Colin Poitras

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Preston Green, professor of educational leadership, Neag School. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

A Charter School Warning

A UConn education and law professor warns of similarities between charter school growth and the subprime mortgage crisis.

How the brain controls speech. (Christa Tubach/UConn Image)

How the Brain Controls Speech

UConn research to better understand how the brain applies meaning to words could ultimately help people with communication disorders.

George Sugai, professor of educational psychology, speaks during a presentation on hands-off behavioral interventions held at the Legislative Office Building at the state capitol on Jan. 27, 2016. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Hands Off: Reducing Restraints in Connecticut Schools

Two UConn experts discuss how disruptive student behaviors can be reduced by building a positive school climate.

William Mustain, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, in a lab at C2E2 on Jan. 21, 2016. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Using Advanced Chemistry to Combat Climate Change

UConn researcher William Mustain is building a new device that captures carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust using advanced materials and chemistry.

Close-up of hand with a pencil on an answer sheet. (iStock Photo)

Creativity Found Lacking in College Admissions Process

A UConn professor says capturing creativity would increase diversity and better prepare students to be innovators in a changing society.

Bobtail squid. (Copyright Mattias Ormestad,, reproduced with permission)

The Science of Symbiosis and the Search for New Drugs

UConn researchers are studying bacteria living inside the Hawaiian bobtail squid in the search for new drugs to fight pathogens in humans.

A device to analyze blood for sickle cell disease on Oct. 13, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

An Easy Test for Sickle Cell Disease

A new device that can be attached to a smartphone uses magnetism to detect sickle cell disease – a critical need in regions of the world where advanced technology and training are scarce.