newspaper readersSome of CAHNR’s people, places and programs made the news recently. The bolded topics are linked to media coverage. The roman text links go to additional information.

Brattleboro Reformer. 12-10, 11-16. Reported that Denise “Jane” Ashworth, a  College alumna with two degrees in horticulture, published her first children’s book at age 99.

WNPR. 12-13-16. Pointed out that buying local can include more than produce. In the article, Stacey Stearns, a program specialist in the department of extension,  mentioned other ways Connecticut citizens can be locavores.

UConn Today. 12-16-16. Cited research that showed that black youth were exposed to more junk food advertising than other kids who did not watch black-targeted networks.  Co-author of the study, published in Pediatric Obesity, is Associate Professor Jennifer Harris of allied health sciences. See also The Washington Post. 12-15-16,  CBS Philly. 12-16-16,  NewsOne. 12-19-16, Fox News. 12-20-16 and The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education . 1-3-17.

Office of Undergraduate Research website. 12-22-16. Congratulated CAHNR students for off-campus research activities. Rujia (Lucia) Lian, an allied health student, participated in genetics and genomics research at the Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Program, Farmington campus. Environmental sciences student Jessica Griffin examined the feeding preferences of a Lake Champlain invertebrate  through the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory in Vermont.

The Westerly Sun. 12-26-16. Posted an article about how to care for holiday plants by Dawn Pettinelli, an assistant cooperative extension educator in plant science and landscape architecture.  Note: The person depicted is not Pettinelli.

UConn Today. 12-28-16. Asked members of UConn Nation what gave them hope for the coming year. Department of Kinesiology Professor Douglas Casa was quoted.

Hartford Courant. 1-3-17. Included comments about the state’s dairy industry made by Professor Rigoberto Lopez at the Connecticut Dairy Summit held at Hartford’s Legislative Office Building. Lopez, a faculty member and department head in agricultural and resource economics, told the group that dairy sales have increased by 13 percent since 2007 even though the number of farms and farm employment is down. ARE Assistant Professor John Bovay also participated in the Summit. See also: Connecticut Network. 1-3-17 and WFSB. 1-3-17.

By Patsy Evans