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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. 

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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'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.

You may be surprised to learn of the widespread uses of helium.

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.

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. 

  

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. 

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Ken Noll of the University of Connecticut reveals the process of methane production by microbes in woodland ponds. 

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