Heard Here: UConn 360
UConn 360 is a biweekly podcast series that aims to provide glimpses into the University of Connecticut from every conceivable angle: research, teaching, student life, history, athletics, and whatever else is unique and compelling. This series spotlights some of the best pieces drawn from more than a year of UConn 360’s existence, offering insightful, in-depth, and quirky (in a good way) coverage of Connecticut’s Top 25 public research university.
Q&A: College Success for Foster Youth
"Climbing a Broken Ladder: Contributors of College Success for Youth in Foster Care" author talks better support for foster youth
Talking Politics with Roll Call Columnist Stu Rothenberg ’77 Ph.D.
The respected commentator surveys the current political scene in Washington.
Q&A: Supporting Your Child’s Well-Being During the Pandemic
'Don't sink the boat,' the importance of routine, and other advice for a turbulent time
A New Seat for PA Voice of the Huskies
John Tuite's booming voice is inseparable from UConn Huskies games, but this season has been a different story.
UConn MBA Wants to Make It Easier to Shop Local
Donald Pendagast '20 MBA wants to make shopping local as easy as going online.
UConn Historian Considers the Legacy of Little Richard, Architect of Rock ‘n’ Roll
UConn historian Jeffrey Ogbar discusses the career and legacy of pioneering rock 'n' roll artist Little Richard.
Can’t Gather in Person for Commencement? No Problem, Thanks to the UConn Gaming Club
After the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the planned commencement ceremonies this spring, the UConn Gaming Club sprang into action on a virtual version.
Of Science and Squid Emojis
UConn's Sarah McAnulty talks about making science communication better - and what's wrong with a squid emoji.
For UConn’s Lucy Gilson, Business and Research Are a Natural Fit
UConn's Lucy Gilson says the School of Business is doing vital research, and wants the world to know it.
Men’s Ice Hockey Faces Off in Debut of Connecticut Ice Festival
UConn men's ice hockey Coach Mike Cavanaugh talks about the team's participation in the first-ever Connecticut Ice Festival.
What’s So Funny?: A Q&A with Gina Barreca
UConn's Gina Barreca gets serious about what it means to be funny.
A Bug Life
A multi-sensory glimpse inside the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology's vast Biodiversity Research Collection.
Dan Hurley Talks UConn Basketball, MSG, and More
UConn's men's basketball coach Dan Hurley reflects on the journey that took him from a legendary New Jersey basketball family to Gampel Pavilion.
It’s a(n American) Girl Thing
The venerable American Girl doll collection provides the inspiration for a popular podcast by two historians who received their doctorates at UConn.
UConn’s First International Students
UConn is now a destination for students from around the world, but back in 1907, it was a lone student from Ecuador who became the first international undergraduate on campus.
UConn Faculty Soloists Perform with Ukraine Symphony at Jorgensen
The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine will have a distinct UConn sound for its performance on campus.
UConn’s Other Winning Basketball Program
In this segment from the UConn 360 podcast, members of the UConn chapter of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association basketball team reflect on coming together to form a winning squad.
Every Day is Halloween for UConn Horror Club
Liam Thomas '20 (CLAS) explains how his love of all things horror grew into a full-fledged student organization at UConn.
300,000 Ways to Do Time with a Federal Crime
Mike Chase '11 JD details on Twitter and a new book some of the more ridiculous ways to run afoul of the law.
Talking Impeachment, Politics, and Elections with David Yalof
American politics expert David Yalof talks about the politics of impeachment throughout American history.
Study: On Screen, Girls’ Bodies are Changing
The bodies of female characters in animated films have changed within the last two decades and the impact on young viewers merits further study, says Rebecca Rowe of UConn.
Telling Stories With Connecticut State Historian Walter Woodward
Connecticut State Historian talks with UConn 360's Julie Bartucca about storytelling, his own history, and what Connecticut residents should be called.
Hatfield-McCoy Feud Carries Lessons for Today
The fabled feud between the Hatfield and McCoy families of Appalachia is the subject of a new PBS documentary, featuring the insights of UConn historian Altina Waller.
Behind the Scenes With UConn’s Resident Dramaturg
Dramaturgs are often the unsung heroes in bringing plays to vivid life, explains Professor Lindsay Cummings.
‘Do Not For One Moment Think We Have No Fun’
Listen to the words of some of the women who attended UConn in the early years reflecting on the triumphs and frustrations of their lives on campus.
Students Use Modern Engineering to Restore Historic Hartford Tower
Keney Memorial Clock Tower's original chimes are now ringing again, thanks to a partnership between UConn and the City of Hartford.
Living the Dream
Music education student Jesús Cortés-Sanchez discusses being a DREAMer and what music means for him.
Course Offers Resilience Through Mindfulness
Meditating. Stretching and doing yoga poses. Practicing gratitude. All of these subjects are coursework in a new class at UConn Hartford.
Students Today … Yankees Forever?
This podcast explores how in the 1960s, the University toyed with the possibility of a future without Jonathan.
Student Wrapped up in Farmhouse Crepes
Taj-Anthony Jean '19 shifted his view of himself, “from student-athlete to student-entrepreneur,” as he likes to say.
Photography from the Front Line on Exhibit
Scott Wallace, associate professor of journalism, discusses his experiences as a war reporter in advance of a panel discussion at 4 p.m. at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
Path to USA Women’s Basketball Gold Goes Through Storrs
Ken Best of UConn 360 podcast checks in with Geno Auriemma, Napheesa Collier, and some familiar names from UConn women's basketball.
The Right President at the Right Time
Rufus Stimson, president from 1901 to 1908, helped Connecticut Agricultural College grow beyond anything the institution's founders had imagined.
Taking a Page from the Swing Journal
Over the years, students and visitors alike have filled dozens of “swing journals” with mostly anonymous contemplations, words of encouragement, jokes, stories, and confessions.
The Popularity of Sherlock Holmes
English professor Pam Bedore discusses the role of Arthur Conan Doyle's character in the evolution of detective fiction.
Singing in Hallowed Halls
Travel to Italy and Austria with the UConn Concert Choir.
UConn’s Fictional Student Body President
In a podcast interview, Barry Berman ’72 details how Bill X. Carlson, UConn’s most famous non-existent student, came to be.
A Steinway School
Tour the famed Steinway & Sons piano factory to learn how UConn is becoming a "Steinway school," and what that means for the School of Fine Arts.