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A man exits a restaurant after he looked for his belongings. An earthquake rocked Port au Prince on January 12, 2010. (Photo Marco Dormino / The United Nations / Wikimedia Commons)

Media Portrayal of Haiti Problematic, Says UConn Researcher

On the third anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, public policy professor Thomas Craemer says negative stereotypes of the island nation in the media are widespread.

Two of the remaining 2000 pygmy elephants on the island of Borneo. (Photo: Benoit Goossens)

UConn’s High-powered Sequencing Technology Leads to Rare Elephant Genome

Biologist Rachel O'Neill is part of a team that produced the first genetic sequence of Borneo's dwindling pygmy elephant population using high-throughput sequencing technology available on campus.

Connecticut manufacturing becomes increasingly high tech.

Connecticut’s Manufacturing Report Card

Manufacturing, despite a long decline, remains a vital part of the state's economy and promises to play a key role in its future, according to a new report released today.

Anson Ma, assistant professor of chemical engineering in the lab on Nov. 29, 2012. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Engineer has NSF EAGER Award to Study Nanoparticle Flow in Bloodstream

Anson Ma's research will help determine whether nanoparticles can improve the delivery of cancer-fighting drugs to tumors.

John Salamone, professor of psychology, at his office.(Peter Morenus / UConn Photo)

UConn Researcher: Dopamine Not About Pleasure (Anymore)

Contrary to a long-held scientific idea, psychologist John Salamone says an increasing number of studies show that the neurotransmitter has to do not with pleasure but with motivation.

Sophia Nnenna Ononye, a graduate student, with plates of cancer cells on Nov. 7, 2012. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Graduate Student Working to Develop New Anti-Cancer Agents

Sophia Nnenna Ononye, a Ph.D. student in pharmaceutical sciences, hopes her research will pave the way for more effective cancer therapy in the future.

Avinash Dongare, associate professor of materials science on Oct. 23, 2012. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Materials Modeling Expert Avinash Dongare Joins UConn Faculty

Dongare develops computer simulations that assist experimental scientists at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional methods.

Robert Holster '68 (CLAS), at left, shown with Holster Scholars Julianne Norton, Lior Trestman, Xiao Li, Kaila Manka, Kaitrin Acuna, and Xu Zheng. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Honors Freshmen Conduct Research Through Holster Scholars First Year Program

First year scholars discover the rewards of research in projects ranging from art to engineering to neuroscience.

Andrew Deener, assistant professor of Sociology (Daniel Buttrey/UConn Photo)

Sociologist Studies How Residents of Venice, Calif. Cope with Diversity

From boardwalk to businesses, homeless shelters to havens for the wealthy, Venice, Calif. is a carnival of diversity. Andrew Deener studies how its residents cope.

Professor Cao with autonomous vehicle.

Smart Robotic Drones Advance Science

A UConn engineering professor is developing unmanned vehicles that are autonomous and can navigate without assistance. Read the story.