South Africa

UConn Wins U.S. Dept. of State Grant for Sports Exchange Program with South Africa

October 2, 2013 | For the second year in a row, the University of Connecticut has been awarded $225,000 for an International Sports Programming Initiative exchange grant by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Sports United Division.

Gordon Named Nelson Mandela Visiting Professor at South African University

September 17, 2013 | UConn philosophy professor Lewis R. Gordon will serve as the Nelson Mandela Visiting Professor in the Department of Politics & International Relations at Rhodes University in South Africa during the fall semesters of 2014 and 2015.

UConn Student Plays Hands-on Role at Rhino Sanctuary, Part 2

November 7, 2012 | For UConn senior Alana Russell ’13 (CANR), wildlife conservation signifies for more than the subject matter that she reads about in class. The natural resources major spent her summer face-to-face with the devastating facts and figures confronting endangered wild animals – especially after she took on an unexpected role in the life of one baby rhino. Read More…