Community Impact

Violence Against Women

Human Rights Conference Draws High School Students

High school students will be among those at the UNESCO conference today focusing on violence against women as a human rights issue.

Dental Care Leads to Free Breast Cancer Screening

The Screening with a Smile program offers mammograms to underserved women seeking dental care at the Health Center.

From left to right: Bernard Grela, associate professor and head of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, and master’s students Carrie Adams, Minal Kadam, and Sarah Smialek, discuss the progress of the Read to Succeed students. (Bri Diaz/UConn Photo)

Helping Adults with Reading Disabilities Improve Their Language Skills

A group of UConn speech-language pathologists is working with participants in an adult literacy program in Hartford.

Close up of termite

Termite Trouble? Blame it on the Microbes

Molecular and cell biologist Kenneth Noll explains why termites would not be a threat to your home without the help of microbes.

(UConn/Sean Flynn)

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.

Professor Jeffrey McCutcheon in the studio. (Chris LaRosa/UConn Photo

'Science Friction' Brings Scientific Debates to a Public Audience

Engineering professor Jeffrey McCutcheon hosts a weekly radio show that targets scientific controversies.

Genomics Institute Awards $1 Million in Research Grants

The funding supports Affinity Research Collaboratives with UConn, JAX, and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Solar panels at the Depot Campus on Aug. 7, 2013. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

New UConn Microgrid to Provide Power in Storm-related Outages

The University has received state funding to create an independent microgrid energy system at the Depot Campus.

Photos of a illustrated brochure named Susie and Jerome learn about a healthy home on Aug. 2, 2013. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Learning About a Healthy Home

UConn extension educators have developed an illustrated children's book as part of the Healthy Environments for Children initiative.

The First Star Academy at UConn is a residential summer program to prepare teens in foster care for college. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Fostering College Dreams for Kids in Foster Care

UConn's new First Star Academy is a residential summer program for high school students in foster care.