Month: September 2019


Games With Impact

September 27, 2019

“We saw the Nuremberg trials as a really interesting opportunity to explore the nature of justice and value of critical discernment, especially during a global rise in digital disinformation and anti-Semitism,” says Stephen Slota, Ph.D., an educational psychologist at the Neag School of Education.




Harvard Continues With College Board’s ‘Adversity Score’ Following Programs and Changes to the Program

September 17, 2019

“The Landscape isn’t much different than the original Adversity Index, other than [that] the College Board [is] reporting separate scores for the high school and neighborhood indices, and students now can receive their score along with colleges,” Casey Cobb said. “I think the biggest change was the name. They switched it to Landscape to deflect criticism that the scores validly measure adversity.”



View of Gentry Building in Autumn

Fall 2019 Neag School Faculty Appointments

September 16, 2019

This fall, the Neag School welcomes a number of visiting faculty members and also announces several new appointments for current members of the community. In addition, colleagues, friends, and guests celebrated the career of Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Scott Brown earlier this month, who has retired from the Neag School after 39 years of service.


An asian woman concentrating on a touch screen display. The point of view is from behind the screen, looking through the data and images to the woman's face and hands as she manipulates the windows of information.

Neag School Launches Its First Fully Online Master’s Degree Program

September 16, 2019

Beginning this fall, those interested in pursuing a master’s degree in research methods, measurement, and evaluation (RMME) within the Neag School’s educational psychology department will have the choice to study either in person at the UConn Storrs campus — or from anywhere in the world. The new fully online program is the first of its kind at the Neag School.




Jennie McGarry

McGarry Receives Highest Honor in Academic Field of Sport Management

September 16, 2019

This past summer, the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) formally recognized Neag School Professor Jennifer McGarryas the 2019 recipient of its most prestigious honor: the Earle F. Zeigler Lecture Award. The Zeigler Award, the highest distinction one can earn in the academic field of sport management, acknowledges significant contributions to the field in terms of scholarship, research, leadership, and peer recognition.