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Introducing the CLAS Class of 2015

More than 2,700 UConn undergraduates will receive their degrees at the CLAS commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 10. Get inspired by these profiles of some of our most accomplished students.

College News

College News


First Chinese Degrees Granted

A new Chinese program track in the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages exposes students to the language, history, and politics of one of the world's most far-reaching cultures.

Alumni News


Of Tapeworms and Scholars

Tapeworms may be disgusting to some, but to Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Janine Caira and hundreds of past and present parasitology students, they’re terrific tutors.

College News


Diving for Data, Traversing for Trevally

Get ready to be jealous: Watch Professor Emeritus of Marine Sciences Peter Auster and colleagues collect data on reef fish in the Cocos Islands.

Faculty Research


Political Science Fiction

What can "Game of Thrones," "Star Trek," and "Battlestar Galactica" tell us about real-world international politics? Everything, says Associate Professor of Political Science Stephen Dyson in his new book.
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Media Coverage

April 3, 2015

Drone spies looting of ancient tombs in Jordan

CBS News
Research Associate in Anthropology Austin (Chad) Hill built a drone to capture photographs of a graveyard in Jordan’s Dead Sea plain that had not yet been mapped.

April 6, 2015

Living With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Children diagnosed with autism who receive early intervention and intensive treatment have a chance of being “cured,” says Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Psychology Deborah Fein.

April 14, 2015

$1 million gift brings UConn course to Waterbury campus

Republican American
Professor of Philosophy Mitchell Green will teach a new philosophy course at the Storrs and Waterbury campuses.

April 16, 2015

A Physicist’s Time Travel Obsession

Professor Emeritus of Physics Ronald Mallett talks about his life of research on time travel with CNN's Erin Burnett.
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Awards and Grants
The 2015 CLAS Faculty Excellence in Research Awards were awarded to Jc Beall of Philosophy, Richard Langlois of Economics, Akiko Nishiyama of Physiology and Neurobiology, and Ralf Schiffler of Mathematics.
The winners of the inaugural CLAS Staff Excellence Awards were Jessica Muirhead of History and Anne St. Onge of Biology Central Services.
Associate Professor of History and Director of the Africana Studies Institute Jelani Cobb has won the 2015 Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism for his coverage and analysis of the Ferguson, MO protests.
Professor of Statistics Nalini Ravishanker has been elected president of the International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics for 2015-2017. ISBIS is dedicated to the promotion of business and industrial statistics worldwide, including financial and health services, among others.
Assistant Professor of Marine Sciences Kelly Lombardo received a three-year, $291,988 award from the National Science Foundation for her project, “Toward a Further Understanding and Improved Forecasting of Coastal Quasi-Linear Convective Systems.”
Professor of Physics Vernon Cormier has been awarded $300,000 from the National Science Foundation for his project, “Characterization of Small-scale Heterogeneity in the Deep Earth.”
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Media Coverage

May 10, 2015

CLAS Commencement: Ceremony 1

12:30 p.m.
Gampel Pavillion
Storrs Campus

May 10, 2015

CLAS Commencement: Ceremony 2

5:00 p.m.
Gampel Pavillion
Storrs Campus
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