Alarmed by President Trump’s increasingly hostile stances, several local school departments have sought to reassure parents, students, and teachers that protections remain in place for immigrant and transgender students.
The trend toward formal recognition of video gaming as a college “sport” has its potential drawbacks, according to some. While Michael Young, a cognitive and educational psychologist and an expert on gaming and education at the University of Connecticut, agrees that competitive or even casual gaming can have real developmental benefits of the kind that “makes for fine citizens,” Young cautioned colleges not to “run with scissors” in their rush to catch up.
Former Husky field hockey standout Roisin Upton ’16 (ED) has traded her UConn blue jersey for the green of the Irish National Field Hockey Team.
High school students at a CREC Academy School in Windsor are showing off two projects they’ve built aimed at helping Syrian refugees in our state. “I wanted to make sure they understood immigration from a different standpoint,” said history teacher Parag Bhuva.
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.
Alison T. Burdick, 38, the principal at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School, is a product of the New London school system and was honored by the magazine for bringing in more than $5 million through her grant-writing prowess.
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)
UConn Magazine (UCAPP Law program featured in Winter 2017 Issue of UConn’s alumni magazine)
Fran Rabinowitz – who resigned in December as the leader of Bridgeport Public Schools after it became clear the state would decline her request to intervene in her troubled district – has landed a new job as executive director of the Connecticut Assocation of Public School Superintendents.