River Herring, the Fish You Didn’t Know You Needed

October 23, 2020

The river herring has played an enormous role in the lives of New Englanders for centuries, but these fish face an uncertain future.

Athletic trainer researches treatment for kneecap pain

October 22, 2020

The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources’ Department of Kinesiology welcomes new faculty member Neal Glaviano as an assistant professor. He is a 2007 graduate of the department with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. “I’m beyond thrilled to be back at UConn where my whole life in athletic training began,” he says. “I […]

Meet undergraduate student Shayla Roman

October 22, 2020

Shayla Roman entered the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources’ Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture after majoring in animal science as a student at Worcester Technical High School. She plans to transfer to CAHNR’s four-year baccalaureate program next fall. She interned at Tufts at Tech Veterinary Clinic, shadowing students from Tufts Cummings School of […]

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 […]