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December 1, 2023
UConn Reads: Race, Religion, and the Civil Rights Movement
The chair of the UConn Reads Selection Committee draws connections between last year's theme of race and the upcoming theme of religion.
Chief Diversity Officer Named
Joelle Murchison, currently chief diversity officer for Travelers, has been named associate vice president and chief diversity officer at UConn.
UConn Reads: Race and the Law
Political science professor David Yalof recounts how he came to realize that the law isn't the solution he hoped for in regard to race relations.
Student Perspective: Calliope Wong ’16
A woman of many talents, Wong discusses recording an album, crusading for transgender equality, and deciding to graduate a full year early – with honors.
A new book by a UConn sociologist discusses the need for more direct language to address systemic racism.
African-American Women Could Be Decisive on Super Tuesday
UConn political scientist Evelyn Simien argues that African-American women will play a significant role in the choice of candidate in the primaries.
UConn Reads: Maternal Activism and Racial Justice
A daughter reflects on mothers who advocate tirelessly for racial justice for their children, despite their own suffering.
A Candidate Like Me: Historic Firsts in U.S. Politics
Before Obama and Hillary Clinton came Chisholm and Jackson. A look at how trail-blazing candidates bring people into the electoral process.
Same-Sex Marriage and the Law
In a cross-national study, two UConn sociologists found that policy outcomes on same-sex marriage were closely tied to the courts.
Segregated Sundays: Does Email Reveal Unexpected Truths?
Research provides insight into attitudes about race and helps answer the question, 'Do we practice what we preach?'