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Regina Barreca, professor of English. (UConn File Photo)

Set Guilt Aside and Get On with Your Life

Guilt, as exhausting as it is, appears easier than action. But it isn't. An essay by English professor, author, and columnist Gina Barreca.

Psychology professor Crystal Park at her yoga studio in Mystic. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

From Resolution to Ritual: Why People Start and Stick With Yoga

A new study notes that while many begin yoga for the health benefits, those who continue often say spirituality is the reason.

David Goldhamer, professor of molecular and cell biology, center, and doctoral student Michael Wosczyna examine a tissue sample in their lab. (Dan Buttrey/UConn File Photo)

New Stem Cell Research Collaboration Focuses on Rare Diseases

The University has announced a new stem cell research collaboration in the field of rare disease with Connecticut firm Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Jill Wegrzyn, ecology and evolutionary biology assistant research professor, at a Christmas tree farm. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Big Data and the Science of the Christmas Tree

A UConn bioinformatics researcher is helping develop tools that will enable more scientists to start finding meaning in massive amounts of data.

A candle burning.

Emeritus Professor of English Charles Boer Dies

Boer taught mythology, poetry, and individual 20th-century writers in the English department from 1966 to 1992.

A shrimper shovels a load of shrimp into buckets to carry them from the hold to the sorting table. (iStock Photo)

Fisheries Management Study Casts Aside Conventional Wisdom

More efficient practices could lead to an increase in profits of up to 49 percent, according to a new study by UConn’s Ling Huang and a coauthor at Duke University.

A screen shot from a video game developed by John Christensen, assistant professor of communication, to reduce HIV risk behavior.A screen shot from a video game developed by John Christensen, assistant professor of communication, to reduce HIV risk behavior.

Gaming Safer Sex

While the players of many video games win by surviving a set of challenges, the success of one new video game is behavior change off screen.

Ralf Schiffler, associate professor of math, ponders an equation. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Solving the Future with Abstract Algebra

A UConn math professor is publishing a paper that breaks new ground, and may one day solve problems yet to be identified.

Food Insecurity Emerging as Rudd Center Focus

Food insecurity – uncertainty about having sufficient food – is an issue of growing importance for the Rudd Center.

A Hero’s Welcome: The American Public’s Attitudes Toward Veterans

Roper Center experts analyze public opinion on what the government owes veterans and whether it is fulfilling its obligations.