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UConn 360: The UConn Podcast
39 minutes | 7 days ago
The Show Must Go On
This week, Allison Lombardi, an associate professor in the Department of Education Psychology, tells us about College and Career Readiness for Transition (CCR4T), a five-year measurement study that aims to evaluate high school students' preparation for their next steps; Stuart Brown, campus director of student services at UConn Waterbury, describes how he's been helping the Palace Theater during the pandemic with a little bit of Broadway buzz; and we go back to 1957, when students were so attached to a big rock that they were willing to do almost anything to save it. Plus: it's Tyler Silverio's last show, and we have summer plans for UConn 360!
31 minutes | 21 days ago
A Long Time Coming
This week, we talk with Ben Shaiken '10 (CLAS), who was elected to the Mansfield Town Council in 2015 and is now deputy mayor, about his work in the nonprofit world and the challenges faced by elected officials; and we head back to the 1940s to learn how long it takes, once committees get involved, for a good idea to reach fruition (hint: a long time).
38 minutes | a month ago
A Case of U(Conn)
This week, we're celebrating the 50th anniversary of Joni Mitchell's album "Blue" with music professor Peter Kaminsky, who has organized a virtual conference at UConn to explore the legacy of the landmark recording; we're talking with Aswad Thomas '15 MSW, national director of Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, about how his experience as a victim of gun violence led him to a life of advocacy and activism; and we're going back to the 1930s to meet Harrison "Honey" Fitch, the first Black basketball player in UConn history, and the ugly encounter with racism he experienced that made national headlines.
35 minutes | 2 months ago
Writing Through Dark Times
This week, Crystal Maldonado '10 (CLAS) stops by to talk about how bleak times helped inspired her critically-acclaimed YA novel "Fat Chance, Charlie Vega"; we speak with History Professor Alexis Dudden about attempts to discredit the experience of women who were forced into sexual slavery during World War II; and we learn about the brief period in history when UConn experimented with running the kind of place where everybody knows your name.
40 minutes | 2 months ago
The Battle of Horsebarn Hill
This week, we talk with distinguished political commentator Stu Rothenberg '77 Ph.D. about the latest happenings in a sleepy little town called Washington, D.C.; in the latest installment of our Brave Space series, Political Science Prof. Christine Sylvester interviews Timothy Bussey '18 Ph.D. about their work in the diversity, equity, inclusion and LGBTQIA+ fields; and we hear about a time not so long ago when the UConn community split over the proposed location of a vaccine research facility.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
The Trouble With Phubbing
This week, we talk to Ryan Allred '20 Ph.D. about "phubbing": the act of being too distracted by your phone to give your full attention to the person right in front of you. We also talk with Professor Nathanael Okpych about his book "Climbing a Broken Ladder," which provides insight into how children in foster care can be provided with better opportunities to succeed in college. Finally, we visit 1935, a time when the University was convulsed by debate over, well, debate itself. Follow us on Twitter: @UConnPodcast
32 minutes | 3 months ago
The Voice of the Huskies
This week, we hear from a voice that's very familiar to Husky fans - John Tuite, the PA announcer whose booming tones are an inseparable part of the gameday experience. We also talk with Professor Sandra Chafouleas about ways parents can support their kids during the uncertainty and stress of pandemic-era schooling, and we learn about a member of the Class of 1941 who became a famous foe of the Luftwaffe.
32 minutes | 3 months ago
This week, we speak with School of Fine Arts faculty members Cora Lynn Deibler and Earl MacDonald about the new collaborative work of animation "By Our Love"; student Tomaso Scotti tells us about what it's like to host the My First Year Story podcast; and we learn about a bygone student tradition that is probably best left in the past.
35 minutes | 4 months ago
Stop the Car, There's a Nuclear War!
This week, we talk with Prof. Sharde Davis and Mason Holland '23 (CLAS) about UConn's newly-launched course on antiblack racism; John Bell, director of the Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry drops by to talk about engineering and puppetry; and we learn about how the University prepared for nuclear attack at the dawn of the 1960s.
29 minutes | 5 months ago
Sculpting a UConn Tradition
This week, we talk with Larry Wasiele, the sculptor who created the iconic statue of Jonathan that stands in front of Gampel Pavilion, and we look back on a year that many of us would just as soon forget.
31 minutes | 5 months ago
Buying Local, Listening Local, Newspapering Local
This week, we hear from Kenneth Fuchs, professor of music composition, about his new recording with the United States Coast Guard Band; Donald Pendagast '20 MBA talks about how his Curated CT startup is helping local businesses; and we travel back to a time when a house ordered from a Sears catalog was the center of UConn student journalism.
39 minutes | 6 months ago
Back to the Big East
Big East basketball is back! We hear from a variety of voices about the significance of UConn's return to the conference where we became a national powerhouse; we talk to Avinoam Patt, Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies and Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, about the critical importance of understanding the Holocaust in relation to contemporary events; and we learn about the time UConn stood up for Keystone State Huskies.
23 minutes | 6 months ago
A Building (Almost) Named Nate
This week, we sit down with School of Law Professor John Aloysius Cogan Jr., who talks about why this week's arguments on the Affordable Care Act before the Supreme Court could be so critical; and we travel back to the mid-1970s to learn an iconic UConn building's original name.
39 minutes | 6 months ago
Where Have All the Glide-O-Rides Gone?
This week, we talk with History Prof. Manisha Sinha about the 2020 presidential election's significance within US history, as part of our ongoing Brave Space series; Political Science Prof. Evan Perkoski discusses his study of civil society's role in preventing (or worsening) mass violence; and we learn about homecoming traditions of days gone by.
22 minutes | 7 months ago
Finding the Blues
This week, we uncover a lost documentary about American blues legends, and learn about a time on campus when Spring Break meant students could finally take off their hats.
33 minutes | 7 months ago
This week, the Brave Space feature launches with Kelly Ha, a Master's of Social Work student who talks about her experiences as an Asian American and the #IAmNotaVirus campaign; we talk with Professor David Yalof about the future of the Supreme Court; and we learn what Mirror Lake replaced on campus.
32 minutes | 8 months ago
Broadcasting Diverse Voices in Sports
This week, Adam Giardino '11 (CLAS) tells us what he's doing to make the sports broadcasting world more welcoming and inclusive for diverse voices via a new scholarship and grant program; we meet new UConn 360 student worker Tyler Silverio '21 (CLAS); and Tom horses around ... historically.
31 minutes | 8 months ago
Here Comes The Story of the Hurricane
This week, we talk with Professor Caitlin Lombardi about how family income can adversely affect the development of math skills in children, and we learn about how the Hurricane of 1938 left an indelible mark on campus, but couldn't stop classes from being held.
29 minutes | 9 months ago
Symbol of Might to the Foe
This week, we sit down with UConn sports expert Mike Enright to go over some of the most memorable moments in Husky history, and we learn that the prehistory of Downtown Storrs is longer than we originally guessed.
27 minutes | 9 months ago
The Great Grade-Change Caper
This week, Professor Rachael Gabriel, director of the Neag School of Education's Reading and Language Arts Center, talks about what she's done to help students, parents, and teachers stay on top of reading education during the pandemic, and we learn about the fatal flaw in a plan to illegally change the grades of students.
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