CAHNR in the news

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UConn Today announced that the UConn Waterbury campus will soon offer a bachelor’s degree program in allied health sciences. Students will be able to start and finish their degrees at that campus. See also a video with Department of Allied Health Sciences Department Head and Professor Justin Nash speaking.

Hartford Courant ran an op-ed piece about the disappearance of trees. Associate Extension Professor Tom Worthley was quoted as saying that Connecticut has suffered 80 to 90 thousand acres of severe tree canopy loss in the last few years. offered four tips for making a rain garden. It referred to a UConn rain garden sizing map, which will help the home gardener decide on what size of garden works best for the property.  The rain garden website is part of  Extension’s Center for Land Use Education and Research’s NEMO Program.

Lancaster Farming reprinted an article by Publicity and Marketing Coordinator Jason Sheldon about how land use and climate change impact watersheds. Sheldon is part of the CAHNR Office of Communications.

Outside Magazine, in an article about what happens in heat stroke, mentioned the Korey Stringer Institute and its role in sudden-death prevention in athletes, soldiers, and laborers.

By Patsy Evans