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Neag School Welcomes Several New Faculty Members

Sakeena Everett, Latoya Haynes-Thoby, and Sandra Quiñones have joined the Neag School faculty this fall, and Alyssa Hadley Dunn will officially join in January at the start of the spring semester.

Noam Watt

My First-Hand Account of Covering the Maccabiah in Israel

As an undergraduate student at UConn, Noam Watt reported from Gampel Pavilion, Rentschler Field, Elliot Ballpark, and numerous road venues, including Clemson University. He added a new location to his reporting journey this summer: Israel. Watt spent July covering the United States Delegation in the 21st Maccabiah. The Maccabiah, frequently referred to as the Jewish Olympics, is the 3rd largest sporting event in the world.

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UConn Hosts Inaugural Frontiers in Playful Learning Conference

After a year of careful planning, the Neag School of Education’s Two Summers Educational Technology program and the UConn School of Fine Art’s Digital Media and Design (DMD) program co-hosted the inaugural Frontiers in Playful Learning conference from June 1 – 3, 2022.

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Neag School Hosts Panel in Honor of 50th Anniversary of Title IX

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Title IX’s passage this June, the University of Connecticut’s Human Rights Institute, in collaboration with the Neag School of EducationSport Management Program, recently hosted a “Beyond the Field” roundtable discussing the past, present, and future of the landmark gender equity legislation.

Sally Reis

Sally Reis: Reflecting on 40 Years of Success at UConn

Sally Reis, the Letitia Morgan Chair in Educational Psychology at the Neag School of Education, recently retired after a 40-year career at UConn.

Dr. Willena Kimpson Price

10 Questions With UConn African American Cultural Center Director

As UConn’s director of the H. Fred Simons African American Cultural Center (AACC), Willena Kimpson Price ’90 Ph.D. has been instrumental in supporting UConn African American students’ higher education experiences for the past three decades. Price has steered the AACC to be recognized campuswide and throughout the United States as a university center that promotes an understanding and appreciation of the culture, history, and traditions of people of African descent.

A Tibetan activist from the Students for a Free Tibet association holds a banner during a protest in front of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, on December 11, 2021 in Lausanne. - Human rights campaigners and exiles accuse Beijing of religious repression and massively curtailing rights in Tibet. (Photo by VALENTIN FLAURAUD/AFP via Getty Images)

Olympic Athletes: Five Questions America Needs to Ask About Athlete Activism

As the Winter Olympics begin in Beijing, questions about how free athletes are to express their political and moral beliefs

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In Memoriam: Dean Emeritus Mark Shibles

Mark R. Shibles of Wilton, Maine, a former dean and professor emeritus of the Neag School of Education, was a highly respected scholar in educational leadership and policy. With his passing in August, the Neag School honors Shibles’ impact and his legacy.

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Connecticut’s 2021 Letters About Literature Contest Winners Named

The Neag School of Education, UConn’s Department of English, and the Connecticut Writing Project (CWP), co-sponsors of the 28th annual Letters About Literature contest, are proud to announce Connecticut’s winners for the 2020-21 academic year.

Miguel Cardona, U.S. Education Secretary.

Miguel Cardona Named 1st UConn Grad to Serve as U.S. Secretary of Education

Neag School alumnus Miguel Cardona ’01 MA, ’04 6th Year, ’11 Ed.D., ’12 ELP, was confirmed on March 1 by the U.S. Senate.