UConn 360: The UConn Podcast
Stop the Car, There’s a Nuclear War!

Stop the Car, There’s a Nuclear War!

January 13, 2021

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.

Sculpting a UConn Tradition

Sculpting a UConn Tradition

December 23, 2020

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. 

Buying Local, Listening Local, Newspapering Local

Buying Local, Listening Local, Newspapering Local

December 9, 2020

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. 

Back to the Big East

Back to the Big East

November 25, 2020

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. 

A Building (Almost) Named Nate

A Building (Almost) Named Nate

November 11, 2020

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. 

Where Have All the Glide-O-Rides Gone?

Where Have All the Glide-O-Rides Gone?

October 28, 2020

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. 

Finding the Blues

Finding the Blues

October 14, 2020

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.

Supreme Deliberations

Supreme Deliberations

September 30, 2020

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. 

Broadcasting Diverse Voices in Sports

Broadcasting Diverse Voices in Sports

September 16, 2020

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. 

Here Comes The Story of the Hurricane

Here Comes The Story of the Hurricane

September 2, 2020

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. 

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