CAHNR in the news

newsprintSome of CAHNR’s people, places and programs made the news recently. Select the bold text names to see the articles. The roman text links go to additional information. 7-21-16. Gave Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Working Group Conference highlights and summaries of presentations, including comments by Assistant Extension Professor Ana LegrandShe is part of plant science and landscape architecture and is studying stink bug survival on different diets.

Hartford Courant. 8-5-16. Mentioned the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources as one of the beneficiaries of a $9 million gift from Eversource Energy. See also UConn Today. 8-10-16.

WNPR. 8-11-16. Aired a segment, as part of a talk show called Where We Live, on what Connecticut is doing to combat the Zika virus. The discussion included special guest Paulo H. Verardi. He is an associate professor in pathobiology and veterinary science.

WNPR. 8-11-12. Posted a photo of Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science Professor and Department Head Steven Geary talking to U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about the Zika virus. In addition, the piece quoted Geary about the need for funding.

UConn Today. 8-12-16. Reported that 23 members of the UConn women’s lacrosse team were named the Big East All-Academic Team for the second consecutive season. Among the members of the team are allied health sciences students Emily Giumetti and Julia Simmons.

USAgNet. 8-15-16. Listed UConn as an example of how past grants were used, in an article announcing new funding from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).  UConn received a NIFA experiential learning grant to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the field of sustainable forestry.

WNPR. 8-16-16. Quoted Visiting Associate Extension Educator Mary Concklin about Connecticut’s current drought conditions. Concklin, who is on the faculty of plant science and landscape architecture, said that recent storms have not made up the rainfall deficit.

By Patsy Evans