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The Academic Minute for 2015.5.11 - 5.15

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Catch up with The Academic Minute from 5.11- 5.15

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.5.11)

May 11, 2015

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.5.11 - 5.15)

 Monday, May 11
Jeff Sovern of St. John's University analyzes the complicated contracts we all sign.

Tuesday, May 12
Ryan Schacht of The University of Utah examines how our surroundings might dictate our reproductive desires.

Wednesday, May 13
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Heidi Newberg explores the size of our galaxy.

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The University of Connecticut’s Board of Trustees has approved a $115 million development plan to relocate its satellite campus in West Hartford to downtown Hartford.

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University of Connecticut police are investigating the discovery of a noose inside a construction site at the UConn Health Center in Farmington. Turner Construction issued a statement saying a worker found noose on Wednesday. 

The Academic Minute for 2015.2.16 - 2.20

Feb 20, 2015

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This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.02.16)

Feb 16, 2015

2015.02.16 - This Week on The Academic Minute

Monday, February 16
Ronald Mallett of UCONN celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Einstein's Theory of General Relativity by exploring the possibility of time travel.

Tuesday, February 17
Ian Hawes of The University of Canterbury profiles the work of his team as they survey the bottom of glaciers using underwater drones.

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A 42-year-old University of Connecticut dining hall worker who was spending the night at the school on storm duty has been found dead on a cot where he was sleeping.

School spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz says James Perkins of Ashford has been working at the school since 2003. He was found unresponsive Monday morning inside McMahon Hall, a dormitory with its own dining hall.

His body was turned over to the state medical examiner for an autopsy, but Reitz says foul play is not suspected.

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Trustees of the University of Connecticut have renewed President Susan Herbst's contract to June 2019, increasing her annual pay to $585,000 from $525,000. Annual raises and performance awards could bring her pay to more than $900,000 in four years.

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The University of Connecticut is moving forward with plans to build a new soccer stadium, thanks in large part to a pledge of $8 million from a former player.

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The University of Connecticut has banned three more Greek organizations for hazing, saying students were forced to eat pet food, bob for mini-bottles of alcohol from toilets and be partly or fully nude.

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