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CAHNR in the news

newsprintRecently, several CAHNR people and a resource were mentioned in the media. The bolded names are hyperlinked to the articles.

St. Albans Messenger. 5-2-15. Quoted Adam Rabinowitz, an assistant research professor in agricultural and resource economics, about the findings of a milk price research project he was involved in.

UConn Today. 5-11-15. In an article on student financial support, it quoted Claire Price ’15 (CAHNR), who will return to UConn this September to pursue her PhD. She said, “I am just so grateful. Neither myself nor many of my friends could have attended UConn without scholarship money.’’

Inside Higher Ed 5-14-15. Reposted a video of the CAHNR faculty‘s dance as they exited the 2015 commencement ceremonies. (more…)

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Men talking with sprinklers in background

Meet undergraduate student Ryan Hollander

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Ryan Hollander

Ryan Hollander is a super senior majoring in resource economics. He has a diversified college experience. Here is what Ryan said about being a student in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources.

What attracted you to UConn? One of the main reasons I chose UConn was because of the business school. The UConn School of Business has a great reputation; being accepted was a big draw. I also really liked the campus as a whole.

Why did you choose your particular major? I decided to major in resource economics because I wanted to try different things, and there is a lot (more…)

UConn landscape architecture students recognized in Keney Park design competition

StudentsClubReception (2)The challenge to landscape architecture and design students was this: create more beautiful and welcoming entrances to Hartford’s Keney Park. The winners were announced Thursday, April 30, at a ceremony at the Hartford Public Library, where all the entries will be on display at the Hartford History Center until August 15. Mayor Pedro Segarra saluted the winners in his remarks, noting that Keney Park was his favorite of Hartford’s many parks.

The contest, a joint project of The Garden Club of Hartford and the City of Hartford, resulted in designs from talented students from a number of area universities and schools. Keney Park—nearly 700 acres in the north end of Hartford—was originally designed by Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architects and completed in 1898. Students were asked to use native trees and shrubs, as the original designers had done, and to focus on plants that would attract endangered pollinating insects such as bees and monarch butterflies, provide multi-season color and interest—and not need much maintenance.

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Image of the week: Views of the Young building renovation

Views of Young building renovation

Top: View of the Young quad from the roof. Bottom-left: Accommodations are made for a tree. Bottom-middle: A look at the roof that’s getting fixed. Bottom-right: Inside the scaffolding.