Faculty Research

Spring 2020 – Disaster Looms for indigenous Amazon tribes

Disaster looms for indigenous Amazon tribes as COVID-19 cases multiply | June 12, 2020 National Geographic By Scott Wallace, Associate Professor of Journalism “With the Coronavirus spreading into remote territories across the Brazilian Amazon, indigenous leaders and rights officials are pleading with the government to adopt urgent measures to head off a catastrophe. According to […]

Spring 2020 – International Scholar Qing Wang

International Scholar Qing Wang Written by Nicholas Hampton, Multimedia Project Specialist April 1, 2020 Each year the University of Connecticut hosts hundreds of visiting scholars who are experts in their fields to teach, research, and train with university faculty and students. Qing Wang, Ph.D., joined the Neag School of Education for the 2020 spring semester […]

Summer 2019 – Inside the faltering fight against illegal Amazon logging

“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.”

Summer 2017 – UConn Awarded 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Grant

The University of Connecticut (UConn) has been selected as a grant award recipient of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund’s The Marlene M. Johnson Innovation Challenge sponsored by NAFSA: Association of International Educators and CAF Development Bank of Latin America. The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund is the dynamic public-private sector partnership […]

Spring 2017 – Cycles and Cyclones – Riding On Wheels of Opportunity

Two UConn professors hope to use the bicycle as a vehicle for social mobility, educational opportunity and female empowerment. Given the overwhelming success, international relief organizations such as World Bicycle Relief the UBS Optimus Foundation decided to test the replicability of this program in African countries with the help of those UConn professors.