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Grad Student Lexy Vecchio Wins IQ Challenge with Videogame that Mimics PTSD

Mary "Lexy" Vecchio and her startup Ursa Mayhem Media have won Innovation Quest 2022 with their video game, Here There Be Bears. (Contributed Photo)
Mary “Lexy” Vecchio and her startup Ursa Mayhem Media have won Innovation Quest 2022 with their video game, Here There Be Bears. (Contributed Photo)

At 11 years old, Mary “Lexy” Vecchio had a traumatic, life-changing ski accident.

She was skiing alone, without a helmet, and hadn’t told her family which trail she would be on. She had a terrible crash, and broke her hip. She was alone in the snow, stranded, frightened, and seriously injured. Her screams for help went unheard for a long time.Continue Reading


Commencement Speaker Rich Vogel: Pandemic Created Unprecedented Opportunity for Class of 2022

Areesha Khan '22, left and Sahar Sajjad '22, right, both MIS majors, attend the School of Business 2022 Commencement Ceremony at Gampel Pavilion. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Areesha Khan ’22, left and Sahar Sajjad ’22, right, both MIS majors, attend the School of Business 2022 Commencement Ceremony at Gampel Pavilion. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Richard Vogel ’87, a marketing expert and an adviser and champion for startup businesses, recalled feeling proud, but also uneasy about his future, when he attended his UConn graduation 35 years ago.

“Don’t ever let that feeling stop you from going boldly into your work. Instead, use fear and anxiety as a motivator and source of focus,” he told 800 enthusiastic undergraduates, their families, and friends at Saturday’s School of Business Commencement ceremony in Gampel Pavilion.Continue Reading