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UConn Rises as Center for Language and Cognition

With the addition of Erika Skoe, assistant professor of speech, language, and hearing; Nicole Landi, assistant professor of psychology; Jon Sprouse, associate professor of linguistics; and several other new faculty, our cognitive science program has expanded to address questions related to language, cognition, and the brain. Read more.

College News

smith-stantonCollege News

Two Pulitzer Prize Winners Join UConn Faculty

The Department of Journalism has the rare honor this fall of being augmented by two winners of the news profession's highest honor: visual journalist Steven G. Smith and investigative reporter Mike Stanton.

plogoResearch News

A New Tool for Visualizing DNA, Protein Sequences

A group of researchers and students from UConn and Harvard Medical School have developed a new Web program that will help scientists visually analyze DNA and protein sequence patterns faster and more efficiently than ever before.

college-experienceLifelong Learning

CLAS Faculty Lead Alumni in the Classroom

Alumni and friends returned to Storrs in early October for the biannual CLAS College Experience, where they participated in faculty-led discussions on topics related to the theme "The Environment: Health, Nature, and Politics."

ron-schurinHot Topic

Government Shutdown Result of "Perfect Storm"

Political science professor Ron Schurin spoke with UConn Today about the causes and repercussions of the partial federal government shutdown and furlough of government workers that lasted 16 days.

asian-studiesCollege News

New Faculty Boost Studies of Asian Peoples Around the World

UConn is emerging as a distinctive center that focuses on Asian populations not just in Asia, but across the world – giving an increasingly global perspective to studies of Asian peoples.

bernard-grelaFaculty Outreach

Helping Adults with Reading Disabilities Improve Their Language Skills

CLAS speech-language pathologists are learning about language deficiencies in adult populations by working with a Hartford-based adult literacy program.
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Media Coverage

September 25, 2013

Academic Minute: Microbes and Termite Digestion

WAMC - Northeast Public Radio
Kenneth Noll, professor of molecular and cell biology, discusses how termite guts can help us learn about our own digestive tracts.

October 2, 2013

End racial bias in fraternities, sororities

USA Today
Associate Professor of Sociology Matthew Hughey comments on a recent University of Alabama case that highlights the problem of segregated Greek organizations.

October 3, 2013

Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities in the New Communication Climate

New York Times
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Margaret Rubega is interviewed about social media and its place in science communication.

October 5, 2013

Shipwreck takes town back to War of 1812

Los Angeles Times
Battlefield historian Jerry Roberts works with Associate Professor of Anthropology Kevin McBride and other UConn archaeologists to identify battle sites linked to the Essex raid.
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Awards and Grants
Ecology and evolutionary biology Ph.D. student Lily Lewis has been selected as one of 22 recipients of the 2013 national Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation fellowship for her work in conservation and environmental biology. Read more.
James Dixon and Till Frank of the Department of Psychology have received $800,000 from the National Science Foundation under their INSPIRE program, which emphasizes problems at the intersection of traditional disciplines. Their work will explore the origins of perception and action in nonliving things.
Engineering physics students Daniel Violette and Michael Cantara have been awarded the James B. Willet Memorial Scholarship Award and a USRA Education Scholarship, respectively, from the Universities Space Research Association. Each student was awarded for their demonstrated interest in space-related physics and engineering.
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Upcoming Events

November 6, 2013

Investiture - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Student Union Theatre
Student Union

Admission Fee: Free

November 7, 2013

Mead Lecture - Roberto Tejada of Southern Methodist University

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Ryan Building, Room 204
Storrs Campus

Admission Fee: Free

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