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IFYE Exchange

Photo c. 1971

Meet undergraduate Aaron Rosman

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Aaron Rosman

Aaron Rosman’s green thumb and familiarity with UConn made applying to CAHNR an easy decision. While studying natural resources with a concentration in forestry, Aaron spends his free time conducting research and volunteering on a student farm. Here is what he said in an interview.

What attracted you to UConn? Storrs is my hometown and both of my parents have worked at UConn, so UConn has always been a big part of my life. When I was applying to colleges, I considered some other schools, but nothing appealed to me like UConn. In addition, I knew that UConn began as an agricultural school and was strong in that field. Since I wanted to study natural resources, this definitely helped solidify my decision.

Why did you choose your particular major? I have always loved plants, especially trees. Since I was six years old, I have been playing in the woods. I cannot think of anything better than being able to continue to do this for the rest of my life. That is why I decided to major in natural resources with a concentration in forestry. (more…)

Kinesiology hosts delegation of Chinese doctors, physical therapists and sport scientists

At the farewell lunch for the Chinese delegation, Li Yewu, left, and Craig Denegar exchange posters signed by the UConn presenters and the members of the delegation.

At the farewell lunch for the Chinese delegation, Li Yewu, left, and Craig Denegar exchange posters signed by the UConn presenters and the members of the delegation.

The Department of Kinesiology hosted a delegation of surgeons, physicians, physiotherapists and sport scientists from the General Administration of Sport of China for a week-long series of lectures, instructional laboratories and tours. The delegation was led by Li Yewu, vice director general of the General Sport Administration. Craig Denegar, professor of kinesiology and director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program,  organized a series of lectures presented by UConn faculty from the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Athletic Training Program and the Exercise Science Program, the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, physicians and surgeons from the UConn Health Center and Student Health Services, and medical experts from Connecticut and Philadelphia, devoted to the prevention and treatment of sport related injuries and illnesses. The delegation toured the Human Performance Laboratory, the Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center, the Burton Family Football Complex, the Mark Edward Freitas ice arena and the outdoor athletic facilities. A dinner in honor of the delegation was hosted by Greg Weidemann, dean of the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, and Dan Weiner, vice-provost for global affairs. “This week was truly a special experience for all involved,” said Denegar. “The opportunity to lecture to, learn from and share experiences with colleagues from China provided great insight into sport healthcare around the world. We have much in common in how care is provided and share a passion for integrating research into clinical practice to optimize outcomes.”

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On Thursday, October 23, the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment held its fall event, a “leave no trace” challenge dinner in the woods.

Stay hydrated with the new CAHNR water bottle

photo(1)As we approach the winter months of chapped lips, dry skin and common colds, hydration is more important than ever. Luckily, staying hydrated is simple with the new CAHNR water bottle.

This bright blue bottle is now available from CAHNR’s Communications Resource Store for only $2.00. The tall, thin shape makes it perfect for the side pocket of a backpack, a car cup holder or even just carrying around. It is leak resistant and hand washable.

In addition, the water bottle displays the UConn and CAHNR logos in white writing, making it easily recognizable and a great way to show off your college pride. If you are interested in similar store items, check out the CAHNR baseball hat and bumper sticker.

Our Stores. Shop online ( or in the physical Communications Resource Store (room 4, Ratcliffe Hicks Building, 1380 Storrs Rd., Storrs campus, next to the UConn Dairy Bar) for this and other CAHNR items. Store hours are Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM. The Store accepts cash, check, MasterCard and Visa. Handicapped parking and access are available.

by Lauren O’Malley