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CAHNR in the news

newspaper readersThe Daily Campus gave tips from Associate Dean and Associate Director for UConn Extension Michael P. O’Neill about how UConn students can save water. O’Neill was spreading the word about the 40 Gallon Challenge national conservation effort.

The Washington Post quoted Associate Professor Tatiana Andreyeva about the effect of Hurricane Irma on orange juice futures and consumers. Andreyeva is on the faculty of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

By Patsy Evans



CAHNR in the news posted a story about why hurricane Harvey was so devastating to Houston. Assistant Cooperative Extension Educator Bruce Hyde cited the lack of zoning in Houston, with oil refineries and chemical plants surrounded by residences, as one reason why so many houses there are in harm’s way. Hyde is part of  Middlesex County extension and CLEAR. See also Nashville Public Radio.

UConn Today reported that UConn researcher Mary Anne Amalaradjou and her lab found that chlorine is effective at killing Salmonella on mangoes. Amalaradjou, who was quoted in the article, is an assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science.

The New York Times included comments made by Professor Douglas Casa about a high school training exercise that resulted in death for a student. Casa is on the faculty of the Department of Kinesiology.

By Patsy Evans

Historical image of the week

View Of Campus, From Horsebarn Hill, Connecticut Agricultural College

View Of Campus, From Horsebarn Hill, Connecticut Agricultural College. By Jerauld A. Manter, 1909. From the University of Connecticut Photograph Collection.

CAHNR in the news

Students with mobile devicesUConn Today reported on the emerald ash borer and its effect on the UConn Forest. It quoted Associate Extension Professor Tom Worthley from the Department of Extension in Middlesex County.

The Daily Campus quoted Associate Cooperative Extension Educator Michael Dietz in an article about UConn and water conservation. Ditez is part of the Department of Extension in Middlesex County.

The Daily Campus ran an article about the gypsy moth population on the Storrs campus. It was one of the worst summers for UConn with some trees becoming defoliated, according to Assistant Extension Professor Ana Legrand. Legrand is on the faculty of plant science and landscape architecture.

WTNH News announced that UConn Extension is inviting Connecticut residents to conserve water by joining the 40 Gallon Challenge. In the Challenge, usage would be reduced by 40 gallons of water per person each day.

By Patsy Evans

Image of the week

UConn's Trees

Thomas Worthley, associate extension professor, points out damage caused by Emerald Ash Borers on a tree along Horsebarn Hill Road. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo) (UConn Today)