Gampel Pavilion played double duty last Friday, serving as a red carpet and arena for the women and men’s basketball teams for the annual First Night, shortly thereafter transitioning into the stage for the rapper T-Pain, the headliner of this year’s Fall Concert.
Native American Cultural Programs (NACP) held a screening and discussion of “Dawnland” Wednesday, which explored and documented the efforts of the MWTRC.
The Homecoming Royal Court competed Tuesday for the hard-fought titles of King and Queen. Ten contestants chosen from several student organizations on campus showcased their talents in the costume, performance and evening wear segments to see who deserves this year’s crown and the right to make an appearance at the Homecoming football game Saturday.
Famous standup comedian and host of “Patriot Act,” Hasan Minhaj visited the Jorgensen Center Saturday for a sold out Family Weekend show. Many students and their families were eager to see Minhaj. When asked why he was seeing Minhaj, Nabeel Jawaid, a seventh-semester finance major replied, “Because he’s brown and I love him.”
Dr. Emmanouil Anagnostou, a professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Eversource Energy Center at UConn, warned the audience of the dramatic effects that climate change and extreme storms could have on Connecticut in the future during a lecture at Konover Auditorium Wednesday evening, as part of the Provost's Distinguished Speaker Series.
Connecticut turned the page in its support of the literary arts Saturday with the inaugural Connecticut Literary Festival held at Real Art Ways (RAW) in Hartford. Organized by Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) English professor Jotham Burrello, the festival brought writers to readers and celebrated all things literary.
When you’ve walked by the Student Union this week, you might have noticed the small yellow flags peppering the front lawn. You might have just glanced at them, and then continued walking by, unbeknownst to their significance and meaning. However, this particular week calls all of us to not only notice all of these flags, but also what they symbolize. With 1,100 flags, each one represents a college student’s death by suicide.
Journalist and author Beth Macy is going to be speaking at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Sept. 26. Macy’s lecture will explore the relationship between mental health and addiction through the stories of people she has interviewed in her work. The lecture is hosted by SUBOG and the UConn Suicide Prevention Committee.