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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.

Keys to the Kingdom

February 21, 2018
Olga Radovic, a graduate student, plays the inaugural performance on the university’s new Steinway model D concert grand piano while performing with the UConn Symphony Orchestra at von der Mehden Recital Hall on Dec. 7, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Olga Radović, a first-year Master of Music candidate in piano performance, had mixed feelings when she learned that she would be the first musician to perform with the new Steinway & Sons grand concert piano that arrived in November for use at J. Louis von der Mehden Recital Hall.Read Full Story

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20 Toes In

February 15, 2018

Alumni coupleCoach Kevin Ollie knows how to motivate. Phrases such as “Ten toes in, not five” or “We take the stairs, escalators are for cowards” highlight how his teams need to be fully committed and dedicated.Read Full Story

Jaclyn Paride ’17 (BUS) (CLAS), of Zapployment answers question from Peter J. Werth during an entrepreneurship and innovation huddle on December 4, 2017

Impact in Action: Future Entrepreneurs Share Ideas with Philanthropist Peter J. Werth

December 8, 2017
Jaclyn Paride ’17 (BUS) (CLAS), of Zapployment answers question from Peter J. Werth during an entrepreneurship and innovation huddle on December 4, 2017
Jaclyn Paride ’17 (BUS) (CLAS), of Zapployment answers question from Peter J. Werth during an entrepreneurship and innovation huddle on December 4, 2017. (Photo / Peter Morenus, UConn)

UConn’s future entrepreneurs had the unique opportunity to pitch their businesses to someone who knows what it takes to create a company from scratch: Peter J. Werth, philanthropist and innovator in generic prescription medication.Read Full Story