| Oct 24, 2010
Lifeguard Sam Allison poked and pinched. He shouted at the man whose 238-pound body was wedged between a treadmill and elliptical machine in the fitness room at Cornerstone Aquatics Center.
The man's face was tinged blue, and the lone signs of life...
| Jul 21, 2009
Ever since she cloned a molecule early in her career, Linda Shapiro has had a mission: Figure out what it does.
So she spent years in the lab, explored its development, conferred with other researchers — anything to find the function of the...
| Feb 14, 2009
A skeptical state lawmaker and the president of the University of Connecticut squared off Friday over the controversial system of "double-dipping" that uses short-term contracts to pay retired professors who are already receiving pensions.
In his first...
| Jun 24, 2009
Although he was given a sterling performance review, University of Connecticut President Michael Hogan turned down a raise and a performance bonus Tuesday, noting that faculty and staff had agreed to give up raises, as well.
This is the second year Hogan...
| May 8, 2010
The University of Connecticut scored a victory this week when legislators approved a $362 million plan to revamp and expand the UConn Health Center and fund health initiatives involving other area hospitals.
On Friday, officials from three hospitals...
| Jun 21, 2010
It can happen while you're hauling boxes to the attic, gardening in the yard or even sitting in front of a computer too long.
Back pain: It's one of the most common medical problems in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health....
| Jun 26, 2010
| 6:20 AM
— Pilot Jeff Capek reaches to his right and begins to turn the wheel at his hip that controls the angle and elevation of Snoopy One, the MetLife blimp that floats tranquilly over so many major sporting events.
The blimp — airship, actually ...
| Jul 12, 2010
University of Connecticut researchers have launched a study to determine whether a new method of treating post-traumatic stress disorder could help veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
The U.S. Justice Department has given the UConn Health Center a...
| Feb 1, 2010
Steven Hayes, who apparently tried to kill himself Sunday with a drug overdose, was taken to the hospital after prison guards found him unconscious.
Jury selection in Hayes' trial at Superior Court in New Haven on charges that he killed a mother and...
| Jan 10, 2010
A high school student from Rocky Hill was killed and at least two other students were seriously injured Saturday when a school bus carrying 16 gifted math and science students to a robotics competition crashed though a highway guardrail and down an...
| Jun 21, 2001
Will Graustein describes himself as a "fair-weather runner" who avoids exercising in brutal heat. On the other hand, he finds he competes pretty well in crummy weather, from blizzards to heat waves.
Graustein, 40, of Harwinton, is president of the...