Author: Jason M. Sheldon

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 […]

Hospital internship program aids at-risk population

The United States Census Bureau predicts that by 2030, when the remaining members of the baby boomer generation pass the age of 65, one out of every five Americans will be of retirement age. Medical facilities are preparing to treat a growing elderly population by focusing on reducing the length of hospital stays and increasing […]

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 […]

Pre-vet students volunteer abroad to improve animal and community welfare

For the past several years, a handful of UConn pre-veterinary students have traveled abroad to provide medical services for animals that otherwise receive limited or no medical attention. These undergraduates studying in the Department of Animal Science and Department of Pathology and Veterinary Science donate their time to help communities care for their pets and […]

Meet graduate student Nancy Marek

Nancy Marek has always loved plants. She left her job as an arborist and returned to school to pursue her interest in forestry and plant development. As a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE), Nancy hopes to develop better tools and methods for controlling invasive species and monitoring overall […]