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.
Researchers develop some of the world's smallest metallic nanorods
(Phys.org) —Two graduate-level researchers in the School of Engineering have grown some of the world's smallest metallic nanorods; a significant scientific breakthrough that their faculty advisor says is a testament to ...
Global warming: The conversation we need to have
We all know the earth's climate is changing. The effects are inescapable no matter where we live. Here in New England, some changes are subtle (more humidity, consistently warmer nights), dramatic (more intense rainfall events), ...
Poll results reveal Americans are skeptical about common core
The more Americans know about the Common Core Standards Initiative, the less likely they are to think it will achieve its goal of improving nationwide education outcomes in reading, writing, and math for K-12 students, according ...
Preserving crucial tern habitat in Long Island Sound
Great Gull Island is home to one of the most important nesting habitats for Roseate and Common terns in the world. The estimated 1,300 pairs of Roseate terns that summer on the 17-acre island at the eastern end of Long Island ...
Research suggests complex genetic heritage in three cicada species
(Phys.org) —A paper co-authored by ecology and evolutionary biology professor Chris Simon, two UConn research associates, and other colleagues, offers genetic proof that three common species of cicada, although each has ...
Physicists Propose New Method for Quantum Computing
(PhysOrg.com) -- The new system, which can compute faster and more efficiently than previous quantum computers, may bring the technology closer to reality.
In social work practice, one size doesn't fit all
Social workers currently face growing demands for measurable behavioral outcomes, reflecting a shift in the profession toward "scientific" proof to demonstrate its effectiveness. While agreeing that practitioners should embrace ...
Children's literature not as simple as it seems
Children's literature expert Victoria Ford Smith has found an ideal environment in Storrs to teach her specialty.
The ethical robot (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Philosopher Susan Anderson is teaching machines how to behave ethically.
'Digital alchemist' uses computer to design new materials
(Phys.org) —Serge Nakhmanson describes himself as a 'digital alchemist.' A former scientist with the Argonne National Laboratory, he specializes in the computer-based design and discovery of advanced multifunctional materials.