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MAY 05, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Scientist asks Illinois residents to help track cicada swarm

Scientist asks Illinois residents to help track cicada swarm (AP) — A researcher from the University of Connecticut is asking southern Illinois residents to help document the 13-year swarm of cicadas that's expected to hit later this month.

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MAY 01, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Auditors: National Science Foundation suspends UConn grants

(AP) — Auditors say the National Science Foundation has frozen more than $2 million in grant money to the University of Connecticut after a foundation investigation found two UConn professors used grant money to buy products from their own company. The auditors say the two unnamed professors initiated $250,000 in purchases using foundation grant money to buy 15 acoustic modems ...

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APR 30, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Study: Global warming to push 1 in 13 species to extinction

University of Connecticut ecologist Mark Urban compiled and analyzed 131 peer-reviewed studies on species that used various types of computer simulations and found a general average extinction rate for the globe: 7.9 percent. At the moment, the extinction rate is relatively low, 2.8 percent, but it rises with more carbon dioxide pollution and warmer temperatures, Urban wrote. By the end ...

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APR 23, 2015 - Fox News

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UConn planning to spend $10 million to fix roof and peeling ceiling at Gampel Pavilion

The University of Connecticut is planning to spend $10 million to fix the roof and peeling ceiling of its 25-year-old Gampel Pavilion basketball arena.

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APR 23, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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UConn teams with Waterbury school to offer fine arts program

(AP) — The University of Connecticut is teaming up with at Waterbury magnet school to begin offering a fine arts program at its Waterbury campus. O'Leary says the program will allow graduates of the magnet school to pursue a college degree in fine arts without having to leave the city.

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