Author: Patsy Evans

CAHNR in the news

CBS New York aired a story about the new cannabis horticulture class at UConn that equips students for jobs in the legal marijuana industry. The footage includes interviews with students, instructor and adjunct faculty member Matt DeBacco and Professor Gerry Berkowitz. DeBacco and Berkowitz are part of the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. […]

Awards and achievements for CAHNR

Recipients of the UConn IDEA Grant receive up to $4,000 per student to support self-designed projects including artistic endeavors, community service initiatives, entrepreneurial ventures, research projects, and other creative and innovative projects, according to the Office of Undergraduate Research’s website. Of the 11 undergraduate awardees for fall 2018, two are CAHNR students. Paulina Frutos, who […]

CAHNR in the news

UConn Today announced that the UConn Board of Trustees confirmed the appointment of Thomas C. Katsouleas as the 16th president of the University of Connecticut. Department of Nutritional Sciences Professor Hedley Freake and Department of Extension Professor Nancy Bull were members of the Advisory Search Committee for President because of their affiliation with the University […]

Researchers study food insecurity and obesity in Connecticut

Individuals who experience higher levels of food insecurity are often forced to make sacrifices in the quality of their diet. This is an issue because cheap calories are not necessarily healthy calories. As an example, you can order two cheeseburgers, medium fries and a Diet Coke® from McDonald’s for under five dollars and receive 930 […]