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The Early Evolution of Christian Philanthropy

Historian Daniel Caner recently earned a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study how religious wealth was used to promote social order in the first complex Christian society. Read more.

College News

Faculty Research


The Shape of the Universe

In her work in geometric analysis, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Lan-Hsuan Huang draws on Einstein’s theories to understand what shapes are possible in the universe.



Philosopher Ponders ‘Alien Minds’ for NASA

Associate Professor of Philosophy Susan Schneider argues that the most advanced alien civilizations may likely be forms of artificial intelligence.

College News


Free Walk-In Statistical Consulting Services

The Department of Statistics now offers complimentary statistical support to UConn community members who have quick questions about grant applications, journal articles, and other projects.

Faculty Research


Abuzz Over Ovulation Similarities Between Insects and Mammals

Assistant Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology Jianjun Sun has found similarities between fruit flies and humans that may provide insight into ovarian cancer treatment and human fertility.
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Media Coverage

January 21, 2015

Police redouble efforts to recruit diverse officers

USA Today
Recruitment of African Americans to law enforcement is hurt not only by stereotypes, but also the reality of how police treat people of color, says sociology professor Maya Beasley.

January 29, 2015

Front Seat to an Escalating Global Conflict

The New York Times
In “The Road to Damascus” – a political play written by Professor of English Tom Dulack – terrorist attacks set the American government scrambling to find the culprit.

February 11, 2015

How laws around the world do and do not protect women from violence

The Washington Post
A new book by Associate Professor of Political Science David Richards explores repeated failures on the part of nations to provide meaningful recourse for victims of entrenched gender violence.

February 17, 2015

Scientists find deep-ocean evidence for Atlantic overturning decline
A new study co-authored by Associate Professor of Marine Sciences David Lund has found that a system of ocean currents that moderates climate in the North Atlantic region declined at the end of the last ice age.
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Awards and Grants
Li Wang, associate professor of physiology and neurobiology, has received a $1,713,380 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Institute for her project, "LncRNA as a New Mediator of Bile Acid Homeostasis."
Serkan Görkemli, associate professor of English, has won the 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication’s (CCCC) Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship in the book award category for his book "Grassroots Literacies: Lesbian and Gay Activism and the Internet in Turkey." The CCCC is an association within the National Council of Teachers of English.
Assistant Professor of Linguistics Magdalena Kaufmann received a fellowship award from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and will collaborate with Yukinori Takubo at Kyoto University.
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Media Coverage

March 3, 2014

“Gender and the Politics of Consumption and Labor in Cold War Chile and the U.S.,” Heidi Tinsman, University of California, Irvine

4:30 p.m.
Dodd Center, Konover Auditorium
Storrs Campus

April 7, 2015

1st Annual CLAS College-Wide Celebration
Open to all CLAS faculty and staff
RSVP by Monday, March 30

4:00 p.m.
UConn Alumni Center, Great Hall
Storrs Campus
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