Cindy Weiss, CLAS Today

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An antique map of Cuba and Jamaica.

Writing Cuba’s Racial History

Much has been written about black activism in the U.S. Historian Melina Pappademos is looking at what it meant to be a black activist in Cuba.

Rob Freyer

Class of 2012: Rob Freyer

Senior Rob Freyer didn’t make it through his freshman year. Critically injured in a car accident before the year ended, he has now written a novel about the experience.

Class of 2012: Aaron Hayes

Senior Aaron Hayes worked with young burn survivors in South Africa and found a focus for his future.

A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle. (

Zeroing in on Drones

About to earn his Ph.D. in philosophy, B.J. Strawser is already sought-after for his work on the ethics of drone warfare.

Kay Ryan, winner of a 2011 Pulitzer Prize and former Poet Laureate of the U.S. is the 49th Wallace Stevens Poet. (Don J. Usner Photo)

Wallace Stevens Program to Feature Poet Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2011 and is former Poet Laureate of the U.S., will read her work and meet with students on April 9.

Sara Harkness and David Benson.

Two UConn Faculty to Advise Nation’s Policymakers on Science Issues

Two UConn professors are among 13 scientists from around the nation selected to spend the next year in D.C., contributing their expertise as Jefferson Science Fellows.

Roosevelt’s Warm Alliance and the Cold War

In a new book, historian Frank Costigliola argues that Franklin Roosevelt’s sudden death in 1945 changed the temperature of U.S.-Soviet relations.

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde greets Hungarian political minister Tamas Fellegi at IMF Headquarters January 12, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Stephen Jaffe/IMF via Getty Images)

Power Couple

Two UConn alums who now hold prominent positions in Hungary have fond memories of their days as graduate students in Storrs 20 years ago.

Getting Close with Baby

A study of skin-to-skin contact with preemies shows long-term benefits for mothers, babies.

Drilling Down to Predict Earthquakes

A UConn geologist is heading back to Japan to learn more about how major earthquakes occur.