Month: February 2010

All in the Neag Family!

February 6, 2010

UConn blue must be in their DNA! Meet the Hale family of Clinton, Conn.  They gathered at the Neag School last spring to celebrate the achievements of Carolyn (left). She graduated from our Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s Teacher Education Program with an MA in curriculum and instruction. As part of our dual degree program, she earned both […]

Home Run for Sport Management Alumna

February 5, 2010

When Xaimara Coss went to basketball or football games as a child, she was often more interested in the guys on the sidelines than she was the players in the game. “I used to wonder what the man with the clipboard was doing,” Coss says. “Who is that with the walkie-talkie, and who is he […]

Renzulli’s Offer to Match Contributions to Gifted Scholarship

February 3, 2010

When Neag School Professor Joseph Renzulli was awarded the prestigious McGraw Prize in Education last fall, he received a bronze sculpture and a gift of $25,000. Soon after, Joe, and his wife and research colleague Sally Reis decided to use the money to match any donation made to their scholarship fund, which was created several […]

John N. Leach Fellowship Fund Established

February 3, 2010

Last spring, the Neag School family was saddened by the loss of John Leach, associate professor of bilingual-multicultural education.  With the approval of Sofia Leach, John’s widow, the Bilingual-Multicultural Education faculty and staff honored his memory by establishing the John N. Leach Fellowship Fund to be awarded to graduate students who demonstrate financial need and […]

Improving the Literacy Skills of At-Risk Kindergartners

February 1, 2010

The inability to recognize even simple terms often leads to serious reading problems later, says Michael Coyne, whose research on reading interventions for kindergarteners, including intensive vocabulary training, is gaining national attention. Coyne, an associate professor in the Neag School’s Center for Behavioral Education and Research (CBER), has won nearly $4.5 million in federal grants […]