UConn

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The University of Connecticut generates $5.3 billion a year in economic activity in the state. That’s according to an analysis just released by the school.  

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The University of Connecticut could become home to the first driverless-vehicle testing facility on the East Coast.

The Hartford Business Journal reports there is a proposal to transform UConn’s campus in Mansfield, and the abandoned Bergin Correctional Institution across the street, into an autonomous-vehicle testing facility. 

The paper reports a prospective investor has tentatively offered up to $20 million to build the test center. 

UConn officials say they aren’t backing the project yet, but will consider it. 

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A group of genetically engineered super-strong mice from Connecticut are headed to space. Their mission? Study a new therapy to prevent muscle loss.

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The President of the University of Connecticut says he has expedited the search for a cultural diversity officer in response to a recent racial incident on campus.

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Video games often get a bad rap for isolating young people. However, they might be an effective treatment for older adults with depression. Scientists from several universities, including the University of Connecticut, are investigating.

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