Reflections From a Recent Graduate

Melody Li graduated last month with a master’s degree in Sports Management from the Neag School of Education. She recently reflected on her time as a student at UConn.

Danny Lansanah, ’08 (CLAS), former UConn linebacker, at Alternative Rehab Communities in Harrisburg, PA, where he works as a counselor with at-risk youth. (Sten Hartman)

Beyond the Goal Line: Football Alum Gives Back to the Community

Through a years-long struggle to succeed in the NFL, Danny Lansanah ’08 (CLAS) continues to offer counsel to those in need.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Stephen Saloom '90 (CLAS), '96 JD writes about his work with the Innocence Project, identifying, preventing, and remedying wrongful convictions.

Protecting Endangered Sea Turtles and the Local Fishing Industry

UConn alum Jesse Senko '06 (CANR) is developing novel solutions that help both the sea turtles and the fishermen of Mexico's Baja Peninsula.

Portraits of Strength: Alfredo Fuentes ’08 MPS

Veteran firefighter Alfredo Fuentes was among the first responders on 9/11. Forced by his injuries to give up his job, he came to UConn to study homeland security.

A Growing Knowledge: From Plants to Pollinators

This article was first published in the Spring 2014 print edition of UConn Magazine. To access more stories like this, visit 14 or download UConn Magazine’s free app for tablet devices. In a cover story titled “A World Without Bees,” Time magazine this past year addressed the troubling disappearance of honeybees – leading to questions of what it may […]

Rick Mastracchio '82 (ENG) brought a new perspective to his Commencement speech, which he delivered to graduates of the School of Engineering from the International Space Station. (Photo courtesy of NASA)

A Commencement Speech from Space

NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio '82 (ENG) presented a unique perspective in his address to UConn engineering graduates.

Skeletal, Craniofacial and Oral Biology Symposium

UConn Health’s federally-funded grant to train people for careers in Skeletal, Craniofacial and Oral Biology (SCOB) research sponsored its annual capstone symposium last month. Seventeen trainees presented their research findings on topics including how bone, cartilage and teeth develop; genetics; biomechanics/biomaterials; and regeneration of diseased or damaged tissues. Linda Strausbaugh, professor of molecular and cell […]

Urban Service Track alumna, Dr. Jennifer Jaskolka (standing far left), observes current UST scholar and third-year dental student, Himank Gupta, performing a dental exam during a free health clinic. (Photo provided by Petra Clark-Dufner)

Urban Health Scholars ‘Pay It Forward’

Dozens of Urban Service Track alumni are networking and sharing ideas as they mentor current UST students.


Gala Draws Support for UConn Health

Nearly 900 supporters celebrated UConn Health at the fifth annual White Coat Gala April 12.