A new study finds that adolescents who are teased about their weight are more likely to have weight-related health consequences as adults. Read about Rebecca Puhl’s research in the article Weight-Based Teasing Has Long-Term Impact, in UConn Today.
Professor Rebecca Puhl and Assistant Professor Ryan Watson have a newly launched project in collaboration with the Human Rights Campaign. Read the blog entitled HRC Launches Major New Survey of LGBTQ Teens on the HRC website.
HDFS and Early Childhood alum Wheeler DeAngelis (2015) discusses his experiences as an early childhood educator and emphasizes the importance of infant-toddler teachers. The post appears on a blog sponsored by the MA Association for the Education of Young Children, which highlights the strong training he received as an ECDE and HDFS student.
Graduate student Tanika Simpson has written a blog entitled, The Gift of Gab: 10 Ways to Inspire Classroom Discussion, as part of the college instruction course. The post discusses how to encourage classroom discussion, which is likely something we all struggle with at times. Read her blog on the GCCI website!
Emeritus Professor Ronald P. Rohner was a speaker at the fourth annual TEDx Talk at the University of Connecticut, held April 9, with this year’s theme being “Catalyst in Context.” Ron beautifully summarized his 6 decades of research involving personal acceptance and rejection, and was quoted in a Daily Campus article.
Professor Charles M. Super recently received a new grant from The World Bank, Niger Safety Nets: Update.
Professor Michael M. Ego op-ed: Looking beyond age in the workplace, was featured in the Stamford Advocate. Read the article here.
Assistant Professor Caitlin Lombardi was recently awarded a grant from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) for her project, Early maternal employment and children’s school readiness: Changing associations over time.
Emeritus Professor Ronald P. Rohner’s book, The Warmth Dimension: Foundations of Parental Acceptance-Rejection Theory was recently published in Greek, and is now available for use in colleges and universities throughout Greece. The book has also been translated and published in Korea, and it is now being translated into Persian (Farsi) for use throughout Iran.