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Trustees Approve Temporary Spending Plan

With Connecticut state government unlikely to have a budget passed by July 1 – the beginning of the new fiscal year – the Board of Trustees voted on June 23 to pass temporary spending plans for the University, its regional campuses, and the Health Center. Spending will continue at current levels until the legislature and […]

Use Law Career to Serve Others, Says Human Rights Attorney

Cherie Blair is the wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, but she is also an accomplished human rights attorney and advocate for women. During a talk at the UConn School of Law on May 1, Blair discussed human rights, women’s issues, and the importance of attorneys using their careers to offer some benefit […]

Study Abroad Students Head to Armenia for Archaeological Dig

Seven UConn undergraduates will accompany anthropology professor Daniel Adler on a Study Abroad program to Armenia this summer to participate in archeological excavations at three Stone Age sites. The trip is sponsored by UConn’s Armenian Studies Program, and by a partnership between UConn and Yerevan State University in Armenia. The students, selected through a competitive […]

Law Professor One of Nation’s Leading Experts on Subprime Lending

When Patricia McCoy was a law professor in Cleveland, Ohio in the 1990s, each day she drove through a neighborhood called Hough that was changing before her eyes. Once stricken by poverty and riots and long-sullied by empty storefronts and ramshackle homes, it began undergoing a transformation, thanks to new public and private investment in the area.

Ancient Grave Unearthed in Israel

A 12,000 year-old grave unearthed in the Middle East contains the remains of a woman who provides some of the world’s earliest evidence of a religious practitioner, according to a recently published study by researchers from Israel and the University of Connecticut.

Jewish/Christian Interfaith Marriages Focus of Sociologist’s Study

Professor Arnold Dashefsky, head of the University’s Judaic Studies program, and a team of researchers interviewed nearly 150 mixed Jewish/Christian couples throughout the nation for a study on interfaith marriage in the U.S.

Mechanical Engineering – News

The Mechanical Engineering Department welcomes four new faculty members who will join the department in fall ’08. Dr. Robert Gao will join the department as the Pratt and Whitney Endowed Chair. He is currently a professor of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Gao has extensive experience in sensors and […]

Engineering Career Fair a Hit

On October 17, more than 50 employers from throughout the region came to campus for the 2nd Annual Engineering Career Fair. The event afforded students and employers a venue in which to meet and discuss opportunities, from full-time employment to co-ops and internships. The fair attracted a diverse array of employers, from jet engine manufacturers […]

Distinguished Lecturers to Present Energy Vision

The School of Engineering is pleased to announce a Distinguished Lecture Series, Challenges for a New Energy Frontier. Click to view the article. (PDF)

Seniors Flex Their Design Muscles

One of the significant challenges engineering students face during their undergraduate years is also one of the most exciting and valuable facets of their education: the capstone senior design experience. In this course, conducted over one or two sequential semesters, students work closely with an industrial mentor or other sponsor and a faculty advisor to […]