February 9, 2022 | The Armenian Weekly | By Lillian Avedian “In the spring of 1915, Nigoghos Mazadoorian and his father Garabed came across an early ripening mulberry tree while walking through their orchards in Ichmeh, a village in the Ottoman Armenian province Kharpert. As per the traditional way of collecting mulberries, Nigoghos climbed the […]
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Confronting History: The Legacy of Alexander von Humboldt’s Encounters with the Americas in the Twenty First Century
October 04, 2021 | Kerry Carnahan, Global Partnerships Graduate Assistant On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, UConn Global Affairs and the German Consulate General Boston co-presented the lunchtime discussion “Confronting History: The Legacy of Alexander von Humboldt’s Encounter with the Americas in the Twenty First Century.” Discussants were German historian of knowledge Dr. Sandra Rebok, author […]
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 […]
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. […]
UConn Joins Global Network of Autism Researchers
June 18, 2021 | The Connecticut Autism and Language Lab has partnered with seven universities in as many different countries — six of which are Universitas 21 members — to form the U21 Autism Research Network.
Queen Rania Teacher Academy Establishes Advisory Board
June 1, 2021 | Associate Vice President for Global Affairs Yuhang Rong, Ph.D., was appointed as a member of the Advisory Board for the Queen Rania Teacher Academy in Amman, Jordan.
A Call for Peace from UConn Abrahamic Programs
May 19, 2021 | UConn Abrahamic Programs (https://abrahamicprograms.uconn.edu) serves as an innovative academic umbrella that fosters cross-border research collaboration, intercultural communication, and community engagement to explore emerging trends and issues of critical importance in the Middle East and North Africa.
Clean Energy – Made in Germany: EnBW Offshore Wind Showcase at UConn
March 29, 2021 | As part of the successful partnership between Connecticut and the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg in Germany, the University of Connecticut and the German Consulate in Boston welcomed members of EnBW North America for a virtual presentation on renewable energy entitled “Made in Germany”.
Should We Block the Sun? Scientists Say the Time Has Come to Study It.
March 25, 2021 | Should We Block the Sun? Scientists Say the Time Has Come to Study It. New York Times Article by Christopher Flavelle.
Call for Submissions: Innovations Catalyzed by COVID-19 for SDG Impact
March 18, 2021 | A Call for Submissions: We are excited to share with you this upcoming opportunity to feature your innovation at the virtual United Nations Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) Forum 2021. Apply now for the opportunity to showcase at the virtual UN stage on May 4-5, 2021.