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Two CLAS Faculty Named Board of Trustees Distinguished Professors

Nancy A. Naples, professor of sociology and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, and Kathleen Segerson, professor of economics, were named Board of Trustees Distinguished Professors on Wednesday, March 26. The award is the highest honor for faculty excellence in research, teaching, and service at UConn. Read more.

College News

Student Scholarship


Student Named Goldwater Scholar

Pat Lenehan '15, whose concentrations are molecular and cell biology and medicine, is one of three UConn students to win a 2014 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for Excellence in Education.



Diaries of a Cold War Diplomat

In his new book, “The Kennan Diaries” (Norton 2014), Professor of History and Cold War expert Frank Costigliola has edited the journals of a key figure in 20th-century U.S.-Soviet relations.

College News


Board of Trustees Approve Monteith Renovation

The Monteith Building will undergo renovations that will provide more than 68,000 square feet of up-to-date academic space on the Storrs campus.

Faculty Spotlight


CLAS Gains Renowned Botanist

Pam Diggle, whose dedication to research is matched by her commitment to public outreach that promotes basic botanical knowledge, has joined the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
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Media Coverage

March 22, 2014

Comments Sections: Controlling the Trolls

Al Jazeera
Assistant Professor of Journalism Marie Shanahan appeared on a 'Listening Post' segment about online comment sections and how media can cultivate better conversations.

March 5, 2014

What Russia’s invasion of Georgia means for Crimea

The Washington Post
UConn political scientist Stephen Dyson discusses recent events in Ukraine with Daniel Fata '94 (CLAS), who coordinated the U.S. response to Russia’s 2008 invasion of Georgia.

March 5, 2014

Why Frank Underwood Hates Children

Associate Professor of English and Director of American Studies Anna Mae Duane dissects the motives of the protagonist of Netflix’s popular series “House of Cards."

March 2, 2014

The Philosophy of 'Her'

The New York Times
Associate Professor of Philosophy Susan Schneider explores questions that emerge from the Oscar-winning film, such as whether humans might one day be able to upload their minds to computers.
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Awards and Grants
Professor of Chemistry Vijay Kumar has won a 2014 Fulbright-Nehru award for his project, “DNA-based light harvesting complexes for solar energy capture and conversion.” The award is given by the United States-India Educational Foundation and the U.S. State Department.
Professor Emeritus of Geography Jeffrey Osleeb has been awarded the Anderson Medal of Honor in Applied Geography for 2013 by the Association of American Geographers. This is the highest U.S. honor in the field of applied geography.
Nitis Mukhopadhyay, professor of statistics, has been elected to the Connecticut Academy of Arts & Sciences. The Academy has disseminated scholarly information for over 200 years.
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Upcoming Events

April 9, 2014

Evolutionary Biologist and Author Richard Dawkins at UConn

7:00 p.m.
Jorgensen Auditorium
Storrs Campus

April 10, 2014

Reading by 51st Annual Wallace Stevens Poet Paul Muldoon

7:00 p.m.
Alumni Center
Storrs Campus
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