In Hot Topics posts, UConn experts comment on current events and issues unfolding in the news.
- October 15, 2014 Flu Shots: One Size Does Not Fit All The vaccine’s effectiveness depends on who takes which kind, and when, as immunology professor Laura Haynes explains.
- October 9, 2014 Should the U.S. Intervene Against ISIS? Jeremy Pressman, director of Middle East studies, discusses the politics of military intervention against Islamic State militants.
- October 6, 2014 Love, Marriage, and the Vatican As the world’s Catholic bishops convene in Rome, the Roper Center reviews the public’s changing attitudes toward marriage and the church over time.
- October 1, 2014 Could an Ebola Epidemic Happen Here? A discussion with Dr. Kevin Dieckhaus, an infectious disease specialist at UConn Health who also has volunteered as a physician in East Africa.
- September 29, 2014 Smoking Out the Facts in the E-cigarette Debate UConn Health psychologist Mark Litt discusses the pros and cons of e-cigs.
- September 17, 2014 An Independent Scotland: The Breakup of the UK? As the Scots prepare to vote on independence, history professor Christopher Clark discusses the possibility that the United Kingdom could break up.
- September 15, 2014 Genetic Screening and Breast Cancer Risk Two UConn Health genetic counselors discuss a recent call for much wider use of genetic screening for breast cancer.
- September 10, 2014 Memories, Memorials, and the 9/11 Museum The observation of one of the most significant events in American history offers time for reflection.
- September 9, 2014 Addressing the Global Impact of Violence on Children A family studies professor says intervention is needed at a very early age to avoid perpetuating the effects of war and other forms of violence.
- August 29, 2014 What’s Behind Grocery Store Sticker Shock? A UConn expert on food systems explains why shoppers may be in for a shock at the grocery store as they prepare for cookouts this Labor Day weekend.
- August 13, 2014 UConn Biologist on West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak Professor Kenneth Noll discusses the largest outbreak on record and why it is unlikely to spread to the U.S.