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‘The Great Derangement,’ Novelist Ghosh’s Meditation on Climate Change, is 2020-21 UConn Reads Selection

October 20, 2020

“The Great Derangement,” a meditation on society’s response to climate change, has been selected as the UConn Reads text for the 2020-21 academic year.

A Letter from Provost Lejuez on the Spring 2021 Semester

October 9, 2020

A letter from Provost Carl Lejuez outlining decisions made regarding the Spring 2021 semester.

New ‘InForm’ Site Launched to Simplify, Streamline UConn Reporting Processes  

October 8, 2020

UConn has launched a comprehensive new website to simplify and streamline the process by which students, faculty, staff and others can more easily locate and use the University’s many resources to report concerns and find support.

Ancient Microbial Life Used Arsenic to Thrive in a World Without Oxygen

October 2, 2020

Researchers traveled to a landscape in Chile similar in some ways to Mars to learn how life existed on Earth before oxygen.

UConn Releases Annual Safety Reports

October 2, 2020

The University of Connecticut is releasing two reports this week that detail its response to reports of criminal activity, sexual violence, and other issues it monitors to ensure the safety of its campus communities.

UConn Absorbs Significant Spending Cuts, but Still Needs State Help for COVID Costs

September 30, 2020

UConn has absorbed more than $35 million in reductions at the Storrs and regional campuses since its budget went into effect in July and expects to realize another $13 million throughout the fiscal year, leaving about $28 million that the University will request as a one-time COVID bridge allocation from the state.

Avery Point Marine Sciences Building to be Renamed in Weicker’s Honor

September 30, 2020

UConn’s Board of Trustees has voted to rename the Marine Sciences Building at Avery Point in honor of former Gov. Lowell Weicker.

Without Oxygen, Earth’s Early Microbes Relied on Arsenic to Sustain Life

September 22, 2020

A UConn researcher has found evidence indicating that arsenic once played a role similar to oxygen for organisms early in the history of life on Earth.

‘Brave Space’ Series Will Further UConn Dialogue on Justice, Equity, and Diversity

September 16, 2020

‘Brave Spaces,’ a new audio interview series launching this month, seeks to further the conversation at UConn on issues of justice, diversity, and equity.

UConn Remains in U.S. News Top 25 Public Universities for 9th Consecutive Year

September 14, 2020

UConn remains among the nation’s top 25 public universities for the ninth consecutive year.

New Course Introduces Students to US Anti-Black Racism

September 4, 2020

A new course will introduce UConn students to the foundational history of systemic and anti-Black racism in the U.S. that underlies the current Black Lives Matter movement.