Category: News & Events


Read stories about recent Neag School news and events including research grant announcements, appointments, and awards.



Jason Irizarry giving a lecture in the Gentry Building.

Jason Irizarry Appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

January 17, 2020

Jason Irizarry, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, has been named the Neag School associate dean for academic affairs. He takes over this month for Joseph Madaus, who is resuming his faculty role to focus on recent research grants, including one focused on supporting academically talented students on the autism spectrum.




Thomas Van Hoof, pictured on the right, receives the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) award from Aynsley Diamond, director of faculty outreach and engagement at CETL.

Neag School Alum Receives UConn Teaching Fellow Award

January 15, 2020

Neag School alumnus Thomas J. Van Hoof  ’92 MD, ’96 MA associate professor at UConn’s schools of nursing and medicine, has been recognized by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) as one of two 2019-20 University Teaching Fellows. The award, which honors full-time faculty who show a commitment to teaching, demonstrated knowledge […]



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Letters About Literature Contest: Entries Due Jan. 10

December 12, 2019

Each year, the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress holds a reading and writing contest known as Letters About Literature for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem, or speech and write a letter to that author (living or dead) about how the text affected them personally. Letters are judged on the state and national levels. Tens of thousands of students from across the country enter Letters About Literature each year.


EDLR Forum 2019 Attendees.

Annual Forum Features State Education Leaders

November 8, 2019

More than 60 Neag School alums, students, faculty, and administrators, along with education professionals from across Connecticut, gathered last month for an evening of networking, followed by a panel discussion at the Darien Community Association in Darien, Conn. This year’s forum, held for the first time in Fairfield County, was hosted by Neag School Dean’s Board of Advocates members James Degnan ’87 (CLAS) and Elizabeth Degnan ’87 (CLAS).