This week, Prof. Arnold Dashefsky tells us what goes into the making of the American Jewish Year Book; no less a UConn personage than Jonathan XIV himself drops by the studio to give us the lowdown on being the university's favorite pooch; and we journey back to 1979 for a sense of basketball deja vu.
This week, UConn engineering students get Hartford's iconic Keney Memorial Clock Tower chiming once again; Prof. Bart Roccoberton Jr. reflects on his work with UConn's world-famous puppetry program; and the gang tries, and fails, to solve a mystery about the first women to attend the university.
It's almost Father's Day, and Prof. Kari Adamsons, an expert on fatherhood, gives us some perspective on how family roles are changing; visiting scholar Katherine Jewell talks to us about the growth and development of college radio; and we learn why there's an asterisk on the list of UConn presidents.
This week, Terrence Mann and Matthew Pugliese drop by to talk about jukebox musicals and the Connecticut Repertory Theatre's summer season; friend of the podcast Graham Stinnett interviews some of his fellow archivists about the treasures held by UConn's Dodd Center; and we learn about the most serious ice cream crisis in university history.
This week, we meet superstar student Wanjiku (Wawa) Gatheru; learn about Prof. Ryan Watson's survey research focusing on LGBTQ teenagers; thank our lucky stars commencement ceremonies have changed since 1895; and salute a master in our midst.
This week, Prof. John Redden talks about breaking down the invisible barriers between faculty and students; Prof. Fiona Vernal tells us about the long (and ongoing) struggle for affordable housing in the Hartford region; and we journey back to see what life at Storrs was like for the first women to attend classes at UConn.
This week we get musical, with student Jesus Cortes-Sanchez, who tells us about being a DREAMer and playing clarinet on a Grammy-winning album; with Prof. Robert Stephens, who talks about social protest in the music of the Gullah people of the southeastern U.S.; and with a Daily Campus editor who had to face the music in 1960 for editing an issue of the paper deemed "obscene."
This week, we talk about the trial of war criminal Ratko Mladic with Gladstein Visiting Professor of Human Rights Predrag Dojcinovic; Julie takes us inside a class at UConn Hartford where students are learning to be mindful; and Student Alumni Association President Bryan Kirby drops by to give us all the dirt on the annual spring tradition of Oozeball.
This week, UConn football great Dan Orlovsky talks social media and UConn memories, History professor and Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellow at UConn’s Humanities Institute Kate Grandjean regales us with the tale of notorious British loyalist serial killers Micajah and Wiley Harpe, and Tom's History Corner gets personal with perhaps the worst building occupation in UConn history (with the best results).
This week, Prof. Mary Burke tells us about how a John Wayne film helped set off an American passion for Irish fashion; Prof. Manisha Sinha explains that history is never as simple as we make it out to be, and we tip our cap to the Daily Campus for digging up a clue to the truth behind an enduring legend about Jonathan the Husky.