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Center for Integrative Geosciences Gains New Director

Professor of Geography Lisa Park Boush joined UConn this fall from the University of Akron; she previously served for three years as a program director for the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Geosciences. Read more about Lisa.

College News

Faculty Research

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Power Lines Offer Environmental Benefits

Two recent studies by Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology David Wagner demonstrate that power lines are vital to the conservation of hundreds of species in the Northeast.

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Addressing the Global Impact of Violence on Children

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies Alaina Brenick discusses issues related to children who have experienced war, displacement, and other calamities.
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Media Coverage

August 19, 2014

Cancer screenings common among older, sick Americans

Fox News
Clinicians must balance the risks and limited benefits of cancer screening tests with the wishes of their patients, according to Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies Keith Bellizzi.

September 7, 2014

‘The Leftovers’ satisfies in TV’s darkest thought experiment

The Washington Post
Associate Professor of Political Science Stephen Dyson examines the premise of HBO’s newest series: What if two percent of the world’s population disappeared without trace or explanation?

September 13, 2014

Botanists battle 'plant blindness' with seeds of knowledge

Philly.com
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Pamela Diggle says that academics should make the case that plants deserve more time and space in biology classes.

September 19, 2014

Ritual pain and suffering forge intense social bonds

Aeon Magazine
Assistant Professor of Anthropology Dimitris Xygalatas explores the connections between suffering and prosociality in rituals like fire-walking and the ice-bucket challenge.
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Awards and Grants
Professor and Head of the Department of Journalism Maureen Croteau was named the 2014 New England Journalism Educator of the Year by the New England Newspaper & Press Association.
 
Amy Howell, professor of chemistry and principal investigator, and Jose Gascon, associate professor of chemistry and co-investigator, were awarded a $1.95 million, multi-institutional, four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for their project, "Harnessing NKT Cell Activation by Glycolipids."
 
Professor of Psychology Maxim Volgushev is the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award, which recognizes scholars whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.
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  Upcoming Events

October 9, 2014

International Year of the Family: Rwanda’s Recovery through Reconstructed Families

4:00 p.m.
Student Union Theatre
Storrs Campus

October 9–10, 2014

Draper Conference in Early American Studies: American Lives and American Studies

All Day
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
Storrs Campus

Correction: The August 2014 issue of Inside CLAS included an incorrect link for the New England Asian Studies Conference on October 4, 2014. Click here for more information about this event.


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