Uncommon Ground

Monthly Archive: May 2020

Congratulations to recipients of graduate degrees from @UConn

On Saturday, the University of Connecticut celebrated a virtual Commencement. As part of the Commencement celebration, The Gradaute School published a Commencement page containing video messages from me and  from Stephany Santos, a PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering. There’s also a complete list of master’s and doctoral degree recipients from August 2019, December 2019, and May 2020, including 9 PhD recipients from my home department, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology.

  • Annette Evans
  • Kaitlin Ann Gallagher
  • Christopher Nadeau
  • Kristen Nolting
  • Nasim Rahmatpour
  • Anna Rose Sjodin
  • Lauren Stanley
  • Katherine Taylor
  • Tanisha Marie Williams

I highlighted Kristen and Tanisha, because they happen to be my students. Tanisha is the Burpee Postdoctoral Fellow at Bucknell University (working with another UConn EEB alum, Chris Martine), and Kristen will begin as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Georgia later this month (working with Lisa Donovan and John Burke).

On the off chance that you’re interested in seeing what I had to say and you don’t want to click through the Commencement page link, I’ve embedded my message below.

View Video with Transcript