News & Announcements

  • Ryan Watson recently quoted in USA Today
    Assistant Professor Ryan Watson was recently quoted in a USA Today article that provides a glossary of LGBTQ terminology.  Click here to read the article.    
    Posted on June 19, 2017
  • Joy Heafner receives award from National Council on Family Relations
    Congratulations to graduate student Joy Heafner, who is the 2017 Jessie Bernard Outstanding Research Proposal from a Feminist Perspective winner from the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).  According to NCFR, “This award recognizes a graduate student/new professional who has demonstrated excellence in research and potential contribution to feminist scholarship.”
    Posted on June 8, 2017
  • Kim Gans receives InCHIP seed grant
    Professor Kim Gans recently received an InCHIP Office of Public Engagement seed grant.  The proposal, “Formative research to inform interventions for Latino parents of young children,” is in collaboration with Leslie Gell from Ready to Learn Providence.
    Posted on May 31, 2017
  • Ryan Watson and Rebecca Puhl receive Research Excellence Program award from the OVPR
    Congratulations to Assistant Professor Ryan Watson and Professor Rebecca Puhl were recently awarded a Research Excellence Program award from the Office of the Vice President of Research (OVPR) for a project entitled, An Intersectional Approach to Advance Understanding of School Achievement, Health Behaviors, and Family Experiences of LGBTQ Youth.
    Posted on May 25, 2017
  • Rebecca Puhl’s recent work featured in UConn Today article
    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.
    Posted on May 16, 2017
  • HDFS Alum Wheeler DeAngelis featured in Eye on Education, Voices from the Field blog
    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.
    Posted on May 3, 2017
  • Blog written by Tanika Simpson published on GCCI website
    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!  
    Posted on May 2, 2017