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.
In the footsteps of dinosaurs
(PhysOrg.com) -- A geosciences grad student is piecing together evidence about dinosaurs from fossilized footprints.
Robot Speaks the Language of Kids
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers are studying whether a small robot with a big personality holds the potential to help children with autism.
Small Size -- Huge Potential
(PhysOrg.com) -- A University of Connecticut chemistry professor's nanotechnology research will be useful in alternative fuel development.
A new approach to medicine
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Connecticut researchers are exploring how to take a patient's own cells, re-engineer them, and replace them in the body.
Lobster dieoffs linked to chemicals in plastics
New research shows that chemicals found in plastics and detergents can exacerbate lobster diseases.
Human growth hormone shows promise in treating cystic fibrosis symptoms
(PhysOrg.com) -- A study finds that while the hormone can treat the symptoms, its impact on the disease is unclear.
Study Examines How Nanoparticles Affect Marine Organisms
(PhysOrg.com) -- When nanoparticles from consumer products leach into the ocean, they may harm oysters and mussels.
Making movies within cells
(PhysOrg.com) -- Biologist Barbara Mellone uses tiny cameras to study what happens when a dividing cell makes a mistake.
Understanding Balance in the Nervous System
(PhysOrg.com) -- A UConn neuroscientist is studying a signaling pathway in the brain that is the target of many anxiolytic medications.
Pain Management for Preemies
(PhysOrg.com) -- A UConn nursing professor is studying a way of holding babies that can reduce pain for preemies.