Research & Discovery

Fourth-graders perform an experiment with electromagnets at Dr. Joseph S. Renzulli Gifted and Talented Academy in Hartford on Dec. 14, 2011. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

A Sparkling New School for Hartford’s Gifted Students

The Renzulli Academy, launched by UConn together with Hartford Schools, is the first stand-alone, urban-based academy for gifted students in the nation.

Mei Wei, associate professor of chemical materials and biomolecular engineering, in her lab at the Institute for Materials Science. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Federal Grants to Fund Tissue Regeneration Research

Biomedical engineer Mei Wei hopes her team's tissue regeneration research may ultimately help reverse the progression of osteoarthritis.

UConn President Susan Herbst.

UConn’s Role in Driving Economic Development

As a part of its mission, UConn is responsible for fostering the kind of innovative thinking that will ultimately lead to the creation of jobs and thriving new business ventures.

Associate professor of psychology Stephanie Milan and graduate student Kate Zona are supplying clinicians with data to form tailored interventions for young girls exposed to violence. ( Dan Buttrey/UConn Photo)

The Lasting Effects of Violence on Teen Girls

Two psychologists find that girls tend to respond to violence experienced during adolescence by withdrawing from their real lives.

Ramesh Sankaranarayanan, left, and Ram Gopal at an MIS lab at the School of Business on Jan. 13, 2012. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

The Positive Effects of Negative Blogs

In a study of employee blogs, two business professors found that when it comes to online word-of-mouth, what is bad can actually be good for a company.

Alert? Drowsy? This rabbit photographed on the Serengeti Plain, clearly very alert, just escaped capture by a big cat. (Roger N. Clark photo)

Drifting into Drowsiness, Alarmed into Alertness

A psychology research group is studying what happens to the brain in the transition between drowsiness and the state of alertness.

Shayla C. Nunnally, associate professor of political science, has written a book "In Whom Do We Trust?: Black Americans, (Dis) Trust, and the Vestiges of Race" which will be released next year by New York University Press. (Daniel Buttrey/UConn Photo)

Political (Dis)trust in Black America

What shapes political opinions among black Americans? Political scientist Shayla Nunnally says it’s mostly race and a heritage of discrimination.

A line of soft drinks.

Can a Tax on Soft Drinks Help Reduce Obesity?

Agricultural and resource economics professor Rigoberto Lopez has studied the policy implications of taxing carbonated soft drinks.

UConn Researchers Awarded State Grants for Study of Tobacco-Related Disease

The Department of Public Health awarded three Biomedical Research Trust Fund grants, with two going to UConn faculty.

Sara Willen, assistant professor of anthropology, CLAS (Daniel Buttrey/UConn photo)

The Right to Health Care

Do undocumented migrant workers have a human right to health care? Anthropologist Sarah Willen studies the issue in Israel.