The Graduate School

Professor Hertel: Recipient of 2015 Edward C. Marth Mentorship Award

Edward C. Marth Mentorship Award is given each year to a member of University of Connecticut Graduate Faculty in recognition of outstanding mentoring of graduate students over the past 10 years.  Established by The UConn AAUP, the Marth Award was founded to recognize the leadership and dedication of Edward Marth, former Executive Director of the UConn AAUP Chapter, […]

David Etim: Ph.D. Candidate, Recipient of 2016 NNSA Graduate Fellowship

David Etim, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Computer Science and Engineering.  Currently a Ph.D. candidate studying in computer science and engineering, David Etim is a recent recipient of the 2016 National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship.  David has a strong interest in data analytics as well as development of applications that utilize the extraction of […]

Linguistics researchers at UConn are asking children – with the help of a puppet – just how they learn to speak their native language. (Christine Buckley/UConn Photo)

A Child and a Puppet: How Children Learn Language

UConn linguistics researchers are using puppets to study how children learn a native language.

Myles Mocarski '16 (SFA) plays violin during a rehearsal of the University Symphony Orchestra at von der Mehden Recital Hall on Nov. 16, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

From Practice to Performance: UConn’s Concerto Competition

The competition culminates in a concert this Thursday at von der Mehden Recital Hall.

2015 APF/COGDOP Scholarship Winner

Lauren Long, Ph.D.Candidate, Department of Psychological Sciences.  Currently a Ph.D candidate studying in vivo hippocampal electrophysiology in behaving rodents, Lauren Long is a recent recipient of the American Psychological Foundation/Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (APF/COGDOP) 2015 scholarship. Lauren has a strong interest in understanding cooperative interactions between groups of neurons and how such interactions […]

November 4th: Lessons Learned With Dr. Jeffrey Shoulson

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Each month faculty and staff members are invited to give an interactive lecture on “lessons learned” during their journey in and outside of academia. At the conclusion of the lecture graduate students engage faculty in an informal question and answer session. Please bring your snack, a friend and plenty of questions. […]

Postdoc wins prestigious NIH NRSA F32 award

Virginia Hawkins, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology. As a post-doctoral scientist my research focuses on neuron-glial interactions involved in one of the most fundamental processes to life; breathing. Central chemoreception is the mechanism by which the brain controls breathing. Despite its importance, the cellular and molecular basis for chemoreception and its role […]

Fulbright Grant Recipients: Tanisha Williams

The recipient of a Fulbright Research Grant to South Africa, Tanisha Williams (Ph.D Candidate, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), focuses her research on the relationship between plant functional traits and their environments to assess how variation in phenotype will determine adaptability to changing climates in the Cape Floristic Region (CFR). In addition, Williams will volunteer with […]

EEB Student Earns Prestigious AAAS Fellowship

Currently a Ph.D candidate in Ecology and Evolutionary biology, Jessie Rack is a recent recipient of the AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship. In addition to this prestigious fellowship, Jessie also received an internship with National Public Radio. Jessie is studying predator-prey interactions between two species of salamanders: the spotted salamander, whose aquatic larvae […]

Fulbright Grant Recipients: Dasal Jashar

Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology As the recipient of a Fulbright Research grant to India, Dasal will examine parents’, teachers’ and health care providers’ knowledge of autism in the Tibetan community in Dharamsala, India. In particular, she is interested in the role that culture plays in the presentation, screening and diagnosis of autism in this community. […]