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Nylah K., a student at BRAIN Camp, mixes corn starch and water to make oobleck during a camp activity.

Five Weeks at B.R.A.I.N. Camp Could Give Kids a Brighter Future 

Fun activities, new friends, and EEG scans are all part of helping kids overcome learning difficulties at B.R.A.I.N. Camp. 

Jason Courtmanche presents first place to a middle school student at a 2018 award ceremony for Letters About Litrerature.

Their Efforts Today Will Impact the State, and the World, for Decades to Come

UConn researchers working in the environment, documenting people’s lives during the pandemic, and teaching children to write better will have profound implications in the future

Shardé Davis, Breanna McFarlane and Melina Pappademos smile for individual portraits.

New Programs Supporting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Have Visible Outcomes

Students and faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences share the experiences that empowered them to raise their voices, pursue social justice, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion at UConn

Alexander Mika '21 (CLAS) performs a stand-up comedy in a classroom.

Students Turn Classroom Knowledge into Real World Outcomes 

Students seeking hands-on experience find playwriting, food security advocacy, and public speaking competitions boost their classroom learning

Rahul Kanadia, associate professor of physiology and neurobiology, teaches during a LEAP class.

For Undergraduates, Early Research Experience Pays Off 

Students and faculty share the unique research opportunities that define their college experience, and how to seek out opportunities as an undergraduate.

Irene Soteriou UConn CLAS Newman Civic Fellow

Refugee Advocate Irene Soteriou Named 2021 UConn Newman Civic Fellow

Irene Soteriou ’23 (CLAS) was nominated by UConn President Thomas Katsouleas for her investment in collaborative changemaking.

A student writing math problems on a white dry erase board.

Two CLAS Faculty Receive First Makuch Awards in Mathematics and Data Science

The awards include a two-year title and funds for faculty to advance their research. 

A glowing candle.

In Memoriam: Charles Vinsonhaler, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics

[Editor’s note: Charles Vinsonhaler, Professor of Mathematics, passed away last week. Born in Winfield, Kansas in 1942, he earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Washington. A celebration of his life will be in Spring 2021. Vinsonhaler’s colleagues in the Department of Mathematics pay tribute to him in this article.]  It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Charles Vinsonhaler, professor emeritus of mathematics at UConn.   Vinsonhaler, widely […]

The Bousfield Psychology building at UConn Storrs.

Ph.D. Student Receives Robert Wood Johnson Funding for Accessible Mental Health Care Research

A graduate student in the UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences was named a 2020 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar for her research and leadership in making healthcare more accessible to underserved communities. Jamilah George, a third-year doctoral student in psychological sciences, represents UConn in a cohort of 58 students from across the country, and is one of four students from Connecticut. […]

Five new faculty specializing in social justice research join the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

New Faculty in Social Justice Bring Diverse Voices to UConn

The new faculty will teach and perform research on health disparities, diversity science, and Native American and Indigenous studies.