Q&A: When in Drought, Build Resilience

October 16, 2020

The abnormally dry weather Connecticut has experienced in 2020 may not be an anomaly for long.

Faculty team and website provide science-based information on GMOs

October 15, 2020

The phrase GMO creates a strong emotional reaction among many people. GMO stands for genetically modified organism, and although the technology was first used in the medical field to create insulin, the dialogues currently surrounding GMOs are polarized. In our dialogue process, team members from the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources created a […]

Meet alumna Jennifer Syme

October 15, 2020

Jennifer (Adinolfi) Syme grew up in a farming family, and knew she wanted to continue that tradition. She and her husband, Bill, also a graduate of the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, started out by growing chrysanthemums on leased land. Ten years ago, they purchased a twenty-acre farm and started diversifying their crops, […]

Campus Welcomes a New Garden to Foster Connection in Memory of the Late ‘Swing Tree’

October 15, 2020

A new garden overlooking Swan Lake serves both to memorialize the beloved “swing tree” and to foster conversations among the UConn community.

Scholarship honoring alumnus Kaye Andrus supports animal science students

October 8, 2020

This fall, the first group of students received the new Kaye Andrus Scholarship. “For an in-state student, this scholarship will cover the majority of their expenses for the upcoming school year,” says Professor Steven Zinn, head of the Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. “This will be an […]

Meet undergraduate student Eric Atanga

October 8, 2020

Eric Atanga’s journey to the Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science has not been without difficulty. He earned a degree in psychiatric nursing from the Nurses’ Training College in Ghana, then an associate degree in liberal arts and sciences at Connecticut’s Manchester Community College. He feels that this is the best time to be alive, […]

Researcher teaches students to use remote sensing for the global good

October 1, 2020

Chandi Witharana is an assistant research professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE) in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. He conducts research in, and teaches, remote sensing, the use of satellite imaging at different electromagnetic wavelengths to map the surface of the Earth. Witharana has used remote sensing […]

Meet undergraduate student Rylyn Koger

October 1, 2020

Animal science major Rylyn Koger has spent time living in California as well as on her family’s small homestead farm in Texas. She has always wanted to be a practicing veterinarian, and now after a year at the College, she is also considering a vet specialty such as reproductive genetics. When asked what she considers […]

Meet undergraduate student Stephen Kelly

September 24, 2020

Growing up in western Connecticut, landscape architecture student Stephen Kelly felt familiar with New York City, the place where he hopes to begin his career. When asked what he thought was a pressing issue of his generation, he said finding a way to integrate environmental and social justice in a way that benefits both, and […]

Economists produce study on effects of COVID-19 on the dairy industry

September 24, 2020

With support from the Richard DelFavero Fund, Rigoberto Lopez, professor in the Department of Acultural and Resource Economics, and Chris Laughton, director of knowledge exchange at Farm Credit East, have compiled a report on the impact of COVID-19 on the Connecticut dairy farm sector. The study was conducted at the request of UConn Extension, the Connecticut […]

Department of Nutritional Sciences celebrates 50th anniversary

September 18, 2020

This year the Department of Nutritional Sciences (NUSC) in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. A virtual celebration to mark the occasion will be held Thursday, September 17, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM. In addition to achieving this milestone, in May 2020, the department was ranked seventh of ninety-six similar programs in […]