University of Connecticut http://wamc.org en UConn Board Approves $1.2 Billion Budget http://wamc.org/post/uconn-board-approves-12-billion-budget <p>The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a $1.18 billion budget for the next fiscal year.</p><p>The budget represents a 4.6 percent increase in spending over 2014 levels and includes a previously approved tuition hike of 6.5 percent.</p><p>The budget allows for the hiring of 61 new faculty members, part of a plan approved in 2011 to add almost 300 positions by 2016. The school says the hiring will make classes more available and allow more students to graduate in four years.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:22:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 93470 at http://wamc.org UConn Board Approves $1.2 Billion Budget Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut - Scarcity of Helium http://wamc.org/post/dr-nicholas-leadbeater-university-connecticut-scarcity-helium <p>You may be surprised to learn of the widespread uses of helium.</p><p>Nicholas Leadbeater, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Connecticut, details the wide application of this chemical element and explains why its days of filling party balloons may be coming to an end.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 88406 at http://wamc.org Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut - Scarcity of Helium Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut – Instant Poison Gas http://wamc.org/post/dr-nicholas-leadbeater-university-connecticut-instant-poison-gas <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater of the University of Connecticut concludes his three-day examination of the chemistry of the show Breaking Bad. Leadbeater concludes the series with an examination of one of Walter White’s Greatest Escapes.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 84301 at http://wamc.org Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut – Instant Poison Gas Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut – Dissolving Acids http://wamc.org/post/dr-nicholas-leadbeater-university-connecticut-dissolving-acids <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater of the University of Connecticut continues his examination of the chemistry of the show Breaking Bad. Today he discusses Walter White's use of acids to make evidence disappear.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 84300 at http://wamc.org Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut – Dissolving Acids Dr. Ken Noll, University of Connecticut - Microbes and Methane http://wamc.org/post/dr-ken-noll-university-connecticut-microbes-and-methane <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Ken Noll of the University of Connecticut reveals the process of methane production by microbes in woodland ponds.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 82372 at http://wamc.org Dr. Ken Noll, University of Connecticut - Microbes and Methane Dr. Ken Noll, University of Connecticut - Dickens and Glowing Bacteria http://wamc.org/post/dr-ken-noll-university-connecticut-dickens-and-glowing-bacteria <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Ken Noll of the University of Connecticut explains why Charles Dickens makes a descriptive reference to a glowing lobster.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 80409 at http://wamc.org Dr. Ken Noll, University of Connecticut - Dickens and Glowing Bacteria Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut – The Usefulness of Fluorine http://wamc.org/post/dr-nicholas-leadbeater-university-connecticut-usefulness-fluorine <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater of the University of Connecticut explains how fluorine can be used to create useful new pharmaceuticals.<br /> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 40082 at http://wamc.org Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut – The Usefulness of Fluorine Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut – Molecular Gastronomy http://wamc.org/post/dr-nicholas-leadbeater-university-connecticut-molecular-gastronomy <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater of the University of Connecticut explores the cutting-edge chemistry of the modern fine dining experience.<br /> Fri, 11 May 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 38203 at http://wamc.org Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut – Molecular Gastronomy Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut – Chemotherapy Drugs http://wamc.org/post/dr-nicholas-leadbeater-university-connecticut-chemotherapy-drugs <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater of the University of Connecticut explains the biochemistry of highly targeted chemotherapy drugs.</p><p>Nicholas Leadbeater is an associate professor of organic and inorganic chemistry at the University of Connecticut, where he heads the <a href="http://chemistry.uconn.edu/leadbeater/index.html">New Synthetic Methods Group</a>. Leadbeater and the NSMG research cleaner and more efficient methods for creating synthetic materials. Dr. Leadbeater holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he was a research fellow until 1999.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 35731 at http://wamc.org Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut – Chemotherapy Drugs