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Inside CLAS January 2016

Going, Going, Gone.

On nearly every continent, CLAS faculty are working to prevent species extinction in the face of escalating climate change. Mark Urban, Carl Schlichting, Morgan Tingley, and David Wagner of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Peter Auster of the Department of Marine Sciences, are all part of the fight. Read more.

College News


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When The Media Goes Too Far

Associate Professor of Journalism Gail MacDonald’s blog asked American and European students to examine ethical dilemmas raised by the press.


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An Activity Kit for Autism

A new book by psychological sciences professors Deborah Fein and Marianne Barton gives parents activities that may help their at-risk children avoid an autism diagnosis.


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Taking It To The Streets

Alexis Dudden, professor of history, writes about participating in the Tokyo protests against a change to Japan’s constitution that allows the country to go to war.


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The Cells That Guide Us

Have you ever bumped into the wall, trying to find the bathroom door in the middle of the night? Cognitive science major Ashlesha Dhuri ’16 (CLAS) explains why.
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Media Coverage

December 16, 2015

Genome sequencing may save California’s sugar pine

UC Davis News
Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Jill Wegrzyn is co-author on a study that sequenced the genome of this legendary pine tree.

December 18, 2015

The Radical Monarchs Want to Change the World
Katharine Capshaw, associate professor of English, comments about the Radical Monarchs, a group that empowers young women of color.

December 21, 2015

The Empty Politics of ‘Star Wars’

Stephen Dyson, associate professor of political science, examines the vague but inviting politics of Star Wars.

January 12, 2016

An Irishwoman’s Diary on the ‘Night of the Big Wind’

The Irish Times
Associate Professor of English Mary Burke compares the recent Irish flooding to historical accounts of the worst storm in Irish history.
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Awards and Grants
El Instituto: Institute of Latino/a, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies, was awarded a three-year, $30,000 Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant for a total of $60,000 with matching funds. The grant will provide graduate students from all disciplines across the University with funds for travel to and within Latin America and the Caribbean to conduct pre-dissertation research.
Researchers Erika Skoe, Jennifer Tufts, and Christine Hare of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences have been awarded a research grant from the American Hearing Research Foundation to study the early warning signs of noise-induced hearing loss in college musicians. 
Jelani Cobb, associate professor of history and director of the Africana Studies Institute, has been selected as the 2016 Justice Trailblazer. The award is given annually by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Crime Report to honor individuals in the media or media-related fields who advance national understanding on the 21st century challenges of criminal justice.
Matthew McKenzie, associate professor of history, has been named to the History Working Group of the United States Delegation to the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas. He will help the group develop meaningful ways to use historical information to inform contemporary marine resource analyses, management research, and policy development.
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  Media Coverage

February 2, 2016

“Political Fictions” - Dinaw Mengestu, Award-Winning Author and Journalist

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

February 4, 2016

“Of Mice and Men: Emerging Infectious Disease in a Warmer, More Fragmented World” - Rick Ostfeld, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

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