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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri February 20, 2015

The Academic Minute for 2015.2.16 - 2.20

Catch up with The Academic Minute from 2.16 - 2.20

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon February 16, 2015

This Week on The Academic Minute (2015.02.16)

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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New England News
3:11 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

Dining Hall Worker On Storm Duty Found Dead At UConn

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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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New England News
4:18 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

UConn Renews Herbst Contract With Pay Raises

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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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New England News
4:47 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

UConn Announces $8 Million Gift For Soccer Stadium

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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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New England News
4:08 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

UConn Bans 3 More Greek Organizations Over Hazing

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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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New England News
8:22 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

UConn Board Approves $1.2 Billion Budget

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The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a $1.18 billion budget for the next fiscal year.

The budget represents a 4.6 percent increase in spending over 2014 levels and includes a previously approved tuition hike of 6.5 percent.

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.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Dr. Peter Turchin, UConn - Cliodynamic Models of History

Can math be used to better understand history?

Peter Turchin, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Connecticut, is doing just that through complex mathematical algorithms.

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New England News
8:26 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

UConn Professor Retires Amid Disciplinary Probe

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A University of Connecticut music professor who faced being fired amid allegations of misconduct with students and child sexual abuse has retired with a nearly $69,000 annual pension.

UConn officials said Wednesday that Robert Miller exercised his right to retire before disciplinary proceedings concluded. His retirement took effect April 1.

A message seeking comment was left for Miller on Wednesday. He hasn't been charged with any crime.

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New England News
5:16 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

UConn Drops Sorority After Hazing Investigation

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The University of Connecticut has revoked the registration and recognition of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority after a hazing investigation.

A UConn sophomore alleged that the sorority took her and others to a fraternity house in March and forced them to commit humiliating acts, including being told to lie on the floor and pretend to "sizzle like bacon." She said she was then pressured to drink alcohol to the point of passing out.

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