Author: Jason M. Sheldon

Landscape architecture team develops models for coastal resilience along historic waterfront

Coastal communities face tough decisions on how to reduce the impacts of encroaching seawater caused by climate change. As oceans rise shores will transform, leaving residents of many low-lying areas struggling to adapt. To meet the challenges brought by a changing climate, the city of New London is working with UConn’s Community Research and Design […]

College organizes group to promote GMO science

According to a recent Pew Research survey, the largest difference in science-related views between the American public and scientists concerns the safety of food produced from, or that used, genetically modified organisms (GMOs). While scientists say GMOs are safe, the public is skeptical, expressing concerns about the impacts their use may have on human and […]

Master Gardener Program looks ahead as it celebrates milestone

The seeds of the Master Gardener Program were sown during the early 1970s in the Pacific Northwest when agricultural extension faculty at Washington State University began receiving an increasing number of plant-related inquiries from homeowners. The educators had primarily been delivering programming on crop production and commercial horticulture, but as local communities flourished, it led […]

Interim dean attends Pentagon outreach program

In April, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources Interim Dean and Director Cameron Faustman attended the 89th Mini Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) in Virginia as a guest of Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Faustman was one of thirty civilians from around the country invited to attend the event. A public engagement program administered […]