Faculty Research

American environmentalism’s racist roots have shaped global thinking about conservation

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.

Coronavirus gets dangerously close to isolated ‘Arrow People’ in Amazon

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.

Technion Partners with UConn on Clean Energy

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.

BOT Distinguished Professor Katharina von Hammerstein

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.

International Scholar Qing Wang

April 3, 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 from a UConn partner university, East China Normal University in Shanghai.

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.”