic That Forged Her Career Path

Lauren Kostes '15 JD, now an attorney specializing in immigration law in Arizona, reflects on how a UConn School of Law clinic helped her choose her path in life.

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UConn Receives $1M Gift and Match Challenge for Human Rights Institute 

UConn's Human Rights Institute has launched a $1M gift and match challenge, thanks to the generosity of two longtime donors.

UConn alumna Pauline Batista Souza da Silva carries the torch at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Ph.D. Student Pauline Batista Seeks to Support Youth’s Voice

“In my work as a researcher,” says LLEP doctoral candidate Pauline Batista ’16 MA, “I come from an understanding where youth do not have a voice unless youth have the educational skill set or the educational apparatus.”

Andrew Girard.

Reimagining the Ballpark Experience Amid COVID-19

Andrew Girard MA ’19 has been preparing for baseball’s opening day since this past September. As the stadium operations manager for the Hartford Yard Goats, Girard oversees the maintenance and facility enhancement projects at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford, Connecticut. When he learned that the season start date would be delayed due to COVID-19, he and his team began creating systems to ensure that fans would feel comfortable and safe when they were able to return to the park. 

Books to be distributed through summer reading program.

Reading and Language Arts Center Champions Literacy Amid Pandemic

In the wake of the pandemic, schools have pivoted to online learning. Rachael Gabriel, associate professor of literacy education and director of Neag School of Education’s Reading and Language Arts Center, knew she wanted to help the education community amid this major shift.