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2009-03-25 14:17:45

The Connecticut men's basketball program may have violated NCAA rules in its 2008 recruitment of highly talented guard Nate Miles, officials said. After a six-month investigation, Yahoo! Sports said Miles was provided with lodging, meals and transportation by Josh Nochimson -- a professional agent and a former UConn student manager. The Yahoo! report also said former UConn assistant coach Tom Moore made 27 calls to people close to Miles in December 2006. NCAA regulations permit just one call...

2008-11-01 09:00:17

National trends indicate that higher percentages of students enrolled in K-12 schools will be from communities underserved by the public educational system. This growing population of students is less likely to graduate from high school, enroll in post-secondary education and complete a college degree.* As such, Travelers (NYSE:TRV) today announced its newest Education Access Initiative partnership with the University of Connecticut. Bill Bloom, Travelers executive vice president of insurance...

2008-08-04 12:01:30

A 12-year-old boy says he is thankful to the University of Connecticut for agreeing to let him earn a liberal arts degree despite his age. Colin Carlson said university officials came to his rescue after officials at Connecticut College overruled a deal that would have allowed the young boy to have an affiliation to an academic house while he sought his degree, The Hartford (Conn.) Courant said Monday. They've made an incredible difference for me and helped me find who I am academically,...

2008-01-06 06:00:19

By Ann Marie Somma, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jan. 6--WATERBURY -- -- Before students in UConn's master's degree nursing program at Naugatuck Valley Community College hit the books Saturday, there was a ceremony symbolizing the healing and spiritual role of their chosen field. "Blessed be these hands that will provide relief from pain and suffering. ... Blessed be these hands that will lessen anxiety," Jim Furlong, a lay chaplain with the Archdiocese of Hartford, prayed in a...

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2006-05-25 08:07:58

GROTON, Conn. (AP) - A blob-like creature is invading Long Island Sound and posing a threat to its lobsters and other shellfish, University of Connecticut scientists say. The researchers say they have found colonies of invasive sea squirts, blob-shaped animals that reproduce easily, on the floor of the sound. They believe this variety of sea squirt, known as didemnum, arrived on the hulls of ships from Asia. They have no known predators. "This thing has the potential for causing...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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