| Apr 17, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Landscape artist Blanche Serban is the next artist to have her work exhibited in the Celeste LeWitt Gallery at the University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave. in Farmington.
It will be up from Thursday, April 18, to Wednesday, July 17....
| Apr 26, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Connecticut's chief medical examiner has fired a state employee who let her husband view the body of mass killer Adam Lanza in the morgue two days after the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre, The Courant has learned.
The employee, Jean Henry, was...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 10:30 AM
One dark January night in 1824, several men crept into a West Haven cemetery. They dug up the grave of a newly buried 17-year-old farmer's daughter named Bathsheba Smith and carried her body to Yale Medical College for dissection.
These students or...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:57 PM
The University of Connecticut was placed in an ideal spot for its original 19th-century purpose, an agricultural school. But as it evolved into a multi-faceted research university, the location became something of a challenge. There wasn't much decent...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 6:22 AM
Jim Calhoun and his obstinate ways arrived in Connecticut in May 1986, hired to turn around a lowly UConn men's basketball program that seemed destined to remain the laughingstock in a conference of national powers.
"It's doable," he famously said of...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Bryan Brouillard, whose wealthy parents' lawyers got him off on an attempted murder charge with an insanity defense in 2001, has now hired some more lawyers to sue the state over his six-year confinement, reports the Hartford Courant. Before he was 20,...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 5:46 PM
Every morning Michael Sexton hears the same thing from his 8-year-old son: "Daddy, I don't want to go to school. Daddy, I don't want to go."
Sexton says it's because his son, Robert, spent too much time alone in a small room — sometimes called a...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 4:22 PM
These straitened times have struck even the Nobel Prize Committee. Laureates will receive financial rewards that are 20 percent less than previously. It is a bow to reality that there's not as much money for even the most accomplished among us....
| Oct 16, 2012
| 1:50 PM
For the second time in five years, the University of Connecticut Health Center has been hit with more federal fines for violating animal welfare laws in laboratories. This time around the health center paid $12,429 for being cruel to rabbits.
In 2007, ...
| Oct 21, 2012
After a visit to the Connecticut Tool and Manufacturing plant, state Rep. Betty Boukus declared that the state government's drive to retain businesses and train young people for 21st-century manufacturing jobs is paying off.
"These are hard times, and we...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 12:05 PM
The University of Connecticut has what you might call a really ugly history when it comes to animal cruelty in research studies.
In 2002, the university paid $129,500 to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for repeated animal welfare violations on its...