Category: News & Events


Run Your Race

June 3, 2011

Good morning and thank you Dr. Thomas DeFranco for that introduction, and a special thank you to my good friend Dr. Doug Casa, who is a professor here and the chief operating officer of the Korey Stringer Institute, to the faculty, family and friends and of course to the Class of 2011. I am humbled […]





Neag School’s Educator Preparation Receives National Recognition

November 15, 2010

The Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut has been reaccredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and received national recognition for its commitment to producing quality teachers for the nation’s children by continuously improving its well-designed and executed diverse clinical and field experiences for its students in educator […]


Champion Coach Speaks to Neag Grads

August 24, 2010

Geno Auriemma, coach of the NCAA women’s basketball champions, encouraged more than 200 Neag School of Education graduates to merge the arts and sciences into their approach as teachers. “Take the science that you learned, add the creative art that’s in your soul, and I think you’re on your way to become a good teacher,” […]


Neag Grads Lauded on Sunny Mother’s Day

August 24, 2010

About 200 Neag School of Education students received bachelor’s degrees and sixth-year diplomas in educational specialties at the May 9 graduation ceremonies in the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. “I’ve been telling him to be a school teacher his whole life … summers off,” Paul Hurst said before the proceedings. He was speaking of […]


Neag School Tops in Northeast

June 1, 2010

The Neag School of Education continued its dominance as the No. 1 public school of education in the Northeast, according to the 2011 annual review of the best U.S. graduate schools announced in April by the U.S. News and World Report. U.S. News ranked the Neag School 31st among 279 private and public education schools surveyed. […]


Neag School’s Newsletter Goes Digital

February 16, 2010

Welcome to this first online edition of Spotlight, the Neag School of Education’s newsletter highlighting the news, research and achievements of our school, alumni, faculty, staff and students, and hope you’ll find this new format convenient and informative. While you’ll discover many of the same types of articles in this and future editions, we have expanded our […]


What’s Old is New Again!

February 12, 2010

The Charles B. Gentry Building is now a comfortable, attractive home for Neag School faculty, staff and students. The $10 million overhaul of the original side of the building came in on time, and reopened in January (In 2003, a large wing and atrium was added to the building’s west side). During the holiday break, faculty, […]