Honoring Our Heroes

  • Veteran's Day Ceremony, November 10, 2016

UConn Health held a Veteran’s Day Observance today to thank and honor all of those who served or currently serve in the military. The ceremony included the UConn Health Fire and Police Color Guard, third-year dental student Dianne Gan sang the National Anthem, and Alison Valone Suhocki with the Student Services Center thanked the veterans for their dedication and service. Photos by Janine Gelineau.

Don’t Forget to Tour the Tower

You have two opportunities to get a sneak peek of the new patient care tower before it officially opens for business. The first is the Open House specifically for UConn Health employees taking place this coming Wednesday, April 20, from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

You’ll get a unique behind-the-scenes look at our new 11-story, state-of-the-art hospital. After the tour, you can pose for photos with Jonathan the Husky and some of the UConn cheerleaders. You’ll also get a chance to enter a drawing for UConn basketball tickets, and enjoy a snack to commemorate the occasion.

The second event is open to the public so this is when you can bring your family and friends and show them the cool place you work. It’s on Sunday, April 24, from noon to 3 p.m.

 There will be guided tours through the emergency department, operating room suite, patient care floor, and public areas. You can take a fan photo with the 2016 Women’s Basketball National Championship Trophy or a selfie with the UConn Husky Mascot or cheerleader. There will be drawings, refreshments, giveaways and some special surprises. WRCH radio personalities will also be there broadcasting live during the event.

No R.S.V.P. is needed for either Open House but the tours do require navigating several flights of stairs. For more info, check out health.uconn.edu/opening. Hope to see you in the new tower!


Winter Art Exhibits at UConn Health

December brings three new art exhibits to UConn Health.

Power Boothe"New Work" exhibition is at UConn Health Dec. 7 through March 3.
Power Boothe’s “New Work” exhibition is at UConn Health Dec. 7 through March 3.

Power Boothe, a professor of painting at the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School, will have his “New Work” exhibition on display in the Celeste LeWitt Gallery in the Food Court Dec. 7 through March 3. It is shown courtesy of the Fred Giampietro Gallery in New Haven.

Boothe, who lives in western Connecticut, has had more than 20 one-person exhibitions in New York City and nationally. The collections at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and the New Britain Museum of American Art include his work, as do those of the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Honors he has received include the Guggenhein Fellowship for Painting, a National Endowment Individual Artist’s Fellowship, and a Pollock/Krasner Fellowship.

John Lo Presti's "Composing the rectangle" exhibition is at UConn Health Dec. 7 through March 3.
John Lo Presti’s “Composing the rectangle” exhibition is at UConn Health Dec. 7 through March 3.

Also on display in the LeWitt Gallery Dec. 7 through March 3 is John LoPresti’s “Composing the rectangle.” LoPresti, of Wethersfield, has been painting for more than 35 years, often inspired by landscapes of his environment and travels throughout New England and Europe.

Many of LoPresti’s pieces originate en plein air (in open air) with charcoal and pastel, leading to oil paintings on canvas. He’s shown a particular fondness for the land and sea of Deer Isle, Maine, and rural Mediterranean Europe.

Charles Reyburn's exhibition "The Seasons" is at UConn Health Dec. 10 through Feb. 29.
Charles Reyburn’s exhibition “The Seasons” is at UConn Health Dec. 10 through Feb. 29.

From Dec. 10 through Feb. 29, New London native Charles Reyburn’s “The Seasons” is on display in the lobby and mezzanine. Reyburn is considered one of the rare en plein air in southeastern Connecticut, working his paintings through elements of nature rather than in a studio. His style has been compared to that of the impressionists of the past, capturing a scene’s essence in a way that allows the viewer’s imagination to work into the painting.

Reyburn attended the Rhode Island School of Design in the late 1970s. His work is included in the Lyman Allyn Art Museum’s collection.

The UConn Health Art Advisory Committee invites viewings from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

UConn Health’s collection of fine art serves to enhance the environment and promote the sense of a caring community for patients, visitors, staff and students. Art is selected, acquired and exhibited by the UConn Health Art Advisory Committee. To view a selection of the permanent collection visit http://auxiliary.uchc.edu/art-collection.