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CLAS Welcomes New Faculty

Twenty-seven talented teachers and scholars will join the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences during the 2014-2015 academic year. Meet our new faculty

College News



Welcome from the Dean

Jeremy Teitelbaum, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, shares his thoughts about recent global events, the value of a liberal education, and the start of a new academic year.

College News


Four CLAS Students Receive Fulbright Awards for 2014-15

Two recent graduates, a graduate student, and an undergraduate each earned fellowships under this prestigious international program.

College News


A Public Voice for the Humanities

Professor of Philosophy Michael Lynch discusses his new role as director of the UConn Humanities Institute, as well as new initiatives for increasing public discourse in the Humanities.

University Resources


New Social Media Resources

Do you manage a social media account for a CLAS department? Thinking about starting an account? Check out these guidelines and helpful tips from University Communications.
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Media Coverage

July 31, 2014

The Kids Who Beat Autism

The New York Times Magazine
Recent research by Distinguished Professor of Psychology Deborah Fein and others suggests that one in 10 autistic children sheds symptoms before adulthood.

August Issue

Revolution on Sorority Row

Marie Claire
Historically, white Greek-letter organizations were formed on the basis of exclusion, explains Associate Professor of Sociology Matthew Hughey.

August 2, 2014

America and the Space Race

The Economist
The first moon landing sparked a surge of enthusiasm, but the public mood soured fast, according to historian Matthew Tribbe in his new book, No Requiem for the Space Age.

August 14, 2014

Is Ferguson a Bellwether for Tensions Nationwide?

PBS News Hour
Associate Professor of History Jelani Cobb reacts to the police response to protests and riots sparked by the killing of Michael Brown.
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Awards and Grants
Assistant Professor of Geography Debarchana Ghosh received a Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for her project, "Connecting People, Places, and Barriers: The effect of these connections on adherence and retention in care for HIV positive drug users."
Professor of Chemistry C. V. Kumar was selected to receive a two-year, $174,000 NSF EAGER (Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research) award, which supports exploratory work in its early stages on untested research ideas.
Associate Professor of English and co-PI Greg Kneidel was awarded a $270,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of a project, “The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne." 
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  Upcoming Events

September 23, 2014

Digital Humanities: If we don’t do it, THEY WILL

12:30 p.m.
Austin Building, Room 301
Storrs Campus

October 4, 2014

New England Asian Studies Conference

All Day
Nathan Hale Inn & Conference Center
Storrs Campus
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