Community Impact

A panoramic view of the UConn Hartford campus. The Sustainable Global Cities Initiative at UConn Hartford aims to become a center of research and information-gathering on urban life in Connecticut and beyond.

Understanding the 21st Century City: Initiative at UConn Hartford Looks to Build Community Partnerships

'If we work together, we can deal with any challenge. That's the key'

UConn Researcher Develops Novel Storm Damage Prediction Model

Wei Zhang used GIS and statistical data to construct a novel model of tsunami damage in Fairfield, CT. The model can easily transfer to other storm types and communities.

Greenhouse Studios’ Unique Collaborative Process Finds Success in First 5 Years

Greenhouse Studios at UConn has created and fostered a novel collaborative academic environment since its founding in 2016.

Food Labels Leaving You Lost in the Supermarket? This Game Can Help

If you don't know your 'non-GMO' food from your 'organic,' this online activity is for you

Shadow of construction worker/site

Korey Stringer Institute Works with National Partners to Keep Laborers Safe

The recommendations focus on protecting worker health and safety while also ensuring productivity

Volunteers at a commnity health clinic, check-in table in a park

Students Serving Community With Screenings, Vaccinations

A multidisciplinary force including UConn faculty and students came together last weekend in Hartford’s Keney Park and North End neighborhoods to offer free health screenings, COVID-19 information, and door-to-door vaccinations.

UConn School of Business Dean John Elliott speaking at a news conference in Hartford announcing a $2 million federal grant to assist minority-owned small businesses in Connecticut.

Development Center at UConn School of Business Will Assist Minority-Owned Firms

The federal grant is one of only four awarded nationwide

Residents and community activists gather in a Brooklyn neighborhood to remember the life of Renaldo Joeseph on July 27, 2021 in New York City. Joeseph was killed by a gunshot on a residential street last weekend, one of over 200 people shot in New York City so far in 2021. Gun crime is on the rise in many American cities promoting concern among residents and politicians.

UConn Sociology Professor Examines Community Gun Violence

Mary Bernstein's research examines how groups work together across lines to define gun violence and seeks to find strategies to address the problem

Desmond’s Law 5 Years Later: UConn Animal Law Clinic Leader Conducting Study, Crafting Manual, Developing Diversionary Program

UConn Law professor Jessica Rubin is working on a grant to study the impact of a groundbreaking animal cruelty law in Connecticut and help other states adopt similar measures

UConn Joins Forces with University of New Haven to Help Local Manufacturers Adopt Sustainable Practices

UConn and the University of New Haven will work with local manufacturers to help them invest in the future with sustainable practices and workforce development