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CAHNR in the news

newspaper readersSome of CAHNR’s people, places and programs made the news recently. Select the bold text names to see the articles. The roman text links go to additional information.

Foreign Affairs. 4-14-16. In an article about a WHUS podcast called “The Story of Storrs,” conveyed that the first two episodes trace the origins of UConn from the Storrs Agricultural School and the Storrs Agricultural College.

New York Times. 4-18-16. Quoted Department of Kinesiology Professor Douglas Casa about the importance of adopting safety policies and practices for the protection of high school athletes’ well-being. See also The Bulletin. 4-21-16.

UConn Today. 4-25-16.  Discussed the important role of previous College faculty members in UConn’s genetic history.

By Patsy Evans


Historical image of the week

Presentation of portrait on the retirement of Roy E. Jones

Presentation of portrait on the retirement of Roy E. Jones. By Jerauld A. Manter, 1951. From the Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

Portrait of R.E. Jones

Portrait of R.E. Jones. Portrait hanging in the R.E. Jones building, home of the Department of Nutritional Sciences. (Kevin Noonan/UConn CAHNR photo)

Meet undergraduate Megan Palmisano

Megan Palmisano

Megan Palmisano

Megan Palmisano, who was born in New Jersey, is known for her love of animals and  field hockey. These interests came together perfectly for her when she applied to UConn. Here is more of what she said in an interview.

What attracted you to UConn? It was a couple of different things. First, I wanted to be recruited to play field hockey in college. Part of what attracted me to UConn was the athletic program and the level of play of UConn’s field hockey team.

The second attraction was the animal science program here at UConn because I always wanted to be a vet. I came to visit the campus, and the coaches drove me to the animal barns and facilities. When they told me that animal science is offered at UConn, I was surprised. I was also amazed that it is such a good program with successful students who go on to vet school.

When I applied here, I was placed into the honors program, which ultimately helped me to make my decision to come. The honors program, animal science and my field hockey scholarship were everything I wanted in one school. (more…)

Home and Garden Education Center provides wide array of information and services for Connecticut gardeners

Program aide Carol Quish examines a specimen

Program aide Carol Quish examines a specimen

Gardeners throughout the state have anxiously awaited spring, itching to prepare their beds and plant that first seed. And the staff at the UConn Home and Garden Education Center are equally excited to assist them with their gardening questions in person, by email, by phone or through their various publications.

Housed in room 4 of the Ratcliffe Hicks Building, the center offers a variety of services to gardeners, novice and experienced alike.

“We provide information on a number of topics, from growing plants, selecting plants for a particular site and dealing with deer, to cultural techniques,” says Dawn Pettinelli, the center’s manager. “We also identify plants and plant diseases, weeds and insects.”


Image of the week

Spring Tree

Spring Tree (Kevin Noonan/UConnCAHNR photo)