CAHNR in the news

newsprintUConn Today ran an article about a new UConn class called Horticulture of Cannabis: From Seed to Harvest, which will be offered in plant science and landscape architecture. It included quotes by Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture Professor Gerald Berkowitz, who will teach the class, and mentioned CAHNR alumni Taylor Cheek and Matt DeBacco, who work in the industry. See also necn, The Hill (blog) and Fox 61.

CNN cited comments by Associate Professor Jennifer Harris about fast food consumption among children. She said her research results mirrored those a new report about adults and fast food from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Harris, a member of the allied health sciences faculty, was not involved in the CDC report.

UConn Today reported that Assistant Professor Ashley Helton is part of a group of researchers who received a National Science Foundation grant for almost $700,000 to study nitrogen that has moved into groundwater and remained for years before being discharged. This ‘legacy’ nitrogen can affect aquatic ecosystems. Helton is on the faculty of the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment.

Self quoted Department of Kinesiology Professor Douglas Casa about hydration and its role in training for a marathon. He also said runners can have success with wide ranges of food and drink consumption.

The Daily Campus included educational information from Senior Cooperative Extension Educator Diane Hirsch about food safety for commuter students.

Adventure Sports Network sent a reporter to use the Mission Heat Lab at the Korey Stringer Institute. Assistant Research Professor Robert Huggins¬†answered questions about what happens to athletes’ bodies when they train in hot temperatures. Huggins in on the faculty of kinesiology.

By Patsy Evans