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  • Yale professor with Los Angeles ties dies in police custody

    Yale professor with Los Angeles ties dies in police custody
    Police in New Haven, Conn., this week were investigating the death of a 34-year-old Yale professor while he was in jail over the weekend. Assistant English professor Samuel See -- a graduate of Cal State Bakersfield who also held a doctorate from UCLA...
  • Suspect in custody, weapons found after Connecticut campus scare

    Suspect in custody, weapons found after Connecticut campus scare
    For the second time in two weeks, a Connecticut university has been put on lockdown after officials received an alert about a possible gunman coming to campus. University of New Haven officials said Tuesday that a suspect was in custody and weapons...
  • Oxytocin boosts social acuity in children with autism, study indicates

    Oxytocin boosts social acuity in children with autism, study indicates
    Oxytocin, the "cuddle" hormone that makes mothers' milk flow, men faithful to their mates and even tough negotiators more trusting, also makes children with autism more attuned to social cues in others, a new study says. The study found that compared to...
  • Police: Connecticut student had AR-15, news clips on mass shootings

    Police: Connecticut student had AR-15, news clips on mass shootings
    A gun-carrying student who was arrested at the University of New Haven kept newspaper clippings about mass shootings in his home and a large ammunition cache in a padlocked bedroom, police said Wednesday. William Dong, 22, of Fairfield, Conn., was...
  • Grace Hopper, Amazing Grace of computer history, gets Google Doodle

    Grace Hopper, Amazing Grace of computer history, gets Google Doodle
    Grace Hopper, known as "the first lady of software," is celebrated for her computer genius, with a Google Doodle on what would have been her 107th birthday. The doodle would have been deeply appreciated by Grace Murray Hopper. She rose through the naval...
  • Colleges' Sexual Assault Responses Lacking

    Seven University of Connecticut women filed a Title IX discrimination complaint last week with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights alleging the university violated their rights when they reported being raped and sexually harassed...
  • Walk with dinosaurs -- or at least see them

    Walk with dinosaurs -- or at least see them
    In Georgia, in this land of cotton, Civil War battlefields, and big mess of traffic in Atlanta, it's hard to imagine that dinosaurs once roamed these hills of red clay millions of years ago. But roam, they did, something I didn't really learn until I...
  • Harvard, UMass: Two threats, two scares during finals week

    A pair of finals-week threats sent shivers through two Boston-area campuses Monday morning, adding to a seemingly ever-growing number of New England universities to face scares over the past two months. Four buildings on Harvard University's campus in...
  • More campuses lock down amid gun and bomb scares

    Alert: Unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on campus: Science Center, Thayer, Sever and Emerson. Evacuate those buildings now. Harvard University issued that warning Monday morning, and police swarmed the Cambridge, Mass., campus for several...
  • 15 Connecticut Arts Groups Receive NEA Grants

    The National Endowment for the Arts bestowed $360,000 to 15 Connecticut cultural organizations in the latest round of grant-giving. Those receiving a happy holiday are: Waterford’s Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for development of new plays...
  • A State Task Force Shows Eyewitness Testimony As Very Unreliable

    A State Task Force Shows Eyewitness Testimony As Very Unreliable
    In the last couple of years, Connecticut dramatically changed the way it handles eyewitness testimony. Research has raised doubts about the accuracy of eyewitnesses. Police are more cautious and prosecutors more wary of basing cases on one person's...
  • Firearm Violence: A Public Health Problem

    In the year since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, more than 11,161 people were killed with a firearm in the U.S., while an estimated 69,000 were shot and survived and 20,000 committed suicide with a firearm. Also, at least six...