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Updated UConn General COVID-19 Q&A – October 2021

Answers to common questions about the University's COVID-19 policies

Hundreds of people take part in a Global Climate Strike protest on September 24, 2021, in Cape Town, South Africa, demonstrating against the causes of global climate change, and in particular, the South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE).

Climate Change Literacy Lessons from Africa

'If people are literate about climate change and have a better idea of what's coming, then they can adapt more effectively'

An artist's rendering of the conditions during the End-Permian Mass Extinction, which wiped out nearly all life on earth.

Animals Died in ‘Toxic Soup’ During Earth’s Worst Mass Extinction, a Warning for Today

'The end-Permian is one of the best places to look for parallels with what's happening now'

Ring of fire: Smoke rises through the understory of a forest in the Amazon region. Plants and animals in the Amazonian rainforest evolved largely without fire, so they lack the adaptations necessary to cope with it.

Study Shows the Impacts of Deforestation and Forest Burning on Biodiversity in the Amazon

Since 2001, between 40,000 and 73,400 square miles of Amazon rainforest have been impacted by fires

Photo of Pam Arciero and Oscar the Grouch along with Oscar's girlfriend

UConn Magazine: The Grouch’s Girlfriend

Meet Grundgetta, the Grouch’s forever girlfriend.

A view from above of the Wilbur Cross building on the Storrs campus.

UConn Announces Employee Vaccination Requirement

Interim President Agwunobi announced that in addition to UConn's student vaccine mandate, UConn and UConn Health are requiring that currently active and new employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Study co-author Julie Granger sampled water from the Arctic Ocean aboard the US Coast Guard icebreaker Healy.

The Arctic Ocean’s Deep Past Provides Clues to its Imminent Future

'Ongoing environmental change in the Arctic is alarmingly rapid'

Out of the Woods: Products from the UConn Forest Provide Educational, Environmental Benefits

The UConn Forest is vital for teaching, research, and extension work done at UConn, as well as boosting wildlife habitats and watershed protection

Freeman in his Hartford office with the Park and Main development under construction behind him.

UConn Magazine: Uphill Battles

Growing up in Jamaica, Rohan Freeman could not have envisioned himself as an engineer, re-creating the Hartford landscape. And he certainly could not have seen himself as the first Black American to climb the Seven Summits.

Juliana Mazza reporting the morning news at WHDH 7 in Boston.

UConn Magazine: Live From Boston

“It’s my job, as an individual and as a journalist, to find stories that matter.”