Inside May ’16
Faculty Feature Among Angels Stormy Chamberlain is a new breed of scientist unafraid to let her research subjects have names and faces — and families. Chamberlain invites children with Angelman syndrome and their families into her lab to meet the students working with her to research the single-gene disorder. It is a surprisingly happy day.
Research Feature Black Hats, Cyber Bots, Zombies, and You UConn’s Stealthy Cybersecurity Lab Is Beating Computer Hackers At Their Own Game Cyberattacks come in all shapes and sizes and expert say it’s just a matter of time before they pose real threats to each of us. Fortunately, this crack team of cybersecurity specialists is working to protect our information.
Faculty Feature Rock On A geology professor digs up some rock wall history that takes us on a geological walking tour of the Storrs campus. Robert M. Thorson is crazy about stone walls. He spent years trying to dig up proof that former University president Homer Babbidge shared that love — and along the way found evidence of UConn’s first recorded student protests.
Faculty Feature Gina Barreca on Writing The English professor and humorist discusses writing about those we love, and shares an excerpt from her new book: If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse? Gina Barreca’s latest book is as funny and forthright as her previous memoirs. But this one, she says, is even more personal and more revealing.
Feature Feature How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying Making it to the next management level may have a lot more to do with your EQ than your IQ. Taking on new responsibilities that require on-the-job learning can push young managers out of their comfort zones, which is when an individual’s EQ comes into play, says Yuntao Dong, assistant professor of management in the School of Business.
Alumni Questions For... Stu Rothenberg ’77 Ph.D The premier politico recently talked with UConn Magazine about the 2016 presidential election campaign. Stu Rothenberg ’77 Ph.D. is the founding editor and publisher of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report, a nonpartisan newsletter covering U.S. politics, and a regular columnist for Roll Call, Capitol Hill’s premier newspaper. He is one of the most respected political analysts in Washington, and has served as an election night analyst for PBS, CBS News, and CNN.
Alumni Kudos Fine Arts Grad Wins Marshall Scholarship Antonio Campelli ’15 is One of the Highly Select 32. As the fourth Marshall recipient in UConn history — and the 10th finalist since the 2005–2006 academic year — Campelli joins an impressive lineup of students who have gained the attention of the Marshall selection committee.
Students Student Perspective Vincent Turnier ’19 For this freshman engineering student from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, UConn is a land of opportunity Turnier wants to take everything he learns back to Haiti to help people there. He says of the things he’s studying: “Engineering is to accomplish my dream. Agriculture is to help people.”