Research & Discovery

Jonathan Bobaljik, professor of Linguistics, researches a language known as Itelmen, a disappearing language. Roughly 30 remaining individuals living in an area of Kamchatka, Russia speak the language.

Mark Their Words

Linguist Jonathan Bobaljik, an expert on the nearly extinct language Itelmen, says up to 90 percent of the world’s languages could vanish in the next 100 years.

UConn Researchers Find Incentives Effective for Weight Loss

A study published in The American Journal of Medicine shows those given the chance to win a prize for meeting goals lost more weight.


It’s Not the Time Spent in School, It’s How It’s Used

Quantity of time can’t be translated into quality of learning, says a UConn education professor.

A tammar wallaby at about two weeks of age.

What Makes a Kangaroo a Kangaroo

Two UConn biologists are part of an international team that sequenced a kangaroo genome for the first time.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signs legislation to build a technology park at UConn, during a ceremony held at the Advanced Technology Laboratory

Gov. Malloy on Campus for Tech Park Bill Signing

Funding for the new tech park at UConn was approved Friday.

Immunology Department Chairman Leo Lefranois on August 9, 2011. (Jennifer Beardsley/UConn Health Center Photo)

Investigating the Inner Workings of Our Immune System

Leo Lefrançois is the Immunology Department’s new chairman at the UConn Health Center.

Mark Urban, Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Evolution: A Very Complex System

The first McDonnell grant at UConn will fund research on how evolution works.

Yi Li, professor of plant science and landscape architecture with a burning bush plant at his lab, on August 9, 2011.

UConn Scientist Develops Sterile Variety of Invasive Plant

This breakthrough could help restore the popular shrub 'burning bush' to commercial prominence.

Rajiv Chandawarkar, at his lab at the UConn Health Center.

Improving Surgical Residents’ Communication Skills

A UConn study finds that training may improve surgical residents’ patient communication skills.

Steven Suib, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of chemistry.

Cooling Down Global Warming

A UConn chemist has a patent for a new process to capture carbon, a hot topic in global warming.