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Susan Herbst

Entries by Susan Herbst

Quick and Dirty Advice for Soon-to-Be College Students and Their Anxious Parents

(1) Comments | Posted April 30, 2012 | 9:31 AM

As May approaches, many in the academic world are thinking about conclusions: finals will soon begin and end, the semester is coming to a close and students are graduating and moving on.

No doubt, high school seniors will be thinking the same thing in June as they prepare to...

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What Do Professors Do, Anyway?

(31) Comments | Posted April 4, 2012 | 2:07 PM

On March 23, the Washington Post ran an op-ed by David Levy, a former chancellor at the New School University, asking: "Do college professors work hard enough?" He suggests that faculty at non-research institutions don't put in enough hours for the pay they receive. Not surprisingly, this created...

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UConn's Role in Shaping the Future of Medicine

(3) Comments | Posted March 23, 2012 | 10:42 AM

Imagine a world in which doctors can take your DNA profile, combine it with basic information about you -- such as your weight and whether or not you're a smoker -- and create a model that would not only predict how likely you are to develop any given health condition,...

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