Community Impact

The University’s milk production makes it an important contributor to the region’s dairy industry. (Bret Eckhardt/UConn Photo)

Milking the Herd for Education, Science, and the Economy

The value of UConn’s award-winning dairy herd extends far beyond providing the main ingredient in a double dip cone.

Microbes and Methane

Molecular and cell biologist Kenneth Noll explains the process of methane production by microbes in woodland ponds.

Todd Fake, right, a researcher at the UConn Marine Sciences Technology Center, left, explains a tool for predicting storm surge to Provost Mun Choi during and event to announce the launch of the Institute for Community Resiliency and Climate Adaptation held on Jan. 24, 2014 at the Branford House at the University of Connecticut Avery Point campus in Groton. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

New Institute to Focus on Adapting to Climate Change

The Institute for Community Resiliency and Climate Adaptation will develop best practices for managing the risks from extreme weather events.

Nicole LaPierre '11 (ED), '12 MA, works with students in a classroom during her student teaching practice. Pierre is now an elementary teacher at Cider Hill School in Wilton, Conn. (Paul Horton for UConn)

A Report Card on Teacher Evaluation

The report by UConn education researchers is designed to help ensure the state's students get the high-quality teachers they need to succeed.

GIS mapping provides valuable information on the spread of zoonotic disease in Nigeria. (Photo courtesy of CLEAR)

Mapping the Spread of Tropical Disease

It’s 5,200 miles from Kaduna, Nigeria to Haddam, Conn. That’s how far two scientists traveled to take part in UConn’s geospatial training.

A Better Approach to Diagnosing Autism

A UConn professor co-chaired a statewide effort that developed new guidelines for the clinical diagnosis of autism.

Mazhar Khan, professor of pathobiology, on Dec. 4, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Bird Flu Research Earns Professor Accolades in China

Pathobiologist Mazhar Khan has developed diagnostic tests and vaccines to help prevent the spread of avian influenza.

Health Scholars Contribute $250,000 in Volunteer Hours to Medically Underserved

Urban Service Track volunteers have contributed nearly 9,000 hours of health care service to the state’s urban poor.


Shoes, Foot Exams for Thanksgiving

For a seventh year, UConn Health Center providers offered foot exams and distributed donated footwear at homeless shelters in New Britain.

Chris Avery, founder of The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, accepted the 2013 Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights at Konover Auditorium. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Dodd Prize Highlights Business Link to Global Human Rights

Human rights in a global economy requires oversight.