Governor Dannel P. Malloy speaks at an event held at the University of Connecticut Depot Campus to mark the Inauguration of the Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation (CEI) at UConn on July 25, 2013. Seated at right is Provost Mun Choi. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

International Partnership Launches Innovative Energy Research Center at UConn

The Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation, one of just seven in the country, will develop improved energy conversion and storage systems.

Jeffrey McCutcheon, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. McCutcheon’s lab specializes in making nanofiber nonwovens (pictured here) through a process called electrospinning. These materials have applications in water treatment, energy production, sensors and tissue engineering. (Chris LaRosa/UConn Photo)

UConn Engineering Researcher Among Handful Selected as ‘DuPont Young Professor’

Jeffrey McCutcheon is one of 14 faculty worldwide to receive the award, based on his water filtration research.

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Preventing ACL Injury in a High-risk Population

UConn kinesiologist Lindsay DiStefano is studying the effectiveness of an intervention designed to prevent injury among military cadets.

Michael Renfro, associate professor of mechanical engineering, observes a flame experiment on June 26, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Faster, Better, Safer Jet Engines

An engineering professor is studying ways to improve jet engine performance.

Director of the UConn Human Rights Institute and Associate Professor of History Emma Gilligan has been working with prominent Chechnya human rights activist Stanislav Dmitrievsky on a memory project for victims of war crimes. (Christine Buckley/UConn Photo)

War Crimes in Chechnya are Subject of Human Rights Memory Project

History professor Emma Gilligan has been working with Chechnya human rights activist Stanislav Dmitrievsky on a project for victims of war crimes.

Nathan Alder, assistant professor of molecular and cell biology at his lab on June 27, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Peering into the Protein Pathways of a Cell

Research by a UConn team sheds new light on how cellular transport systems harness energy to perform their work inside the cell.

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Neuroscience Professor Wins Prestigious National Research Award

Rashmi Bansal received the Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award, a seven-year grant for research on a protein involved in multiple sclerosis and related diseases.

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NIH Awards $13M-plus for UConn Immunology Research

A federal grant funds five more years of UConn Health Center scientists’ study of immune response to infection.

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A Message From President Herbst Concerning Next Generation Connecticut

President Herbst addresses the importance of Next Generation Connecticut to the entire University community.

A spotted salamander adult migrates to a temporary pond to breed. Its larvae are differentially adapted to individual ponds. These local adaptations alter the rest of the biotic community and can buffer some of the ecological effects of top predators. (Mark Urban/UConn Photo)

Salamander Study May Change Scientific View of Importance of Evolution in Ecological Research

UConn biologist Mark Urban has published research on salamanders that details the eco-evolutionary processes that explain patterns of biodiversity.