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Rain Garden App Puts UConn on Apple’s Stage

The Center for Land Use Education and Research has developed UConn’s first smart phone app that is designed for use by the general public.

Robert Johnson '13 (BUS) explains a proposal to IBM executives on how its Watson supercomputer could be used in the pharmaceutical industry. Johnson and six other students in the School of Business developed their proposals in a collaboration with IBM Watson through a class at UConn's Stamford Learning Accelerator. (Zach Wussow for UConn)

UConn Student Teams Propose New Business Uses for IBM’s ‘Watson’ Computing System

An invitation from IBM gave Stamford Learning Accelerator students the opportunity to propose real-world projects.

The USDA's food plate makes it easy for children to understand healthy eating. (Photo courtesy of Meriden Board of Education)

After-School Exercise and Nutrition Program Reaches Out to Urban School Children

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Neag School of Education have joined forces to bring an after-school program to urban children.

Preston Britner and Anne Farrell at the Dean's Lounge of the Family Studies Building on Dec. 12, 2012. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Connecticut Agencies Win $5 million Federal Grant to Fund Innovative Housing Support Program

UConn researchers, The Connection, and the Department of Children and Families are working together on a program aimed at keeping families together that’s intended to serve as a model.

Karen Cordero, an earth science teacher at Bolton High School leads her class in a simulated county planning meeting on Nov. 28, 2012. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Offers Connecticut High School Students an Early College Experience

The oldest program of its kind in the U.S., UConn’s Early College Experience allows high schoolers access to UConn courses in a range of disciplines.

UConn Women's Basketball Head Coach Geno Auriemma announces a major new leadership conference to be held in April at a press conference held at the School of Business Building on Nov. 27, 2012. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

School of Business, Coach Auriemma Announce Premier Leadership Conference

The inaugural two-day conference featuring outstanding business leaders is set for April at the Mohegan Sun.

Gullah history - soldiers (Photo courtesy of Mary Ellen Junda)

Researching the Cultural Traditions of the Gullah People

Two music professors have developed a curriculum on the Gullah culture for school teachers, and are incorporating their findings into courses for UConn students.

The Floriculture Building. (Ariel Dowski '14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

Renovated Floriculture Building Debuts to Students, Families During Cornucopia

The Floriculture retail outlet UConn Blooms reached out to students and families on Sunday with free roses and a contest for students.

Regina Cusson, interim dean of nursing speaks at a ceremony to dedicate the Partnerships to Advance Nursing Practice's Mobile Simulation Laboratory outside Storrs Hall on Sept. 10, 2012. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

UConn Introduces Nation’s First Correctional Nursing Training Van

The vehicle will travel to Connecticut prisons and provide on-site professional training for correctional facility nurses.

Michael Zacchea '12 MBA , at the Graduate Business Learning center on July 19, 2012. Zacchea leads the Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans program. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Decorated Marine, UConn MBA Heads Business School’s Programs for Veterans

Michael Zacchea leads the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, as well as initiatives for recruitment and support.