In Hot Topics posts, UConn experts comment on current events and issues unfolding in the news.
- November 3, 2011 Occupy Wall Street Cannot Be Just About Anger Historian Jeffrey Ogbar offers some thoughts about the protest movement that began in New York and has spread around the world.
- November 3, 2011 State’s Economy Battered by October Snowstorm Economist Fred Carstensen discusses the winter storm’s economic impact on Connecticut.
- October 24, 2011 The History of the Death Penalty in Connecticut Historian Larry Goodheart discusses the history of the death penalty in Connecticut, and the reasons why it remains on the statute book although it has been banned in many other states.
- October 21, 2011 The Impact of Gadhafi’s Death A UConn expert on Middle East politics discusses what the death of Moammar Gadhafi means for Libya and the region.
- September 16, 2011 Can Obama’s Jobs Bill Work? Absolutely, say two UConn economists, but they fear public employee cuts will offset any gains.
- September 9, 2011 How Trees Withstand a Storm A UConn forest ecologist talks about the mechanisms by which trees stay up in a storm, but says predicting which individual trees will fall remains difficult.
- September 8, 2011 9/11 Tragedy Provides Teachable Moments It isn’t always easy, but teachers should incorporate 9/11 into social studies classes, says a UConn education professor.
- August 31, 2011 Preventing School Bullying Behavior A UConn expert talks about a behavioral program that is making an impact in schools nationwide.
- August 22, 2011 Heat Stroke and Exercising in the Summer Much can be done to prevent tragic deaths from heat stroke on the athletic field.