Month: March 2013




Neag International Professor Shares Experiences with Students

March 29, 2013

Fresh from a sabbatical to Thailand, Neag Professor Xae Alicia Reyes has always found her life to be international. “My interest in strengthening our sense of being part of the international community is a strong part of my identity as a military dependent,” says Reyes. “My mother was also a military dependent born in the […]


Renzulli Academy Model Expands to Three New Connecticut School Districts

March 29, 2013

After four years of changing the face of education in Hartford, the Renzulli Academy is expanding its nationally renowned model of gifted-and-talented schooling to three new districts in Connecticut. Starting this fall, students in Bridgeport, New London, and Windham will be able to attend schools for fourth-through-sixth graders modeled on the Hartford program, which has […]


Graduate Students Hosting Sport Management Alumni Event

March 29, 2013

Mingle with Sport Management alumni, graduate students, and current undergrads in a family-friendly environment! Enjoy the 2013 UConn football spring game while expanding your network. Don’t forget to bring a business card or contact information to exchange with people you meet.Light fare will be provided, including sandwiches, fruit and veggie platters, and other snacks. Family […]


Grateful: Alumna who believes in the power of public universities gives back

March 29, 2013

When 81-year-old Yvonne Condell entered the University of Connecticut in 1956 to begin work toward a master’s of Education, African-Americans like her “weren’t welcome everywhere.” Despite what then were improved U.S. civil rights laws and changing attitudes, segregation still existed in many restaurants, parks and schools, but not at UConn, Condell asserted. “From the first […]


Neag School Hosts “Media Literacy in a Digital Information Age” Conference on April 19

March 29, 2013

The Neag School of Education will host the 11th annual Northeast Media Literacy Conference, “Media Literacy in a Digital Information Age” on Friday, April 19 in the Rome Ballroom, South Campus, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. This year’s event will emphasize closely examining the key relationship between today’s digital media, the impact of new technology, […]


Implementing Systemic Approaches to High Quality Online Education at Neag

March 29, 2013

As the new director of Online Programs at the Neag School of Education, it’s Jae-Eun Joo‘s job to ensure students taking online classes—or pursing an entirely online degree—have an experience as rich, educational and meaningful as those who sit in traditional UConn classrooms. Joo’s role is to “integrate effective pedagogy with new technologies” she said, […]



Autism Researcher to Focus on Music-Based Intervention

March 29, 2013

Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, recently awarded CHIP Principal Investigator (PI) Anjana Bhat a grant to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a novel music-based intervention for children with autism. Dr. Bhat, an assistant professor of kinesiology in UConn’s Neag School of Education and a pediatric physical therapist, will use […]