UConn Avery Point

SEA Semester students on the SSV Robert C. Seamans had an opportunity to climb the rigging of the ship for an unobstructed view. (Photo courtesy of Tim Bateman '16 (CLAS))

Setting Sail for Science

Three UConn marine sciences students spent a semester at sea, conducting scientific research and learning hands-on sailing skills.

The Atlantic Silverside, Menidia menidia. (Photo courtesy of: Chris Pickerell, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, Seagrassli.org)

Evolving to Cope with Climate Change

A UConn marine sciences professor is measuring the potential of an important fish species to adapt to an increasingly acidic ocean.

Tessa Getchis sorts a bushel basket of oyster seed that is ready to be planted in the Sound. (Photo courtesy of Sea Grant)

State’s Aquaculture Industry Nets Benefits from Changes in Federal Plan

UConn Extension and Sea Grant played an important role in achieving protection for shellfish farmers from the effects of natural disasters.

Changing the Landscape: Growth and Development

An overview of the ways UConn is shaping the landscape in Storrs and around the state.

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.

Students walking at the Avery Point campus. (Al Ferreira for UConn)

Marine Sciences Leads Avery Point Faculty Expansion

New faculty hires will contribute to cross-disciplinary research on the impacts of climate on coastal ecosystems.

Many local and state dignitaries attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Student Center at the Avery Point Campus. Shown above (l to r) are State Senator Andrea Stillman, President of the Associated Student Government at Avery Point Ronald Tardiff, State Senator Andrew Maynard, UConn President Susan Herbst, Campus Director Michael Alfultis, and State Representative Elissa Wright. (Jeff Gonci/UConn Photo)

UConn Marks Opening of Avery Point’s New Student Center

A new student center at Avery Point adds a variety of new and expanded features to the campus environment.

DECD Commissioner Catherine Smith accepts her Innovations Champion award as UConn's Vice President of Economic Development Mary Holz-Clause and Provost and Executive Vice President Mun Choi look on. (Tom Hurlbut for UConn)

Innovation Takes Center Stage at Recognition Event

The event put the spotlight on UConn's cutting-edge research and partnerships with industry and state government.

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy press conference announcing a new initiative with The University of Connecticut.

UConn, State Officials Announce Launch of ‘Next Generation Connecticut’ Initiative

The groundbreaking proposal would dramatically transform UConn STEM research and academics.

A candle burning.

Former Avery Point Director Jim Baird Dies

As director of the Avery Point campus from 1975 to 1996, Baird oversaw its evolution from modest beginnings to a thriving campus community.