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Inside CLAS Oct 2016

Cosmic Dawn at UConn: New Astrophysics Program Launches

New assistant professors of physics Kate Whitaker, Jonathan Trump, and Cara Battersby bring their expertise on the birth and growth of black holes, stars, and galaxies to UConn. Read more.

College News

The Election


Immigration Reform and the 2016 Election

Associate Professor of Political Science and El Instituto Charles R. Venator-Santiago compares the immigration policies of the two major-ticket presidential candidates, and finds some surprising similarities.

The Election


How You Process Information Determines Your Vote

Carolyn Lin, professor of communication, writes about how “low-involvement” and “high-involvement” voters process information, and how that influences their votes.

UConn Reads


Interfaith in America

Associate Professor of English Frederick Roden writes about life lessons as an interfaith man, and how UConn allows for further exploration of religious diversity.



UConn Joins Initiative on Women and Girls of Color

This semester, UConn committed more than $200,000 toward research on issues related to women and girls of color in the United States.
    More College news >>

Media Coverage

October 10, 2016

How ‘Goldilocks fires’ can give rise to vibrant bird communities

Los Angeles Times
Morgan Tingley, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, says medium-intensity fires can encourage biodiversity over time.

October 12, 2016

An Invasive Berry is Turning Birds’ Feathers Red

Work by Emeritus Professor Alan Brush and colleagues shows that birds' feathers can change color when they eat berries from two types of invasive shrubs.

October 13, 2016

Police shootings on social media: Why some black people believe no one cares

Christian Science Monitor
Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences Monnica Williams comments in an article about avoiding traumatic imagery in the news.

October 19, 2016

Effort to wrangle geoscience data faces uncertain future

Professor and Director of the Center for Integrative Geosciences Lisa Park Boush comments on EarthCube, a program to help geoscientists deal with big data.
    More media coverage >>
Awards and Grants
Tomoyasu Mani, assistant professor of chemistry, is the winner of a 2016 Blavatnik Regional Award in chemistry. He was recognized for advances in the understanding of electron transport occurring in organic photovoltaics used in solar energy capture and conversion. The award is given by Brookhaven National Laboratories, where Mani was a postdoctoral fellow before joining UConn.
Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Jill Wegrzyn is co-PI on a $3 million NSF grant to establish a network that shares comprehensive tree health and genetic data between scientists and the public. The program, called Tripal, will enable scientists and the public to easily access information about trees, tree genetics, sequences of tree genomes, and other information housed in specialized tree breeding and research community databases.
Ken Campellone, assistant professor of molecular and cell biology, has been awarded a $754,675 grant from the NIH's Department of Health and Human Services and National Institute on Aging. The title of the grant is "Cytoskeletal Functions in Cell Aging and Disease."
    More awards + achievements >> 
    Media Coverage

October 28, 2016

Katzenstein Distinguished Physics Lecture: Professor Leon N. Cooper, 1972 Nobel Laureate in Physics

4:00 p.m.
Gant Science Complex, PB-36
Storrs Campus

November 10, 2016

“Stalin’s Terror and Kennan’s Struggle for Reason” by 2016 Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Frank Costigliola

4:00 p.m.
Oak Hall, Room 408
Storrs Campus

November 10, 2016

"Picking Up the Pieces of the Election" by Alexander Heffner, host of PBS’s
"The Open Mind"

7:00 p.m.
Laurel Hall, Room 101
Storrs Campus

November 29, 2016

“Biodiversity: The Spice of Life” by 2016 Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor
Michael Willig

4:00 p.m.
Oak Hall, Room 408
Storrs Campus
    More upcoming events >>

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