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.

UConn Mourns the Loss of Carole Neag, the University’s Most Generous Benefactor

April 19, 2023

Carole (Vestali) Neag, a philanthropist and retired registered nurse whose generosity transformed UConn, died Sunday, April 16, at age 80. Neag, the widow of philanthropist Ray Neag ’56 ’01 H, is survived by her son David Hogan and his wife Heidi, her daughter, Elizabeth Lamoin and her husband James, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family. A native of Torrington, Conn., Carole spent her later years in Wyomissing, Penn.

What is Creative Mortification and How Can You Overcome It?

April 17, 2023

What defines a mortifying moment? “There is a potential window where you might or might not have the resilience to withstand criticism,” says Beghetto, who was also influenced by James C. Kaufman, author of the forthcoming book The Creativity Advantage. “What I found in the initial exploratory study is a particular shame, which is really an indictment of the self coupled with the belief that you can’t get better.”

University Of Washington to Host U.S. Secretary Of Education for Class Of 2023

April 15, 2023

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will deliver the 2023 Commencement address for the 148th ceremony, which takes place June 10 at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium.
Prior to his time in Hartford, Cardona worked for years in the same Connecticut school system he attended as a child. He started as a classroom teacher and then served as a school principal and assistant superintendent for teaching and learning. He is the recipient of the 2012 National Distinguished Principal Award for the State of Connecticut and the Outstanding Administrator Award from the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education.

In Sync Brainwaves Predict Learning, Study Shows

April 13, 2023

“This is the first study to show that the extent to which students’ and teachers’ brainwaves are in sync during real-world learning can predict how well students retain information from class,” says lead author Ido Davidesco, an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education and a former postdoctoral fellow at New York University, where the study was conducted.

Religious Charter School Rejected in Oklahoma, But a National Fight Looms

April 11, 2023

If the court eventually rules in favor of religious charter schools, as some legal experts expect, it could have broad implications for the separation of church and state, as well as lead to more charter schools and less money for traditional public schools.

“This is a huge deal,” said Preston Green, an education law professor at the University of Connecticut, “and not just for red states, but for the entire country.”

Nation’s First Religious Charter School Could Be Coming to Oklahoma

April 11, 2023

Should the question make its way to the Supreme Court, Preston Green, a professor at the University of Connecticut who studies educational law, believes that the court’s conservative majority would be likely to embrace charter schools as “private actors,” opening the door to religious charters.

“I just can’t see them saying ‘no’ to this, if they get a chance,” he said.

U.S. Soccer Mourns the Passing of Paralympian and Disability Soccer Advocate Eli Wolff

April 6, 2023

U.S. Soccer is mourning the passing of former Paralympian and disability sport advocate Eli Wolff, who was a faculty member at the Neag School’s Sport Management Program. He played for the U.S. Men’s Cerebral Palsy National Team from 1995-2004, representing the U.S. at the 1996 and 2004 Paralympic Games before dedicating his career to working for more inclusion in sport.

Y’all Not Tired of Hating on Black Women? When Misogynoir Meets Double-Standards

April 4, 2023

Again, we ask, why are people threatened by talented, outspoken, confident Black women? Because we are not supposed to be all those things, all at once. Nearly 20 years after Jennifer (Bruening) McGarry wrote about how Black women athletes’ authentic selves are silenced in mainstream media, her piece still speaks to how Black women are represented. When the media and fans call Clark one thing and Reese another, it affirms the narrative that when white women do it, it’s acceptable; but when Black women do it, it’s a problem.