Category: Faculty

The Men America Left Behind

February 21, 2017

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.

Scientists, Fishing for Significance, Get a Meager Catch

February 21, 2017

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.

State Educators Slam DeVos

February 2, 2017

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.

Online News Headlines on Tablet

Schools Are an Important Key to Solving the Challenge of Fake News

January 30, 2017

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.