| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:25 PM
UC Irvine received the No. 3 spot in a ranking of the "greenest" universities compiled annually by the Sierra Club's magazine.
The Sierra Club dubbed the list the nation's Coolest Schools, recognizing campuses trying to solve climate problems and...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:05 PM
The recent controversy over who will bring an additional 2 million gallons of water a day to the University of Connecticut's main campus at Storrs highlights, yet again, the fact that Connecticut lacks a statewide water plan.
As The Courant recently...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:44 PM
In 2012, the University of Connecticut asked water utilities to propose new ways to increase drinking water supply to its Storrs campus.
Those submitting knew that an industrial park was planned, that what is now known as the Storrs Center would be...
| Jul 7, 2013
When the time comes to make a movie about Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who disclosed the agency's vast global and domestic surveillance (and you know that will happen some day soon), think of Barrett Foa.
| Jul 8, 2013
| 10:20 AM
In Connecticut Repertory Theatre's production of the classic musical The Music Man, Harold Hill (Barrett Foa, a star of the TV series NCIS: Los Angeles, pictured right) courts sexy librarian Marian (Courtney Balan, left) while conning the town into...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Standing on a platform 20 feet off the ground, about a dozen medical students stand behind leafy branches, waiting their turn to fly through the trees. The platform they are standing on is not fastened to the tree in any way. Instead, a series of tree-...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:29 AM
August is going to be an exciting month for the new Storrs Center. Much of the second phase of the mixed-use development is set, while those that moved in last year are celebrating their first anniversary.
Phase two of Storrs Center, located feet from...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Douglas Crane is a little like Ferdinand the Bull in the classic children's book. (Ferdinand liked to sniff flowers while his young bull peers were out in the fields butting heads, charging at each other and generally gearing up for violent showdowns with...
| Jul 11, 2013
A possible tornado was spotted moving through Coventry into Mansfield Wednesday evening as storms moved across the state, dumping heavy rain, knocking down trees and power lines and prompting tornado warnings in Tolland and Windham counties.
| Jul 1, 2013
| 1:45 PM
1) Film Fridays: Blazing Saddles, Von der Mehden Hall, University of Connecticut, 875 Coventry Rd., Storrs Mansfield, (860) 486-2260. Rated R. Doors open 7 p.m. Fri., Jul. 5, sfa.uconn.edu/vdm.html. $5 cash admission.
2) Free Movies After Dark: A League...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Pat Sajak (left) returns to the Storrs campus after Felix Unger in CRT's recent production of The Odd Couple to partake of The Drowsy Chaperone, another odd coupling that finds Sajak playing a rabid musical theatre fan, one who makes the mistake of...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:25 AM
We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered
June 11 and 12, Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville, (860) 693-9762, 41bridgestreet.com
Who's on your list of the all-time coolest or most-influential pop or rock stars from Connecticut?...