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College News



Meeting Common Core Standards

Faculty and graduate students from the Department of Mathematics and the Neag School of Education are helping Connecticut teachers adapt to new Common Core state standards.



Using Prayer to Bridge Differences

A study led by Assistant Professor of Sociology Ruth Braunstein has found that interfaith group prayer serves as a “bridging cultural practice” in one set of diverse organizations.

College News


Reporting on the Everglades

Nine students enrolled in an environmental journalism course taught by Associate Professor of Journalism Bob Wyss traveled to South Florida in March to report on environmental issues.



Food Preserves Cultural Identity

A long-term study by Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Gregory Anderson and his former student demonstrates how people retain culinary customs years after they migrate.
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Media Coverage

May 21, 2013

Mary Edwards Walker: The Only Woman to Receive the Medal of Honor

NBC News
Professor of English Sharon Harris discusses the life of Mary Edwards Walker, the first and only woman to earn the country's highest honor for military bravery.

June 6, 2014

Forget the Queen: Bees and Humans Work Together without a Leader

PBS News Hour
Psychology professor Whitney Tabor and colleagues are studying asynchronous communication to understand how humans and bees work together without direct orders.

June 12, 2014

Plants Hitch A Lift on Migrating Birds

BBC Nature
UConn biology students Lily Lewis and Emily Behling have found evidence of plant fragments that are carried in the plumage of long-distance migratory birds.

June 16, 2014

Got Religion on Campus? Leave It Off Your Resume

The Washington Post
Individuals who mention religion on their resumes are less likely to hear back from potential employers, according to a study led by Professor of Sociology Michael Wallace.
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Awards and Grants
Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, associate professor of history and director of El Instituto, has won this year’s Latin American Studies Association Latino Studies Section Outstanding Article Award, the principal national article prize in Latina/o Studies.
Ken Campellone, assistant professor of molecular and cell biology, has been awarded $1.4 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health for his project, Cytoskeletal Control of Membrane Remodeling.
Alexander Jackson, assistant professor of physiology and neurobiology, has been awarded $250,000 from the U.S. Public Health Service and the National Institute of Mental Health for his study on how the nervous system and hypothalamus control vigilance and cognitive function.
Professor of Sociology Bandana Purkayastha has been nominated by the American Sociological Association to represent American Sociology at the International Sociological Association for 2014-2018.
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