Month: May 2016

Congratulations to this year’s REP winners!

Big congratulations to our three faculty members that were awarded in this year’s Research Excellence Program at UConn! The awarded projects are listed below:

Richard Christenson, PI, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet, Co-PI, Anthropology
William Ouimet, Co-PI, Geography & Center for Integrative
Creating New Opportunities for International Research in
Disaster Science


Gideon Hartman, PI, Anthropology
Margaret Rubega, Co-PI, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Where Have All the Birds Gone? Using Stable Isotopes to Solve
the Mysterious Decline in Migratory Insectivorous Bird


Alexia Smith, PI, Anthropology
Examining the Modern and Ancient Morphological and Genetic
Diversity of Grape in Armenia


Jay Schensul received an honorary doctorate from NC State Uni

Jay Schensul, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota) is an affiliate of our Anthropology program. On May 7, 2016 she received one of the three honorary doctorates bestowed by North Carolina State University at their commencement ceremony. She is also the 2010 recipient of the Bronislaw Malinowski Career Award given annually by the Society for Applied Anthropology of which she was President from 1995 to 1997. Jay has a long career as a community leader and an applied anthropologist in Hartford with both the Hispanic Health Council and the Institute for Cultural Research, which she founded. We celebrate this recent honor and her many achievements and contributions to medical anthropology at UConn!
Jay Schensul