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Inside CLAS June/July 2016

Badlands and Good Lovin’: The Politics of Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen canceled an April concert in protest of North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill,’ but has yet to endorse a presidential candidate. Political scientist Ernie Zirakzadeh asks: What exactly are The Boss’s politics? Read more.

College News


Divorce Decline

Divorce Contributes to U.S. Migration Decline, Study Finds

The study, led by Associate Professor of Geography Tom Cooke, hints that we may be in a new "era of rooteness."


BioBlitz 2016

BioBlitz Species Count Sets New U.S. Record

UConn biologists led scientists and members of the public in the one-day event, which uncovered more than 2,700 species.

Hot Topic

Beach Evolution

Not Just a Day at the Beach

Associate Professor of History Helen Rozwadowski recounts how beaches evolved from the haunt of poor people and criminals to a place of retreat from everyday life.


Lydia Saad Headshot

Gallup Pollster Discusses Election Trends

Lydia Saad ’97 MA, senior editor of the Gallup Poll, talks election issues, candidate favorability, and how polling has transformed over time.
    More College news >>

Media Coverage

June 17, 2016

What You Still Don’t Know About Abolitionists

Professor of History Manisha Sinha explains that most people are misinformed about the abolition movement and the end of slavery in America.

June 17, 2016

CT Lawmakers Push Hard For Gun Control. Will They Win?

Second amendment advocates will vote against otherwise favorable candidates who propose gun safety measures, says political science professor Ron Schurin.

June 20, 2016

First Mammal Extinction From Human-Induced Climate Change

Mark Urban, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, discusses how human actions wiped out the Bramble Cay melomys, an Australian rat.

June 20, 2016

How sticky spit helps chameleons ensnare huge meals

Christian Science Monitor
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Kurt Schwenk discusses the importance of mucus stickiness.
    More media coverage >>
Awards and Grants
The Department of History has received a Career Diversity for Historians Departmental Grant from the American Historical Association. The department will receive $3,000 to fund activities aimed at broadening career horizons and opportunities for graduate students. Mark Healey, project director, working with Sylvia Schafer, graduate placement advisor, will organize three “Career Pathways” roundtable discussions, a regular discussion series, and a formal career network and website.
English undergraduates Shannon Hearn and Danilo Machado will have their poetry included in Plain China 2016, a national literary anthology that showcases the best undergraduate writing from across the country. Hearn’s poem, “Devotions,” and Machado’s poem, “Dear Michael,” were both originally published in the Long River Review last year.
The Humanities Institute announced the 2016-2017 Residential Faculty and Dissertation Fellowship awards. UConn Faculty Fellowships have been awarded to Associate Professor of English Anna Duane; Associate Professor of History Mark Healey; Assistant Professor of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages Daniel Hershenzon; Assistant Professor of Philosophy Daniel Silvermint; Professor of Political Science Christine Sylvester; and Assistant Professor of Anthropology Dimitris Xygalatas. UConn Dissertation Fellowships have been awarded to Jeffrey Egan for his work in history, Melanie Meinzer in political science, Troy Messick in linguistics, and George Moore in English.
Associate Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology Daniel Mulkey, working with Michelle Olsen from the University of Alabama, has received a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health. The award totals $1,522,374 for four years.
    More awards + achievements >>

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