Colin Poitras

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Kimberly Bergendahl, assistant professor in residence of political science at the Brooklyn Correctional Institution, onJuly 31, 2018. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Coveted Class: Politics of Crime and Justice

Kimberly Bergendahl wants students to see how the law works in real life, so she introduced community-based service programs to her curriculum, including the opportunity to tutor inmates at a correctional institution.

Dividing fibrosarcoma cells. Colored scanning electron micrograph of fibrosarcoma (fibroblastic sarcoma) cells in the late telophase stage of mitosis. The cells are covered in many filopodia. Fibrosarcoma is a malignant tumour derived from fibrous connective tissue of the bone and characterized by immature proliferating fibroblasts or undifferentiated anaplastic spindle cells. (Getty Images)

Stopping the Resistance of Cancer Cells to Treatment

UConn researchers have discovered molecules that could make cancer cells more vulnerable to chemotherapy.

A Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Getty Images)

A Cyborg Cockroach Could Someday Save Your Life

UConn engineers’ microcircuit could improve control of futuristic biobots.

Desalination plant. (Getty Images)

New Findings May Lead to Sea Change in Desalination Technology

University of Connecticut scientists use electrospray to produce smooth reverse osmosis membranes with tunable thickness.

A prototype wear sensor at the UTC Research Center in East Hartford on June 18, 2018. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

‘Smart’ Machine Components Alert Users to Damage and Wear

UConn and UTRC scientists are using advanced additive manufacturing to create novel wear sensors that can be embedded into machine parts.

Young African American basketball player experiencing pain while injuring his leg during the match. His teammates are supporting him. (Getty Images)

Improving Outcomes for Serious Knee Injuries

A UConn researcher finds that including psychological interventions in the rehabilitation process can boost recovery from an ACL injury.

Antonio Costa, assistant research professor of pharmaceutical science, right, explains the apparatus for continuous processing of liposome drug products to Katherine Tyner and Su-Lin Lee, both of the FDA’s Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, at the Pharmacy/Biology Building. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Researchers Lead National Effort to Improve Drug Manufacturing

Researchers in the School of Pharmacy are adapting the techniques of continuous manufacturing used in the electronics, chemical, and automobile industries to the production of complex drugs.

A man weighing himself. (Nico De Pasquale Photography/Getty Images)

Perched on a Plateau: Why Today’s Rapid Weight Loss Diets Always Seem to Fail

Professor of pharmacy practice C. Michael White discusses what happens when you diet too hard, and suggests a more sustainable approach to losing weight.

Michael Pettes, left, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and Ph.D. student Wei Wu check a specially engineered device they created to exert strain on a semiconductor material only six atoms thick, on April 18, 2018. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Strain Improves Performance of Atomically Thin Semiconductor Material

UConn materials scientists have shown conclusively for the first time that the properties of atomically thin materials can be mechanically manipulated to enhance their performance. The finding could lead to faster computer processors and more efficient sensors.

Close-up of a spider web. A UConn materials science team has developed an innovative composite for healing broken load-bearing bones based on a protein found in the silk fibers spun by spiders. (Getty Images)

Spider Silk Key to New Bone-Fixing Composite

A UConn materials science team has developed an innovative composite for healing broken load-bearing bones based on a protein found in the silk fibers spun by spiders.