College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Alexander Mika '21 (CLAS) performs a stand-up comedy in a classroom.

Students Turn Classroom Knowledge into Real World Outcomes 

Students seeking hands-on experience find playwriting, food security advocacy, and public speaking competitions boost their classroom learning

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A First for UConn: Two Students Named Truman Scholars for 2021

The Truman Scholarship carries the legacy of the 33rd President by supporting and inspiring the next generation of public service leaders.

Brood X cicadas in Virginia in 2004.

Here’s the Buzz: It’s Nearly Cicada Census Time

'There is something reassuring about cicadas'

A woman holds up a portrait of George Floyd as people gather outside the Hennepin County Government Center on April 9, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. People demanding justice for George Floyd gathered tonight outside the Government Center, where the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been ongoing for the past two weeks.

Derek Chauvin Trial: 3 Questions America Needs to Ask About Seeking Racial Justice in a Court of Law

The Chauvin case leads to the question: What is the difference between enforcing the law and being the law?

Experiments with super-fast lasers show bubbles that form around atoms can speed up energy transfer.

UConn Researchers Find Bubbles Speed Up Energy Transfer

Findings that could help further understand how living tissue reacts to radiation exposure

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Two UConn Students Named Goldwater Scholars

The Goldwater Scholarship was established to identify students of outstanding ability and promise, and encourage them to pursue advanced study and research careers

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 18: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director at the National Institute Of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, takes off his face mask during a hearing, with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, on the Covid-19 response, on Capitol Hill on March 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need for scientists to be better communicators.

Scientists Need to Become Better Communicators, But It’s Hard to Measure Whether Training Works

Organizations that train scientists have to do more than just ask participants in a class whether they learned anything

Rahul Kanadia, associate professor of physiology and neurobiology, teaches during a LEAP class.

For Undergraduates, Early Research Experience Pays Off 

Students and faculty share the unique research opportunities that define their college experience, and how to seek out opportunities as an undergraduate.

Wilbur Cross on a fall day on Oct. 15, 2019.

UConn’s Nora Berrah Awarded a Blaise Pascal Chaire d’Excellence to Conduct Research in France

Previous winners of the honor include six Nobel laureates

A 2019 rally against gun violence in New York City. An April 1 panel organized by UConn scholars brings together researchers, lawmakers, and activists to share perspectives on the persistent public policy issue.

Confronting Gun Violence With Scholarship

April 1 panel will bring together U.S. senators, scholars, advocates to address urgent policy questions