Community Impact

Historic photo of produce at UConn alongside the text of the video "Reestablishing UConn's Fruit Orchard"

Reestablishing UConn’s Fruit Orchards

After a decades-long hiatus, Evan Lentz '19 '22 (CAHNR) is reviving UConn’s fruit orchards

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UConn Centers Offer Free Professional Development to Local School Wellness Teams

The ‘WSCC Academy’ taught staff how to strengthen school practices to promote whole child development

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Ask UConn Extension: What Does My High-Schooler Need to Know About Personal Finances?

UConn Extension offers audiences of all ages tips to keep their financial futures looking bright

Jaguar skull from UConn's Biodiversity Research Collections originally collected from Paraguay in the 1960s

UConn Biodiversity Research Collections Join an Effort to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

How jaguar skulls collected in the 1960s can help thwart wildlife poachers today

Aerial top view of spring park landscape with green trees, lawns and footpath. Park is surrounded by with houses.

Where to Start? UConn Researchers Develop Holistic Tool to Help Plan Urban Vacant Lots

'We want to greenify those lands that have been disregarded and underestimated in the city setting'

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Labor Day Report: Less Occupational Disease; COVID-19 Still Dominates

UConn Health is out with its annual Labor Day 'Occupational Disease in Connecticut' report

Michael Gilman shows an oyster dredge to students in the “Foundations of Shellfish Farming” class at UConn Avery Point

New Federal Funds Will Support Projects to Enhance Aquaculture Education, Kelp Farming

Federal grant funding will provide for assessment of workforce needs and purchase of mobile lab

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Managing Roadside Forests One Video at a Time

UConn PhD student Durga Joshi is commercializing technology to better manage trees and the damage they can cause during extreme storms

UConn Joins Elite Cohort of Economically Impactful Institutions

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) honors UConn’s success as economic engine and innovation driver for the state and region.

A group of high school students gather with Neag School and East Hartford Public Schools' educators and administrators.

Neag School Expands its Early College Experience Courses, Allowing High School Students to Explore Careers in Education

More than 350 students from 21 partner schools were enrolled in the Neag School's ECE courses in 2022-2023, an increase from 201 students in five districts the year before.