Category: Neag in the Media

Read stories by or about Neag School faculty, alumni, students, and other members of the community that appear in external news outlets.

Doug Glanville Speaks His Mind on Baseball and Its Future

April 25, 2022

Glanville has no trouble expressing his views on baseball or on any other subject that interests him, which serves him well as a sports commentator for ESPN and NBC Sports Chicago, a writer for The Athletic, the Times and other publications, and an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut Neag School of Education.

Independent Review Supports Parent Complaints About Special Education in Colchester

April 19, 2022

Tracy Sinclair, an assistant clinical professor of special education at the UConn Neag School of Education, told CT Examiner that while paraprofessionals could be a great support, they shouldn’t replace special education teachers.

“I love the support of paraprofessionals and they can really just help students blossom in so many ways … but they do not have the level of training that special education teachers do,” Sinclair said. “I think sometimes districts … look at that cost benefit analysis and say, well, we can get three paras or four paras, whatever the cost is for one special education teacher, and see that as more bang for their buck almost.”

Should Schools Invest in the Metaverse?

March 31, 2022

The idea of the metaverse is not new, it’s just been waiting for the technology and infrastructure to catch up, said Michael Young, an associate professor at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education with expertise in cognition, instruction and learning technology.

“The concept is probably perfect for making schools more engaging and getting beyond the walls of a classroom,” Young said.

UConn Faculty Winning NSF CAREER Awards at Record-Breaking Pace

March 30, 2022

Since 2015, UConn has experienced a remarkable increase in the number of major National Science Foundation (NSF) awards bestowed upon early-career faculty members. The awards range from about $425,000 to over $1.3 million for Ido Davidesco, the first faculty member from the Neag School of Education to earn CAREER funding. The School of Engineering leads with seven faculty members awarded, followed by two for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and one for Neag.

Creating Brand Champions Is the True Power of Web3

March 24, 2022

If you are wondering what Web3 and NFTs have to do with marketing, you are not alone. You may be asking yourself: Is it real or just another buzzword?
Web3 is not a new concept—it has the support of entrepreneurs around the world who are trying to design and build the technologies and protocols that would support this new iteration of the world wide web. As brands jump at the chance to tap into the mindshare of the customer in this new world, it will be imperative not to rely on old strategies that won’t work in the new paradigm shift.

Geoff Johnson: Giftedness Isn’t Just About IQ

March 20, 2022

The argument for special schools for “gifted” kids is supported by the ­definition of “giftedness” proposed by people like researcher Dr. Joseph ­Renzulli, director of the University of Connecticut’s National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented.