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3 hrs ago | UConn Advance

Power Lines Offer Environmental Benefits: UConn Study

David Wagner, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, stands on a transmission right of way in Thompson, Conn., showing springtime foliage. Power lines, long considered eyesores or worse, a potential threat to human health, actually serve a vital role in maintaining the health of a significant population, according to new research out of the University of Connecticut.


Related Topix: Ecology, Thompson, CT, Entomology

7 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

Vernon Police To Release New Information About Human Remains

Police plan to give out new information Tuesday about human remains found in town last year in hopes of learning to whom they belong. A press conference is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at police headquarters, 725 Hartford Turnpike.


Related Topix: Tolland, CT

10 hrs ago | The Day

One last 'View' at AvS gallery

Why is everything that's "last" always "not least"? Maybe because it's true? That's certainly the case with "Latin Views 2014: The Final Biennial," an art exhibition that opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery, Branford House, the University of Connecticut at Avery Point. The show, featuring more than 70 pieces by 43 Latin artists from 18 countries, is indeed the last biennial international exhibition by the Latin Network for the Visual Arts.


Related Topix: Branford, CT

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Enjoy the luxury and charm of a New England B&B

You don't have to go far to enjoy the hospitality and charm of a New England inn or bed and breakfast - so why not plan a quiet weekend getaway somewhere close to home? Whether traveling solo or with someone special, these unique destinations are the perfect way to plan a quick escape, no plane tickets required. The Daniel Rust House The Daniel Rust House in Coventry is conveniently located in the midst of area attractions like the University of Connecticut , Coventry Regional Farmers Market, and Cassidy Hill Winery.


Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Vermont

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Onward State

Lions Receive Commitment from New Jersey's Daiquan Kelly

A day after beating Rutgers in Piscataway, the Nittany Lions added another New Jersey recruit to their 2015 class, Daiquan Kelly. A receiver at Union City High School, Kelly was recruited as a linebacker, according to Greg Pickel .


Related Topix: Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, Boston College

Daily Mail

British 'ISIS' hackers as young as 16 face extradition to U.S. 'for ...

'A message to the allies of America': British aid worker beheaded by ISIS after being forced to condemn UK government for backing U.S. foreign policy as 'Jihadi John' threatens another Briton is next Is the net closing on Jihadi John? Latest beheading video comes after days of claims special forces are on his tail Inside jihadi boot camp: Islamist fighters in Syria release video of training program showing extremists abseiling down rock faces and descending zip wires Django Unchained actress and her white husband hit out at 'racist' cops who handcuffed her 'mistaking her for a PROSTITUTE after they kissed in public' Palin supporters claim birthday brawl was started by daughter's ex-boyfriend who 'tried to get in to their stretch limo Hummer' and Sarah was just defending her family Bride-to-be whose fiance died just days before their wedding has a heartbreaking photo shoot in her dress ... (more)


Related Topix: Wedding, Connecticut, The, Video Games, Deep Silver

News Times

Norwalk's Enoch says he'll play at UConn

The 6-foot-10 forward from Norwalk announced on Twitter Saturday night: "I will be playing College Basketball at The University of Connecticut as of next season #UConn #Huskies." Enoch was at UConn this weekend for an official visit and attended Saturday's football game at Rentschler Field between the Huskies and Boise State.


Related Topix: Norwalk, CT, Fairfield, CT

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Detroit News

Women's colleges address transgender applicants

Transgender student Calliope Wong, left, studies before class on Sept. 9 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn.


Related Topix: Transgender, Mills College, Hadley, MA, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Naugatuck Daily News

New school chief on the job

REGION 16 - A new school year brings with it plenty of new faces. Among the new faces when Region 16 started class this month was Superintendent of Schools Michael Yamin.


Related Topix: Beacon Falls, CT, Prospect, CT, Southern Connecticut State University, Waterbury, CT

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Government Executive

Skyping Fake Bomb Threats in the Name of ISIS Not a Wise Move

U.S. authorities have charged a 21-year-old Connecticut resident for his involvement in false VoIP calls warning of impending violence against Americans, according to a newly unsealedFBI affidavit Matthew Tollis was arrested Wednesday on federal accusations of "swatting," the practice of calling 911 to elicit a SWAT team or other emergency responders based on false reports. He allegedly was a member of an Xbox gaming group called TCOD, TeAM CrucifiX or Die, which now refers to itself as "ISISGang."


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Fake?, VoIP, Science / Technology, The, Video Games, Deep Silver

The Hartford Courant

Yale's Rudd Center For Food Policy & Obesity Moving To UConn

Yale 's Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity announced plans Friday to join the University of Connecticut as of Jan. 1, as part of a new partnership. Marlene Schwartz, director of the Rudd Center, said that when she read UConn's academic plan and saw "that they wanted to do transdisciplinary research in health and wellness and they actually put in obesity as a specific example, I thought, Wow! This is the place that we should be.


Related Topix: East Hartford, CT, Yale University, Willington, CT

Daily Mail

An arrested 'swatting' prankster reveals details of an...

Pictured: Mother pleads not guilty after three dead babies are found amid vermin and towering stacks of soiled diapers at house of horrors as police search for more bodies Medical director of Manhattan clinic where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest steps down after he 'let an unauthorized doctor examine star' Sarah Palin's husband left with a bloody nose after a 20-person brawl at his birthday party where daughter Bristol punched the host' Sit near a baby, arrive early for check-in and wear a cashmere shawl or linen jacket: 15 insider tips on how to get upgraded to First Class WITHOUT paying Married sixth grade teacher 'storms out of school after heated phone call and stabs herself to death in Holiday Inn bathroom' CBS pulls Rihanna's NFL performance following Ray Rice abuse video 'because she was a victim of a high-profile domestic violence' 'This is a public lynching of Ray': ... (more)


Related Topix: Skype, iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, The, Video Games, Deep Silver

Petroleum News

Oil Patch Bits: New hires in PND Engineers Inc. Anchorage office

PND Engineers Inc. said Michael Gemmell, Marcy Kolberg and Jake Maxwell have joined its Anchorage office. Michael Gemmell, PE, joined the firm as a senior civil engineer.


Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Hartford Courant

University of St. Joseph Hosts Discussion On Ferguson Shooting

As protests reignited in Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday, panelists at the University of St. Joseph discussed how the fatal police shooting of black teenager Michael Brown has resonated throughout the country. Moderator Ken Long, professor of history and American studies at the university, led the "teach-in," titled "Ferguson, Missouri - Lessons Learned from an American Tragedy."


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Cromwell, CT

Fall Dance: Traditiional

This season an array of dance offerings will entertain, amaze with athleticism, and even reflect on social issues - such as the slippery slope of social media - are we more connected, or less? And, what is up with the obsession over "selfies?" These are all questions audience members will explore in an interactive dance experience watching Sonia Plumb Dance Company's "Privacy Settings," which will be performed Sept. 20-21 at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford.


Related Topix: West Hartford, CT, Hartford, CT, Storrs, CT, Arts, Ballet


Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 Odds: Updated Vegas Fight Lines for Title Rematch

One of the perks to being 46-0 as a boxer is that you will never enter the ring without a lot of support from the Of course, just because you are the betting favorite doesn't guarantee anything. The University of Connecticut entered the NCAA basketball tournament as a No.


Business Journal

UB gives athletic director a five-year extension

Danny White , the University at Buffalo's athletic director, recently received a contract extension until 2019, the university announced this week. White's previous contract ran through 2017.


Related Topix: SUNY Buffalo

Hispanic Business

Researchers from University of Connecticut Report on Findings in...

The electrocatalytic properties of these materials were systematically investigated for catalyzing both oxygen evolution reaction and oxygen reduction reaction in alkaline media." Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of , "Extensive characterization was correlated with the activity study by investigating the crystal structures , morphologies , porosities , surfaces , and electrochemical properties .


Wed Sep 10, 2014

News Times

Bethel teacher wins award

She's taught kindergarteners and third-graders and most recently coached sixth- to eighth-grade teachers at Bethel Middle School . But whatever role she's in, she takes pride in being an advocate for her students.


Related Topix: Bethel, CT

The Day

Man faces federal charges connected to bomb threat at UConn

A Wethersfield man charged by police last week for his role in a bomb threat made to the University of Connecticut is now facing federal charges alleging he was part of a group of Microsoft Xbox gamers who made a series of threats to other schools and locations throughout the U.S. Matthew Tollis, 21, was arrested Wednesday on a federal criminal complaint charging him with participating in at least six "swatting" incidents that occurred earlier this year in Connecticut and other states, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. "Swatting," as described by federal officials, is "the act of making a hoax call to any emergency service to elicit an emergency response based on the false report of an ongoing critical incident."


Related Topix: Wethersfield, CT, The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Willimantic, CT