News & Announcements

UConn Rated a "TOP 10" HDFS Graduate Program!

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  • Rebecca Puhl interviewed in articles in Diabetic Living and HR Dive
    Professor Rebecca Puhl was interviewed in the article Overcoming Weight Hate for the summer issue of the magazine Diabetic Living, and interviewed in an article on legislation to address weight discrimination for HR Dive (read the article here).
    Posted on September 17, 2019
  • Alumna Jill Berquist establishes coaching service
    Alumna Jill (Leider) Berquist, BA 1984 (HDFR), worked for over ten years as a recruiting director with Accenture. Subsequently, Jill founded Berquist Coaching Services, LLC in 1997.  For 21 years she has served clients nationally, working with executive leaders and their teams to uncover and leverage their unique brilliance to bring about meaningful and sustainable […]
    Posted on August 26, 2019
  • Laura Donorfio receives Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
    Congratulations are in order for Associate Professor Laura Donorfio, who in October will receive the Faculty Excellence in Teaching Awards (Undergraduate Level) as part of the UConn Alumni Faculty Excellence Awards.  This is a university-wide award and a huge accomplishment – and is on top of the two teaching awards that Laura received from CLAS […]
    Posted on August 26, 2019
  • Kate Dibble accepted for a postdoctoral fellowship
    Congratulations to Kate Dibble (current doctoral student), who was recently accepted for a postdoctoral fellowship into Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in cancer epidemiology, prevention, and control starting in September 2020.
    Posted on August 20, 2019
  • Alumna Shana Rackmill recently hired as school social worker
    Alumna Shana Rackmill, BA 2004, served as both the HDFS Undergraduate Committee president and treasurer while an undergraduate at UConn.  She received an MSW from Boston University in 2006, and has worked as a Clinical Director for the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Children and Families group homes in the Boston area.  […]
    Posted on August 7, 2019
  • Alumna Constanza Cabello begins position at Framingham State Univ
    Alumna Constanza Cabello, BA 2008, received her masters from CCSU and an EdD from Northeastern.  After prior positions at University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Bryant University, and Stonehill College, she will soon begin a position as Framingham State University’s first ever vice president for diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. Learn more about her here.
    Posted on July 30, 2019