Syma Ebbin, associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and research coordinator for Connecticut Sea Grant, was a guest on episode 6 of the Blue Earth Podcast, produced by Future Frogmen. She spoke on why it is essential to build ocean literacy and how science and the humanities should be brought together so that different perspectives can be embraced and progress towards the fight against climate change can be made. The episode is available through Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) was mentioned in the Stamford Advocate on a bill proposed by Connecticut lawmakers that would require high school coaches to receive heat-related illness training alongside their concussion education. Christianne Eason, KSI vice president of sport safety, was quoted. KSI is housed in the Department of Kinesiology.
The Daily Campus quoted Chelsea Garcia ’20 (nutritional sciences) on the effects of COVID-19 on her future plans and academic and career prospects. Garcia said she would be concerned about the current job market, but she is continuing her studies in CAHNR. She is now studying in the Department of Nutritional Sciences as a Ph.D. student.
UConn Today shared an article by Caitlin Caspi, associate professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences and director of food security initiatives in the UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, on food insecurity. She said that while awareness of food insecurity is growing, it is important to understand what is meant by the term and how it fits with other food access concepts, such as hunger and food sovereignty. The article previously appeared on The Conversation.
The Daily Campus reported on the research of Nathan Fiala, associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. His research generally focuses on the effects of poverty in the U.S. and abroad. His latest research studied COVID-19’s disproportionate effect on low-income and minority frontline workers. He is also studying economic development issues across Connecticut and New England as well as supply chain issues across the region due to the COVID-19 pandemic.