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How Young Genes Become Essential for Life

Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology Barbara Mellone works with Patrick Lenehan '14 in her laboratory in Beach Hall. Learn more about Mellone's research on how genes acquire new functions. 

College News


Dean's Office Launches New E-Newsletter

Welcome to the first issue of Inside CLAS, a new e-newsletter for faculty and staff of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Its purpose is to keep you informed about news, research, awards, and events happening in your College.

Lewis GordonCollege News

Gordon Named Nelson Mandela Visiting Professor at South African University

Philosophy professor Lewis R. Gordon will serve as the Nelson Mandela Visiting Professor at Rhodes University in South Africa during the fall semesters of 2014 and 2015.

Jefferson FellowsFaculty Outreach

Two CLAS Scientists Spend Year in D.C.

Professors David Benson and Sara Harkness returned to Storrs this semester from Washington, D.C., where they spent a year as two of just 13 scientists chosen nationwide to work as Jefferson Science Fellows.

Paul HerrnsonCollege News

American Politics Expert Joins CLAS

Paul Herrnson, one of the foremost experts on the American political process, joined the College this fall as a professor of political science and director of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.

Humanities InstituteFaculty Research

Humanities Institute Fosters Focused Scholarship, Exchange of Ideas

Eleven faculty and graduate students embarked this fall on a year of focused research and scholarship as the new class of Residential Fellows at the Humanities Institute.
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Media Coverage

September 17, 2013

Amending Congressional Pay 

Los Angeles Times
As part of Constitution Day, journalism and political science major Jesse Rifkin '14 tells the story of how a lone campaigner revived a 200-year-old proposal that led to the passage of the 27th Amendment.

September 17, 2013

America's Greatness is Hard Won, Not Inevitable 

New York Times
"This country's greatest virtues stem from understanding its own flawed human normalcy, not its alleged superiority," says Jelani Cobb, director of the Institute for African-American Studies at UConn.

September 9, 2013

The Science Behind Protein-Based Vaccines 

Hartford Business Journal
Journalist Sujata Srinivasan talks about the science behind recombinant protein vaccines with Carolyn Teschke, professor of molecular and cell biology at UConn.

September 4, 2013

Animal Sacrifice Powered Ancient Jerusalem's Economy  

NBC News
Gideon Hartman, assistant professor of anthropology, talks about his archeological findings that peasants traveled long distances to Jerusalem to sacrifice animals in its temples.
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Awards and Grants
Ralf Schiffler, associate professor of mathematics, has received a $400,000 award from the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program in support of his theoretical mathematics research on cluster algebras, combinatorics, and representation theory. Read more.
Assistant Professor of Psychology Chi-Ming Chen received the 2013 NARSAD Young Investigator Award from Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. This year, the foundation awarded 200 young scientists. The two-year award totaled $60,000.
The book Human Rights in our Own Backyard by sociologists Davita Silfen Glasberg, Bandana Purkayastha, and former UConn graduate student Bill Armaline (now a professor at San Jose State University) has won the 2013 Hirabayashi Book Award from the American Sociological Association.
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Upcoming Events

September 25, 2013

Martel Lecture: Lincoln, Leadership, and Emancipation

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Konover Auditorium
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center 

Admission Fee: Free

November 6, 2013

Investiture - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Student Union Theatre
Student Union

Admission Fee: Free

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University of Connecticut

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Storrs, CT 06269