April 16, 2013
No Excellence Without Diversity
Achieving diversity is essential to combat the impact of negative stereotypes in academia – and even when it comes to writing blogs, says the CLAS dean.
February 26, 2013
Down with the Abbey!
After three seasons of improbable characters and implausible events, the Dean of CLAS has had enough of the popular PBS series Downton Abbey.
February 12, 2013
How Partial Differential Equations Are Saving Lives
The effectiveness of mathematics in predicting the weather calls for celebration, says Dean Jeremy Teitelbaum.
January 14, 2013
Should a Humanities Degree Cost More?
The CLAS dean debates the economics of a proposal made by Florida Governor Rick Scott’s blue ribbon panel on higher education reform.
October 11, 2012
The Mochizuki Theorem? When You’re So Smart Nobody Can Check Your Work
If you are a mathematical genius, how do you prove the ABC conjecture to your peers? Hint: It’s not as simple as 1,2,3.
October 1, 2012
Freedom with a Capital F: The CLAS Dean Interviews Stanley Fish
Jeremy Teitelbaum and New York Times columnist Stanley Fish discuss practical issues stemming from the idea that faculty should have freedom to teach and research what they want to.
September 17, 2012
Antietam: A Civil Catastrophe
Reflections on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, from CLAS dean Jeremy Teitelbaum.
August 29, 2012
Massively Online Open Courseware – Massively Off Course?
The dean of CLAS mulls the prospects of a hot trend in higher education.
May 14, 2012
The Provost Academical
The dean of CLAS offers an operatic version of the life and times of UConn’s outgoing provost, Peter J. Nicholls.
April 23, 2012
Hungry for Another Good Book?
As UConn Reads wraps up for the year on campus, the dean of CLAS picks up on another book that’s already creating a buzz.
March 19, 2012
The Basic Math of Politics
Mathematics everyone should understand.