Author: The UConn Foundation

Exploring the New Literacies

March 27, 2012

Is reading a school textbook and reading information online the same? No, says Donald Leu, a prominent reading researcher, director of UConn’s internationally renowned New Literacies Research Lab in the Neag School of Education and the John and Maria Neag Endowed Chair in Literacy and Technology. “Children today are digital natives, familiar with digital technology […]

Answer UConn’s Call!

January 27, 2012

In the next month or so you may receive a call from a UConn student to discuss the annual Dean’s Fund appeal. Please take a few moments to update your information, talk about your UConn experience, give a few words of encouragement – Husky to Husky – and make a gift to this important fundraising effort!

Husky Sport Connects Hartford, Storrs

January 27, 2012

A program that pairs UConn students with schools in Hartford’s North End—using sports as common ground for learning—has instilled the importance of community service in every participant. Week after week since 2004, UConn students have spent time in Hartford through the Neag School of Education’s Husky Sport program. They work alongside nearly 30 community organizations, […]

Endowed Chair Will Memorialize a Beloved Sister

August 4, 2011

Ray Neag, CLAS ’56, grew up in a working-class family that embraced giving. His father was a molder in a foundry in Torrington, Conn., a heavy smoker who worked each day with molten metal that so desensitized his fingertips that he could – and did – stub his cigarettes out on them without feeling any […]

A Teacher Gives a 30-Year Lesson in Giving

June 8, 2011

Longtime schoolteacher Lucille Kuhnly is a dedicated denizen of the land of steady habits. Her grandfather, John Kuhnly, bought the family home in 1892, and at least one Kuhnly — but typically more – have lived in the grand old four-storied house in the Rockville section of Vernon for the past 120 years. Lucille Kuhnly has […]

UConn Donors Win Statewide Philanthropy Award

February 1, 2011

Ray Neag ’56, and his wife, Carole Neag, the most generous donors in the history of the University of Connecticut, have been honored as the state’s leading philanthropists. The 2010 Outstanding Philanthropist Award was presented by the Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in a ceremony on Nov. 19 at the Holiday Inn […]