Avery Bikerman grew up surrounded by a family involved in art, science and agriculture. His interest in economics, the environment and renewable energy brought him to the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, where he could meld his interests together. A dream career might include working in the field of maritime law. When asked about the COVID pandemic and the issues pressing his generation, he said that during this period of shut down, people have had more time to think and process, and this has sparked change in the country. He sees the focus on technology and the immersion in gadgets as a pressing issue that prevents young people from being outdoors and having a sense of exploration. Read more about his experiences at UConn. Continue reading →
This year the Department of Nutritional Sciences (NUSC) in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. A virtual celebration to mark the occasion will be held Thursday, September 17, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM. In addition to achieving this milestone, in May 2020, the department wasranked seventh of ninety-six similar programs in the nation as reported by Academic Analytics.
“We are proud of what we have done for the last fifty years, particularly our contribution to the human nutrition field,” says Professor Ji-Young Lee, department head. “To achieve another fifty years of excellence in improving human health, the Department of Nutritional Sciences has set our first initiative, personalized nutrition.The faculty in my department have the expertise to carry out this initiative, and we believe personalized nutrition is the future of human nutrition. We are currently developing an entrepreneurial master of science program in this field, which we plan to launch in fall 2021. From this program we will produce the next generation of the human nutrition workforce.”Continue reading →
@UConn_Nutrition “We invite you to celebrate our 50th ‘Jubilee’ Anniversary in the most delicious way! Our limited-edition ice cream, Almond Cherry Jubilee, is a sweet almond ice cream studded with burgundy cherries and rich chocolate fudge. Available at the Uconn Dairy Bar.”
UConn Today featured Zoraida Velazquez, an extension educator in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Educator Program (EFNEP). She answers food, health and nutrition-related questions for Bridgeport-area residents every Friday morning on Radio Amor/Radio Love 690 AM to help the community improve their health and well-being. EFNEP helps families learn about healthy eating, shopping on a budget, cooking and physical activity.