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Recent Events & Activities

Joy Heafner

Dissertation Defense- Joy Heafner, MA, Doctoral Candidate
March 20, 2018 -  "Feminist Therapists: A Qualitative Exploration of Values and Practices with Context"

HDFS Holiday Lunch & Gathering 

December 6, 2017 HDFS Faculty, Staff, and Grad Students were invited for lunch and a gift exchange to celebrate the holiday season!  

Rahmet Akpolat

Masters Thesis Defense -  Rahmet Akpolat, MA Candidate

December 1, 2017 "Early predictors of maternal involvement: Exploring the roles of maternal stress and children's narrative representations of mothers"

Jodie Comer

Dissertation Defense - Jodie Comer Oshana, M.A., J. D., Doctoral Candidate

November 29, 2017 "Family and Juvenile Court Judges and the Best Interests of the Child: Current Practices, Procedures, and Recommendations"


Donated and Supported Community Drives 

October 30 ~ December 8, 2017 -  The HDFS Department took part in three community drives this holiday season.  We assisted the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) with a food drive sponsored by Community Outreach as well as hosted a collection for the Veteran's Affairs & Military Programs Care Package Drive.  In addition, the UCCFR  sponsored a "Giving Tree" to support  two families in the Mansfield area by purchasing Christmas gifts that they would otherwise not be able to afford during this holiday season.

Brandyn Dior MicKinley

Dissertation Defense- Brandyn-Dior McKinley, MSW, Doctoral Candidate

November 8, 2017 "Negotiating Motherhood and Intersecting Inequalities: A Qualitative Study of African American Mothers and the Socialization of Adolescent Daughters"

Abdul Khaleque, Ronald Rohner, Sumbleen Ali

Rohner Center Faculty Affiliate Lecture Series

November 8, 2017 - Sumbleen Ali, Abdul Khaleque, and Ronald P. Rohner presented “Six decades of IPARTheory research: A scoping review”

UCCFR Pizza Night

UCCFR Pizza Night

November 8, 2017 - The UCCFR hosted a Pizza Night for HDFS faculty and HDFS graduate students.  This event allowed graduate students and faculty to catch up and enjoy each others company in a less formal setting.

Laura Mauldin- Book Talk & Celebration

Laura Mauldin - Book Talk & Celebration

October 11, 2017 - Laura Mauldin, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, gave a book talk and celebration of her book entitled, Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children at the UConn Bookstore.

HDFS Watermelon Scholarship Reception

Watermelon Commemorative Reception

October 7, 2017 - The Department of Human Development & Family Studies welcomed students and their families to honor the 2017-2018 HDFS Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients. 

Alaina Brenick

Rohner Center Research Faculty Affiliate Lecture Series

September 13, 2017 -  Assistant Professor Alaina Brenick, gave a talk entitled, "Vulnerability or empowerment? The relation between attachment and rejection sensitivity, and sexting experiences, evaluations, and victimization"