Loretta Waldman

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From left, Christopher Chapman '17 (CLAS), Isabel Nip '17 (CLAS), Danielle Deschene '17 (CLAS), and Shaharyar Zuberi '17 (CLAS) wear the new blue commencement caps and gowns while posing next to the Husky statue. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Caps & Gowns Changing From Black to Blue

The blue gowns could also be referred to as 'green.' Each is made from about 23 recycled plastic water bottles.

Illustration from Alice Through the Looking Glass by Sir John Tenniel. (Getty Images)

Children’s Books May Boost Appetite for Unhealthy Food

A study led by a UConn researcher suggests that the way food is portrayed in picture books may be sending the wrong messages to children about healthy eating.

Rob Landolphi prepares vegan crab cakes at the Dining Services test kitchen in the Student Union.

New and Traditional Favorites Among Top 10 Campus Foods

North's Crepe Bar, South's Buffalo Chicken Wraps, and Towers' Cubano Sandwiches rank among the top 10 most-loved campus meals.

rotesters attend the Hands Off Safe Schools Rally on Swanston Street on March 10, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. The Hands Off Safe School has been designed as a resource for teachers and students to assist with issues of homophobia and bullying. (Photo by Chris Hopkins/Getty Images)

Get Ahead of Bullying and Hate Speech, Says Education Expert

A UConn education expert discusses proactive steps that schools can take to help moderate the effects of hate being modeled on the national stage.

School children using computers. (Tetra Images – Erik Isakson/Getty Images)

Schools Key to Solving Fake News Problem, Says UConn Expert

'If I were going to invest in one thing, that’s where I would invest – giving teachers the instructional tools they can use to teach kids to think critically about online information.'

Through a virtual architectural design, a UConn professor takes an ironic look at the relationship between border walls and the philosophical concept of a state. (Image by Augustin Avalos, Estudio Pi S.C., Hassanaly Ladha)

What Might a Wall with Mexico Look Like?

Through a virtual architectural design, a UConn professor takes an ironic look at the relationship between border walls and the philosophical concept of a state.

Traditional Thanksgiving dinner. (circlePS, Getty Images)

Heirloom Turkeys a Link to Earliest Thanksgivings

Growing interest in locally grown food, plus the idea of eating a bird more like what the Pilgrims may have eaten, drive heirloom turkey sales around Thanksgiving, says UConn professor.

Mashed potatoes with gravy for Thanksgiving. (bhofack2/Getty Images)

Talk Turkey? Nah, Focus on the Trimmings on Thanksgiving

UConn botanist Pamela Diggle offers some plant factoids you can serve up as a conversation piece at Thanksgiving.

Michael Correia '19 (CLAS) discusses election polling in Professor Charles Venator-Santiago's political science class on Nov. 4, 2016. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Students Energized, Engaged in Election 2016

In recent weeks, students have played the parts of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a class debate, organized a Voter Education Day in Stamford, and signed up to help report election results for the media outlet Associated Press.

Signs to promote voter registration. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Millennial Turnout is Election Day Wild Card

UConn polling expert Jennifer Dineen says although more than 80 percent of Millennials have registered, it's hard to predict whether and how they will vote.