October 8, 2012
Sociologist Studies How Residents of Venice, Calif. Cope with Diversity
From boardwalk to businesses, homeless shelters to havens for the wealthy, Venice, Calif. is a carnival of diversity. Andrew Deener studies how its residents cope.
September 18, 2012
Alumna’s Bequest will Support Grad Students in Biostatistics
The late Elizabeth Macfarlane ’39 (CLAS) pioneered a path in biostatistics and public health over her long career. Her bequest to UConn affirms her vision.
September 13, 2012
Professor Emeritus to Receive Highest Award in Social Psychology
David Kenny will receive the highest award in his field, for his contributions to research on social interaction and ‘person perception.’
July 26, 2012
Tokyo to Torrington: Asian Studies in Connecticut’s Northwest Corner
A historian at the Torrington campus is leading a public discussion of Japanese culture this summer as part of her focus on the Far East.
July 17, 2012
A New Voice on the Fishery Council
The New England Fishery Management Council tackles controversial issues such as catch limits and how to manage a dwindling resource. UConn historian Matt McKenzie brings a cultural and historical perspective to the table.
July 12, 2012
Climate Change on Martha’s Vineyard
A UConn graduate student used GIS data to project what could happen on Martha’s Vineyard if sea levels rise dramatically.
June 20, 2012
Distinguished Professor Kent Holsinger Uses Statistical Models to Analyze Genetic Data
Biologist Kent Holsinger has evolved, just like his subject. His many roles include blogging and advocating for open-access publishing.
June 13, 2012
Language Researchers Awarded $3M IGERT Grant
How do humans develop and learn language? UConn researchers have won an NSF ‘IGERT’ grant to train a new generation of scientists to answer that question.
May 15, 2012
Breaking Down How We Breathe
Physiology and neurobiology professor Daniel Mulkey studies something most of us don’t think about – how we breathe.
May 14, 2012
The Bike Path to Secondary Education
Can a bicycle keep a girl in school? A UConn economist is studying whether a bike incentive used in rural Bihar, India can do just that.
May 7, 2012
Writing Cuba’s Racial History
Much has been written about black activism in the U.S. Historian Melina Pappademos is looking at what it meant to be a black activist in Cuba.