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A Tribute to Dr. Raymond Sackler

Ray Sackler
Dr. Raymond Sackler preparing for the 1998 commencement ceremony, where he received an honorary degree. (Credit: Richard Boynton)

It is with great sorrow that the UConn Foundation shares news of the passing of a great friend to the University of Connecticut, Dr. Raymond Sackler, MD (HON ’98). Dr. Sackler died on July 17 after a brief illness. He was 97 years old.
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photo of the uconn foundation with the case circle of excellence award

UConn Foundation Wins CASE Bronze Circle of Excellence Award

photo of the uconn foundation with the case circle of excellence award

The UConn Foundation’s video featuring UConn student-athlete and cancer survivor Ryan Radue recently received international recognition.Read Full Story

trustee and donor rick carbray ’75 (PHARM) and his wife, Pat. Photo courtesy Nick Rezendes Photography

Time, Talent, and Treasure

trustee and donor rick carbray ’75 (PHARM) and his wife, Pat. Photo courtesy Nick Rezendes Photography
Trustee and donor Rick Carbray ’75 (PHARM) and his wife, Pat. Photo courtesy Nick Rezendes Photography

The three-tiered generosity of Trustee and alum Rick Carbray

Rick Carbray ’75 (PHARM) sums up his University experience simply: It’s as if he never left. Shortly after graduation, Carbray became a member of the former UConn Alumni Association, serving as its president from 2004 to 2006, and is now in his second four-year term as a Board of Trustees member.Read Full Story

Law School Foundation Makes Strategic Move to Join UConn Foundation

UConn Law School
UConn Law School (UConn Photo)

Q. What has been decided regarding the UConn Law School Foundation?
A. Following more than a year of careful deliberation and analysis, the UConn Law School Foundation Board of Trustees made the strategic decision to transfer assets and operations to the UConn Foundation. The UConn Foundation’s Board of Directors approved this transfer, which is expected to be effective as of June 30, 2017.
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photo of Kepeng Wang, assistant professor of immunology, right, works with research associate Kasandra Rodriguez in the lab at CaroGen Corp. in the technology incubator at Farmington

From Forest Labs to Rare Diseases

photo of Kepeng Wang, assistant professor of immunology, right, works with research associate Kasandra Rodriguez in the lab at CaroGen Corp. in the technology incubator at Farmington
Kepeng Wang, assistant professor of immunology, right, works with research associate Kasandra Rodriguez in the lab at CaroGen Corp. in the technology incubator at Farmington. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Philanthropic Grants Boost UConn’s Research Partnerships with Industries

By Grace Merritt and Jessica McBride

Deep in the woods behind Horsebarn Hill, UConn has its own forest lab.

There, you’ll see sensors on trees of different species shifting and swaying under ice, snow, wind and torrential rain. Read Full Story

photo of Trisha Pitter, Dr. Cato Laurencin, and Dr. Linda Barry

Kavli Foundation Increases Investment to CICATS

photo of Trisha Pitter, Dr. Cato Laurencin, and Dr. Linda Barry
(From left) Trisha Pitter, Dr. Cato Laurencin, and Dr. Linda Barry of CICATS photographed February 10, 2017 at UConn Health Center in Farmington, Conn. (Photographer: Gerry McCarthy/UConn Foundation)

Funds to be used for UConn Collaborative Research Groups

In Farmington, the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science at UConn (CICATS) works to promote education, collaboration, and convergence research across the campus and in the community. Read Full Story