CAHNR in the news

newsprintOregon State University newsroom reported highlighted research of juvenile northern red-legged frogs. Climate-related stress puts the frogs’ survival at risk. Department of Natural Resources and the Environment Assistant Professor Anita Morzillo, who is a former faculty member at Oregon State University (OSU), is part of the study. Morzillo’s graduate student, Evan Bredeweg, is lead author and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in OSU’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

UConn Today aired a video and posted snapshots of UConn graduation festivities. Among the images are UConn Morgan Drill Team horses that led the way for the 2019 CAHNR commencement procession to Gampel Pavilion.

Farm Flavor explained that UConn is offering management options to school turf managers so that they can comply with laws pertaining to schools. In the article, CAHNR Associate Dean and Professor Michael P. O’Neill , Associate Cooperative Extension Educator Victoria Wallace and Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture Associate Professor Jason Henderson described some of the new developments and methods that are available. See also Connecticut Grown (page 36).

Greenhouse Management cited UConn Extension, with other universities’ collaborators, as the source for information about scouting for greenhouse pests. The section on essential scouting tools was written by UConn Extension Educator Leanne Pundt. See also Nursery Management.

UConn 360: The UConn Podcast interviewed celebrated student Wanjiku (Wawa) Gatheru, who is majoring in environmental studies with a minor in global studies. The podcast mentioned some of Gatheru’s accomplishments and asked about her personal vision for the future.

WILI radio aired a segment with Professor Xiuchun (Cindy) Tian about genetically modified organisms and their benefits. Tian is part of UConn’s GMO Working Group and the Department of Animal Science.

The Full Story (WSHU radio) asked the question, “Can Beach Erosion be Controlled?.” Associate Extension Educator Juliana Barrett was part of a panel of five experts who addressed the topic.

TriVita podcast featured Department of Kinesiology Professor Douglas Casa and his advice for staying hydrated and understanding fluid needs.

The UConn Science Salon website posted photos of the April Salon where “Brave New World: The Next Frontier of DNA” was the topic. Department of Allied Health Sciences Associate Professor in Residence Judy Brown and Pamela Chudzik, director of alumni relations-CAHNR, were depicted and spoke to the group.

UConn Today featured the new sign at the entrance to campus on Route 195. CAHNR student, Debra Peel, is the last person on the right in the accompanying photo.

UConn Today described various campus construction projects. Among them is work on Horsebarn Hill Extension, which will be closed this summer in order to add sidewalks and lights.

By Patsy Evans