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US capitol building.

Government Shutdown the Result of a ‘Perfect Storm,’ Says Political Scientist

Professor Ronald Schurin reviews the current situation in Washington, explaining why it’s happening and how it might end.

This summer, Sharon Hwang, a senior human rights and international relations double major (left), and Molly Rockett, a junior political science major, participated in internships spearheaded by UConn alumni in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. (Samantha Ruggiero '14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

Student Interns Learn from Alumni Mentors

Many students are benefiting from opportunities to gain relevant work experience, thanks to UConn's extensive alumni network.

Graduate student Lily Lewis points out the specialized reproductive parts of the southern hemisphere moss, Leptotheca gaudichaudii. (Photo courtesty of Lily Lewis)

Ecology Graduate Student Earns Switzer Fellowship for Work at Earth’s Extremes

Ph.D. student Lily Lewis studies mosses in the Alaskan wilderness and Chile's sub-Antarctic mountains.

Lewis Gordon, professor of philosophy, lectures at Storrs Hall on Sept. 10, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Gordon Named Nelson Mandela Visiting Professor at South African University

UConn philosophy professor Lewis Gordon is the second internationally renowned scholar to be honored in this way.

Alexandria Bottelsen '16 (CLAS) on Sept. 6, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Undergraduate Student Attends Fulbright Summer Institute

Alexandria Bottelsen '16 (CLAS) was one of just four U.S. students in the highly competitive summer program at King's College, London this year.

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Philosopher Joins ACLU in Phone Records Monitoring Suit

Philosophy professor Michael Lynch has filed a friend of the court brief in the NSA legal action.

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The Washington, D.C.-UConn Connection

Meet some members of the extensive network of UConn alumni who are making their mark in the nation's capital.

David Benson, professor of molecular and cell biology, at the Biological Weapons Convention Meeting of Experts in Geneva in August. At the meeting, he and colleagues presented a "mini-university" on basic science concepts to international diplomats. Credit: Eric Bridiers

Two UConn Professors Spend Year in D.C. as Jefferson Science Fellows

A microbiologist and a cross-cultural behavioral expert shared their scientific expertise with national policymakers.

Picnic on Box Hill from Jane Austen's Emma.

For Emotional Literacy, Read Literature

For children struggling to express their emotions, the answer is a return to literature and the arts, says the CLAS dean.

Ralf Schiffler, associate professor of mathematics, received a 2013 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. (Bri Diaz/UConn Photo)

Mathematician Earns NSF CAREER Award for Work on Cluster Algebras

Ralf Schiffler will use the funds for research and education in a growing field of abstract algebra.