Month: October 2018

AUDIO: Secrets of the Homecoming Goat (LIVE)

October 31, 2018

This week, we’re taking the show on the road, taping in front of a Homecoming Weekend crowd estimated to be the largest ever assembled to listen to an episode of this podcast. Prof. Margaret Rubega (@ProfRubega) talks about what it’s like to be the official state bird expert, Baseball Coach Jim Penders recalls the time he threw an award into the sea, and we look back on homecomings past, complete with smocks.

The Lasting Legacy of Vivienne Dean Litt at the Neag School and Beyond

October 23, 2018

Scholarships undoubtedly remain an essential source of support for individual students, but in fact they can also set into motion a wealth of other positive outcomes beyond funding an individual’s educational journey. One such student scholarship is the Vivienne Dean Litt Memorial Award — established in memory of the late Vivienne Dean Litt, former assistant director of the University Program for Students with Learning Disabilities (UPLD) at UConn.

Study Finds High Levels of Creativity, Originality in Adults With ADHD

October 18, 2018

James Kaufman classified creativity in four distinct ways: mini-c (personal insights), little-c (everyday creativity), pro-c (expert level) and big-c (creative genius). He said the kind of creativity exhibited by students with ADHD is often undervalued because it encourages others to be open to newness, which is scary for those who are accustomed to rhythm and order.

Jane Nguyen, second from left, is one of the 2018 Global Sports Mentoring Program Emerging Leaders. She is being hosted at the Neag School this month by mentors Laura Burton, Jennifer McGarry, and Danielle DeRosa. (Photo credit: U.S. Dept. of State in cooperation with University of Tennessee Center for Sport, Peace, & Society. Photographer: Jaron Johns)

Neag School Faculty, Staff Mentor Emerging Leader in Sport

October 17, 2018

Each year, the U.S. Department of State, the Center for Sport, Peace & Society at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, and espnW co-sponsor the Global Sports Mentoring Program’s (GSMP) Empower Women Through Sports Initiative.

The Neag School Department of Educational Leadership’s Laura Burton, Danielle DeRosa, and Jennifer McGarry were selected to serve as mentors to an emerging leader from Vietnam, Tra Giang “Jane” Nguyen.

Teaching in an Extension of Your Life’s Purpose

October 15, 2018

“After several years of teaching, I was fortunate to receive a master’s fellowship in Bilingual Bicultural Education at the University of Connecticut,” says Miguel Cardona. “There I met some mentors and models in education who motivated me to continue my passion for learning and teaching in ways that students enjoy.”

UConn Athletic Department Makes Strides in Mental Health Care

October 10, 2018

Seeking mental health care can be a hard decision, especially for student-athletes in the spotlight on college campuses. The stereotypes and expectations can weigh heavily on players, putting them in a unique position few understand better than Clewiston Challenger, an assistant professor of counseling in the Neag School of Education and a former UConn football player.

Norwich Tech Talk: Principal Is Promoted, and New Leader Starts Soon

October 5, 2018

Norwich Tech has named Patricia King its new principal. King has worked in Connecticut school systems for more than 20 years as a teacher, department head, assistant principal, and principal. She served for 18 years as a high school Career Technical Education teacher and department head. She holds a sixth-year diploma in Educational Administration from the University of Connecticut.