Since 1999, UConn's FYE program has offered courses and services that foster student success, development, transition, and leadership. Through our course offerings, first and second year students at the University study and engage in exploration, learning, and research in small 19 seat seminar sections.
FYE course offerings are taught by instructors drawn from departments and colleges throughout the university system who are assisted by undergraduate peer mentors and graduate leaders, allowing our courses to become collaborative, community-based offerings for active and experiential learning.
Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs CampusOak Hall 108
Are you interested in research but not sure how to get started? Join us to identify your goals for your participation in research and to develop a strategy for pursuing research opportunities at UConn and beyond.
For more information, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Research website: http://ugradresearch.uconn.edu.
Friday, September 23rd, 2016
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs CampusLAUREL HALL Room 101
Friday, September 23 / 4pm
LAUREL HALL Room 101
The Hundred-Year Flood by MATTHEW SALESSES / Q&A
Co-sponsored by Asian/Asian American Studies Institute and the Creative Writing Program at the University of Connecticut
Open to the Public
MATTHEW SALESSES is the author of the novel The Hundred-Year Flood (Little A/Amazon Publishing), an Amazon Bestseller, Best Book of September, and Kindle First pick; an Adoptive Families Best Book of 2015; a Millions Most Anticipated of 2015; a Thought Catalog Essential Contemporary Book by an Asian American Writer; and a Best Book of the season at Buzzfeed, Refinery29, and Gawker, among others. Forthcoming are a new novel, The Murder of the DoppelgÃ¤nger (Little A, 2018), and a collection of essays, Own Story (Little A, 2019). His previous books include Iâm Not Saying, Iâm Just Saying (Civil Coping Mechanisms), Different Racisms: On Stereotypes, the Individual, and Asian American Masculinity (Thought Catalog Books), and The Last Repatriate (Nouvella).
Matthew was adopted from Korea and has written about adoption, race, and parenting for NPR Code Switch, The New York Times Motherlode, Salon, The Toast, The Millions, The Rumpus, the Center for Asian American Media, and The Good Men Project, among others. His fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, Witness, West Branch, PEN/Guernica, and many others.
Matthew has received the Inprint Marion Barthelme Prize in creative writing and service, as well as fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writersâ Conference, Glimmer Train, Mid-American Review, [PANK], HTMLGIANT, IMPAC, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from Emerson College, and he is Cambor Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Houston, where he also teaches. In 2015, he was named one of 32 Essential Asian American Writers by Buzzfeed.
Matthew has served as Fiction Editor of The Good Men Project, Editor-in-Chief of Redivider Journal, and Online Fiction Editor of Gulf Coast. He is currently the Web Editor of Pleiades and serves on the boards of Green Mountains Review and Machete (an imprint of The Ohio State University Press). He has taught for the Writers @ Work and Boldface writing conferences and Inprint, Writespace, and Grub Street, both in the classroom and online.
Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs CampusLaurel Hall 108
Are you interested in research but not sure how to get started? Join us to identify your goals for your participation in research and to develop a strategy for pursuing research opportunities in the STEM fields at UConn and beyond.
For more information, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Research website (http://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/).