Community Impact

Properly caring for food when dining outside will make the occasion memorable for all the right reasons.

Uninviting Microbes to Your Summer Outings

The science of microbiology has practical applications that extend beyond the laboratory and into the home.

Amanda Bunce, a master's degree student in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, climbs a 30 foot ladder in order to affix a monitoring device to a red oak. (Sheila Foran/UConn Photo)

UConn Tree Program Cuts Chances of Power Outages

A new statewide program integrates sound forest management and research to reduce the damage caused by extreme weather.

For Talented High Schoolers, Summer Fun Includes an Academic Challenge

The Mentor Connection program offers a wide variety of academic challenges to serious young scholars.

Roy Pietro, director of UConn’s Global Training and Development Institute (left), and Chad Turner, co-founder of Go Media (center), speak to students from North and Sub-Sahara Africa at a workshop on using the Internet. The students are among 40 participants in a five-week U.S. State Department funded program being hosted by UConn, to deepen their understanding of the USA while equipping them with social entrepreneurial skills to create sustainable solutions to problems in their communities and countries. The students, from left to right, are: Sofie Camara (Senegal); Rafika Mokhtari (Algeria); and Sohayeb Belguith (Tunisia). (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Helping African Students Become Agents of Social Change

Forty student leaders from North and Sub-Saharan Africa learned social entrepreneurship strategies at UConn this summer.

From Forgotten Graves to Foreign Dictators (and Vampires, Too)

Retiring State Archaeologist and UConn professor Nicholas Bellantoni looks back on some highlights of a memorable career.

David Naumec ’00 (CLAS), military historian with the Pequot Museum examines an iron artifact found on a Pequot War battlefield. (Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center Photo)

Recreating the History of the Pequot War

Archaeologists are uncovering evidence that is reshaping the story of a series of battles fought in Connecticut nearly 400 years ago.

Dennis D'Amico, assistant professor of animal science, speaks about cheese making and food safety at the W.B. Young Building. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Ensuring the Safety of Artisan Cheese

Animal science professor Dennis D’Amico helps owners of small dairies comply with federal food safety regulations.

A rendering of the spacecraft that will take the time capsule to Mars. (Courtesy of MIT Space Propulsion Lab)

UConn Students to Help Build Time Capsule to Mars

UConn engineering students will partner with peers at Duke, Stanford, and MIT on a project that’s literally out of this world.

Dr. Daniel Connor addresses the Connecticut legislature on June 17, 2014. (Carolyn Pennington/UConn Health Photo)

State Mental Health Services for Young Adults ‘Inadequate’: Report

A state task force, co-chaired by a UConn Health psychiatrist, made nearly 50 recommendations to improve Connecticut’s behavioral health system.

Jonathan Kobles, Gregory Oudheusden and Greg Kirby, who just completed their first year at the UConn School of Medicine, make up this year’s Coast to Coast for a Cure cycling team. June 17, 2014. (Tina Encarnacion/UConn Health Photo)

1 Summer, 2 Bikes, 4,000 Miles

Two UConn medical students are spending their last free summer cycling from California to Connecticut to raise money for leukemia research.