CAHNR in the news

newspaper readersUConn Today reported that the Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) and its Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) program are helping Connecticut towns reduce water pollution. Visiting Assistant Extension Educator Amanda Ryan was quoted, and Associate Cooperative Extension Educator Michael Dietz was depicted in the article. CLEAR is a partnership of UConn Extension and the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment.

UConn Magazine featured the first student in UConn’s history to be named Truman Scholar and a Udall Scholar in the same year. She is CAHNR’s Wanjiku (Wawa) Gatheru.

A Men’s Health writer described his experiences of undergoing testing in the MISSION Heat Lab at UConn’s Korey Stringer Institute. He also interviewed Professor Douglas Casa about what happens when you exercise in the heat and how to acclimatize yourself to it. Assistant Research Professor Robert Huggins was also quoted. Casa and Huggins are part of Korey Stringer Institute and kinesiology.

Top of Mind with Julie Rose (BYU radio) aired a segment about genetically modified food (GMO) where she interviewed Program Specialist for Educational Outreach Stacey Stearns.

A Willimantic Chronicle editorial mentioned a UConn Extension program, College Learning In Retirement (CLIR), as a possible reason for Forbes to choose Mansfield as the number one place to retire in Connecticut.

WFSB aired a story about AntU, which is part of the UConn Extension Bug Week Program.

By Patsy Evans