For as long as America has been a country, the straight white American man has been king of the hill. But as society changes and culture evolves, the ground beneath that hill is growing shaky. Economically, physically and emotionally, many American men are fighting to maintain a foothold.
“What it means to be a man today is different than what it meant 20 years ago,” says James O’Neil, PhD, a psychologist at the University of Connecticut who studies gender role conflict.
But, a pair of researchers argue in a recent issue of Science, the p-value may be doing more harm than good. Statistician Andrew Gelman, of Columbia University, and Eric Loken, a psychologist at the University of Connecticut, say scientists have bought into a “fallacy” — that if a statistically significant result emerges from a “noisy” experiment, a.k.a. one with many variables that are difficult to account for, that result is by definition a sound one.
WNPR’s “Where We Live” (Glenn Mitoma featured in discussion on UConn’s enrollment of Japanese-Americans during WWII)
OZY.com (Neag School’s Sandra Chafouleas weighs in on positive and preventative behaviors)
Gladis Kersaint, the dean of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, noted that the Department of Education plays an important role in ensuring access and equity to high quality education for students.
The Neag School recently announced new appointments for two of its faculty members, Del Siegle and Scott Brown, and welcomes a new director of assessment.
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Scott Brown has been named head of the Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) at the Neag School.
A 2013 Pew report found that 62 percent of people in the U.S. now get their information from social media, and 47 percent of Facebook users go there for news. Today, every person is both a reporter and a consumer of online information. As a result, each of us is potentially the problem — as well as the solution — to the altered landscape of fake news and false information in an online world.
Congratulations to our Neag School alumni, faculty, staff, and students on their continued accomplishments inside and outside the classroom.
Despite the education community’s clear polarization over the appointment of Betsy DeVos as the next U.S. secretary of education, there may be a silver lining in her confirmation—specifically, for those in the career and technical education (CTE) community.