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A New Tableau of Horror

“We should, for all the worst reasons, be adept by now at recognizing terrorism when we see it," says Associate Professor of History and Director of the Africana Studies Institute Jelani Cobb in recent commentaries in The New Yorker. His writings reflect on the June 17 church shootings in Charleston, S.C.

College News

University News

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2015-16 UConn Reads Theme: Race in America

Associate Professor of English and Director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute Cathy Schlund-Vials turns to literature to make sense of racial politics.

College News

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Brain Science, Public Discourse Earn UConn Grants

CLAS faculty-led initiatives recently supported by nearly $10 million in Academic Vision grants include a new brain science institute and a project to understand civil argument.

Faculty Research

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Mountains Aren’t The Shape You Think

This MinutePhysics video illustrates recent work by Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Morgan Tingley, showing that many mountain ranges have more surface area at middle to high altitudes.

Faculty Research

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Study Showing Gay Parents’ Inadequacy Discredited

A study by Associate Professor of Sociology Simon Cheng and colleagues found major flaws in a widely cited 2012 paper showing differences in outcomes for children of same-sex couples.
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Media Coverage

April 30, 2015

Climate Change Could Threaten One in Six Species with Future Extinction

Washington Post
Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Mark Urban found that global species extinctions rates caused by climate change are speeding up.

May 16, 2015

Academic Minute: Artificial Alien Intelligence

Inside Higher Ed
When humans encounter alien life, it will probably be a superintelligent form of artificial intelligence, according to Associate Professor of Philosophy Susan Schneider.

May 30, 2015

The Many Ways Baby Talk Gives Infant Brains A Boost

Smithsonian.com
Assistant Professor of Psychology Nairán Ramírez-Esparza found that when parents use baby talk around their young children, the child is more likely to learn babble quicker and gain a greater vocabulary.

June 17, 2015

When a Man Depends on a Woman, He May Be More Likely To Cheat

Wall Street Journal
A study by Assistant Professor of Sociology Christin Munsch showed that men who are economically dependent on their wives are 15 percent more likely to cheat.
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Awards and Grants
 
The leading South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo has named Professor of History Alexis Dudden as the recipient of the 2015 Manhae Peace Prize, which is awarded in memory of Manhae, pen name of the Korean poet, Buddhist reformer, and independence activist Han Yong-un (1879–1944).
 
Associate Professor of Marine Sciences Julie Granger received $691,032 from NSF, along with co-PI’s at UMass Dartmouth and Brown University, for the project, “Collaborative Research: GEOTRACES Arctic Ocean Section, Constraining Nitrogen Fluxes and Transformations Using Natural Stable Isotope and Dissolved Gas Tracers.”
 
Assistant Professor of Physics Jason Hancock has been awarded a three-year NSF grant for his project, “Lattice dynamics of strong negative thermal expansion materials,” totaling $381,979.
 
Assistant Professor of Physics Andrew Puckett has received a Department of Energy Early Career Award for his project, “Three-dimensional structure of the nucleon.” The award is for $750,000 over five years.
 
Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology Carolyn Teschke has been selected as a Jefferson Science Fellow at the Department of State for 2015-2016. The 2015-2016 Jefferson Science Fellows is the 11th class of fellows selected since the program was established in 2003.
 
Associate Professor of Psychology Diane Quinn received $343,805 for her NIH project, titled “Understanding the role of interpersonal processes in mood disorders.”
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