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general alumni or foundation related stories

UConn Foundation Reaches Donation Milestone

Student scholarships, UConn Endowment are big winners in the FY17 totals

The UConn Foundation has raised nearly $72 million in FY17. Over the last three fiscal years, donors to the University have made commitments and gifts totaling $227 million, by far the best three-year period in UConn’s history.Read Full Story

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Will Athletic Trainers Make High School Sports Safer?

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NFL Taps UConn to Administer and Research Athletic Trainer Program

Hoping to make high school sports safer, the NFL Foundation has tapped UConn to administer and research a program to get athletic trainers in high schools in four states this fall.Read Full Story

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Birding, Learning, and Adventure in the Foothills of the Himalayas

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Hollywood parodies of a typical American vacation invoke imagery of a testy ride in a wood-paneled station wagon to sandy beaches, log cabins, or theme parks.Read Full Story

Ray Sackler

A Tribute to Dr. Raymond Sackler

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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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UConn Foundation Wins CASE Bronze Circle of Excellence Award

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