Tom Breen

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Rachael Manzer, with her husband Ken, receives a 4-H leadership award in 2019. Manzer, a STEM educator who has worked with NASA, is a doctoral candidate in the Neag School of Education. (Courtesy of Defining Studios)

For 4-H Leader and Neag Student, Learning is a Lifelong Process

'To me as a kid, UConn was this big, amazing place'

young woman in medical face protection mask indoors on blue background.

Are Graphene-Coated Face Masks a COVID-19 Miracle – or Another Health Risk?

Balancing risk with uncertain rewards

Miguel Cardon at Commencement Podium

‘The Beginning is in Sight,’ Cardona Tells UConn Graduates

The US Secretary of Education reflected on his own experiences as a UConn graduate

A child in a fast food restaurant. Voluntary policies at fast food restaurants have not increased the likelihood that parents will purchase healthier meals for children, according to new research.

Study: Fast Food Restaurants’ Voluntary Healthy Meal Options for Children Unlikely to Result in More Nutritious Food Purchases for Kids

The research assessed purchases of healthier kids’ meals before and after policies were introduced at McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, and Subway

Celebrating UConn’s Class of 2021

A tribute to a class who made the seemingly impossible look easy


Insects Around the World Are Disappearing. What Can We Do About It?

NBC Connecticut

UConn Medical Students Gain Real-World Experience at FEMA Mobile Vaccine Clinic

A picture of fresh vegetables. Food pantry clients say they want fresh fruits and vegetables, but that those aren't always available.

Rudd Study: Food Pantry Clients Seek Fruits and Vegetables, Despite Limited Availability

Survey results from food pantries also reveal the importance of client choice

ABC News

How Chauvin’s Trial Affected Black Americans

Teenager with headphones around his neck using his phone. A UConn researcher says social media is turning online arguments among teenagers into real-world violence.

How Social Media Turns Online Arguments Between Teens Into Real-World Violence

Social media isn’t just mirroring conflicts happening in schools and on streets – it’s triggering new ones