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New BS in Data Science Program Launched

Offered through the Department of Mathematics, the new in-demand data science major will build upon the minor in data science that the University began offering in 2019. The data science program provides rigorous training in computational mathematics, statistical methods, as well as best practices in data visualization.   

The program offers a computer science/mathematics track that emphasizes theoretical coding and mathematical modeling skills, and a business track that focuses on applied analytical skills, enabling students to select the one that best meets their career goals. Students who earn a data science degree start careers as data engineers, data analysts, data architects, or business intelligence specialist to help businesses and organizations make informed decisions or solve complex problems.  

Philosophy Program Offers New Concentration in Social Justice

The BA in Philosophy program has a new concentration in Philosophy and Social Justice that draws on courses offered in the minors in Africana studies, environmental studies, as well as gender and sexuality studies. The curriculum synthesizes applied and theoretical frameworks for social justice. Students learn about the causes of inequality and injustice as well as how to apply moral and political philosophy to these issues. 


New Minor in Cybersecurity

The Department of Computing Sciences offering a new minor in cybersecurity that can be combined with existing majors in computer science, computer engineering (CETA), computer science and engineering, and multimedia web design and development. The importance of cybersecurity is growing as society becomes more reliant on technology and companies are charged with ensuring the security of their hardware, software, data, and networks.

Congratulations to Our A&S Award Recipients

Student Award Recipients

Juli Dajci '21, Politics & Government and Psychology, and Student Government Association president, is the recipient of the Belle K. Ribicoff Prize. It is awarded annually to an exemplary graduating senior who has demonstrated academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, originality of thought, and a commitment to extracurricular activities and community service. Read more.

Regents' Honors Awards

The Junior Regents Award is presented to juniors with the highest GPA

Camryn Butera '22, Biology

Emma Privitera '22, Politics & Government

Greta De Gasper '22, Psychology


The Senior Regents Award honors students with high academic achievement, and who have excelled in their research or creative projects and/or served the academic community.

Juli Dajci '21, Politics & Government, Psychology

Abigail Myers '21, Biochemistry


Graduate Regents' Awards

Sirette Vicenty – MA in Communication  

Mariam Beshara – PsyDin Clinical Psychology  

Solomon Elsner Award for a perfect 4.0 GPA for all four years:

Juli Dajci '21, Politics & Government, Psychology

Abigail Myers '21, Biochemistry

Brooke MacKinnon '21, Biology

Faculty Awards Recipients
Professor of English Benjamin Grossberg is the 2021 recipient of the Humphrey R. Tonkin Award for Scholarly and/ Artistic Creativity. Read more.
Professor of Communication Sundeep R. Muppidi is the 2021 recipient of the Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Award for Sustained Service to the University. Read more.

Student Success Stories

Skye Trotter

Internship Experience Prepared Skye Trotter '21 for Her Future

Skye Trotter ’21 is working as a digital marketing associate in Annapolis, Maryland, where she is handling marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) work for corporate law firm Frost Law. A communication major with an emphasis in public relations and advertising, Skye also has a minor in politics and government. 

 Yousuf Al-Abduladheem

Yousuf Al-Abduladheem '21 to Pursue Doctor of Pharmacy Degree

Yousuf is heading to the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Pharmacy. An international student from Jordan, he graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and minor in Chemistry. 

Rachel and Amanda Liang

Computing Sciences Department Prepares Sisters for Internships at Electric Boat

Not only do sisters Amanda '21 (right) and Rachel Liang '22 share an interest in Computing Sciences, they both worked as software engineer interns for General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut. Amanda is a computer science major interested in software design and development, while Rachel is a computer science and engineering major intent on a career in software development and the engineering side of electronics.

John Lamaita

Campus Involvement Enriches John Lamaita's Experience and Leads to Career

John Lamaita ’21 graduated with a degree in psychology from the College of Arts and Sciences and is headed to the University of Buffalo to pursue his master of education in higher education and student affairs. John was offered a graduate assistantship as an assistant residence hall director and says he took full advantage of getting involved on campus to develop his leadership skills.   

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Associate Professor of Politics and Government Jilda Aliotta discusses the life and legacy of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on NBC Connecticut.

More News from the College of Arts and Sciences

Yavana Ganesh '20 Lands Dream Job. Read more

Olaleye Onikuyide '20 Receives John G. Lee Award. Read more. 

Assistant Professor of Communication Adam Chiara's TV interview about advances in technology that make it difficult to spot fake social media videos appears nationwide. Watch the story here

Associate Professor Katharine Owens elected to serve as president-elect of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) Board, Read more.

Assistant Professor Abe Hefter has found a way to create an on-air studio with a virtual master control room "virtually." Read more

Cinema Students Host Online Film Festival, "Films in Isolation." Learn more

Biology and Chemistry Departments Donate PPE. Read more.

Inside the Press Box: UHart's Hands-On Sports Beat Course. Read more.

History Alumna Applies Research and Analytical Skills to Newman's Own Fellowship. Read more

Bonaparte Triplets Ready for Their Future. Read more

From Lab to Operating Room, Summer Experience Leads to Ideal Career Choice. Read more

Assistant Professor Adam Chiara's Op-ed Looks at How Changes at Facebook Can Impact Business. Read more

Associate Professor Katharine Owens Named Director of The Governor M. Jodi Rell Center for Public Service. Read more

Cinema and Digital Media and Journalism Students Film International Documentaries. Read more

New Minor in Data Science. Read more

Professors and Students are Researching the Role of Recovery Residences in the Opioid Problem in Northwest Connecticut. Read more.

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