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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.

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.