Community Impact

Alexander Mika '21 (CLAS) performs a stand-up comedy in a classroom.

Students Turn Classroom Knowledge into Real World Outcomes 

Students seeking hands-on experience find playwriting, food security advocacy, and public speaking competitions boost their classroom learning

Ignite Hartford Grant Promotes Student Entrepreneurship

A new program through the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will take advantage of the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem in Hartford to create opportunities for students at UConn and Hartford-area partner institutions.

Student filmmakers Alyson Schneider, Jon Russo, and Zachary Duda explore Connecticut agriculture in a new documentary.

Connecticut Agriculture is Showcased in UConn Students’ Documentary

'Completely Connecticut Agriculture' explores the creativity and resilience of Connecticut farmers

Parents of young children are confused by the labeling on sweetened fruit and juice drinks marketed to youngsters, according to new research

Parents Confused about Healthier Drinks for Kids Not Helped by Labeling of Fruit Drinks, Flavored Water and Unsweetened Juice

Clearer disclosures about added sugars, diet sweeteners and percent juice on product packages are needed to address widespread misperceptions about ingredients in popular children’s drinks

Isabella Hernandez receives 2021 School of Pharmacy Student Service Award

Isabella Hernandez  (Pharm.D., ’23) is the recipient of the 2021 UConn School of Pharmacy Student Service Award. This honor is given annually to a student or student group for their commitment to healthcare-related services and engagement outside of regularly scheduled service learning hours. Even during the global pandemic, Hernandez has been busy over the past […]

A 2019 rally against gun violence in New York City. An April 1 panel organized by UConn scholars brings together researchers, lawmakers, and activists to share perspectives on the persistent public policy issue.

Confronting Gun Violence With Scholarship

April 1 panel will bring together U.S. senators, scholars, advocates to address urgent policy questions

Helping Change Health Behaviors with the Click of a Button

Valerie Duffy, professor of allied health sciences, has developed a user-friendly, online tool to support healthy behaviors in children and reduce their risk for obesity.

food chart

Rudd Center’s Schwartz Helps Develop Toolkit For Food Banks

Food banks and pantries need to measure in nutritional quality and not just bulk weight

UConn researchers are working to save the planet, one ethical decision at a time.

The Research of our Environment: How UConn Researchers are Working to Save the Planet

With insects declining precipitously, plastics building up in our oceans, and indigenous cultures suffering under misguided eco-policies, these UConn researchers are working to save the planet, one ethical decision at a time.

HuskyTHON students holding up the dollar amount raised this year.

HuskyTHON Raises Over $1 Million For The Kids

The annual dance marathon raised $1,052,534.21 for Connecticut Children's Medical Center.