Category: Memorial and Honorary Gifts

The Maryann dePreaux Walmsley Cancer Center Library.

Chemotherapy Suite Named After Advocate for Cancer Patients

The Maryann dePreaux Walmsley Cancer Center Library.
The Maryann dePreaux Walmsley Cancer Center Library. (UConn Health Photo)

When cancer patients step into the chemotherapy area at the UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion, they may be reminded of a cozy library at a four-star hotel.Read Full Story

Through a Memorial Fund, A Great Professor’s Legacy Endures

Milton Stern (left) and his English department colleagues Ken Wilson (center) and Sam Pickering (right) in 1986.
Milton Stern (left) and his English department colleagues Ken Wilson (center) and Sam Pickering (right) in 1986. (Credit: UConn Advance)

Students sat up when Milton Stern entered the classroom. He would recite poems, pace up and down the aisles, and ask probing questions. He’d read passages aloud with dramatic flair and leap across the room in order to prove a point.

Milton—better known as “Mickey”—Stern was a longtime professor of English at UConn. He kept company with some of the greatest minds of his generation—even inviting writers like Saul Bellow and Norman Mailer to classes—and advocated tirelessly for public education, turning down invitations from top-tier private colleges to stay at UConn. Read Full Story