Jeremy Teitelbaum

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The Dean and Richard Dawkins

The renowned biologist sits down for a public conversation on evolution and atheism with CLAS Dean Jeremy Teitelbaum.

Pete Seeger performs at a 1965 peace rally in New York City.Photo: © 2011, Diana Davies, courtesy Smithsonian Folkways.

The Immortal Pete Seeger

The folk singer and activist died last week but his memory will live on forever, says CLAS dean Jeremy Teitelbaum.

The Path Into – And Out Of – Science

The opportunity to switch majors is an important part of a college education, notes the CLAS dean.

Picnic on Box Hill from Jane Austen's Emma.

For Emotional Literacy, Read Literature

For children struggling to express their emotions, the answer is a return to literature and the arts, says the CLAS dean.

Horatio Hornblower books on July 18, 2013. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Horatio Hornblower, Dean Extraordinaire

A reflection on the nature of – deanly – leadership from CLAS Dean Jeremy Teitelbaum.

Claude Steele, dean of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford speaks on stereotype threat at the Student Union Theater on April 10, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

No Excellence Without Diversity

Achieving diversity is essential to combat the impact of negative stereotypes in academia – and even when it comes to writing blogs, says the CLAS dean.

Downtown Abbey

Down with the Abbey!

After three seasons of improbable characters and implausible events, the Dean of CLAS has had enough of the popular PBS series Downton Abbey.

Radar of winter storm.

How Partial Differential Equations Are Saving Lives

The effectiveness of mathematics in predicting the weather calls for celebration, says Dean Jeremy Teitelbaum.

Diploma wrapped in black ribbon on top of money.

Should a Humanities Degree Cost More?

The CLAS dean debates the economics of a proposal made by Florida Governor Rick Scott’s blue ribbon panel on higher education reform.

Triakis triangular tiling

The Mochizuki Theorem? When You’re So Smart Nobody Can Check Your Work

If you are a mathematical genius, how do you prove the ABC conjecture to your peers? Hint: It's not as simple as 1,2,3.