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Carmen Britton has been offered a Fulbright Research Grant to study in Sri Lanka.

Carmen Britton’s grant is from November 2016 thru August 2017.  She will partner with the Head of the Sociology Department at the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka, to conduct qualitative research relating to the experiences of people with disabilities in Community Based Rehabilitation.

Jia Li Liu has been offered a Fulbright Research Grant to study in Hong Kong.

Jia Li Liu’s grant is from July 2016 and March 2017.  She will be collaborating with Dr. Florrie Fei-Yin Ng in the Educational Psychology department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. They will be working on a mixed method study that examines Chinese immigrant and native Hong Kong mother and teacher ethnotheories of shyness, related socialization practices, and shy children’s school adjustment.

Alaina Brenick received the Honors Faculty Member of the Year – 2016 award.

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, First Year Experience Program & Learning Communities, and the Honors Program are pleased to announce their awardees for their excellence in teaching and advising awards.  Assistant Professor Alaina Brenick received the Honors Faculty Member of the Year- 2016 award.  The recognition dinner was held on April 26th.

Carla Gomez received the Staff Excellence Award at the CLAS College-wide Celebration on April 5th.

Each year, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences honors its outstanding faculty and staff with a range of awards. Carla Gomez was awarded the Staff Excellence Award at the CLAS College-wide Celebration on April 5th.

Steven Wisensale has been named a Fulbright Scholar to Japan, Spring 2017

HDFS’ Professor Steven Wisensale has been named a Fulbright Scholar to Japan for the Spring 2017 term. He will be assigned to Kyoritsu Women’s University (Tokyo) and Yokohama City University (40 miles outside Tokyo) where he will teach two courses: “Family Policy in Aging Societies” and “Baseball Diplomacy in Japanese-U.S. Relations.”

Laura Mauldin published her first book entitled, “Made To Hear”.

Made To HearProfessor Laura Mauldin has published a book titled “Made To Hear.” The book is based on an ethnography of a cochlear implant (CI) clinic and examines the use of CIs in deaf children, the role of neuroscience in the culture of intervention around deafness, and how mothers are expected to adopt CIs for their deaf child. Published by the University of Minnesota Press (2016).

Study led by Rebecca Puhl was published in “The Milbank Quarterly”- New York Magazine, December 2, 2015.

UConn study led by Rebecca Puhl, Deputy Director of Rudd Center for Food Policy was published in “The Milbank Quarterly”, in an article entitled, People Have Kinder Attitudes Toward Workplace Weight Discrimination Than You Might Expect, in New York Magazine, December 2, 2015.

Marlene Schwartz quoted in NPR article, January 22, 2016.

Marlene Schwartz, director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and professor of Human Development and Family Studies is quoted in an article entitled Why Poverty May Be More Relevant Than Race For Childhood Obesity.  NPR, January 22, 2016.

Tanika Simpson quoted in article in the New Yorker, February 1, 2016.

HDFS doctoral student Tanika Simpson was quoted in an article entitled Baby Doe by Jill Lepore, in the February 1 issue of the New Yorker.  The article explores the extreme challenges of the child protection system, and particularly in the state of Massachusetts over much of the past century.

Elizabeth Siembida accepted into the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention and Control Fellowship Program.

HDFS Graduate student Elizabeth Siembida has been accepted into the National Cancer Institute’s preeminent Cancer Prevention and Control Fellowship Program (CPFP) in Bethesda, MD.  This highly competitive fellowship (accepting only 10% of applicants from across the country) is designed to provide a strong foundation for scientists and clinicians to train in the field of cancer prevention and control.  As part of the program, Liz will be getting her MPH degree during her first year, followed by three years of mentored research with investigators and national leaders at the NCI or FDA.