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UConn Magazine: Take Them Down

History professor Manisha Sinha, an Indian American who is one of the world’s leading experts on the Civil War and slavery in the U.S., on removing Confederate statues.

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UConn Magazine: American Sign Language

Doreen Simons uses a full-immersion approach in Intro to ASL class, starting from the very first day when she invokes her one rule — no talking, ever. The class is taught in silence. Students can only communicate by signing.

Meg Hall standing in front of giant lego statues

UConn Magazine: Playing Through

Among the many ways that parents are finding to entertain and educate their children at home during this strange time is one that’s been around for almost 100 years, what those who work at Lego simply call “the brick.”

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UConn Magazine: Coffee and Cubanos

Breno Donatti ’14 (BGS) found a way to feed his neighbors and boost his restaurant business.

UConn Magazine: Eau de Herring

Kimberly Grendzinski ’16 (CAHNR) begins every workday at NYC’s Central Park Zoo fending off a mob of hungry mob of heckling penguins.

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UConn to Recognize Employee Achievements During Pandemic

The perseverance and innovation UConn's faculty and staff have shown during the pandemic will be recognized in a virtual ceremony in January.

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Commemorating International Human Rights Day

UConn joins the world in marking International Human Rights Day.

University seals were installed over the entrances to the north and south reading rooms at the Wilbur Cross Building. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

President Katsouleas, Engineering Professor Ki Chon Named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

President Katsouleas and biomedical engineer Ki Chon have been named fellows of the prestigious organization, which highlights academic inventors whose work makes a positive impact on society.

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UConn Magazine: Who Is the Class of 2024?

UConn’s Class of 2024 is like no other. There’s a lot they didn’t get to do, but let’s take a look at who they are as a group and what, as individuals, they’ve already done and — undaunted — still plan to do.

Rock strata. UConn researchers analyzed leaf wax compounds in soils and sediment to reconstruct ancient climates, with a view to better understanding the impact of future climate change. (Getty Images)

Past is Key to Predicting Future Climate, Scientists Say

A group of researchers say understanding climates of the very distant past will help us understand what the future might hold for the planet.