Multiple Department of English community members were among the students named to the Fulbright US Program for the 2023-24 academic year. Congratulations to Danicia Brown’ 23 (CLAS), Elisa Shaholli ’23 (CLAS), and Joan Tremblay ’22 (CLAS) for their assignments! Congratulations as well to Neal Krishna ’23 (CLAS), who was named an alternate for a Fulbright […]
Presenting Perspectives in Effective Ways
by Pascale Joachim, ’23 (CLAS) When Gus Marks-Hamilton graduated from UConn with a bachelor’s in English in 2003, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do. After a first-hand experience with the criminal justice system, he knew he wanted to help incarcerated folks find employment opportunities and knew that in order to do so, he […]
Katherine Jimenez ’24 (CLAS) Receives Beinecke Scholarship
Katherine Jimenez ’24 (CLAS), a student in both the English and Journalism programs, has been named as the University of Connecticut’s first Beinecke Scholarship recipient. Read more about the award and her upcoming projects on UConn Today. Congratulations, Katherine!
Grad Landings: Micah Goodrich, ’20 (PhD.) to Boston University
Micah Goodrich, ’20 (PhD.), currently teaching in WGSS and English at UConn, has accepted a tenure-track position in English at Boston University. His doctoral committee included Fiona Somerset, Bob Hasenfratz, Sherri Olson, and Steven Kruger (of CUNY). Congratulations, Micah!
Michael Pontacoloni wins Southern Review Award for Poetry
Congratulations to Michael Pontacoloni, ’09 (CLAS), who won the Southern Review’s Oran Robert Perry Burke Award for Poetry for his poem, “Antique Map of Dorchester Neck.” The poem is available in the Southern Review’s Summer 2022 edition.
Grad Landing: Margaret Ascenzo to GWU
Congratulations to Margaret Ascenzo, ’20 (Ph. D), who has accepted a position as Instructional Technologist at George Washington University in Washington, DC! Special thanks to Margaret’s committee: Charles Mahoney (major advisor), Sarah Winter, and Yohei Igarashi.
Prof. Barreca, Josh Couvares ’15 (CLAS) in CLAS Connections Debut
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Gina Barreca and her former student Josh Couvares ’15 (CLAS) open up about their mentorship connection and love of food and literature.
The Practicality of English in Law
Alumna Holly Wonneberger ’14 (CLAS) discusses how she is using the experience of her English degree to succeed in practicing law.
Rosemary Sullivan ’69 (MA) Featured in UConn Magazine
“I love the hunt,” says alum Rosemary Sullivan, a queen of compelling biography, whose latest tome tackles one of World War II’s most persistent and villainous mysteries.
Karen Dahl ’99 (CLAS, Double Major English and French) UCONN Mag
The Biden administration wasted no time tapping this alum.