Congratulations to Professor David Embrick and his collaboration with the School of Engineering for receiving a $2.86 million grant from the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration!
Bryan Greene: Africana Studies Research Funds
Congratulations to Bryan Greene for his proposal “From #BlackLivesMatetr to #DontCallMeMurzyn: Exploring Anti-Blackness in Poland” receiving funding from the Africana Studies Institute‘s Africana Studies Research Fund!
Jane Pryma: Honors Faculty Member of the Year Award
Please join us in congratulating Assistant Professor Jane Pryma, who has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 – 2023 Honors Faculty Member of the Year Award!
Phoebe Godfrey: Environmental & Social Sustainability Small Grant
Congratulations to Dr. Phoebe Godfrey and Juan Pablo Yepes Tobón, who were awarded a grant for $6,203.00 from the 2022 Environmental and Social Sustainability Small Grants (ESSSG) Program to fund their proposal of Non-Violence Mindfulness Training and a Mother Earth Day Festival. The Office of Sustainability and the Institute of the Environment began a funding […]
Phoebe Godfrey: Undergraduate Mindfulness and Activism Workshop
Three students had the opportunity to facilitate a Mindfulness and Activism Workshop for Professor in Residence, Phoebe Godfrey’s Social Theory class. Here is what her students had to say about the workshop: “This workshop, in our opinion, was a complete success! Being able to teach the true importance of mindfulness and activism was a great […]
Phoebe Godfrey: Reflections on COPD 2022
This November, Professor in Residence Phoebe Godfrey attended the second week of the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP), of the UNFCCC (United Nations Frame-work Convention on Climate Change). COP27 took place in Sharm el-Sheikh, and took place from November 6th to November 18th. Professor Godfrey was joined by fourteen current UConn students as well as a number of other faculty.
Laura Bunyan: Husky Harvest in “UConn Today”
Check out UConn Today’s recent article “Husky Harvest Aims to Help Regional Campuses with Food Insecurity” featuring Assistant Professor in Residence, Laura Bunyan’s, work with Katharine Vartuli ’23 (CLAS) to provide food to those in need. The pop-up pantry began as a hands-on class project that came about at the suggestion of colleagues and after talking with organizers of a pantry at Norwalk Community College.
Fierberg Scholar Dreams of Being an Advocate for the Voiceless
Check out this article in UConn Today on Faridah Kisekka-Sessanga, a Master’ student in the UConn School of Social Work and one of two recipients of the 2022 Janet M. Fierberg Scholarship. This scholarship was endowed by I. Martin Fierberg and Janet M. Fierberg, an alumna of UConn who studied Sociology and had careers in Social Work.
Congratulations: Sociology Undergraduate Research Grant Winners
Congratulations to Yoanetsi Torres and Dina Alnabulsi, winners of the Sociology Undergraduate Research Grant! They will receive funding to support their research in conjunction with their faculty mentors (Ryan Talbert and Bhoomi Thakore) in the Spring 2023 semester.
Ruth Braunstein: Religion News Service
Please check out this article from Religion News Service titled “In Branson, God and country serve as red, white, and blue comfort food,” featuring Associate Professor of Sociology Ruth Braunstein. In this article, Braunstein addresses the pushback on criticism of Christian nationalism from conservative Christians.