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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.

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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.

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UConn Researchers to Reimagine Dual Language Education

The University of Connecticut has been awarded a $179,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education for a new research project centered on reimagining dual language education. The project’s purpose is to improve the ability of dual language programs to promote the equitable bilingualism and biliteracy development of all students through a greater focus on sociocultural competence.

Miguel Cardona, a UConn alum, who has been selected as President-Elect Biden's nominee for Secretary of Education.

UConn’s Neag School Alum Miguel Cardona Tapped to Be Biden’s Education Secretary

Miguel Cardona ’01 MA, ’04 6th Year, ’11 Ed.D., ’12 ELP has been selected by President-elect Joe Biden to be the next US Secretary of Education.

Amid COVID, Schools Can Help Families of Children With Disabilities

Editor’s Note: Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Sandra Chafouleas, who serves as director of the UConn Collaboratory on School and Child Health (CSCH) co-published with CSCH postdoctoral research associate Emily Iovino ’15 (ED), ’16 MA, ’20 the following piece on supporting caregivers of children with disabilities in The Conversation.   Children don’t come with how-to manuals. Even […]

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Neag School Mourns Loss of Faculty Emeritus, Donor Vincent Rogers

Vincent Rogers of Storrs, Connecticut, a longtime educator and faculty emeritus at the Neag School of Education, died Thursday, Dec. 3, at age 93. He died at home, surrounded by his loving family. “We share our deepest condolences with the Rogers family, whose generosity over the years toward the Neag School has made a tangible […]

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Finding Joy Through the Holiday Season

The pandemic is bringing an atypical holiday season this year, presenting change in the things we do, the way we do them, and who we do them with. We may miss out on getting together in person with family and friends, traveling to cherished places, or taking part in our traditional celebrations. Forced upon us, these unfamiliar changes can evoke feelings of loss and frustration.