UConn News Roundup – 9/24/12

UConn is on the move – and the media are taking notice.

From the expertise of our faculty to the achievements of our students, UConn’s reputation is growing locally, nationally, and globally. Take a look at this roundup of some recent media coverage.

UConn Expert Describes How Bodies Beat the Heat

The Washington Post published an infographic depicting how our bodies cope with heat. With information from UConn professor and bioenergetics expert Lawrence Armstrong, the image shows the changes our bodies go through to perform in the heat. | View the infographic.

Would You Work for a 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur?

Ever wished you could get rid of the hiccups? 13-year-old Mallory Kievman did, and so began her research and mixing of remedies. Inc. Magazine published this story about how Kievman developed “Hiccupops,” and is teaming up with the University of Connecticut’s School of Business to bring her product to market. | Read the story.

An Interview with UConn Professor Sam Pickering

Sam Pickering has taught literature at UConn for more than 30 years. In this NPR interview, he discusses UConn, his teaching, and admits that he’s only seen “Dead Poets Society,” the movie based on his teaching, one time. | Read the story.

Would We Be Healthier With a Vegan Diet?

While only a small percentage of Americans identify themselves as vegans, the vegan diet is attracting increasing attention. In this Wall Street Journal article, UConn professor of nutritional sciences Nancy Rodriguez and Cornell professor emeritus T. Colin Campbell offer contrasting views on veganism. | Read the story.

Examining a Quintessential American Family Feud

You might remember The History Channel’s popular mini-series “Hatfields and McCoys” from earlier this summer. In response to the series, The Wall Street Journal published a story that asked: “How realistic is ‘Hatfields and McCoys’?” Historian Altina Waller, UConn professor emerita of history, has written a book on the famous feud and answered the WSJ’s questions. | Read the interview.

Eggs Can Reduce Heart Disease Risk After All

In “The Best Breakfast for Men,” Men’s Health magazine featured two new UConn studies that found that eating eggs actually improves cholesterol levels. | Read the story.

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