Aniqa Islam

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UConn Professor Releases Seventh Album “Point of Tranquility” with the U.S. Coast Guard

The piece was recorded with the United States Coast Guard Band and sponsored by the Office of Global Affairs (OGA) at the University of Connecticut. Fuchs’ is a world-renowned Grammy Award-winning American composer, who has been working with OGA on building global collaborations around music and the arts.

The official University of Connecticut seal, in painted gold on an oak panel.

We Stand With Our International Students

UConn’s Office of Global Affairs stands with you

UConn Statement at CT State Officials’ Press Conference on Lawsuit Against Trump Administration’s International Student Visa Rule

Thank you, Governor Lamont and Attorney General Tong for pursuing this important legal action in support of international students and higher education in the State of Connecticut.

Kathryn Libal Reappointed as HRI Director

Vice President of Global Affairs Daniel Weiner announced the reappointment of Associate Professor of Social Work and Human Rights Kathryn Libal to a second five year term as Director of the Human Rights Institute (HRI) effective July 1, 2020.

Associate Vice President for Global Affairs, Yuhang Rong, Appointed to CAEP Board of Director

Associate Vice President for Global Affairs Yuhang Rong, Ph.D., was appointed as a member of Board of Directors on July 1, 2020 by the Council of Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the national accreditation agency for educator preparation programs. UConn’s Neag School of Education is accredited by CAEP.

Katharina von Hammerstein

BOT Distinguished Professor Katharina von Hammerstein

Professor Katharina von Hammerstein’s recent recognition as one of three Distinguished Professors by UConn’s Board of Trustees, was very well received by the UConn community.

Cutting-edge Scholarship Bridges the Atlantic: The New Connecticut / Baden-Württemberg Human Rights Research Consortium

The newly founded Consortium will confront such pressing human rights issues as violence and racism, the demand for affordable health care in times of the pandemic, questions over data security of contact tracing apps, and calls for addressing climate change.

YSEALI Alumnus Continues to Help Those in Need – COVID-19 in the Philippines

His company, Accessi Wheels, enables people with mobility problems by connecting customers to trained drivers with accessible vehicles, and they’re continuing their efforts through the virus.

Gatekeeping in Global Health – A Student Organized Global Health Symposium on Health Disparities

Amidst a global pandemic, it is difficult to remember a time when we were not all thinking about global health issues. For Global Health Spaces on Campus (GloHSOC), the need to build enduring proactive, community-centered health care systems have always been at the forefront long before we arrived at our current state.

Implications of the Holocaust – German Travel Study

The University of Connecticut School of Social Work is a national leader in graduate social work education. They are the first public university in Connecticut to offer a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree in social work. Students can study international social work and human rights, social and health disparities, diversity and cultural competence, and many other areas of distinction.