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Overseer of UConn Health Campus Expansion Looks Back

UConn Health VP for Facilities Development and Operations Tom Trutter reflects on the evolution and growth of UConn Health, which included many construction projects he planned and managed over his nearly three decades of service to the University.

Heart surgery patient Lucy Tine talks with a nurse at UConn Health.

Thanks(giving) for Open-Heart Surgery Just in Time for Holidays

Lucy Tine never thought she'd need heart surgery, until she began feeling strange while doing everyday activities

Jordan Buslewicz ’23 (ENG) tests a wastewater sample with Kingfisher Apex robot at the Microbial Analysis, Resources, and Services (MARS) facility. The Apex has quadrupled the number of daily samples that MARS personnel can test for COVID-19 (Lisa Nigro/MARS).

UConn Established as Center of Excellence for Wastewater-based COVID-19 Surveillance

UConn was one of the first universities in the country to implement the testing to detect COVID-19

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Another ‘A’ in Patient Safety for UConn John Dempsey Hospital

The teaching hospital of UConn Health has been awarded two consecutive 'A' patient safety ratings by the national Leapfrog Group

Husky Market is a powerful demonstration of how UConn students look out for each other's needs.

Students Help Students In Fight Against Food Insecurity

UConn student organizations are helping the fight against food insecurity among their peers with the formation of Husky Market

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COVID-19 Information and Resources Updates: November 10, 2021

Updated responses to frequently asked questions

UConn now has a chapter of the national honor society recognizing first-generation college students.

UConn Celebrates its First-Gen Students, Launches Chapter of National Honor Society

The first-year class at Storrs includes 26% who are the first in their families to attend college, with even higher numbers at Waterbury (59%), Stamford (50%), Hartford (44%), and Avery Point (42%)

Governor, Lawmakers Visit UConn Health to Celebrate University’s Record-Breaking Research Funding

University-wide, researchers received more than $375M in external funding in the last fiscal year

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UConn Professor Advises Hallmark Channel Holiday Movie

"You, Me and the Christmas Trees” has a distinct UConn vibe, despite being filmed on the other side of the continent

Jon Contaxis '25 (PHARM) left, his father Bill Contaxis '90 (ENG) of Milford, Rebecca Leelman '24 (ENG) and Nikita Karasik of Salem Mass. pick up trash around Mirror Lake on Oct. 17, 2021.

UConn Considers Mirror Lake Improvements to Address Flood-Control Measures, Other Issues

The iconic campus spot hasn't been dredged in decades