| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:40 AM
As part of HartBeat Ensemble's 360 Music at the Carriage House Theater program, Storrs Americana band Poor Old Shine (pictured) take their grungy, folksy foot-thumpin' music to Hartford on Saturday. Banjos, mandolins, a yard-sale-scrap-metal drum set...
| 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 26, 2013
| 4:57 PM
The tropical storms and blizzards of the past few years have exposed the flaws of the network for delivering electricity, known as the grid: widespread power outages lasting, in some cases, for several days.
But what if the regional system could be...
| 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...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:06 PM
In today's world of computers, smart phones and digital music effects, live, old-fashioned, classical music is still a force to be reckoned with says Sir James Galway.
"It's got a magic about it that other things don't have," Galway says.
| 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.
| 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-...
| Oct 20, 2013
For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
| Aug 31, 2013
| 2:31 PM
Two dozen of the University of Connecticut's top administrators got raises ranging from $10,000 to $22,500 effective Aug. 9 — as life on the big Storrs campus remains insulated from economic conditions that have left the state struggling to...