Month: July 2022

UConn PBK to host national scholar in November

The UConn PBK chapter is delighted to be hosting a national Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar this fall!

Dr. Ricardo Padrón will join us Thursday, November 3rd for a lecture in the Konover Auditorium Humanities Institute (Babbidge Library, Level 4) on the Storrs campus.

Dr. Padrón is a Professor of Spanish at the University of Virginia.  His area of specialization is the literature and culture of the early modern Hispanic World.  He has published extensively, including in 2020 The Indies of the Setting Sun: How Early Modern Spain Mapped the Far East as the Transpacific West.  See

We look forward to welcoming Dr. Padrón for his talk and additional events in early November.

Welcome to our new 2022 PBK Members

On Saturday, April 30, we celebrated our new members at the first in-person induction ceremony since 2019.  It was a beautiful day to gather in the Union Ballroom on the Storrs campus.  Interim UConn President Radenka Maric accepted an Honorary Membership and spoke to the inductees.  A longer address was given by incoming PBK President Michael Lynch, who is the Director of UConn’s Humanities Center.

Congratulations to our new Phi Beta Kappa members!