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Seven UConn faculty members won Fulbright Scholarships to lecture and research abroad in 2016-17.

UConn Named a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

The University of Connecticut is among the top 10 producers of Fulbright Scholars from research institutions this year. The University has seven Fulbright Scholars on its faculty who will be teaching and performing research around the world in the 2016-17 academic year, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The […]

UConn Nation Celebrates

Hundreds of members of UConn Nation came together Wednesday for an Employee Appreciation Event.

Members of the Class of 2017.

Sights and Sounds of Commencement 2017

More than 9,000 degrees – both undergraduate and graduate – will be awarded this year, which is the highest number of degrees conferred at UConn in the University's 136-year history.

This year, for the first time, the UConn Office of Alumni Relations will distribute legacy medals to graduating seniors who have a parent, grandparent, or sibling who graduated from UConn.

New Legacy Medals for Students with UConn Parents

The engraved, pewter medals recognize students who have made UConn part of their family tradition.

President Susan Herbst and Jonathan the Husky pose with UConn Spirit Awards recipients at the Wilbur Cross South Reading Room on April 25, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo

Spirit Award Winners Honored for Contributions to Community

Honorees in the third annual employee recognition program, the UConn Spirit Awards, received their awards at a ceremony March 25.

A student studies outside at the West Hartford campus.

Trustees Approve Sale of West Hartford Campus to Town

A revised agreement takes into account budget challenges faced by the Town of West Hartford, but retains and extends the town's obligation to share the proceeds from a resale.

2017 UConn tassel and graduation book

Commencement 2017

Clad for the first time in blue, the Class of 2017 will soon collect their diplomas. Read about the diverse students who make up the class, the commencement speakers who will address them, the historical moments that marked their UConn years, and the careers that await them.

Gov. Dannel Malloy, center, speaks at a media event at the Wolff Family Park to recognize energy saving initiatives with Eversource on April 18, 2017. At left is Jim Hunt, senior vice-president for regulatory affairs at Eversource and Mary Sotos, deputy commissioner of DEEP. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Partners with Eversource to Boost Energy Efficiency

‘Green’ plans that will save $1.5 million are intended to keep the University in the vanguard of environmentally conscious schools in the U.S.

Mark Driscoll holds the product that Shoreline Biome is developing -- a kit for identifying and quantifying the bacteria in the human microbiome. This kit takes 96 samples, such as human stool, cracks open the bacteria, and selects a 'fingerprint' region of the bacterial DNA to send off to DNA sequencing. The fingerprint region allows the bacteria to be identified down to the subspecies level. (Janine Gelineau/UConn Health Photo)

UConn Incubator Companies Raise $39.9 Million in 2016

The University’s Technology Incubation Program experienced record growth last year.

John Ovian '17 (CLAS) is one of a dozen current UConn undergraduate and graduate students recently named to the NSF's prestigious graduate research fellowship program. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Ten Students, Alums Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Past fellows include numerous Nobel Prize winners, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu; Google founder Sergey Brin; and Freakonomics co-author Steven Levitt.