News & Announcements

  • Alaina Brenick awarded PI’ed grant
    Assistant Professor Alaina Brenick was recently awarded her PI’ed grant from University of Potsdam, Kooperationsförderung für die USA und Russland, with Co-Investigator Maja K. Schacher (University of Potsdam), The Development of Intergroup Relations in the Classroom: Understanding Context, Child Characteristics, and Consequences. The project will fund their travel to NY to meet around the International […]
    Posted on February 13, 2017
  • Professor Jane Goldman recently published
    Professor Jane Goldman has some recently published work that analyses the portrayal of health and unhealthy food in children’s picture books. You can read about it at UConn Today.
    Posted on February 13, 2017
  • Several Scholarship Facilitation Fund Awards Received
    Several HDFS faculty recently received Scholarship Facilitation Fund (SFF) Awards, “designed to assist faculty in the initiation, completion, or advancement of research projects, scholarly activities, creative works, or interdisciplinary initiatives that are critical to advancing the faculty member’s scholarship and/or creative works.” Professor Rebecca Puhl: Meet me at the Crossroads for her project, Weight Stigma at […]
    Posted on February 6, 2017
  • Ronald Rohner’s book recently translated in Greek
    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.
    Posted on February 1, 2017
  • Sara Harkness’s research written up in Brazilian newspaper
    Professor Sara Harkness’s research was recently written up in a Brazilian newspaper, a recent interview O Globo.   You can find the article here,, or see English translation below.   Parenting throughout the world is an editorial trend and anthropological object Books about parenting among the Dane joins others about the French and the Dutch […]
    Posted on February 1, 2017
  • HDFS Professors awarded a Provost General Education Course Enhancement Grant
    Asst Professor Alaina Brenick, Assoc Professor Annamaria Csizmadia, Asst Professor Linda Halgunseth, and Professor Rebecca Puhl were awarded a Provost General Education Course Enhancement Grant for HDFS 3141: Developmental Approaches to Intergroup Relations and Victimization. They will use this funding to make 3141 a Gen Ed course, in hope that it will be offered at all […]
    Posted on January 19, 2017