Recent Events & Activities
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!
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"
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.
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"
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
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
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.
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.
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"