Richard Veilleux

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Photo of a beautiful state park during the fall foliage.

UConn Report: State Parks, Forests Bring $1.2 Billion to State Coffers

Rather than being a drag on taxpayers, the state's recreational areas give back more than they cost, says economist Fred Carstensen.

Keith Bellizzi, assistant professor of human development and family studies, in the Family Study Building's Dean's Lounge on Feb. 10, 2009. (Frank Dahlmeyer/UConn Photo)

Study: Despite Guidelines, Elderly Receiving Too Many Cancer Screenings

UConn researcher Keith Bellizzi says data on the efficacy of cancer screenings for the elderly is limited.

College Unit Director Chris Derham speaks to UConn students about the Northwestern Mutual Internship Program on Nov. 10, 2011. (Ariel Dowski/UConn Photo)

Business School Grads Finding Jobs Despite Recession

Spurred on by a new team and new ideas, the Business School's career center is building a record of success helping UConn grads land jobs.

"Evel, The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil and Legend" by Leigh Montville.

American Daredevil

At the first stop Leigh Montville ’65 (CLAS) made on a guided tour of Butte, Mont., his host asked a very large Harley-loving local if he had known Evel Knievel during the daredevil’s time in the now desolate city. The man snorted, admitting he had worked for Knievel once and had been taken for a […]


Occupy Wall Street Cannot Be Just About Anger

Historian Jeffrey Ogbar offers some thoughts about the protest movement that began in New York and has spread around the world.

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman speaks during a press conference announcing the new Stamford Learning Accelerator, whil Karla Fox, left, interim dean of the School of Business, and Univeristy President Susan Herbst look on. (Michael Kirk/UConn Photo)

Stamford-Based Program Expands University-Business Partnerships

The Stamford Learning Accelerator will bring together faculty-mentored teams of students to work with a corporate representative on a real world issue.

Math teacher Christopher Roberts is a graduate of the Neag School of Education.

UConn Researchers Develop Model to Assess Teachers’ Classroom Skills

In a study applying the model to Connecticut teachers, graduates of the Neag School's teacher preparation program performed well.

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Start Giving

The 2011 State Employee Charitable Campaign has begun, and UConn employees are asked to make a difference.

Shikha Sharma, UConn's business librarian, gives a lecture to participants in the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities at the School of Business.

Business Boot Camp Brings Veterans to Campus

This year's Entrepreneurial Boot Camp for Disabled Veterans has six state residents among its 25 participants.

Can Obama’s Jobs Bill Work?

Absolutely, say two UConn economists, but they fear public employee cuts will offset any gains.