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UConn Today featured a curated list of online resources compiled by UConn Extension for our statewide audiences, including families, businesses, and agricultural producers to help deal with the unprecedented challenges in the UConn community and around the world produced by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Associate Professor Richard Dunn was interviewed by ABC News about President Trump’s claim that suicides will rise dramatically during an economic downturn. Dunn is a faculty member in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and has studied the connection between markets and depression.

Wanjiku “Wawa” Gatheru, a senior majoring in environmental studies, was included on the 2020 Grist 50, an annual list of emerging leaders from across the U.S. who are working on fresh, real-world solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. Continue reading

Meet undergraduate student Jessica Dimatteo

Jessica Dimatteo
Jessica Dimatteo

Jessica Dimatteo came to UConn undecided about a major. After seeing a variety of programs through the Academic Center for Exploratory Students, she found the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. With plans to become a grower in the medical marijuana industry, she was excited to gain hands-on experience in the cultivation of cannabis plants through an internship with a local business. Read more about Jessica’s experiences as a UConn student.

What attracted you to the UConn College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources?

I was attracted to UConn CAHNR hearing about its research on hemp from a former student. I entered UConn as an exploratory student and this area of research seemed extremely interesting to me. In making my decision to change into this College, I did not realize beforehand that the smaller class sizes of my major would also be an attraction to me.

What is your major, and why did you choose it?

My major is sustainable plant and soil systems with a concentration in sustainable agriculture. I chose this major because I was considering entering the medical marijuana industry as a grower. Continue reading

UConn Extension offers clearinghouse of resources on coronavirus response

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has produced unprecedented challenges in the UConn community and around the world. To provide assistance in guiding responses to the pandemic, UConn CAHNR Extension educators have curated online resources for our statewide audiences, including families, businesses, and agricultural producers.

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