In Hot Topics posts, UConn experts comment on current events and issues unfolding in the news.
- November 12, 2015 Syrian Refugee Crisis Continues to Capture World’s Attention The Syrian refugee crisis has far reaching consequences that reach across the European Union and beyond.
- November 11, 2015 President Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline The political fight over the Keystone Pipeline has lasted for more than seven years. What are the practical implications to the President’s decision?
- October 7, 2015 Dying with Dignity: The Legal Landscape As California legalizes assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, a UConn Law professor explains the legal issues involved.
- September 22, 2015 Suicide Prevention: Show That You Care Social work dean Nina Heller, a specialist in suicide prevention, discusses how to help someone who is considering suicide.
- September 10, 2015 Privacy, Security, and the Legacy of 9/11 A UConn privacy law expert discusses how legal and policy changes after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 have affected personal privacy in the U.S.
- August 7, 2015 A Pharmacist Explains Why Drugs Cost So Much UConn’s Lisa Holle explains how prescription drug prices are set and discusses some of the efforts to rein them in.
- August 4, 2015 Clean Power Plan a Major Step Toward Lower Carbon Future UConn Law professor Joseph MacDougald discusses the proposal announced this week by President Obama to combat climate change.
- July 13, 2015 Back from the Brink? The Greek Debt Crisis and the Eurozone As Greek and European leaders agree to negotiate, a UConn economist discusses how the Greek economy got to this point and what an exit from the eurozone could mean.
- June 23, 2015 MERS: Should We Be Worried? A UConn pathobiologist discusses how Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is transmitted and whether it could spread in the U.S.
- June 17, 2015 Affordable Care Act in the Balance UConn Law professor John Cogan discusses the Supreme Court case challenging the Act, saying that it had the potential to cause chaos in many states’ health insurance markets.
- June 16, 2015 The Colt Bankruptcy – Demise of a Connecticut Icon Last week, the historic gun manufacturer filed for Chapter 11. A UConn economist and historian discuss what that means for the state.