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UConn Nation is everywhere—and we're changing the world through alumni achievements and the power of philanthropy. Here's how alumni, donors, fans, and friends are strengthening UConn and making headlines.

photo of Linda Jo Stern ’77 (CAHNR) and her parents Claire and Joe

A Promise Fulfilled: The Story of the Stern Family

November 21, 2016
photo of Linda Jo Stern ’77 (CAHNR) and her parents Claire and Joe
From one generation to the next – Linda Jo Stern ’77 (CAHNR) (left) completes a pledge her parents Claire and Joe (right) made in 2003.

Linda Jo Stern ’77 (CAHNR) always keeps a picture of her father on her desk. He’s in a dark suit, wearing a polka dot bowtie – his signature fashion statement – and is pensive.Read Full Story

jennifer dineen speaks at clas experience 2016

CLAS Professor Reveals the Science of Political Surveys

October 21, 2016
jennifer dineen speaks at clas experience 2016
Public policy professor Jennifer Dineen speaks at the CLAS College Experience on October 21, 2016. (Bri Diaz/UConn Photo)

You might remember from a long-ago history class that in 1948, a young pollster named George Gallup found that Gov. Thomas Dewey won the presidential election—a prediction featured dramatically on the Chicago Tribune’s front page. Harry Truman, as we know, actually won.Read Full Story

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Celebrating UConn’s Greats

October 21, 2016

photo of the UConn Faculty Excellence Award

On Friday, October 7, UConn recognized four faculty members for their integrity, accomplishments, and commitment to their students. The UConn Faculty Excellent Awards, awarded by the UConn Foundation Office of Alumni Relations, is a nomination-based recognition award that acknowledges the dedicated members of the UConn family.Read Full Story

photo of Dr. Bruce Liang, Nat Messina ’74 (BUS), ’81 (LAW), Richard Carbray ’75 (PHARM), Ayn LaPlant, and Dr. Andrew Agwunobi

Changing the Mammogram Experience

October 20, 2016
photo of Dr. Bruce Liang, Nat Messina ’74 (BUS), ’81 (LAW), Richard Carbray ’75 (PHARM), Ayn LaPlant, and Dr. Andrew Agwunobi
From left: Dr. Bruce Liang, dean, UConn School of Medicine; Nat Messina ’74 (BUS), ’81 (LAW), president and a director of the Beekley Family Foundation; Richard Carbray ’75 (PHARM), UConn Board of Trustees member; Ayn LaPlant, chief executive officer, Beekley Corporation; and Dr. Andrew Agwunobi, chief executive officer and executive vice president for health affairs at UConn Health.

UConn Health’s new state-of-the-art Beekley Imaging Center aims to reduce stress, enhance women’s careRead Full Story