The University of Connecticut, (UConn) was established in 1881 under its former name Storrs Agricultural School. UConn was officially established in 1939. Today, UConn has ten schools and campuses on the main campus in Storrs, Connecticut and separate schools of law and social work in Hartford as well as schools of medicine and dental in Farmington. UConn has a student body of more than 29,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree students. The university is consistently rated in the top 30 of public universities within the United States.
Getting social with your media
Kristine Nowak isnt rushing to join the newest social network. In fact, she thinks that on the surface, Google Plus is something of a hoax.
Graphic cigarette warnings evoke important emotions
The days of the small Surgeon Generals warning on the side of cigarette packs are ending. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that it is mandating bolder health warnings on cigarette advertising and ...
Seaweed: The new trend in water purification
(PhysOrg.com) -- Biologist Charles Yarish is turning his enthusiasm for seaweed into a new system for cleaning up waterways.
UConn reactor uses more efficient process to make biodiesel fuel
Deep inside the University of Connecticuts chemical engineering building in Storrs, Professor Richard Parnas and a team of students quietly monitor a murky brown emulsion bubbling inside an enormous 6-inch diameter ...
Investigating sickle cell disease
Until recently, the pairing of molecular biology and mechanical engineering would have been viewed as highly unusual. But thanks to an explosion of imaging and simulation techniques over the past few decades, the opportunity ...
Using stem cells to regrow muscle, bone
Among the most debilitating of diseases are degenerative ones, in which a persons health slowly declines over time. And some of the worst of these diseases involve the deterioration of muscle or bone.
Scientist develops sterile variety of invasive plant
Professor Yi Li's Laboratory in the University of Connecticut's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has developed a seedless variety of the popular ornamental shrub Euonymus alatus, also called 'burning bush,' that ...
Neag math duo decodes language barriers to math reasoning
(PhysOrg.com) -- It all started with the fear and loathing Strand 25 brings to some math classrooms in the state.
Recovery from autism
(PhysOrg.com) -- A University of Connecticut expert says early intervention can help some children recover from autism.
Treatment for stroke-related blood clots shows promise
Devices for removing or destroying blood clots in stroke victims may improve medical outcomes for some patients, but further research is needed to show who might benefit most from the treatment and when it should be applied, ...