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Inside CLAS January 2017

Podcast Bridges Gap Between Students and Faculty

Through her podcast, "Professors Are People Too," English major Ali Oshinskie ’17 (CLAS) hopes to change the stigma surrounding office hours and the seemingly unapproachable professor at the front of a lecture hall. Read more.

College News



Grants Target Landscape of American Discourse

A new $2 million grant program sponsored by the Humanities Institute will support 10 research projects focused on balancing two key features of democracy.

Dean's Report


Introducing the CLAS Dean’s Report

Learn more about some of the College's proudest recent accomplishments in teaching, research, and outreach in the liberal arts and sciences.



Researcher Unveils Tool for Cleaner Long Island Sound

A new model released by marine scientist Jamie Vaudrey has identified specific sources of nitrogen pollution along Long Island Sound, and shows municipalities what they can do to alleviate it.



How Obama Changed View of Black Candidates

Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies Evelyn Simien’s research shows that white voters tend to ascribe characteristics to black candidates that place them at a disadvantage.
    More College news >>

Media Coverage

January 22, 2017

More than 1 in 100 Americans marched against Donald Trump Saturday, say political scientists

Yahoo News
Associate Professor of Political Science Jeremy Pressman aggregated the data from public reports of crowd sizes at the women's marches on January 21.

January 31, 2017

The Shame of 'Fat Shaming'

Weight stigma and fat shaming go much deeper than the inappropriate remarks or hurt feelings, says Rebecca Puhl, a human development and family studies professor and deputy director of UConn's Rudd Center.

February 9, 2017

Silencing Elizabeth Warren: Gag rules have a long, dark history

Draper Chair in American History Manisha Sinha writes about the rules used to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren during the confirmation hearings for Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general of the United States.

February 14, 2017

UConn’s Enrollment Of Japanese-Americans During World War II

Professor of English and Director of Asian and Asian American Studies Cathy Schlund-Vials discusses the enrollment history and issues facing Asian-American students at UConn.
    More media coverage >>
Awards and Grants
Research Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Gene Likens  received the BBVA Foundation’s Frontiers of Knowledge Award for ecology and conservation biology. The award recognizes Likens for his pioneering work on the discovery of causes of acid rain and his long-term experimental studies of it’s impacts on ecosystems.
Winifred Maloney, a second year Ph.D. candidate in history, has been awarded the Summer 2017 Fellowship from Humanities Without Walls at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. Humanities Without Walls creates opportunities for collaborative research, teaching, and production of scholarship within the humanities.
    More awards and achievements >>
upcoming events

February 21

Celebrating Launch of Program in Literary Translation

6:00 p.m.
Dodd Center, Konover Auditorium
Storrs Campus

March 7

What’s at Stake? U.S. Rights and Responsibilities during Political Conflict

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

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University of Connecticut

215 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4098

Storrs, CT 06269


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