University of Connecticut

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 April 24, 2014

Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut - Scarcity of Helium

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.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut – Instant Poison Gas

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. 

  

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut – Dissolving Acids

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. 

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Dr. Ken Noll, University of Connecticut - Microbes and Methane

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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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed December 25, 2013

Dr. Ken Noll, University of Connecticut - Dickens and Glowing Bacteria

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.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut – The Usefulness of Fluorine

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater of the University of Connecticut explains how fluorine can be used to create useful new pharmaceuticals.

Nicholas Leadbeater is an associate professor of organic and inorganic chemistry at the University of Connecticut, where he heads the New Synthetic Methods Group. 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.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut – Molecular Gastronomy

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater of the University of Connecticut explores the cutting-edge chemistry of the modern fine dining experience.

Nicholas Leadbeater is an associate professor of organic and inorganic chemistry at the University of Connecticut, where he heads the New Synthetic Methods Group. 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.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater, University of Connecticut – Chemotherapy Drugs

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater of the University of Connecticut explains the biochemistry of highly targeted chemotherapy drugs.

Nicholas Leadbeater is an associate professor of organic and inorganic chemistry at the University of Connecticut, where he heads the New Synthetic Methods Group. 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.

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