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Gun Controllers Foster Aggressive Thinking

What happens when a simple video game joystick is replaced by a realistic, life-sized, gun-shaped controller? According to new research from the Department of Communication, the player is more likely to develop aggressive thoughts.

College News

Faculty Research


Theories of Time Travel

Professor Emeritus of Physics Ronald Mallett looks back at his career studying the physics of time travel to mark the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s theory of relativity.

College News


MRI Delivery Marks New Era for UConn Brain Science

The new Brain Imaging Research Center will bring researchers together from all over campus with new state-of-the-art equipment.

Hot Topic


The Fourth Winter of Fukushima

Professor of History Alexis Dudden looks back on the four years since the powerful earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent explosion at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Faculty Research


Violence against Women and the Law

In his new book, Associate Professor of Political Science David Richards shows that in 196 countries surveyed, a typical sequence of laws exists that purports to protect women from violence.
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Media Coverage

February 21, 2015

‘Too much of a good thing’: When empathy is overwhelming

Washington Times
Empathizing too much with others’ stress and sadness can raise your own stress level, says Assistant Professor of Psychology Rhiannon Smith.

March 11, 2015

Charles W. Morgan provides scientific odyssey

The Day
Associate Professor of Marine Science Michael Whitney spoke about his expedition last summer on the newly renovated Charles W. Morgan whaling ship.

March 13, 2015

The University of Oklahoma Video, and the Problem Fraternities Can’t Fix Themselves

The New York Times
Associate Professor of Sociology Matthew Hughey says that in the Greek-letter system, diversity for the sake of multicultural aesthetics is not the answer.

March 13, 2015

5 Lessons On The Clinton Email Scandal From Political Science

The electoral effects of scandals involving sitting members of Congress fade over time but do not entirely disappear, according to a study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Political Science Vin Moscardelli.
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Awards and Grants
Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Janine Caira received a $395,925 NSF grant for her project, “Collaborative Research: Developing novel methods for estimating coevolutionary processes using tapeworms and their shark and ray hosts.”
Michael Robillard, graduate student in the Department of Philosophy, has been chosen as one of three research fellows at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the United States Naval Academy. The program brings together academics and military professionals to study a specific topic in the field of military ethics and leadership.
Nancy Naples, professor of sociology and director of the women's, gender, and sexuality studies program, has won the Jessie Bernard Award from the American Sociological Association. The award is given annually in recognition of scholarly work that has enlarged the horizons of sociology to encompass fully the role of women in society.
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Media Coverage

March 26, 2015

The Future of Israeli-Palestinian Relations

4:30 p.m.
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium
Storrs Campus

April 1, 2015

Wallace Stevens Poetry Program: Susan Stewart

7:00 p.m.
Thomas J. Dodd Research
Center, Konover Auditorium
Storrs Campus

April 7, 2015

1st Annual CLAS College-wide Celebration

RSVP by Monday, March 30
4:00 p.m.
UConn Alumni Center, Great Hall
Storrs Campus

April 22, 2015

The Adventures of Mark Twain: The Author as Social Critic

7:00 p.m.
The Mark Twain House & Museum
351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
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