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National Consortium Offers Full Funding to Neag School Special Ed Doctoral Students

For Kaitlin Leonard, a mother of two young children and a literacy coach who had previously worked for 10 years as a schoolteacher, finding the time or the money to pursue a Ph.D. had never seemed a realistic possibility. This fall, however, Leonard entered the Neag School as a special education doctoral candidate – with a full four years of funding made available to her through a new national consortium. Established last year, the consortium – known as the National Center for Leadership in Intensive Intervention (NCLII), and which counts UConn among its seven partner institutions – is offering federal […]

Amit Savkar, assistant professor-in-residence of math, tapes a lecture using Lightboard technology on Sept. 18, 2015. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Lighting up Lectures with UConn’s Newest Teaching Tool

The new Lightboard technology enables faculty to face students while drawing or writing information as they would on a chalkboard or whiteboard.

Jenica Allen, assistant professor-in-residence, teaches an outdoor ecology class in the UConn Forest. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Classrooms Without Walls

From Storrs Center to the UConn Forest, there are many opportunities for outdoor learning close to the heart of campus.


On the Syllabus This Semester: Vampires

Assistant professor Pam Bedore teaches an English class on vampire fiction as a literary genre.

Christine Reardon in her office at the Torrington campus with Chinese Characters and books about East Asia. (Cindy Weiss/UConn Photo)

Tokyo to Torrington: Asian Studies in Connecticut’s Northwest Corner

A historian at the Torrington campus is leading a public discussion of Japanese culture this summer as part of her focus on the Far East.

Steven Wisensale, professor of human development and family studies lectures on baseball and society at the Classroom Building on March 29, 2012. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

A Swing and a Hit: Students Flock to New Class on Baseball and Society

Steven Wisensale's class uses baseball as an avenue to explore other facets of history.

Marcel Dufresne, associate professor of journalism, speaks with Mac Cerullo '12 (BUS), right, about his reporting project on April 3, 2012. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Journalism Course Teaches Students to Dig Deep for Stories

Teams of student journalists in Marcel Dufresne's investigative journalism class are undertaking major reporting projects that they share with Connecticut media.

David B. Milller - Professor, and Associate Department Head and Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies.

Great Professors: David B. Miller

Rap videos, The Family Guy, internationally-known podcasts – it's all in a day's work for psychology professor David Miller.

Thomas Deans, associate professor of English and director of the writing center.

To Improve Your Writing, Talk

The University Writing Center in the English Department helps students have a really good conversation about their work.

Michael Lynch, philosophy, teaching feature.

Great Professors: Michael Lynch

Philosophy professor Michael Lynch engages his students in discussion of thought-provoking questions that confront all people as human beings.