During her time at UConn, Associate Professor Annamaria Csizmadia has received 3 different grants for teaching (from the Honors Core Course Grant Competition; General Education Course Enhancement and the Provost’s Academic Mini-Grant Competition). In the past 5 years, she has taught 31 sections of 6 different courses, as well as supervising students in field experience, undergraduate and graduate research practicum, honors theses, and masters theses. In the words of one of her former students, “Dr. Csizmadia is a once in a lifetime professor. She has the ability to turn a classroom into a life changing experience that challenges and inspires her students to reach and achieve greatness. I know her teaching methods are only successful because of her! Her humanistic approach, supportive nature, her natural ability to provide clarity, and her enthusiasm for teaching is unbeatable. To all of her students, she is more than a professor. She is a motivator, a woman of inspiration, a mentor, an educator, and a friend. I feel that I write on behalf of all Dr.Csizmadia’s students when I say we want to express our unconditional support for Dr. Csizmadia’s nomination.”
HDFS Professor Rebecca Puhl was quoted in recent Huff Post article, 10 Everyday Ways to Foster A Healthy Body Image in Your Child
Two students graduated from our doctoral program in Fall 2018 – Dr. Hyeseong Kang and Dr. Courtney Lincoln. Currently, Hyeseong is a Team Manager of the Research and Evaluation Team at Dream Start in Korea. Courtney is a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University working with Dr. Matia Finn-Stevenson to evaluate the Mutt-i-gees Curriculum, a curriculum that teaches students social and emotional skills with the help of human-canine interaction. Congratulations to our graduates!
The podcast, Parsing Science recently interviewed Assistant Professor Laura Mauldin on the topic of whether “coming out” could be a useful analogy for the process of coming to identify as Deaf. Watch the podcast here.
Associate Professor Alaina Brenick received a grant titled, Development and evaluation of a school-based intervention program to promote a sense of belonging, well-being, and achievement amongst culturally diverse students from the Antrag auf eine Kooperationsförderung, “KoUP 1” zur Förderung von Kooperationen mit Universitäten in den Schwerpunktregionen USA und Russland (Grant to Promote Cooperation with Universities in Priority Regions of the USA and Russia), Potsdam University.
The grant is a collaboration between Drs. Maja K. Schachner and Linda Juang of Potsdam University, Germany, Adriana Umaña-Taylor, Harvard University, USA, and Alaina Brenick, University of Connecticut, USA. Congratulations Alaina!
Congratulations to HDFS doctoral students Carmen Britton, Courtney Lincoln, and Hyeseong Kang, who were each awarded a Spring 2018 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Graduate School!
Hyeseong Kang, HDFS doctoral student, was selected as UConn’s Graduate Student Intern of the Year by the Center for Career Development.
In addition, Jennifer Dealy was awarded second runner-up in the same competition. Congratulations to both students!