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  • Rebecca Puhl quoted in UConn Today, and interviewed by MeasureRadio
    Professor Rebecca Puhl was quoted in a UConn Today article, Weight Stigma Doesn’t Discriminate. Weight stigma is just as common among sexual minority adults as among heterosexual adults. Read the article. Also, the podcast The Measure of Everyday Life recently interviewed Rebecca Puhl on the topic of communication about obesity, and the impact of weight […]
    Posted on November 11, 2019
  • Sarah McKee receives award for master’s thesis work from APHA
    Sarah McKee, HDFS doctoral student, received the Outstanding Student Abstract Award for her abstract, “Pilot Testing the Wellness School Assessment Tool for the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model” at the American Public Health Association.  This project was in collaboration with Professor Marlene Schwartz.
    Posted on November 6, 2019
  • Steven Wisensale Retires After 35 Years
    This past Spring, long-time HDFS professor Steve Wisensale retired after 35 years of teaching at UConn. During his time in HDFS, Wisensale held many important roles, including Acting Dean of the School of Family Studies. During his tenure he received three Fulbright Fellowships, allowing him to teach and study family policy and aging in Germany, […]
    Posted on November 5, 2019
  • Undergraduate Student Starts Non-Profit
    This summer, Seliana Seradieu (an HDFS senior) and her sister, Smana, started a non-profit agency. Change for Haitian Youth is a New York based 501(c)(3) operating in Haiti, whose mission is to improve the lives of Haitian students with a main focus on education. Seliana and Smana were both born and raised in Haiti and wanted to find a way to […]
    Posted on November 5, 2019
  • Caitlin Lombardi’s article selected for Editor’s Choice Award
    Assistant Professor Caitlin Lombardi’s article was selected for the 2017 Editor’s Choice Award for the Journal of Cognition and Development. The award was announced at the October 2019 Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society. Article: Casey, B. M., Lombardi, C. M., Pollock, A., Fineman, B., & Pezaris, E. (2017). Girls’ spatial skills and arithmetic […]
    Posted on November 4, 2019
  • Beth Russell’s research featured in UConn Today
    Associate Professor Beth Russell’s research with colleagues in Social Work and Psychology, targeting substance abuse through Emotion Regulation interventions, was featured in UConn Today
    Posted on October 31, 2019