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

YouTube. 3-20-17. Posted the testimonial of Richard Dodakian, who suffered exertional heat stroke at the Falmouth Road Race. His life was saved by Korey Stringer Institute staff members. One of those people is Robert Huggins, a postdoctoral fellow in kinesiology, who is on the video.

New York Times. 3-21-17. Quoted Lindsay DiStefano, an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology, who spoke of the benefits of physical activity in the classroom.

tctMD. 3-21-17. Announced a research conclusion that there is “no convincing evidence of measurable verbal or nonverbal memory dysfunction due to statin medication.” These findings come from the research of Associate Professor Beth Taylor, who a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology.

UConn Extension blog. 3-21-17. Reported that CAHNR students and Connecticut 4-H alumni, Katy Davis and Katelyn Williams, were in Washington, DC for National Ag Day Training. They were two of only 12 students selected nationwide to participate in this agricultural leadership opportunity.

UConn Today. 3-22-17. Highlighted the black bear research of Tracy Rittenhouse, an assistant professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. Among other information, Rittenhouse found that Connecticut’s black bears are content to use areas of low-density housing as a habitat. The resulting journal article is posted on Science Direct.

UConn Today. 3-22-17. Mentioned Ruyah Mansour, an allied health sciences student, as one of six siblings who went to the Avery Point campus in an article about her brother, Mohammad.


By Patsy Evans