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ECNU & UConn holds Global Elites Academic Program

September 2, 2021 | ECNU News | East China Normal University “East China Normal University (ECNU) and University of Connecticut (UConn) held the online academic program themed “Global Elites in Humanities and Social Sciences” this summer. It creates a multiple platforms for ECNU undergraduates to look into the frontiers of disciplines, expand their research ideas […]

Critical Thinking, Academic Research & Global Citizenship in the 21st Century

July 12, 2021 | Laurel Pehmoeller, Multimedia Specialist, Office of Global Affairs, University of Connecticut UConn Extends a Virtual Welcome to ECNU Students Last week, UConn Global kicked off a new virtual program, in partnership with East China Normal University (ECNU), called “Critical Thinking, Academic Research and Global Citizenship in the 21st Century”. East China […]

An illegal gold rush is igniting attacks on Indigenous people in the Amazon

July 6, 2021 | National Geographic | Scott Wallace, Professor of Journalism, University of Connecticut “As tensions between illegal gold miners and Indigenous communities erupt into open violence in the Brazilian Amazon, legislators allied with right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro are aggressively pursuing measures aimed at curtailing protections of the territories and rights of Indigenous people. […]

Immigrants in Connecticut Are a Force in the State’s Economy and Demographic Shifts, New Report Shows

July 15, 2020 | Hartford Courant | By Kenneth R. Gosselin | “The fact that so many people in Connecticut do have one parent who is an immigrant is a higher number than I expected,” said Robert J. Fishman, executive director of the Connecticut Immigration and Refugee Coalition, a non-profit advocacy group. “And I like that, but it was higher than I thought it was.”

UConn Statement at CT State Officials’ Press Conference on Lawsuit Against Trump Administration’s International Student Visa Rule

July 13, 2020 | We are very proud of the University of Connecticut as a multi-cultural and global higher education institution. Our students come from more than 100 nations. They come to Connecticut to fulfill their educational dreams. They come to experience America.

Inside the faltering fight against illegal Amazon logging

August 28, 2019 | “On July 4th, along a dusty backroad in the southwest Brazilian state of Rondônia, near the logging hub of Espigão d’Oeste, unknown assailants stopped a tanker truck, yanked the driver from the cab, and set it ablaze. The truck was carrying aviation fuel to resupply government helicopters supporting an operation against illegal loggers. Fearing further attacks, government agents suspended the operation and withdrew from the area.”