Professor Richard Langlois of the Department of Economics has recently been appointed distinguished Professor in the School of Economic and Business Sciences (SEBS) at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg. He will be in residence there for several weeks in July and August, and will be involved in research and in co-teaching a graduate course in Advanced Institutional Economics. Prof. Langlois will also be a keynote speaker at a symposium of the World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research that will take place at Wits in April, 2017. UConn has other connections to Wits as well: two members of the SEBS faculty, Giampaolo Garzarelli (M. A. ’01) and Yasmina Reem Limam (Ph.D. ’02), are UConn alumni.