Portraits of Strength: Dominique (Soucy) Matteson ’03 (CLAS)

UConn alum Dominique Matteson was diagnosed with leukemia in her early 20s. At her lowest point, 50 percent of her cells were showing cancer.

From left, Tina Stietzel '90 (BUS), Michael Byon '15 (ENG), and Chuck Stietzel '91 (ENG), '93 MS at the UConn Alumni Association Donor and Scholarship Recognition reception last December. (The Defining Photo, for UConn)

Former Scholarship Recipient Pays it Forward

An alum who benefited from a scholarship after his father died hopes to help reduce uncertainty in the lives of current students.

Portraits of Strength: Bessy Reyna ’72 MA, ’82 JD

Award-winning poet, activist, columnist, and UConn alumna Bessy Reyna was born in Cuba.

David Naumec ’00 (CLAS), military historian with the Pequot Museum examines an iron artifact found on a Pequot War battlefield. (Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center Photo)

Recreating the History of the Pequot War

Archaeologists are uncovering evidence that is reshaping the story of a series of battles fought in Connecticut nearly 400 years ago.

Chris Barreca '79 (SFA) gives his acceptance speech during the 2014 Tony Awards ceremony in June. Barreca won a Tony for his set design for the Broadway musical 'Rocky.'

‘Rocky’ Set Design Earns Tony Award for Alum

Set designer Chris Barreca '79 (SFA) wins a Tony Award for 'Rocky' on Broadway.

Prabhakar Singh, director of UConn’s Center for Clean Energy Engineering. (Christopher LaRosa/UConn Photo)

UConn Receives Gift for Global Energy Sustainability Program

A recent gift from alumnus Ed Satell will support a new research partnership in sustainable energy with Technion–Israel Institute of Technology.

What Book Has Changed Your Life?

Nominate a book for the 2014-15 UConn Reads program.

Gregory Anderson, Board of Trustees distinguished professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology, left, and David Taylor ’94 (CLAS), assistant professor of biology, at the University of Portland on June 3, 2014. The two have collaborated on studies of the consumption of certain foods by immigrant groups since Taylor was an undergraduate.( Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Preserving Cultural Identity Through Food

Researchers analyzed the dietary preferences of immigrant communities and identified key plants with cultural relevance.

Sandra Bixler '07 (CLAS). (Thomas Balfour for UConn)

Portrait of Strength: Sandra Bixler ’07 (CLAS)

When her twin brother, a Marine, was killed while on patrol in Iraq, alumna Sandra Bixler – then a UConn senior – threw herself into her studies.

Bailey Rosenberg '14 (SFA) styles a wig backstage at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on May 22, 2014. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Backstage Role Moves New Graduate to Shakespearian Stage

Recent alumna Bailey Rosenberg '14 (SFA) has landed a job this summer as a member of the costume department at Shakespeare & Company.