Month: May 2013


Dr. Schwab Serving as Committee Chair for University’s New Academic Plan

May 29, 2013

The University of Connecticut has launched a comprehensive process to develop a new Academic Plan to achieve its aspiration to become a top flagship university recognized for excellence in breakthrough research, innovative education, and engaged collaborations with state, community, and industry partners. The plan, dubbed “Our Time: UConn’s Path to Excellence,” will identify specific goals […]


iPads 101 for Teachers

May 29, 2013

One day, Del Siegle had an epiphany while watching his two and a half-year-old daughter playing with a puzzle game on his new iPad. “She and I had played with this app together, and so when I walked into the room and saw her using it, I said to my wife, ʻDid you turn it […]



Spirited Physical Therapy Student Stands Out Among His Classmates

May 29, 2013

Physical Therapy student Jacob Kravitz is not what you would call an average UConn student. As a part of the Neag School of Education’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, Kravitz is required to perform at least 40 hours a week of clinical education in addition to classes and human performance lab work. Outside of […]



HESA Alums Offer Valuable Insight to Current Students

May 29, 2013

The Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program’s first alumni feedback panel meeting this past February was a successful effort to enhance program offerings.  Alumni from a community college, a regional public university, and a technical college were invited to share their views of what elements of the current HESA program were useful and what […]



Neag Researcher’s Work May Prevent ACL Injuries, Prevalent in Sports & Military Settings

May 29, 2013

Effectively preventing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries is a critical focus of sports medicine, because ACL injuries often require surgery, followed by an extensive period of rehabilitation, there are high-rates of re-injury to the ACL, which keeps the knee stable, and because ACL injuries often lead to the early development of osteoarthritis. Recent research studies […]


Greenwich’s Joseph Williamson Plans on Being a Social Studies Teacher

May 29, 2013

It’s not much of a stretch to say Joe Williamson was born to be a teacher. His mother, grandmother, and grandfather were all teachers. And even as a teen at Greenwich High School, he spent much of his free time helping and nurturing others. He volunteered as a music camp counselor, interned at a middle […]


Education Law Expert Preston Green III Joins UConn Faculty

May 29, 2013

Studying law and education issues side by side might not seem like an obvious combination, and that perception, says Preston C. Green III, can lead to dire consequences for how children are educated. Green is a nationally recognized education law expert who will join the University of Connecticut faculty in the fall from Pennsylvania State […]