Tom Breen

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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

A woman holds up a portrait of George Floyd as people gather outside the Hennepin County Government Center on April 9, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. People demanding justice for George Floyd gathered tonight outside the Government Center, where the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been ongoing for the past two weeks.

Derek Chauvin Trial: 3 Questions America Needs to Ask About Seeking Racial Justice in a Court of Law

The Chauvin case leads to the question: What is the difference between enforcing the law and being the law?

As many schools resume in-person instruction, simple steps can help improve the well-being of students.

Bringing ‘Behavioral Vaccines’ to School: 5 Ways Educators Can Support Student Well-Being

Simple steps that educators and parents can take to help support child well-being throughout the day