Author: Abigail Mace




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Future Teachers Unite With Education Professionals in New Neag School Mentoring Program

March 8, 2016

For students of color interested in pursuing a career as a schoolteacher, the Neag School, in partnership with student-led organization Leadership in Diversity (L.I.D.), now offers a new source of inspiration: professional educators and administrators who have volunteered to offer their support and knowledge through a recently launched mentoring program. Known as Diverse Educators Making […]


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UConn Students Participate in “State of Black Males in the U.S.” Panel Discussion

February 22, 2016

In honor of Black History Month, UConn students gathered this past week at the University’s African-American Cultural Center for a panel discussion featuring six panelists from two student groups, Collective Uplift and Brothers Reaching Our Society (B.R.O.S.). Panelists discussed issues facing today’s African-Americans, including how Black males are and can continue to “take control over their own image.”

These words, spoken by Joseph Cooper, assistant professor in the Neag School of Education and the founder of Collective Uplift, served as the driving force behind a discussion that touched on self-image, stereotypes, resiliency, and more.


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‘Playing it Out’: LGBT Issues in Sport

February 16, 2016

Whether it’s the MLB, NFL, or NHL, the world of sports has been cast as a hypermasculine, hypercompetitive environment. While this atmosphere may build toughness and encourage physical fitness, its acceptance toward athletes who identify with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community is still in need of practice.


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Neag School’s Erik Hines to Head Up New UConn Residential Learning Community for African-American Males

February 16, 2016

With faculty director Erik Hines at the helm, UConn’s 18th Learning Community is slated to launch this fall to help prepare African-American males for success during their undergraduate and post-baccalaureate careers through faculty and peer mentorship, undergraduate research, career development, Study Abroad, and graduate and/or professional school preparatory opportunities.



CLAS Undergrad, Neag School Professor Selected for Funding on Collaborative Research Project

February 4, 2016

This spring, Marissa Gadacy ’17 (CLAS) and Neag School of Education assistant professor Devin Kearns will collaborate on research examining aspects of elementary school students’ reading comprehension skills, thanks to funding from UConn’s Office of Undergraduate Research, which selected their research proposal for one of its 2016 Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Research Experience (SHARE) Awards.


Neag School Professors Renzulli and Beghetto Receive Grant from UPenn’s Imagination Institute

December 4, 2015

Professors Joseph Renzulli and Ronald Beghetto of the Neag School of Education have been awarded a $175,000 grant from the Imagination Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. The grant will fund their research into creativity, imagination, and innovation as vital outcomes of schooling, and will include the development of a new series of validated instruments, a portfolio that documents schools’ outcomes, and a guidebook for schools to develop and extend their imagination, creativity, and innovation (ICI) resources.


Visiting Professor Speaks on Challenges of Undocumented Students’ High School-to-College Transition

December 2, 2015

H. Kenny Nienhusser, an assistant professor of educational leadership at the University of Hartford, met with students in the Neag School’s higher education and student affairs program last month to discuss the need for high school and college faculty and administration to reshape their behavior in order to help make college a reality for undocumented students.