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L’chaim: 36 Years of Judaic Studies at UConn

UConn’s Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, which celebrates its 36th anniversary this year, produces research and community programs that continue to define what it means to be Jewish.

College News



The Cost of Clean Energy

Researchers from UConn's Department of Marine Sciences and Harvard University have found that, despite its benefits, hydroelectric development in the Arctic can damage some marine ecosystems.



Historical Sources Offer Clues for Conservation

Associate Professor of History Matthew McKenzie uses historical data, such as diaries and oral histories, to understand the ecology of the past.



Aboriginal Art: Land, Religion, and Culture

A new Benton exhibit that features Aboriginal art from Central Australia was curated by students in a class taught by Professor of Anthropology Francoise Dussart.



Veterans Live in More Diverse Neighborhoods

Serving in the military seems to have a long-term impact on how people choose their neighborhoods, according to Associate Professor of Sociology Mary Fischer.
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Media Coverage

September 2, 2015

Earth home to 3 trillion trees, half as many as when human civilization arose

Science Magazine
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Robin Chazdon comments on a study showing a net loss of 10 billion trees per year on Earth.

September 13, 2015

Why Xi Jinping’s Campaign to Suppress Western Ideas Is Bound to Fail

History News Network
Professor of History Peter Zarrow discusses how the Chinese magazine New Youth sparked an intellectual awakening throughout China.

September 14, 2015

Senator Murphy joins with marina owners in supporting dredging plan

The Day
Professor of Marine Sciences James O’Donnell suggests that Connecticut should emphasize that it is “actively looking to reduce the amount” of material dumped at offshore sites through reuse.

September 15, 2015

Why Is So Much Racist Nonsense Peddled in Sports Coverage?

Associate Professor of Sociology Matthew Hughey discusses how white sporting success is attributed to intelligence, while nonwhite success is accredited to genetics.
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Awards and Grants
Emeritus Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology Philip Yeagle received the Biophysical Society’s 2016 Avanti Award in Lipids for his innovative applications of NMR to important problems of biological interest.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jing Zhao received a $280,000 NSF grant as a co-PI from the division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS) for a project titled “Collaborative Research: Injectable, Biocompatible, Programmed-Bioresorbable Nanosensor Array for Continuous Glucose Monitoring.” 
Associate Professor of Chemistry Alexandru Asandei received a three-year, $405,000 grant from NSF's Macromolecular, Supramolecular, and Nanochemistry (MSN) program for his project, "Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Dienes."
Professor and Department Head of Chemistry Amy Howell, along with PI Kevin Shannon from the University of California San Francisco and co-PI Ben Cravatt from Scripps Research Institute, were awarded a 5-year, $2.6 million grant from NIH for targeting oncogenic NRAS in cancer.
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  Media Coverage

September 29, 2015

Brain Imaging Research Center Open House

4:00 p.m.
Phillips Communication Sciences Building
Storrs Campus

October 14, 2015

Myles Martel Lecture in Leadership and Public Opinion: Peter Levine, Tufts University

4:00 p.m.
Dodd Center, Konover Auditorium
Storrs Campus
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