CAHNR in the news

newsprintUConn Today reported that Professors Karl Guillard and Thomas Morris received $50,000 from the Connecticut Institute of Water Resources to study phosphorus leaching from lawns treated with organic compost. The researchers are on the faculty of plant science and landscape architecture.

USA News and World Report quoted Associate Professor Jennifer Harris as saying that kids are targeted with junk food ads. Harris, part of allied health sciences, was commenting on a study in which she was not involved.

Associated Press ran a story about CAHNR’s cannabis research and teaching and efforts to start a related research and innovation center. Mentioned in the article were Professor Gerald Berkowitz, graduate student Peter Apicella and Adjunct Faculty Matthew DeBacco, who are all part of plant science and landscape architecture. Also on AP was a later mention of the cannabis horticulture program.

Reuters highlighted a recent study that suggested yoga, when practiced in a particular way, was beneficial in reducing blood pressure. Lead study author, Department of Kinesiology Postdoctoral Research Associate Yin Wu, was quoted.

Early College Experience Magazine featured an article on the contributions of Albert Waugh in establishing UConn’s concurrent enrollment program, which is now called UConn Early College Experience. It was the first of its kind in the nation. Waugh was described as an academic instructor in agricultural economics and a provost in the piece.

By Patsy Evans