Author: Janice Palmer

Neag School’s Newsletter Goes Digital

February 16, 2010

Welcome to this first online edition of Spotlight, the Neag School of Education’s newsletter highlighting the news, research and achievements of our school, alumni, faculty, staff and students, and hope you’ll find this new format convenient and informative. While you’ll discover many of the same types of articles in this and future editions, we have expanded our […]

Three Gifts Bolster CommPACT School Reform Effort

February 15, 2010

Three significant gifts totaling close to $500,000 will help support the CommPACT School Reform Initiative, based at the Neag School of Education. The innovative program, designed to improve student achievement and school climate, recently received $250,000 from The NEA Foundation, $195,000 from the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation and more than $50,000 from AT&T Cconnecticut. CommPACT […]

Nayden Clinic Gets a Fresh Start

February 12, 2010

Patients, Students and Research Benefit A new location, more space and additional technology are just some of the adjustments made at the Nayden Rehabilitation Clinic to launch it as an independent health care provider in eastern Connecticut and expand its services. Until December, the clinic was affiliated with Windham Hospital, which was responsible for billing […]

Dean’s Annual Appeal

February 12, 2010

During the month of February, you will be receiving a message from Dean Thomas DeFranco asking for your support of the Neag School Dean’s Fund.  We hope will be able to respond to his appeal and consider a gift of any size to this most important of funds. The Dean’s Fund supports the areas of greatest […]

What’s Old is New Again!

February 12, 2010

The Charles B. Gentry Building is now a comfortable, attractive home for Neag School faculty, staff and students. The $10 million overhaul of the original side of the building came in on time, and reopened in January (In 2003, a large wing and atrium was added to the building’s west side). During the holiday break, faculty, […]

ReCONNect with Alums

February 11, 2010

Ever wonder what your former classmates are up to?  We hope to ReCONNect you by sharing the information you supply to us or to the UConn Alumni Association.  Send your news and information to: (We welcome your story ideas too!) 60’s Tom Bowler ’66  ’81 6th Year, a certified playground equipment inspector for Total Playground […]

A ‘Special’ Educator, A.J. Pappanikou Dies

February 8, 2010

Retired Neag School of Education Professor, Agisilaos John Pappanikou, Ph.D., who fought for the needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families, died Nov. 6, 2009 at age 79. Called “Pappy” by those who knew him, he was a professor of special education at UConn’s School of Education from 1965 to 1989. His friends and […]

All in the Neag Family!

February 6, 2010

UConn blue must be in their DNA! Meet the Hale family of Clinton, Conn.  They gathered at the Neag School last spring to celebrate the achievements of Carolyn (left). She graduated from our Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s Teacher Education Program with an MA in curriculum and instruction. As part of our dual degree program, she earned both […]

Renzulli’s Offer to Match Contributions to Gifted Scholarship

February 3, 2010

When Neag School Professor Joseph Renzulli was awarded the prestigious McGraw Prize in Education last fall, he received a bronze sculpture and a gift of $25,000. Soon after, Joe, and his wife and research colleague Sally Reis decided to use the money to match any donation made to their scholarship fund, which was created several […]