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Inside CLAS January 2017

Dean Teitelbaum Reflects on CLAS Legacy

Jeremy Teitelbaum, who will become the University’s interim Provost beginning February 1, led the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to new heights during his tenure as Dean. In this interview, he reflects on the College’s many accomplishments under his leadership. Read more.

College News

Hot Topic


What Set the Stage for Current U.S.-Russia Relations

Professor of History Frank Costigliola, who specializes in U.S. foreign relations, provides context for the complex relationship between Russia and the U.S.



Feeling the Heat: The Urban Response to Climate Change

A survey of low-income Hartford residents conducted by Professor of Anthropology Merrill Singer shows that many are concerned about the effects of climate change.



How Online Comments Helped Build our Hateful Electorate

The ability to say offensive things online without consequences led to new norms for civic behavior, says Assistant Professor of Journalism Marie Shanahan.



Social Instability Lies Ahead, Researcher Says

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Peter Turchin predicts that social instability and political violence will peak in the 2020s.
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Media Coverage

December 1, 2016

Using Ecstasy to treat PTSD: ‘I felt like my soul snapped back into place’

Psychological sciences professor Monnica Williams talks about attending a training session for therapists interested in using MDMA to treat PTSD.

December 5, 2016

Are Jews White?

The Atlantic
As Jews assimilated into American culture, "investment in religiosity paved the way for greater white identification of many Jews," according to Professor of Philosophy Lewis Gordon.

December 14, 2016

Four years after Sandy Hook, nonprofit tries to reshape public opinion about guns

Los Angeles Times
Associate Professor of Sociology Maya Beasley comments that putting a face on the tragedy of school shootings could make the cause “more relatable.”

January 22, 2017

What democracy looks like: Women’s March on Washington

CBS News
Marches can have an impact, but sustaining pressure and interest in a cause over time is also important for political action, says Professor of Political Science Paul Herrnson.
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Awards and Grants
Assistant Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology Jianjun Sun has been awarded a Grand Challenge Explorations Phase I grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for his research on how to make safer contraceptives. The Grand Challenges Explorations grant supports innovative thinkers to explore how to solve persistent global health and development challenges.
Professor and Associate Department Head of Psychological Sciences Janet Barnes-Farrell has been selected as a fellow of the Association for Psychological Sciences. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of psychological sciences.
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Mike Willig has been elected as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS). AIBS is the national scientific organization that promotes the use of science to inform decision-making that advances biology for the benefit of science and society.
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of History Frank Costigliola was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the 2017-2018 academic year. The award will enable him to complete a biography that analyzes the inner life and emotional connections with Russia of America’s chief Cold War strategist, George F. Kennan.
    More awards + achievements >> 
    Media Coverage

January 31

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

7:00 p.m.
Laurel Hall, Room 102
Storrs Campus

February 9, 2017

Actor and Photographer Gili Getz Performs The Forbidden Conversation

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

February 14, 2017

Public Discourse Project Seminar: Kate Elgin, Harvard University

4:00 p.m.
Babbidge Library, 4th Floor
Storrs Campus

February 16, 2017

Reflections on Executive Order 9066 at 75

2:00 p.m.
Student Union, Room 428
Storrs Campus
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