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Inside CLAS March 2017

UConn Partners with Mystic Aquarium on Undergraduate Research

The Department of Marine Sciences at Avery Point and Mystic Aquarium will establish a new program to encourage students from underrepresented groups to pursue careers in marine sciences or other STEM fields. Read more.

College News



Philosopher Ruth Millikan Awarded Rolf Schock Prize

Distinguished Professor Emerita of Philosophy Ruth Millikan is one of four recipients worldwide of this year’s Rolf Schock Prizes for her impact in the fields of logic and philosophy.



Thoreau: Out of the Woods and Onto the River

Professor and columnist Robert Thorson talks about Henry David Thoreau's life in the Concord River Valley after the writer left his house in the woods, which inspired his best-known work, Walden.

Hot Topic


Seven New Planets Next Door

Kate Whitaker, Cara Battersby, and Jonathan Trump, assistant professors in the Department of Physics, explain NASA’s recent discovery of a nearby star with seven Earth-like planets.



Are Puerto Ricans Really American Citizens?

Being born in Puerto Rico today is tantamount to being born in the U.S., but a lot of ambiguity still remains, writes political scientist Charles Venator-Santiago.
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Media Coverage

February 24, 2017

Interactive health apps may inspire healthy behaviors, but watch the tone

Science Daily
Health assessment tools that use a conversational tone may make users feel less susceptible to health risks, says Assistant Professor of Communication Saraswathi Bellur.

February 28, 2017

It’s not just lead that’s poisoning the water. It’s also politics.

Washington Post
Many of the political issues that hinder water access in urban Mexico may also be at work in U.S. cities, writes Assistant Professor of Political Science Veronica Herrera.

March 6, 2017

How one county slashed sugary drink sales

Professor of Human Development and Family Studies Marlene Schwartz discusses a health campaign in Maryland that resulted in a nearly 20% drop in local soda sales.

March 8, 2017

There’s a Word for the Assumption That Everybody Should Be in a Relationship

Science of Us
Even the most egalitarian couples are constrained by patriarchal practicality, according to research by Assistant Professor of Sociology Christin Munsch.
    More media coverage >>
Awards and Grants
Assistant Professor of Marine Sciences Kelly Lombardo has received a Young Investigator Program (YIP) award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), one of the oldest and most selective scientific research advancement programs in the country. Its purpose is to fund early-career academic researchers whose scientific pursuits show exceptional promise for supporting the Department of Defense, while also promoting their professional development. Lombardo's project will improve the understanding and forecasting of littoral quasi-linear Mesoscale Convective Systems (MCS), a global atmospheric phenomenon that impacts coastal and offshore regions.   
    More awards and achievements >>
upcoming events

March 23 and 24, 2017

IBACS Meet-and-Speak Event

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
UConn Alumni Center
Storrs Campus

April 5, 2017

CLAS Investiture Ceremony

2:00 p.m.
UConn Alumni Center
Storrs Campus

April 15, 2017

Memorial Tribute to Professor Lou Gerson

12:00 p.m.
UConn Alumni Center Auditorium
Storrs Campus
Read more about Professor Gerson's legacy

April 18, 2017

The Third Annual CLAS College-wide Celebration

4:00 p.m.
UConn Alumni Center
Storrs Campus
    More upcoming events >>

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Storrs, CT 06269


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