September 2, 2020 | The Conversation | By Prakash Kashwan, Associate Professor of Political Science | The United States is having a long-overdue national reckoning with racism. From criminal justice to pro sports to pop culture, Americans increasingly are recognizing how racist ideas have influenced virtually every sphere of life in this country.
August 18, 2020 | National Geographic | By Scott Wallace, Associate Professor of Journalism. Amid rising alarm that the novel coronavirus has reached deep into the Amazon rainforest, threatening isolated tribes, Brazil’s Supreme Court this month unanimously ruled in favor of Indigenous people’s demands to force the government to protect them from the pandemic.
August 6, 2020 | Prior | By Scott Wallace, Associate Professor of Journalism. In the past year, we have witnessed cataclysmic wildfires from Australia to the Amazon, Siberia to Sumatra. Up to a billion animals perished in the Australian fires alone, while billions of tons of carbon dioxide escaped into the atmosphere.
Jul 14, 2020 | American Technion Society Hydrogen fuel cells hold exciting potential as an emissions-free energy carrier, but they are prohibitively expensive to manufacture. Technion scientists in collaboration with the University of Connecticut (UConn) are working on a project that could advance the commercialization of these highly efficient fuel cells, allowing people to travel longer distances and leaving a smaller carbon footprint.
July 7, 2020 | Vice President of Global Affairs Daniel Weiner announced the reappointment of Associate Professor of Social Work and Human Rights Kathryn Libal to a second five year term as Director of the Human Rights Institute (HRI) effective July 1, 2020.
“In the five years since taking over the directorship, Kathy has expanded HRI’s academic, research, and teaching portfolio while also building strong relationships with faculty, staff, students and donors,” notes Weiner, “She is well known in human rights circles and provides national leadership on working with persecuted scholars, human rights practitioners, and refugees.”
June 25, 2020 | Professor Katharina von Hammerstein’s recent recognition as one of three Distinguished Professors by UConn’s Board of Trustees, was very well received by the UConn community. Professor von Hammerstein’s expertise is acknowledged internationally and she frequently attends and presents at conferences in the U.S. and abroad.
June 12, 2020 | UConn researchers have launched the Connecticut/Baden-Württemberg Human Rights Research Consortium (HRRC), a unique international and interdisciplinary initiative, involving more than 70 members at 15 leading universities and institutes in Connecticut and in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.
June 2, 2020 | A new initiative at UConn enables people in the U.S. and around the world to document their own experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, for themselves and for the historical record.
May 15, 2020 | Learn more about Ran Xu, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, and the project he is working on as part of an international team of researchers studying the impacts of weather on coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission
February 13, 2020 | The University of Connecticut has been recognized among the top producers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars from research institutions for the second time in the past four years.