Community Impact

Nicole LaPierre '11 (ED), '12 MA, works with students in a classroom during her student teaching practice. Pierre is now an elementary teacher at Cider Hill School in Wilton, Conn. (Paul Horton for UConn)

A Report Card on Teacher Evaluation

The report by UConn education researchers is designed to help ensure the state's students get the high-quality teachers they need to succeed.

GIS mapping provides valuable information on the spread of zoonotic disease in Nigeria. (Photo courtesy of CLEAR)

Mapping the Spread of Tropical Disease

It’s 5,200 miles from Kaduna, Nigeria to Haddam, Conn. That’s how far two scientists traveled to take part in UConn’s geospatial training.

A Better Approach to Diagnosing Autism

A UConn professor co-chaired a statewide effort that developed new guidelines for the clinical diagnosis of autism.

Mazhar Khan, professor of pathobiology, on Dec. 4, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Bird Flu Research Earns Professor Accolades in China

Pathobiologist Mazhar Khan has developed diagnostic tests and vaccines to help prevent the spread of avian influenza.

Health Scholars Contribute $250,000 in Volunteer Hours to Medically Underserved

Urban Service Track volunteers have contributed nearly 9,000 hours of health care service to the state’s urban poor.


Shoes, Foot Exams for Thanksgiving

For a seventh year, UConn Health Center providers offered foot exams and distributed donated footwear at homeless shelters in New Britain.

Chris Avery, founder of The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, accepted the 2013 Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights at Konover Auditorium. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Dodd Prize Highlights Business Link to Global Human Rights

Human rights in a global economy requires oversight.

Dodd prize

Corporate Social Responsibility Group to Receive Dodd Human Rights Prize

The London-based Business and Human Rights Resource Center will receive the prize at the Dodd Research Center on Nov. 13.

Tom Scheinfeldt, associate professor of digital media and design and director of digital humanities in the Digital Media Center, who will head the new Scholarly Communications Design Studio at UConn. (Peter Morenus/UConn File Photo)

Digital Humanities Expert Tom Scheinfeldt Joins UConn Faculty

Scheinfeldt is an authority on the intersection of digital media and the traditional humanities.

Chrissy Nadeau '14 MA, center, leads the East Hampton High School Band as part of a program that invites high school band leaders and their students to practice with the UConn Marching Band before football games so they can learn how to improve their own performance on Sept. 19, 2013. (Juanita Austin '15 (SFA)/UConn Photo)

Learning to March with Pride

High school students learn from the UConn Marching Band, while music education students practice the skills to be a future band director.