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UConn Rated a "TOP 10" HDFS Graduate Program!

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  • Rachael Farina selected for scholarship award from UConn’s Women’s Center
    Graduate student Rachael Farina was selected for one of the 100 Years of Women Scholarship Awards for the 2021 – 2022 academic year from UConn’s Women’s Center.  The 100 Years of Women Scholarship fund was established in 1992 to honor a current UConn student or high school senior planning to enroll at UConn who, as […]
    Posted on April 12, 2021
  • Beth Russell  and Eva Lefkowitz quoted in CT Post
    Professor Beth Russell  and Professor Eva Lefkowitz quoted in an article in the CT Post on the importance of maintaining personal connections during the pandemic. Read the article here.
    Posted on April 5, 2021
  • Morica Hutchison, HDFS Graduate Student Spotlight, April 2021
    Morica Hutchinson, MA, HDFS Graduate Student   Morica (Rica) Hutchison is a prevention scientist and marital family therapist. She studies the connections between emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and mindfulness in community-based samples of youth and young adults deemed at-risk due to mental health and/or substance use diagnoses. Rica first discovered her passion for bolstering mental […]
    Posted on April 1, 2021
  • Alaina Brenick, HDFS Faculty Spotlight, April 2021
    Alaina Brenick, HDFS Associate Professor, UConn Hartford   Dr. Alaina Brenick is a scholar-activist dedicated to the interdisciplinary and translational approaches fundamental to the field of Human Development and Family Sciences. Drawing from social and developmental psychology, education, social work, and sociology, she is interested in identifying and examining individual, micro-, and macro-level factors that […]
    Posted on April 1, 2021
  • Stephen M. Gavazzi, HDFS Alumni Spotlight
    Stephen M. Gavazzi graduated in 1986 with his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy prior to completing his Family Studies doctorate in 1991. Upon graduation, he accepted a position at The Ohio State University, where he has remained for the past 30 years. For many years, Steve’s scholarship remained closely connected to two of […]
    Posted on March 29, 2021
  • Marlene Schwartz featured in UConn Today and
    Professor Marlene Schwartz was featured in UConn Today for her work developing a toolkit to support food banks and pantries to measure nutritional quality (read the article here).  Marlene was also featured in Bakery and in an article, Some of the Science Behind Our Snacking Habit (read the article here).
    Posted on March 29, 2021
  • Marlene Schwartz was featured on Food Issues
    Professor Marlene Schwartz was featured on Food Issues with Julie Relevant, Episode 001: Feeding Kids in 2021:
    Posted on March 22, 2021