College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


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.

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.

New CLAS Programs Support Anti-Racist Teaching, Research and Community Engagement

September 28, 2020

Newly announced programs in CLAS will support anti-racist course development, enable novel insights into racism on college campuses, and facilitate direct interaction with anti-racist activists.

Snapshot USA Helps Conservation Efforts By ‘Trapping’ Wildlife on Camera

September 28, 2020

UConn’s Erin Kuprewicz talks about what goes into participating in the largest annual inventory of wildlife in the United States.

Gender and Identity: Forging New Paths

September 25, 2020

A $500,000 fund granted to UConn has furthered research in gender identity through fellowships to more than 30 young researchers.

UConn Scholars to Address Issue of Historic Monuments

September 23, 2020

A multidisciplinary seminar via Zoom at UConn will look at the politically charged issue of historical monuments.

UConn Researchers Working Toward Equitable At-Home Reading Disability Intervention

September 23, 2020

UConn researchers are working on solutions for school-age children with reading disabilities, who often don’t have access to the resources most effective in addressing those problems.

Documentary Tracks Charters ‘Searching for Secret Heroes’ of Blues Music

September 21, 2020

A new documentary focuses on a legendary early 1960s film made by Sam Charters and UConn professor emerita Ann Charters about American blues musicians.

Op-Ed: American Environmentalism’s Racist Roots Have Shaped Global Thinking About Conservation

September 14, 2020

The racist assumptions underlying early US environmentalism have had far-reaching effects.

UConn Expertise Featured in the World Wide Fund for Nature’s Living Planet Report 2020

September 10, 2020

UConn expertise is featured in a new international report about declining wildlife populations.

Weight Stigma Predicts Emotional Distress and Binge Eating During COVID-19

September 10, 2020

Young adults who have experienced weight stigma have more distress and maladaptive eating behaviors during the pandemic, regardless of their body size, researchers at UConn’s Rudd Center have found.