In Hot Topics posts, UConn experts comment on current events and issues unfolding in the news.
- 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.
- January 13, 2012 Troubled Waters for the World’s Oil Supply Political scientist Oksan Bayulgen says that although Iran has never before completely blocked the Strait of Hormuz even in times of conflict, this time could be different.
- December 22, 2011 Fracking – Good News or Bad for America’s Energy Needs? Hydrogeologist Gary Robbins argues for a middle ground on the contentious issue of fracking.
- December 20, 2011 Do Mandated Reporting Laws Need to Change? In light of recent high-profile cases of allege sexual abuse of young children, psychology professor Seth Kalichman discusses the effectiveness of mandated reporting laws.
- December 19, 2011 Uncertainty About the Future Follows North Korean Leader’s Death History professor Alexis Dudden, a specialist in the history of Korea and the surrounding region, discusses the unfolding situation.