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Aerial rendering of the exterior of the new Engineering and Science Building.

New Engineering and Science Building Nearing Completion

The building will be the first to utilize an 'open lab' concept – the idea that shared research space and an open floor plan foster collaboration.

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UConn Commended for Financial Reporting Practices

The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded UConn the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its report on the 2016 fiscal year.

UConn is rolling out 10 new buses, complete with USB ports, bike racks, and other updated features. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

UConn Rolls Out 10 New Buses at Storrs

Hop on. Vehicles include USB ports, bike racks, and other features.

Denisse Tafur, Huakang Huang and Dinesh Babu Uthaya Kumar are UConn Graduate School students studying biomedical science who completed advanced training in translational research at the NIH's Clinical Center this summer.

Graduate School Applications and Rankings on the Rise

Applications to graduate programs at UConn are on the upswing, while several of the programs rose in the U.S. News & World Report rankings.

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UConn Examining Implications of White House’s New Travel Restrictions

A working group is reviewing new parameters released Monday, and the University is updating its guidelines for those affected.

President Susan Herbst reads the citation to award John Kim '87 MBA an honorary degree during the School of Business commencement ceremony at Gampel Pavilion on May 8, 2016. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Names 2017 Speakers, Honorary Degree Recipients

Whether sequencing the human genome or developing new culinary concoctions; whether writing award-winning plays or learning the secrets of noncoding RNA; whether steering the course of The Hartford or United Technologies Corporation, the honored guests of UConn’s commencement ceremonies this year are leaders in their fields. Honored guests include commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients. At […]

Artist's impression of the renovated Gant Southwest Corner Lobby.

Gant Science Complex to Undergo Major Renovation

The Board of Trustees has approved an $85 million budget for improvements to the Edward V. Gant Building to support the University’s expanded enrollment and research in STEM fields.

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UConn Seeks to Involve More Undergraduates in University Governance

A proposal presented to the Board of Trustees calls for students to have standing positions on the board's committees dealing with finance and student life.

Minds Converge on Mental Health

At a recent national symposium led by UConn, university presidents and mental health professionals discussed the impact of mental health issues on college students' success.

A Syrian physician being trained how to document evidence of torture. (Physicians for Human Rights Photo)

Doctors’ Group to Receive UConn’s Dodd Prize in Human Rights

Physicians for Human Rights, which uses science and medicine to combat abuses and atrocities, will accept the award on Nov. 2.