University News

More than 3,000 members of the UConn Class of 2019 pose for a photo on the Great Lawn at the Storrs Campus on Aug. 29, 2015, at the start of their careers at UConn. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

A Look Back at 2015: Building Our Future

A roundup of news from UConn Nation in 2015, the first in a three-part series.

The new road connecting Route 44 to the Storrs Campus is now open. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

New Road Opens for Storrs Campus

The new road connecting Route 44 to the Storrs Campus will provide access to Tech Park and reduce traffic congestion.

A construction worker's hard hat with a sticker noting that the workers had received training on the protection of the amphibians that live along the new road. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Creates a Safe Path for Salamanders to Cross the Road

UConn environmental engineers, planners, and ecologists have made provisions for more than just vehicular traffic during construction of the North Hillside Road extension.

The UConn wordmark, in white on a navy background.

UConn Adopts New Four-Year Tuition Plan

The plan is designed to continue academic excellence and student success while helping address a budget shortfall.

Jonathan XIV and Jonathan XIII wearing deer antlers for the holidays. (Elizabeth Caron/UConn Photo)

Happy Holidays from All UConn Huskies at Heart

The Husky spirit is catching this year, as four-legged friends try to join in the cheer.

UConn wordmark.

UConn to Consider New Four-Year Tuition Plan

A proposal that balances the need for increased revenue with accessibility and affordability will be recommended to trustees.

The Outpatient Pavilion at UConn Health in Farmington on Nov. 23, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Agwunobi Named Executive Vice President for Health Affairs

Andrew Agwunobi, who has served on an interim basis for the past year, will be permanently appointed to the role effective Dec. 31.

President Susan Herbst speaks during an event to announce an additional financial commitment for New Haven Promise students held at the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School in New Haven on Dec. 1, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Announces Scholarships for New Haven Promise Students

UConn is committing $5,000 per year to each New Haven Promise scholar attending the University.

A group of students discussing class work. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

New Scholarship Program for Community College Transfers

Starting next fall, UConn will award $8,000 in scholarships over two years to qualified students transferring from a Connecticut community college.

President Herbst speaks during the Conversation About UConn's Future at the Benton Museum in November 2015. (Bret Eckhardt/UConn Photo)

The Value and Imperative of Embracing Diversity

President Herbst reflects on diversity at UConn, in light of current events in Paris and around the world, and a recent task force report.