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Pazameta eclipse

Astronomer explains 'awesome cosmic alignments'

Few astronomical phenomena are visible to the human eye, so when the two brightest objects in our sky align to produce an eclipse (and the weather cooperates), the performance amazes viewers today...

Posted on April 12, 2024 by Zoran Pazameta

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Students present in Wisconsin at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Eastern Connecticut State University sent eight students to the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire on April 13 to present their research findings at the National Conference for Undergraduate...

Posted on April 27, 2023 by Jack Jones

Shirzad Ahmadi

From wrestler to lecturer
Shirzad Ahmadi driven through life by wrestling

Eastern physical sciences lecturer Shirzad Ahmadi’s résumé looks like it could belong to three different people. He has been a wrestling coach at several universities in New...

Posted on October 11, 2022 by Noel Teter


Eastern's Sampson eyes asteroid headed for Earth

Two weeks ago, television news generated excitement and concern when it reported that a killer asteroid was going to hit Earth on Nov. 2, the day before Election Day. Election Day is going to be...

Posted on September 09, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

President Elsa Núñez with the 12th class of Eastern Fellows: Cody Guarnieri ’09, Larry Smith ’77 and Justin Piro ’05.

3 Alumni Inducted into Eastern Fellows Program

Eastern Connecticut State University inducted its 12th class of distinguished alumni into the Eastern Fellows Program on Oct. 23. Cody Guarnieri ’09 is a lawyer and partner with the law firm...

Posted on October 24, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Cross country coach Kathy Manizza and Professor Charlie Chatterton finish an early-morning lap.

11th Annual Poverty Awareness Marathon Benefits Shawn’s Cupboard

Eastern Connecticut State University held its 11th annual Poverty Awareness Marathon on Oct. 18. More than 100 members of the Eastern community ran and walked to raise awareness of poverty in...

Posted on October 18, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Bacholle and He Wrap up Fall Faculty Scholars Forum

Eastern faculty continue to showcase their scholarship on a wide range of research topics, which they share during lunch presentations at the Faculty Scholars Forum.

Posted on December 11, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Students pose in the cloud forest reserve

Students Study within Jungles of Costa Rica

On May 20, 14 Eastern Biology students and professors Patricia Szczys and Matthew Graham traveled to Costa Rica to conduct research in that country’s tropical forests.

Posted on August 15, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Professor Awarded Grant; Students Receive Scholarships from NASA

Eastern Connecticut State University Professor Brendan Cunningham received a grant from the NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium (CTSGC) for his research project “The Efficient Use of...

Posted on January 05, 2017 by Anthony LaPenna

Wickware Planetarium Presents Last Star Show for Fall Semester

The Wickware Planetarium at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its final show for the fall semester on Dec. 7. All planetarium shows are free of charge and open to the public. “Art...

Posted on December 11, 2015 by Christina Rossomando

Star Gazers Gather in the Wickware Planetarium

The Wickware Planetarium at Eastern Connecticut State University hosts educational shows three to four times during the fall semester.

Posted on September 25, 2015 by Christina Rossmando

Prolific Eastern Professors Give “Last Lectures”

Four prolific professors from Eastern Connecticut State University delivered “Last Lectures” at the end of the 2014–15 academic year. During their lectures, Timothy Swanson, James...

Posted on May 15, 2015 by Mike Rouleau

Last Planetarium Show of the Semester at Eastern

Sky watchers from Eastern Connecticut State University’s student body and staff, as well as members of the public, enjoyed the last of the entertaining and educational star shows that the...

Posted on April 28, 2015 by Kelsey Tuller

Exploring New Horizons with NASA

Planetary scientist Geronimo Villanueva discussed his research on the planet Mars with students and faculty at Eastern Connecticut State University on March 27.

Posted on March 27, 2015 by Kelsey Tuller

Spring Skies over Eastern at the Wickware Planetarium

Did you know the sun in our solar system has long-lost siblings? That’s one thing that the audiences at Eastern Connecticut State University’s Robert K. Wickware Planetarium learned...

Posted on February 24, 2015 by Kelsey Tuller