Month: July 2020

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How to Help Children Navigate Back-to-School Debates

July 29, 2020

“We have a lot to be worried about as adults, but at the center of what is going on in our heads should be how we are talking about back-to-school with our children,” says Sandra Chafouleas, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and school mental health expert.

POLITICO Nightly: Coronavirus Special Edition

July 15, 2020

“A lot of this is based on district funding, and things like that, which unfortunately tend to be so tied to the proportion of kids and families who are living in poverty,” said Sarah Woulfin, professor of education leadership at The University of Connecticut.

Young Musicians Can Perform on Virtual Stages When Schools are Closed

July 13, 2020

“During the pandemic, I saw teachers from across the world sharing their students’ works similar to a collaboration between students from Purdue University and the University of Connecticut I led three years earlier,” says Christopher Cayari, assistant professor of music at Purdue University. “My students at Purdue were ecstatic to see their ukulele-playing tests turned into a music video featuring their virtual friends hundreds of miles away.”

Andrew Girard.

Reimagining the Ballpark Experience Amid COVID-19

July 13, 2020

Andrew Girard MA ’19 has been preparing for baseball’s opening day since this past September. As the stadium operations manager for the Hartford Yard Goats, Girard oversees the maintenance and facility enhancement projects at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford, Connecticut. When he learned that the season start date would be delayed due to COVID-19, he and his team began creating systems to ensure that fans would feel comfortable and safe when they were able to return to the park.