UConn News Roundup, October 2013

Read what UConn experts said in the media about students of color and white Greek organizations, artificial light and sleep, and the consequences of the government shutdown.

News Roundup

News Roundup

UConn is on the move – and the media are taking notice.

From the expertise of our renowned faculty to inspiring student achievements, UConn pride is spreading locally, nationally, and globally. Take a look at our roundup of some recent major stories:


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Access Denied

Not allowing students of color into white Greek organizations has detrimental consequences even beyond the college setting, according to UConn associate professor of sociology Matthew Hughey. This includes availability to resources and networks found primarily through Greek letter affiliations. Read more in this recent post in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.


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No Pain, Yes Gain

Dr. Jane Grant-Kels, chair of the dermatology department at the UConn Health Center, is featured in this Boston Globe story for her use of an advanced laser technology that has allowed her to rule out cancer without the unnecessary incisions of a traditional biopsy.


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Considering the Shutdown Consequences

In this New York Times piece, UConn philosophy professor Michael Lynch explains two clear consequences of the recent government shutdown: the unraveling of the social contract, and overall weakening of the federal government.


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It’s Not Easy Being a Green Heart

Dr. Stephen Lahey, chief of cardiac surgery at the UConn Health Center, was stumped when he noticed a green hue on his patient’s heart. Amateur diagnosticians can read the details of the case in part one of this New York Times post, then check their guesses in part two.


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Recognizing a Widening Gap

UConn education professor Jonathan Plucker’s report on the widening excellence gap in education is featured in this Scientific American post. The report found that the gap between white, relatively affluent students and their poorer, non-white classmates has widened in recent years.


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Out Like a Light

Is red or blue light better for your health? Professor Richard Stevens, a cancer epidemiologist from the UConn Health Center, explains the effects of artificial light on sleep cycles in this recent article in the UK’s Daily Mail online.


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