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Spotlight on the CLAS Class of 2014

On Sunday, May 11, the College will graduate its most accomplished group of students, including the largest honors program cohort and the highest four-year graduation rate of any UConn class to date. Find out where some of these stellar students are headed and what they have to say about their CLAS experience.

College News

Faculty Spotlight

Physics Professor Reaches 45-year Milestone

Cynthia Peterson, UConn’s first female faculty member in the physics department, estimates that she has taught more than 9,000 students over her four decades at the University.

Awards + Achievements

CLAS Graduate Students Earn NSF Research Fellowships

Andrew Frank and Emily Seelen from ecology and evolutionary biology, and Emma Shelly from marine sciences, were selected from a pool of 14,000 applicants nationwide.

College News

The Dean and Richard Dawkins

On April 9, Dean Jeremy Teitelbaum sat down for a public talk with renowned evolutionary biologist and author Richard Dawkins in front of a packed house at Jorgensen Auditorium.

Awards + Achievements

Student Wins Truman Scholarship

Junior Molly Rockett, a political science major, has been awarded the highly competitive national scholarship that supports students who are dedicated to a career in public service.
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Media Coverage

April 14, 2014

Stadium Acoustics Pump Up the Volume

Inside Science
Noise generated in sports stadiums – comparable to standing near a jet takeoff – can cause permanent hearing loss, according to Associate Professor Jennifer Tufts.

April 23, 2014

Oligarchs Rule Because People Let Them

The New York Times
Associate Professor Jelani Cobb makes the case in a recent editorial that the U.S. has trended away from democracy toward an oligarchy, controlled by the super-wealthy.
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Awards and Grants
Ruth Millikan, professor emeritus of philosophy, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She joins David Kenny of psychology and Robert Colwell of ecology and evolutionary biology in this national honor. Read more.
Robin Chazdon, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, has been named one of the 2014 Women of Innovation by the Connecticut Technology Council. Chazdon’s research has recently focused on the ecology of the tropics and reforestation.
Ken Campellone, assistant professor of molecular and cell biology, has been awarded a five-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for his project, “Cytoskeletal Control of Membrane Remodeling.”
Professor emeritus of marine sciences Bill Fitzgerald has been named a 2014 Geochemical Fellow by the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry.
The College has formed its first CLAS Student Leadership Board, made up of undergraduates from across the College who are interested in fostering a student community across the liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Read more about the board.
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Upcoming Events

May 11, 2014

CLAS Commencement: Ceremony 1

12:30 p.m.
Gampel Pavillion
Storrs Campus

May 11, 2014

CLAS Commencement: Ceremony 2

4:30 p.m.
Gampel Pavillion
Storrs Campus
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