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Tuesday, March 3: University Closing at 7 p.m.

Due to expected storm conditions, the University will close at 7 p.m. this evening. All classes starting at or after 7 p.m. are canceled. Individual professors may opt to conduct classes or provide assignments online when the campus is closed, so students should check Blackboard and their email to learn of any alternate arrangements.  snow closing guide

University Libraries will close at 7 p.m. tonight. The University Commons dining facility, Subway, the Village Market, and the Hawk's Nest will be open normal hours tonight. All other dining locations will close at 6 p.m. 

All Hartt Community Division activities after 3 p.m. today are canceled.

Updated 3:47 p.m., 3/3/15

Claudia E. Oakes

Assistant Professor
Health Sciences Program Director
Department of Health Sciences and Nursing

  • PhD, University of Connecticut (Human Development and Family Studies--Gerontology Concentration)
  • MS, University of Connecticut (Allied Health Education)
  • BS, Western Michigan University (Occupational Therapy)

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Claudia Oakes

Teaching Focus

Assistant Professor Claudia Oakes, PhD, teaches a wide range of Health Science elective courses, including Introduction to Gerontology, Introduction to Health Promotion, and Educational Strategies for Health Care Professionals. She encourages students to get involved in activities in the community so they can relate their coursework to real-life situations. Oakes also teach in the Pre-medical Professions Studies sequence.

Professional Interests 

Oakes' research interests relate to senior housing.  She is researching the effect of home modifications on older adults' perceptions of safety and on their ability to age in place.