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What Happens When Change Happens

Jelani Cobb, associate professor of history and director of the Institute for African American Studies, delivered the keynote address at UConn’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on Jan. 20. View the video of Cobb's address.

College News

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Physics Department Welcomes New Head 

Professor Nora Berrah brings an international reputation as an accomplished atomic, molecular, and optical physicist, and a passion for showing students of all ages, especially women and minorities, that physics is an accessible and exciting field.

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No Evidence Wind Turbines Reduce Property Prices

A new report by Assistant Professor of Geography Carol Atkinson-Palombo and colleagues at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found no evidence that wind turbines negatively affect nearby property values or home sales.

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The Importance of Baby Talk

Scholars from UConn's departments of psychology and speech, language, and hearing sciences have found speaking to your child in "baby talk" improves their babbling, which plays an important role in future language development.

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Trustees Approve $8 million for Purchase and Installation of fMRI Machine

The acquisition will help researchers in CLAS programs across disciplines understand how language is acquired, how emotions are processed, and a myriad other brain functions.


The Many Facets of Henry David Thoreau

An outgrowth of his honors course on "Walden and the American Landscape," Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Robert Thorson's most recent book explores the many sides of humanist and scientist Henry David Thoreau.
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Media Coverage

December 16, 2013

‘Solar-Powered’ Sea Slugs Reveal Their True Colors

Scientific American
In 2008, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology Mary Rumpho and colleagues discovered that a species of sea slug had woven chloroplast-maintenance genes from the alga’s nucleus into its own slug genome.

December 27, 2013

The Science of Pillow Talk

Several studies conducted by Assistant Professor of Communication Amanda Denes have investigated why individuals feel more comfortable opening up to a sexual partner about sensitive information after sexual activity. 

January 3, 2014

"Lost" New England Revealed by High-Tech Archaeology

National Geographic
UConn graduate student Katharine Johnson discusses a recent study, co-authored by Assistant Professor of Geography William Ouimet, that used LiDAR to uncover parts of "lost" colonial-era New England.

January 18, 2014

UConn Prof Delves Into Spirituality in Daily Life

ABC News
A new Web-based project overseen by Associate Professor of Sociology Bradley Wright is helping researchers gather real-time data on American spirituality and how it intersects with people's daily lives.
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Awards and Grants
Alexander Jackson, assistant professor in the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, has been awarded $250,000 from the U.S. Public Health Service and the National Institute of Mental Health for his study on how the nervous system and hypothalamus control vigilance and cognitive function.
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Steve Suib was elected chair of the National American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry Solid State Subdivision.
Nora Berrah, professor and head of the Department of Physics, has won the Davisson-Gerner Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics from the American Physical Society. The award recognizes and encourages outstanding work in the fields of atomic and surface physics.
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Upcoming Events

February 6, 2014

"Conspiring Against the Inquisition: A Tale of Revenge in Medieval Spain," by Paola Tartakoff, Rutgers University

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Class of '47 Room, Babbidge Library
Storrs Campus

Admission Fee: Free

February 10, 2014

Demystifying Research Compliance: How to Prepare Protocols for Research Involving Human or Animal Subjects

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Room 205, Laurel Hall
Storrs Campus

Admission Fee: Free

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