Prof. Kroum Batchvarov takes us beneath the waters of the Black Sea to talk about ancient shipwrecks; we learn how three professors from different disciplines are helping survivors of the Cambodian genocide; and we visit 1950, when a UConn fraternity confronted racial discrimination on behalf of a pledge.
This week, Prof. Micki McElya talks about the future of Arlington National Cemetery, Prof. Jeffrey Ogbar schools us on the politics of hip hop, and we travel back to a time when Storrs elected its own mayor ... sort of.
This week, we're taking the show on the road, taping in front of a Homecoming Weekend crowd estimated to be the largest ever assembled to listen to an episode of this podcast. Prof. Margaret Rubega talks about what it's like to be the official state bird expert, Coach Jim Penders recalls the time he threw an award into the sea, and we look back on homecomings past, smocks and all.
This week, UConn poll expert extraordinaire Jennifer Necci Dineen tells us what to look for in the midterm surveys, Lakeside's own Elaina Hancock talks about an ongoing climate change information project she's doing, and Julie steps up to the History Corner to find out what happened when UConn turned a dorm over to the students.
This week, we sit down with Bridget Oei '18 (CLAS), aka Miss Connecticut, and talk about her experience in the Miss America pageant. We also learn from Prof. Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch about how mobile apps can help (or hinder) personal fitness goals, and we find out where we kept all the books before the Homer Babbidge Library was built.
This week, we speak with Max Schachter about the tribute paid to his son, Alex, by the UConn community; get the latest on North Korea from Prof. Alexis Dudden; and travel back to the Eisenhower era for a look at legendary boxing champ Rocky Marciano with Prof. Mike Stanton.
It's the start of a new academic year! We interview UConn students on what they hope the year brings them, learn about human rights and sustainability from Prof. Shareen Hertel, and travel back to a time when you got napkins in dining halls only if you were lucky.
This week, we learn from Prof. Mitchell Green how to "know thyself," meet globetrotting fitness journalist Emily Abbate '10 CLAS, and welcome special guest Graham Stinnett, an archivist at the Dodd Center, who introduces us to some cults from UConn's past.
This week, we take a reflective look at the Mirror Lake swing and its related anonymous journal; hear from Prof. Kenneth Fuchs about his new classical music compositions; and learn what happened at UConn when Hurricane Gloria hit Connecticut.
This week we meet UConn alum David Wollner '82 and learn about the thriving business he created from scratch; check in with Political Science Prof. David Yalof on the Supreme Court vacancy; and learn how parents in the 1940s got the scoop on what their children were doing at UConn.