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The significant impact of loneliness on wellbeing

The significant impact of loneliness on wellbeing

What’s worse for you: smoking 15 cigarettes a day or feeling lonely? According to Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad from Brigham Young University, chronic loneliness can be just as detrimental to an individual’s well-being as several other more widely recognized health concerns, including a lack of physical activity, the use of tobacco products, and even air pollution.

Staff voice preference for president with academic background at forum

Staff voice preference for president with academic background at forum

The comments given at the staff open forum with the University of Connecticut presidential search firm focused on the importance of the future president’s ability to fit in with the university’s culture and navigate tough financial times for the state. More than a dozen staff members attended the forum held in the Dodd Center Wednesday morning.

The bitter truth about chocolate and child labor

“The Hidden Costs of Chocolate: How Child Labor Became a Human Rights Crisis” opened on Tuesday afternoon in the Thomas J. Dodd Center. The exhibition’s narrative of corporate greed, consumerism and human suffering is delivered through graphic posters displaying shocking statistics, historical information, forms of advocacy and the photographs of activist and filmmaker Robin Romano.

UConn to hold fee proposal town halls today

UConn to hold fee proposal town halls today

The University of Connecticut is holding open forums regarding student fee rates for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, according to an email sent out Friday by Scott Jordan, UConn’s Chief Financial Officer. The forums will be held at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Dodd Center Konover Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

The forums will allow for students and faculty to ask questions regarding the proposed fees, according to the email.

Trevor Noah talk on race and ethnicity livestreamed to college campuses

Trevor Noah talk on race and ethnicity livestreamed to college campuses

The University of Connecticut organized a student-led watch-party for “Get With the Times,” a conversation between comedian and host of “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah and New York Times journalist John Eligon on race and identity under the Trump administration.

MIT Professor lectures On European animal breeding, resurrecting aurochs

MIT Professor lectures On European animal breeding, resurrecting aurochs

For centuries, Europeans have hunted, collected and bred animals in pursuit of symbolic nobility and power, said Harriet Ritvo, a professor of history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, during the University of Connecticut’s Edwin Way Teale lecture on nature and the environment at the Dodd Center.