Community Impact

Kay Ryan, winner of a 2011 Pulitzer Prize and former Poet Laureate of the U.S. is the 49th Wallace Stevens Poet. (Don J. Usner Photo)

Wallace Stevens Program to Feature Poet Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2011 and is former Poet Laureate of the U.S., will read her work and meet with students on April 9.

Sara Harkness and David Benson.

Two UConn Faculty to Advise Nation’s Policymakers on Science Issues

Two UConn professors are among 13 scientists from around the nation selected to spend the next year in D.C., contributing their expertise as Jefferson Science Fellows.

Students from high schools across the state compete in a series of science challenges at the Connecticut Science Olympiad in the Classroom Building on March 31, 2012. (Ariel Dowski/UConn Photo)

Science Olympiad Challenges High School Students

Teams from 18 Connecticut high schools vied for medals at the Connecticut Science Olympiad at UConn on Saturday.

The town of Zunil is the location of one of Central America's most important wholesale markets. (Rachael Shenyo Photo)

Graduate Student Helping Others Adapt to Climate Change

A UConn master's student is working with Guatemalan villagers and policy makers to suggest strategies for agricultural adaptation in the face of major crop losses.

Approximately 50 UConn undergraduates worked in the Upper Ninth Ward in New Orleans during their alternative spring break.. (Bret Eckhardt/UConn Photo)

Herbst: UConn Reaching Out to the Community

From offering assistance on a local farm to taking part in hands-on service projects all over the country, UConn students amaze me with their dedication to serving the community.

Gregory J. Weidemann, dean of the college of agriculture and natural resources stands outdoors with the Poultry Unit and Jacobson Barn over his shoulder on March 13, 2012. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

A Land Grant University for the 21st Century

UConn's mission as a land grant university has developed far beyond the focus on family farming and 'mechanical arts' envisaged when the Morrill Act created the land grant system of education 150 years ago.

Tom Worthley, assistant extension professor in the department of extension in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources,reaches for a berry on Japanese Barberry bush in the UConn forest near Horsebarn Hill. (Ariel Dowski/UConn Photo)

Controlling Japanese Barberry Helps Stop Spread of Tick-Borne Diseases

The UConn Forest provides an ecological classroom to study the spread of the invasive Barberry plant.

Fourth-graders perform an experiment with electromagnets at Dr. Joseph S. Renzulli Gifted and Talented Academy in Hartford on Dec. 14, 2011. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

A Sparkling New School for Hartford’s Gifted Students

The Renzulli Academy, launched by UConn together with Hartford Schools, is the first stand-alone, urban-based academy for gifted students in the nation.

Connecticut Invention Convention held last spring. More than 650 young inventors in grades K-8 participated in the event. (Christopher LaRosa/UConn photo)

New Scholarship to Honor Top K-12 Inventors

The scholarship will enable top participants in the Connecticut Invention Convention to take a college-level STEM course at no cost while attending high school.

UConn undergraduate engineering students host "Explore Science and Engineering Day" for Little Brothers and Sisters from the Windham School District by participating in hands on activities in the Classroom Building on Feb. 4, 2012. (Ariel Dowski/UConn Photo)

Engineering Ambassadors Reach Out to Students

More than 100 students from the Windham School District visited UConn on Saturday to explore science and engineering.