March 9, 2020 | This spring semester nine students from UConn’s School of Social Work were part of the Germany Travel Study course taught by Associate Professor Lisa Werkmeister Rozas, Ph.D. The students spend their time at the UConn School of Social Work and the main Storrs campus as well as in New York City and 10 days in Germany* to develop a fuller understanding of human behavior, social policies, ethics and values, human oppression and human rights through American and international perspectives of the Holocaust
When UConn called, it was game on for Croatian recruit Nika Muhl
April 18, 2019 | “Nika Muhl stared at the email. Was this a prank? Or was this real? The subject line read, “Greetings from UConn”, and that was intriguing enough for Muhl, a 5-foot-10 point guard from the Croatian capital of Zagreb. But then she opened the correspondence, and it left Muhl and her parents stunned.”
A Trip into Dutch Living: Realizing New Vistas
October 1, 2016 | A UConn Economics and Human Rights double major took to fulfilling her semester abroad at the University of Amsterdam. What she didn’t know was that the journey that awaited her would lead to an astounding new understanding of culture, the world and herself.
From Heidelberg to Connecticut: A Visit to UConn Promotes Dialogue and Collaboration
April 22, 2016 | Department Head for Personnel Development at Germany’s Heidelberg University Matthias Rolle-Weidemann visited UConn to understand the workings of a large, public American university. Along the way he met with students and faculty to realize the vital importance of committed people to sustain programs and global partnerships.
Studying Latin America at Home
February 25, 2014 | A transfer student from Manchester Community College realized that UConn’s Latin American Studies major would also provide him with the tools he needs for his future.
Studying the Effects of War Propaganda on Combatants in Serbia
September 20, 2013 | “Everywhere I went the effects of the war were apparent,” says Kiper, now a doctoral student in anthropology at UConn, who is focusing his dissertation on the effects of war propaganda on combatants of campaigns involving human rights violations, particularly in Serbia.
Universitas 21 Students Negotiate Through Human Rights Program
July 22, 2013 | Students from universities in Singapore, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States sat around a table in the ballroom of the Student Union last week in an animated discussion.
Making a Difference in Public Engagement
November 22, 2012 | Courtney Beyers, a nursing student at the University of Connecticut, has recently been awarded the Provost’s Award for Public Engagement at the university, reflecting her public service, much of which has come about through involvement with and inspiration from U21 activities. Read More
UConn Student Plays Hands-on Role at Rhino Sanctuary, Part 2
November 7, 2012 | For UConn senior Alana Russell ’13 (CANR), wildlife conservation signifies for more than the subject matter that she reads about in class. The natural resources major spent her summer face-to-face with the devastating facts and figures confronting endangered wild animals – especially after she took on an unexpected role in the life of one baby rhino. Read More…