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July 2022

Corpse flower

What’s that smell? Corpse flower blooms at Eastern

One of the world’s most peculiar flowering plants bloomed this week at Eastern Connecticut State University. Amorphophallus titanium, popularly known as “corpse flower” for its...

Posted on July 27, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Max Turner, Aspen Ben Azulay, and Vania Perez Gordillo

3 student papers awarded by Latin American and Caribbean Studies program
Papers investigate immigration and sexual diversity

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies program recognized three students in its 2022 annual Student Paper Awards. History major Max Turner ’22 won the top prize, whereas Sociology major...

Posted on July 26, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Police Chief Stephen Tavares speaking at podium

Eastern police dedicate Chief Edward Casey memorial

The Department of Public Safety dedicated the Chief Edward Casey memorial to its new location on July 13 at the Eastern police department. Chief Casey was a member of the Windham Special Police...

Posted on July 26, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

Scuba diving in the Bahamas

Bio researchers study little-known coral disease in The Bahamas

Biochemistry major Sydney DeNoncour accompanied Biology Professor Joshua Idjadi on a research trip in the Bahamas to study a rapidly spreading disease that is affecting Caribbean coral reefs....

Posted on July 20, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

WPKN radio logo

Eastern students, faculty produce WPKN documentary: 'The Greatest Radio Station in the World'

A faculty-student team from Eastern Connecticut State University produced a documentary on the legendary Bridgeport-based radio station WPKN-FM (89.5 FM). Titled “The Greatest Radio Station...

Posted on July 19, 2022 by Dwight Bachman


A Mentor in College and Career
Professor Tasneem guides first-generation students into computer science careers

Eastern faculty are known for developing close mentorships with students, helping them to master subject matter and even find success in the workplace after graduating. A classic example is Sarah...

Posted on July 13, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Harmony Zhao

Harmony Zhao participates in Yale summer research project

Health Sciences major Harmony Zhao ’24 is participating in an eight-week project at Yale University’s Public Health Summer Research Program (SREEH). The National Institutes of Health...

Posted on July 12, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Ryan-Custer split screen

English alumni collaborate on ‘cutting-edge’ writing studies book

Two Eastern alumni — Holly Ryan ’01 (formerly Holly Mandes) of Pawcatuck and Jason Custer ’11 of Vernon — have recently made a major contribution to the discipline of...

Posted on July 07, 2022 by Dwight Bachman

Waterbury Promise

Eastern partners with Waterbury Promise
Partnership matches scholarships for Waterbury students

Eastern Connecticut State University is the first Connecticut State University (CSU) to partner with Waterbury Promise, Inc. to provide increased financial aid to students residing in Waterbury....

Posted on July 07, 2022 by Amanda Irwin

LEC cups and NCAAA trophy

Eastern Warriors top Little East Conference in athletics and academics
Student-athletes win consecutive LEC Commissioner’s and Presidents’ Cups

Following the success of its NCAA Division III national championship baseball team, the Warriors at Eastern Connecticut State University concluded the 2021-22 academic year winning the Little East...

Posted on July 06, 2022 by Michael Rouleau