Christine Buckley

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Head shot of Masha Gordina, professor of mathematics. (Bria Diaz/UConn Photo)

Professor of Mathematics Wins Simons Foundation Fellowship

Professor Masha Gordina’s work spans different sub-fields of mathematics, making her what some call a mathematical “bird.”

English Ph.D. student Miller Oberman. (Photo courtesy of Miller Oberman)

English Ph.D. Student Finds Beauty in ‘The Ruin’

A UConn graduate student in English has won the prestigious 2016 Discovery Prize for work that connects ancient poems to modern poetry.

Jonathan Bobaljik, department head of linguistics, at his office in Oak Hall on April 12, 2016. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Linguist Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

The fellowship will support linguistics professor Jonathan Bobaljik’s work using an endangered language to further a universal theory of how language works.

“To look like that and be a cop reporter, it really takes something,” said Smith’s first boss at Charleston’s The Post and Courier. (UConn Magazine photo)

The First Draft of History

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Smith ’87 (CLAS) has had a front seat to turmoil and tragedy. But he has used good journalism to force political change.

John Ovian ’17 (CLAS) explains his research in chemistry to a fellow student at the 19th annual Frontiers in Undergraduate Research Poster Exhibition. (UConn Photo/Sydney Lauro ’17 (CLAS))

Undergraduates Present Research at Frontiers Exhibition

The 19th annual Frontiers in Undergraduate Research Poster Exhibition featured a record 272 undergraduate presenters.

Work by assistant professor of chemistry Jing Zhao will study the creation of novel hybrid metal and semiconductor nanostructures. (Christine Buckley/UConn Photo)

Six UConn Faculty Win NSF CAREER Awards

Four women are among six UConn scientists to receive the prestigious awards, which support early-career faculty in research and teaching.

UConn economist Nishith Prakash and his team collected monthly police station criminal data from 853 police stations in the state of Bihar, India. Most of the data was stored in paper files in red bags, pictured. The process took two years. (Photo courtesy of Nishith Prakash)

The Economics of Political Change in India

To measure the effectiveness of government policies in developing countries, use economics, says economist Nishith Prakash.

combined photo of costigliola and willig

Two CLAS Professors Named Board of Trustees Distinguished Professors

Frank Costigliola, professor of history, and Michael Willig, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, received the University’s highest academic honor at the March 30 Board of Trustees meeting.

Writ of habeas corpus issued for James Somerset (‘James Summersett’), Nov. 28, 1771, by Lord Mansfield, Chief Justice of the King’s Bench. (Copyright The National Archives, United Kingdom)

A Judgment on Behalf of Humanity

Habeas corpus is more than just a protection against imprisonment, says Sarah Winter in research supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Linguistics researchers at UConn are asking children – with the help of a puppet – just how they learn to speak their native language. (Christine Buckley/UConn Photo)

A Child and a Puppet: How Children Learn Language

UConn linguistics researchers are using puppets to study how children learn a native language.