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Four Faculty Receive Endowed Professorships

In a ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 6, professors Jerzy Weyman, Jeffrey Shoulson, Jennifer Sterling-Folker, and Preston Britner were formally inducted as endowed professors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, positions that honor the their achievements and stature as researchers, teachers, and mentors. Read more.

College News


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Please take a few minutes to complete an anonymous survey about your experiences as a member of the CLAS community: Survey for Faculty  |  Survey for Staff

kumarResearch News

Chemists Discover New Way to Stabilize Protein

A team led by Professor of Chemistry Challa Kumar has found a way to stabilize hemoglobin, the oxygen carrier protein in the blood, a discovery that could lead to the development of stable vaccines and affordable artificial blood substitutes.

hugheyHot Topic

Secret Societies and Private Discrimination

In a new edited volume, Associate Professor of Sociology Matthew Hughey explore the role that race and ethnicity have played – and continue to play – in the inequality and discrimination that arises from private and secret societies.

skoeResearch News

Socioeconomic Status Can Affect Hearing

Erika Skoe, assistant professor of speech, language, and hearing sciences, has found that low socioeconomic status can impair a student's ability to hear accurately, and therefore diminish their ability to learn.

dixonCollege News

Not Quite Frankenstein

With support from NSF’s INSPIRE program, Associate Professor of Psychology James Dixon is studying how the principles that govern the flow of energy in simple nonliving systems can help explain the origins of biological behavior.
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Media Coverage

October 25, 2013

Gay Couples, Choosing to Say "I Don't"

The New York Times
Sociologist and author Mary Bernstein is quoted regarding marriage rates among gay couples following the legalization of same-sex marriage in several states.

October 27, 2013

Take your parents to work? Good for employees, business

USA Today
Associate Professor of Mathematics Gaston Hernandez takes part in Take Your Parents to Work Day, a new event that helps younger generations explain their jobs to their parents.

November 3, 2013

"Walking Dead's" scary, necessary lesson about American childhood
Anna Duane, associate professor of English and director of American studies, writes about challenging the logic behind the long-held notion of preserving childhood innocence.

November 5, 2013

Getting Connecticut's books in order requires half a billion in state bonds

Washington Post
Mark Robbins, professor and head of the Department of Public Policy, discusses Governor Malloy's plan to alter the state accounting system.
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Awards and Grants
Mark Healey, associate professor of history, and Susan Schneider, associate professor of philosophy, have won faculty research fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), awarded to scholars working in humanities or related social science fields with support for up to 12 months. Read more.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jing Zhao earned a New Investigator grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. The grant is awarded for fundamental research in “the petroleum field,” defined as “petroleum, natural gas, coal, shale, tar sands and like materials.”
The Department of Philosophy has been ranked among the top four English-speaking programs in the world for the study of Africana philosophy. The ranking comes as the result of an international poll conducted by the Pluralist's Guide website.
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Upcoming Events

December 4, 2013

Alternative Hour for a Hospitable Community of Border-crossing Academics (HACHA)

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Ryan Building, Room 204
Storrs Campus

Admission Fee: Free

December 6, 2013

University Holiday Celebration/Gingerbread House Decorating Competition

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Rome Commons Ballroom
Storrs Campus

Admission Fee: Free

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