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Conservation and Conversation in Chile

Nine UConn students recently traveled to Subantarctic Chile, where they traversed glacier-studded waters to learn about biocultural conservation and environmental ethics with scholars from across the globe. See more photos of their travels.

College News

College News

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CLAS Staff Excellence Award

The College announces its first annual Staff Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding work in the CLAS community. Nominate a colleague by February 27.

Faculty Research

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From Resolution to Ritual

Professor of Psychology Crystal Park’s recent work shows that although people often start practicing yoga to get in shape, they stick with it for spiritual reasons.

Faculty Research

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Sailing the Mid-Century Arctic

As the climate warms and northern ice sheets wane, Arctic shipping routes will open. Assistant Professor of Geography Scott Stephenson is charting possibilities for the future of these passages.

Publications

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Images of Civil Rights and Childhood

In her new book, Associate Professor of English Katharine Capshaw examines the image of the black child in civil rights social justice campaigns.
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Media Coverage

January 1, 2015

Breastfeeding Rates On The Rise As Support Systems Expand

Hartford Courant
Marie Shanahan, assistant professor of journalism, writes about the increasing numbers of breastfeeding moms in Connecticut and new support networks for working mothers.

January 12, 2015

Your Online Avatar May Reveal More About You Than You'd Think

NPR
Associate Professor of Communication Kristine Nowak says that online avatars may accurately reflect their creators' extroversion, agreeableness, and other personality traits.

January 16, 2015

The Shape of Japan to Come

The New York Times
Professor of History Alexis Dudden says in an op-ed that Japan’s renewed efforts to claim disputed islands will strategically and economically undermine the country.

January 16, 2015

American decline in driving actually began way earlier than you think

Washington Post
Research by geography Ph.D. student Timothy Garceau shows that driving rates in the U.S. hit a peak more than a decade ago.
    More media coverage >>
 
Awards and Grants
Associate Professor of History Daniel Caner has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for 2015-2016 for his project, “The Early Evolution of Christian Philanthropy.” It is one of only 52 NEH fellowships for university scholars awarded this year.
 
Christopher Field, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has been selected as a Switzer Environmental Fellow by the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation, which honors emerging environmental leaders.
 
Associate Professor of Chemistry Yao Lin was awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. The award, given by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany, enables highly qualified scientists and scholars from across the globe to spend extended periods in Germany working on research of their choosing.
    More awards + achievements >> 

Media Coverage

February 5, 2015

"'A Beautiful and Costly Procession’: Jewish Quest for Cultural Belonging in Frankfurt and Prague" - Rachel Greenblatt, Harvard University

4:00 p.m.
Austin Building, Room 301
Storrs Campus

February 10, 2015

"Identity, Security and Development in the Maoist Conflict" - Swati Parashar, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

12:30 p.m.
Oak Hall, Room 438
Storrs Campus
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