Author: Lauren Cardarelli


Neag and History Professors Collaborate on “Teaching History with Museums” Book

March 27, 2012

Museums provide students with opportunities and resources not available in the classroom. Through the physical participation of seeing, feeling, touching and overall experiencing the past, field trips to these sites and their corresponding lesson plans are crucial for successful learning in youth. UConn’s Alan Marcus, Ph.D., associate professor of curriculum and instruction in the Neag […]


First-Year DPT Students Prepare for Success

March 27, 2012

The practice of physical therapy is directing the restoration of function and the prevention of disability accompanying disease, injury, or loss of a body part. Physical therapists can change the way people live their lives. Current first-year students of the Neag School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology chose the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) […]


IB/M Alum Works with Troubled Youth

March 27, 2012

As an undergraduate at the University of Connecticut, Aaron Clark began pursuing a career in sports broadcasting, but quickly discovered that all the traveling and unpredictable hours were not aspects of a lifestyle he wanted. Instead, Clark switched gears, working toward a profession that afforded a reasonable and balanced schedule for athletics, family and work […]


Second Edition Helps in Teaching Science to All Learners

January 27, 2012

Students are not all on the same playing field in the classroom. They come from different backgrounds, learn differently and therefore, especially when learning science, need teachers who support them through effective instructional approaches with culture as a starting point. This approach is the foundation of the second edition of Teaching Science to Every Child […]



Dr. Jason Stephens Publishes Book on “Creating a Culture of Academic Integrity”

November 29, 2011

Recent cheating scandals in schools across the U.S. have generated alarming national headlines. Connecticut’s own Waterbury Hopeville School is  under investigation for suspected educational misconduct during this year’s state mastery test. Dr. Jason Stephens, an associate professor in the Neag School of Education‘s Department of Educational Psychology, addressed academic integrity issues like these reported cases […]


Heather McDonald Joins the Neag School of Education as Director of Development

November 29, 2011

Heather K. McDonald has recently joined the Neag School of Education as director of development. In her new role, she will be participate in strategic planning for the college’s fundraising, aiming to secure major and principal gift level commitments.  Since 2008 at the UConn Foundation, McDonald was an associate director of development of the College […]


Neag School Welcomes New Faculty Members

November 29, 2011

The following are recently hired Neag faculty members. Congratulations and a warm welcome from the Neag School of Education. Joseph Abramo Joseph Abramo, Ed. D., is a clinical assistant professor of music education in the Neag School of Education where he teaches courses in instrumental methods and supervises student teachers. In February he was the […]


New Members Elected for the Neag Alumni Society Board of Governors

November 29, 2011

The following eight individuals were elected to the Neag Alumni Society Board of Governors at the annual meeting in November at the Alumni Center. Margaret Clifton (M.A. Curriculum and Instruction, English Education ’05) is an English teacher at RHAM High School in Hebron, CT. Clifton hopes to promote Neag School’s benefits to prospective students as […]


Neag’s Dr. Pescatello Provides Insight Into Genomics Role On Exercise Performance

September 21, 2011

Linda S. Pescatello recently published Exercise Genomics, the first book of its kind to provide an extensive look into the research development and expert opinion on genetics and genomics across a range of exercise-related traits, including exercise performance, health-related fitness and physical activity. The book emphasizes the analyses and comprehension of researchers from around the […]