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The Art of Science

Biological illustrator Virge Kask ’79 (CLAS), ’84 (CLAS) reimagines extinct birds, defines new insect species, and depicts the enormity of elephants to bring UConn’s research to life.

College News



Students Travel Abroad on National Fellowships in Record Numbers

CLAS students are increasingly winning national funding to study in “critical language” countries, where the language learning curve is steep but the opportunities abound.



Hummingbirds: Pump Those Tongues

Rather than relying on capillary action, hummingbirds use tiny pumps in their tongues to suck nectar out of flowers, according to a new study by UConn biology research scientist Alejandro Rico-Guevara.



Multitasking Hinders Student Success

A new study led by Assistant Professor of Communication Saraswathi Bellur shows that multitasking increases study time and lowers grades in college students.



An IDEA with Flying Colors

Three-year-old Grace Grenier loves butterflies, purple, and beating cancer. Thanks to her new bedroom from American studies major Jonathan Markovics ’18 (CLAS), she’s an expert in all three.
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Media Coverage

August 10, 2015

GOP leaders: Donald Trump a liability on outreach to women

CT Post
UConn political science professor Ronald Schurin commented on the presidential race, saying, “Trump is defined correctly as at best a provocateur and more like a clown.”

August 15, 2015

Dining Like Darwin: When Scientists Swallow Their Subjects

Ph.D. candidate in ecology and evolutionary biology Jessie Rack describes the tradition of scientists eating the organism that they study, from insects to weeds.

August 13, 2015

Connecticut Death Penalty Law Is Unconstitutional, Court Rules

The New York Times
Connecticut’s highest court ruled that capital punishment goes against the State’s constitution. The work of Professor of History Lawrence Goodheart was cited during the court ruling.

June 17, 2015

Researchers Find A Novel Way To Potentially Double Solar Cell Efficiency

Professor of Chemistry Challa V. Kumar and colleagues have developed a “green antenna,” which could potentially double the efficiencies of certain solar cells.
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Awards and Grants
Professor and Department Head of Linguistics Jonathan Bobaljik has been named a 2016 fellow of the Linguistic Society of America, which recognizes scholars for their outstanding contributions to the field of linguistics.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Ovidiu Munteanu received a three-year NSF grant of $166,545 for his project, “The Geometry of Ricci Solutions.”
Associate Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology Li Wang was granted $1,777,500 from the NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for her project, “Molecular Basis of Metabolic Cancer Cell Reprogramming.”
Professor of Psychology Hart Blanton and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Peter Luh earned a three-year NSF grant for $680,875 in support of their joint project, “Virtual Building Emergency Evacuation.”
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  Media Coverage

September 17, 2015

Fusco Distinguished Lecture: Kenneth Pomeranz, University of Chicago

4:00 p.m.
Dodd Center, Konover Auditorium
Storrs Campus

September 22, 2015

“Writing History” with David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

11:00 a.m.
Dodd Center, Konover Auditorium
Storrs Campus
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