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Archive for January, 2015

Important Distinctions for SHARP Team Members

Two SHARP members have important achievements: (1) Mary Brisca has completed her honor’s thesis (focused on mass shootings in the U.S.) and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology! And (2) Ben White was awarded an IDEA grant to support his work on a SHARP project this summer (see

Congratulations both of you!

Alyssa Zabin Earns Important UConn Distinction

SHARP member Alyssa Zabin has been named a University Scholar (link here). During the 2015 cycle, Alyssa is one of only two psychology majors to be named and is the only sociology major named out of the 28 juniors newly named to be University Scholar. This program is one of the most prestigious programs for undergraduates at the University of Connecticut. Available to students from all of the University’s schools and colleges, the University Scholar Program allows students to design and pursue an in-depth research project and to craft an individualized plan of study that supports their intellectual interests during their final three semesters; University Scholars receive special recognition at commencement. Alyssa’s research project focuses on nurse’s health and is multi-disciplinary, highlighting the exchanges between individuals and their milieus exemplifying the best of SHARP (see more here).

Congratulations, Alyssa!