In Hot Topics posts, UConn experts comment on current events and issues unfolding in the news.
- December 6, 2013 HIV/AIDS Prevalence and Prospects UConn researcher Seth Kalichman says with treatment and education, HIV/AIDS can be a chronic but manageable condition.
- November 26, 2013 Savoring Thanksgiving Day UConn experts advise: Slow down and keep it simple, so you can enjoy the holiday.
- November 25, 2013 UConn Poll: 9 in 10 Americans ‘Won’t Go Shopping on Thanksgiving Day’ Research finds that even as stores extend their holiday hours, Americans are reluctant to shop on the traditional holiday.
- November 18, 2013 New Cholesterol-Lowering Guidelines Brad Biskup with the Health Center’s Lifestyle Modification Clinic outlines what’s important about the new recommendations.
- October 28, 2013 Expert Discusses Steps to Address Threat of Cyber Attacks Professor Mohammad Tehranipoor says proposed federal standards will help protect the nation’s infrastructure against risks both known and unknown.
- October 3, 2013 Government Shutdown the Result of a 'Perfect Storm,' Says Political Scientist Professor Ronald Schurin reviews the current situation in Washington, explaining why it’s happening and how it might end.
- September 11, 2013 Pharmacy Professor Discusses Dangers of Party Drug ‘Molly’ Michael White is interviewed on FOXCT’s ‘Ask the Pharmacist.’
- July 2, 2013 Same-Sex Marriage: Critiques, Trends, and Victories Sociology professor Mary Bernstein discusses the implications of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings for the LGBT and marriage-equality movements.
- June 27, 2013 Constitutional Law Expert Reflects on Momentous Week for Supreme Court Political science professor David Yalof says the court delivered major victories to same-sex marriage supporters, while vastly changing a landmark voting rights law.
- March 14, 2012 Rare Earth Metals Not the Only Answer, Says UConn Chemist Nicholas Leadbeater discusses alternatives to obtaining rare earth metals, used in high-tech gadgets and hybrid cars, from China.
- February 6, 2012 Arab Spring Revisited A year after Tunisians turned out a dictator and Egypt’s ruler was ousted, Middle East expert Jeremy Pressman analyzes the Arab uprisings.