Community Impact

UConn Extension’s Velazquez Answers Nutrition Questions on Radio Amor

August 28, 2020

UConn Extension educator Zoraida Velazquez has become a popular Bridgeport-area radio personality thanks to her weekly call-in show on food and nutrition.

UConn’s Information Solutions Helping to Reopen Connecticut

August 20, 2020

A UConn researcher’s passion for data solutions is playing an important role in Connecticut’s reopening process.

UConn Program Aims to Improve Engineers’ Communications Skills

August 19, 2020

A multidisciplinary professional education program is being developed at UConn to hone the communication skills of engineers.

Korey Stringer Institute: Progress Made in High School Sports Safety Policies

August 13, 2020

The Korey Stringer Institute has released its annual report on the progress states are making to protect the health of high school student athletes.

Isaias Aftermath: Dealing with Wind and Storm-Damaged Trees 

August 7, 2020

A UConn Extension expert offers advice on what to do – and what not to do – with storm-damaged trees on your property.

Meet the Researcher: Margaret Lloyd Sieger, School of Social Work

August 3, 2020

Margaret Lloyd Sieger’s research is guided by her desire to help families struggling with substance abuse.

Review of Microfinance Studies Finds Many Flaws, No Conclusions

July 16, 2020

A study of peer-reviewed research on microfinance finds flawed work, but no solid conclusions about the practice itself.

UConn Law Professor’s Brief Cited in Landmark Supreme Court Case

July 13, 2020

UConn School of Law Professor Bethany Berger’s legal brief was cited by the Supreme Court in a ruling with broad implications for Native American sovereignty.

UConn Magazine: Our Defining Moments

July 7, 2020

These Huskies — students, staff, professors, doctors, nurses, and graduates new and old —are finding innovative ways to help us all navigate a global pandemic.

UConn Magazine: Local Hero

July 2, 2020

Louis Goffinet ’17 (CLAS) offered in a Facebook post to shop for elderly neighbors. Two months later he was still shopping, and overseeing a $30,000 Neighbors Grocery Fund.

$3 Million Grant to Help Students with Disadvantaged Backgrounds Become Nurse Practitioners

July 1, 2020

The UConn School of Nursing has won a $3 million grant to a launch a program aimed at increasing diversity among health care providers in underserved communities.