Sheila Foran

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Book cover, 'Breaking Through, Helping Girls Succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math,' by Harriet S. Mosatche, Elizabeth K. Lawner, and Susan Matloff-Nieves. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Be Brave – Go STEM

Don't be afraid of not being perfect, says a UConn graduate student in a new book about girls in STEM fields.

Ornella Tempo '16 (ENG) in the lab at the Institute for Materials Science on April 25, 2016. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

McNair Scholars Pursue Path to STEM Success

Fourteen students will graduate this year from UConn’s program for low-income, first-generation, or under-represented college students hoping to pursue a Ph.D. in a STEM field.

A doctor gives a child a high five for doing so well at her appointment. (iStock Photo)

Kidding Aside, Chronic Pain Affects All Ages

A UConn behavioral psychologist says parents can affect how a child experiences pain, so it's important to include them in the treatment plan.

UConn Ice Cream has been added to the menu at Bear's Smokehouse.

Barbecue and Ice Cream – A Perfect Pair

UConn ice cream has been added to the menu at Bear's Smokehouse.

Joelle A. Murchison, associate vice president and chief diversity officer, University of Connecticut. (Jeff Yardis Photo)

Chief Diversity Officer Named

Joelle Murchison, currently chief diversity officer for Travelers, has been named associate vice president and chief diversity officer at UConn.

Manager of farm services Mary Kegler sits on the remains of a stone wall that once enclosed land used for grazing and crops. Large shade trees on the property will be retained for ecological and aesthetic purposes. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

UConn Restores Acreage to Agricultural Use

The farmland mitigation project will offset the loss of about 35 agricultural acres to construction.

Entomology Today

How Do Cicadas Know When to Emerge from the Ground?

lder adults, both men and women, exercise together. (iStock Photo)

Getting Older Shouldn’t Mean Being in Pain

Exercise can help combat osteoarthritis pain. A UConn nursing professor is using guided reminiscence to encourage older adults to stay active.

Hart Blanton, left, professor of psychology, and postdoc Chris Burrows '15 Ph.D. study video games with embedded health messages on March 9, 2016. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Virtual Reality Can Deliver Public Health Messages

In a study of video game users, UConn researchers found that virtual reality makes people more accepting of public health messages.

Nursing professor Angela Starkweather at the School of Nursing, with a sensory analysis test underway in the background, on March 1, 2016. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Understanding Pain, from Cells to Systems

A new center at UConn is devoted to finding answers to chronic pain.