UConn Voices

Cathy Schlund-Vials, Professor of English and Asian American Studies, at her office. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Coveted Class: Asian American Literature

'I try to make the experience of Asian American people relevant to non-Asian Americans,' says English professor and Asian American studies director Cathy Schlund-Vials.

Lewis Gordon, professor of philosophy, lectures at Storrs Hall. (Peter Morenus/UConn File Photo)

Bringing Black Issues in Philosophy to the Blogosphere

UConn philosophy professor and editor Lewis Gordon says the new blog aims to provide a forum for examining questions and issues that the global community of black philosophers cares about.

Erik Hines is co-principal investigator on a new NSF-funded research project focused on growing the pipeline of Black males acquiring advanced degrees in the field of engineering. (Photo Credit: Peter Morenus/UConn)

Staying in College to Help Others Graduate

Mentors and guidance counselors helped Erik Hines, assistant professor of educational psychology, find his path. Now he is paying it forward.

Stepping it up: Husky Bhangra

A student team performs Bhangra, an energetic form of dance from Punjab, India, at a variety of locations in Storrs.

Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, director of UConn Hartford, welcomes attendees at a Metanoia session on 'Islamophobia: A Form of Racism' at the Hartford Public Library. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Metanoia 2017: Confronting Racism Together

Members of the UConn community at campuses across the state took part in this year's Metanoia events on the theme of racism. 

All hands together, united for racial equality. (Getty Image)

Full Slate of Events Planned for Metanoia

The University has designated next Wednesday, Nov. 8, as a day of reflection, learning, sharing, and transformation focused on confronting racism in our university, our state, and our nation.

John Quiñones, left, host of the ABC show "What Would You Do?" speaks with Fany Hannon '08 MA, PRLACC director, during the "Illuminating the Path" lecture at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 19, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Celebrating Latino Heritage Month with John Quiñones

John Quiñones, anchor of "What Would You Do?" discussed his upbringing, anti-immigrant sentiment, and his popular TV show at an event on Tuesday celebrating Latino Heritage Month.

University students on a busy stairway. (Getty Images)

Study: Racism Rooted in Small Things People Say and Do

New study looks at prejudicial attitudes toward blacks among undergraduates at a university in the South.

Many students attending Convocation wore T-shirts with a quote from Nelson Mandela. (Jack Templeton '18 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

Welcome Back, UConn: A Message from President Herbst

'Education is paramount in combating the kind of hatred we saw on display this month' at Charlottesville and elsewhere, says President Herbst.

A multi-ethnic group of women. (Shutterstock Photo)

Race and Gender Affect Response to Weight Stigma

A new study from the UConn Rudd Center found that Hispanic women were the most likely to engage in disordered eating behavior as a result of experiencing stigma about their weight.