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Inside CLAS August 2016

CLAS Welcomes New Faculty Across Disciplines

Thirty-six new tenure-track faculty members join UConn's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences this academic year. Get to know them and their research interests.

College News


privacy paradox

The Privacy Paradox

A study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Communication Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch found that most people don’t read the fine print of Internet terms of service agreements.


Bob Wyss headshot

The Man Who Built Environmentalism

A new biography by Associate Professor of Journalism Bob Wyss explores the life of influential Sierra Club leader David Brower.


Helen Steck head shot

A Summer with Mark Twain

During her summer internship, English and history major Helen Stec ’17 (CLAS) helped create programs for students at the Mark Twain House in Downtown Hartford.

College News

Monteith building

Portrait of a Grand Old Man

The Department of Mathematics moved into the newly renovated Henry Monteith Building this month. Learn about the beloved professor and the building's namesake.
    More College news >>

Media Coverage

August 9, 2016

The Primordial Reason People Need to Party

New York Magazine
Assistant Professor of Anthropology Dimitris Xygalatas relates the value of ancient rituals led by shamans to modern festivals led by DJs.

August 11, 2016

Clinton-Kaine echoes history: A new chapter in epic N.Y.-Virginia relationship

NY Daily Mail
Professor of History Manisha Sinha writes about the starring roles that these two states have played in American history.

August 19, 2016

The Health Benefits of Decoupling Money and Masculinity

The Atlantic
Research by Assistant Professor of Sociology Christin Munsch shows the differing impact of breadwinner status on the health of millennial men and women.

August 23, 2016

The Saltmarsh Sparrow Is Creeping Dangerously Close to Extinction

Audubon Magazine
A bird species that resides along the Eastern Seaboard could be among those wiped out by humans, according to EEB professor Chris Elphick.
    More media coverage >>
Awards and Grants
Associate Professor of History Micki McElya’s new book, The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery, has just been published by Harvard University Press. Her next book, Liberating Beauty: Feminism, the Civil Rights Movement, and Miss America, is being funded by a UConn Scholarship Facilitation Fund Award for 2016-17 from the Office of the Vice President for Research.
Professor of Psychological Sciences Colin Leach was named a fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Fellows are recognized for their extraordinary and distinctive contributions to the science of personality and social psychology.
Associate Professor of English Clare King’oo is a member of the Tyndale Team, which has been preparing five critical editions of influential Reformation thinker William Tyndale’s (ca. 1495-1536) prose works. The Tyndale Project has recently been awarded a Scholarly Editions and Translations Grant in the amount of $335,000 over the next three years.
Stephanie Del Tufo, who recently completed her Ph.D. at UConn, has been awarded the 2016 Isabelle Y. Liberman Award in recognition of two research publications on dyslexia. Isabelle Liberman, the late professor of educational psychology at UConn, was a central figure in the cognitive science of reading. Del Tufo will begin a postdoctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University this fall.
    More awards + achievements >> 
  Media Coverage

September 1, 2016

Opening Reception: First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare

4:30 p.m.
William Benton Museum of Art
Storrs Campus

September 9, 2016

Player, Author, Imposter? Shakespeare's Role as Playwright and Actor

11:00 a.m.
Austin Building, Room 201
Storrs Campus

September 9, 2016

Opening Reception and Panel: Shenkman Collection of Early American Campaign Flags

6:00 p.m.
William Benton Museum of Art
Storrs Campus

September 13, 2016

The Road To Character: An Evening with Political Commentator David Brooks

7:00 p.m.
Laurel Hall, Room 102
Storrs Campus
    More upcoming events >>

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Storrs, CT 06269


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