CAHNR in the news

newsprintUConn Today reported on tanning bed research conducted by Professor Sherry Pagoto and published in JAMA Dermatology. One of the results was that people who used tanning facilities at a gym were more likely to fit a profile of addictive tanning. Pagoto is on the faculty of allied health sciences. See also HealthUPI, Popular Science, Daily Mail, Consumer Reports , salon and Newsy.

The Morgan Horse highlighted John Bennett Jr.‘s 31-year career of working with Morgan horses and instructing students in animal science. The article, written by Stacey Stearns on her own time, included sections on equine facilities and UConn horses as well as photos of Bennett with the horses.  Bennett will soon retire from supervising the horse unit and serving as an academic assistant. Stearns is a UConn extension program specialist.

Inside Climate News mentioned the heat-safety recommendations from the Korey Stringer Institute and its health and safety state rankings for high school athletes. The institute is part of kinesiology.

UConn Today posted a photo gallery of UConn’s hidden treasures. Among them were some items and places associated with CAHNR, such as an old ski lift rope tow behind the sheep barn, deer antlers from the 1930s held by Assistant Professor Tracy Rittenhouse, a maple sugar house used by natural resources and the environment’s Forestry and Wildlife Club, a blanket made with wool from UConn’s own flock of sheep and sold by animal science, the Woodsman Club training area and a stone hut, which was the Connecticut Grange’s tribute to agriculture on the UConn campus.

Adventure Sports Network sent a reporter to the MISSION Heat Lab at UConn’s Korey Stringer Institute (KSI), which is housed in the Department of Kinesiology. As she ran to determine her sweat rate while exercising in the heat, Assistant Research Professor Robert Huggins explained the process. Huggins, a part of kinesiology and KSI, is quoted in the resulting article.

By Patsy Evans