Month: October 2014

Looking for Private Funding? Try Foundation Direct

All current UConn faculty, students, and staff now have access to Foundation Directory Online (FDO). Covering 28 broad fields of interest ranging from agriculture to youth development, FDO provides information on U.S. based private and corporate foundations that fund national and international projects. The database includes information on each foundation’s application process, the number and amounts of grants given each year, recently awarded grants and their recipients, geographic focus, specified areas of interest, and more.  Additional content includes links to foundation websites, recently filed IRS 990 forms, listings of recently announced RFPs and Foundation Center newsletters.

Search FDO by grantmaker name, geographic region, fields of interest, recipient type, support type (fellowships, scholarships, research grants, travel awards etc.), grant amount, and names of trustees and officers. To learn more, go to:

Foundation Directory Online is jointly funded by the Office of the Vice President for Researchthe UConn Foundation, and the UConn Libraries.

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Paul Roberts “The Impulse Society” at UCHI

Paul Roberts – Award-winning journalist

Impulse Society“The Impulse Society”

 November 10, 2014

4:00-6:00 pm

Location:  UConn Co-op Bookstore at Storrs Center

Book signing will follow talk

Sponsored by the Humanities Institute and the Honors Program









Journalist Paul Roberts visited Google’s Cambridge, MA office to discuss his book, “The Impulse Society”.







Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone at UCONN

Oliver StoneThe UConn Humanities Institute &

the Department of History

invite you to join us for  an afternoon with

Oscar-winning director  Oliver Stone

& Historian Peter Kuznick

Saturday, October 18, 2014

2:00-4:00 pm,

Laurel Hall room #101

(University of Connecticut, Storrs Campus)

“The Untold History of the United States”

A panel discussion will follow

Check our photos of the event

Philosopher Peter Singer at UConn, Thursday, October 9th, at 7:00 pm

Eminent philosopher Peter Singer will be joining us to kick off our UConn Reads programming next week.

“No Dilemma for Vegans: A Response to Pollan”

Thursday, October 9th, at 7:00 pm, at the Jorgensen Center

The Jorgensen will be open at 6:00 pm for classes only and 6:30 for the general public.

Tickets are not required: this event is free and open to the public.

The UConn Reads Steering Committee would like to encourage faculty to require their classes to attend this event.  Interested faculty can reserve priority seating for their classes by emailing in the Provost’s Office as soon as possible.  We will have a check-in desk set up in the Jorgensen lobby, and faculty are welcome to email a class roster to Kathy McDermott to facilitate student check-in.
Many thanks are due to JC Beall for reaching out to Professor Singer, and to the co-sponsors for this event: Dining Services, the Human Rights Institute, Office of the Provost, Office of Global Affairs, Philosophy Department, and Humanities Institute.