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Inside CLAS November/December 2015

A Celebration of Scholarship in the Humanities

The Humanities Institute commemorates 72 books by humanities scholars and fellows at its biennial Authors’ Celebration this week. The topics range from Africana philosophy to a history of Native American whalers.

College News


Child and puppet

A Child and A Puppet

Watch how researchers in the Department of Linguistics are using conversations between children and puppets to understand how we learn the passive voice.


UConn COP21 group

Climate Change: The Ultimate Interdisciplinary Issue

Senior ecology and evolutionary biology major Rob Turnbull writes about his recent trip to Paris for the COP21 climate change summit.


Student in lab

Students Search Soil for New Antibiotics

In Nichole Broderick’s freshman molecular and cell biology class, students mine grass samples for bacteria with antibiotic properties.


underwater research

Hiding in Plain Sight

A recent study from the Department of Marine Sciences shows that fish can use polarized light to camouflage themselves by reflecting light “better than a mirror.”
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Media Coverage

November 25, 2015

Hit me with your rhythm stick! Bonobos can keep the beat in drum ‘duets’

Daily Mail
Research by Professor of Psychological Sciences Edward Large shows that bonobos can match tempo and synchronize.

November 23, 2015

Income Inequality Makes Rich People Stingier

Bloomberg Business
Professor of Political Science Lyle Scruggs discusses a recent finding that wealthy people in states with skewed income scales are less generous.

November 22, 2015

Cubans Say ‘Nyet’ to Russian, Hoping to Learn English

The Wall Street Journal
Professor of Literatures, Cultures and Languages Jacqueline Loss comments on Russian culture's lingering influence in Cuba.

November 10, 2015

Race and the Free-Speech Diversion

The New Yorker
Director of the Africana Studies Institute Jelani Cobb says university responses to recent racial incidents have been “arthritic.”
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Awards and Grants
Professor Carolyn Teschke and Professor Emeritus Philip Yeagle, both of the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, and Professor of Marine Sciences Hans Dam have been elected as 2015 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The Council elects members whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.
Gordon Fraser, Ph.D. student in the Department of English, has won the William Riley Parker Prize from the Modern Language Association of America. The award is for an outstanding article published in PMLA, the association’s journal. Fraser’s article, “Troubling the Cold War Logic of Annihilation: Apocalyptic Temporalities in Sherman Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven,” appeared in the May 2015 issue of PMLA.
Lauren Long, Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychological Sciences, received the American Psychological Foundation’s Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology 2015 Ruth G. and Joseph D. Matarazzo Scholarship. The Foundation provides financial support for innovative research programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential.
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