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Two-Time NBC Intern Selected to Cover Sochi Olympics

Senior journalism major Gabrielle Levesque spent the past two weeks with NBC’s Today show team in Russia covering the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Read her story.

College News

Faculty Spotlight


CLAS Gains China Scholar

Professor of History Peter Zarrow's work examines the major cultural and political shift after the fall of the Chinese monarchy at the turn of the 20th century.



Discovering "Lost" New England

Assistant professor of geography and geosciences William Ouimet and Ph.D. student Katharine Johnson use state-of-the-art technology to uncover long-lost features beneath the forest canopy.

College News


New Climate Change Institute

A partnership between UConn, DEEP, and NOAA, the institute will address the vulnerability of communities along Connecticut’s coast as they are affected by the growing impact of climate change.

Faculty Spotlight


Theoretical Neuroscientist Joins Psychology Faculty

Ed Large uses sophisticated mathematical techniques and brain scanning to study how humans process music, especially rhythm.
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Media Coverage

January 28, 2014

Academic Minute: Microbes and Methane

WAMC/Inside Higher Ed
Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology Ken Noll reveals how methane is produced by microbes in woodland ponds.

February 6, 2014

Incumbents lead the pack in campaign funds

Baltimore Sun
Professor of Political Science Paul Herrnson discusses campaign financing in the Maryland state elections.
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Awards and Grants
Professor of Chemistry James Rusling is principal investigator of a new $2.2 million National Institutes of Health project involving researchers from University College Dublin Medical School, National University of Ireland at Galway, George Washington University and University of Ulster. The project aims to accurately establish stage and grade of prostate cancers through detection of select biomarkers.
Associate Professor of Sociology Claudio Benzecry's book The Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession won an honorable mention for the 2014 American Sociological Association Distinguished Scholarly Book Award.
Associate Professor of Marine Sciences Heidi Dierssen has been named a NASA Group Achievement Award winner for her part in the PRISM Instrument team. The project, which was funded by the NASA Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry program, has delivered a new type of imaging device to enhance coastal ocean science data collection.
Associate Professor of Sociology and principal investigator Bradley Wright, with co-PIs Assistant Professor of Sociology Jeremy Pais and Professor of Psychology Crystal Park, has been awarded a $429,000 grant from the Templeton Foundation. They will study how spirituality is correlated with people’s daily activities and feelings of well-being.
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Upcoming Events

February 26, 2014

Leadership in Times of Crisis featuring Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Laurel Hall, Room 102
Storrs Campus

March 3, 2014

UConn Reads Lecture: What the %@&*! Happened to Comics? A Lecture by Art Spiegelman

7:00 p.m.
Jorgensen Auditorium
Storrs Campus

April 9, 2014

President's Distinguished Lecture Series: Evolutionary Biologist and Author Richard Dawkins

7:00 p.m.
Jorgensen Auditorium
Storrs Campus

April 23, 2014

The Edmund Fusco Contemporary Issues Forum: Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

7:30 p.m.
Jorgensen Auditorium
Storrs Campus
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