Author: Patsy Evans

Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture: an overview

With its current emphasis on the interconnected elements of plant, people and environment coupled with community health, sustainability and resilience, the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) is a green and lively place for teaching, research and outreach. Teaching shines “The experienced, accomplished teachers are one of our bright spots in the department,” […]

CAHNR in the news

MSN highlighted a study of the four largest fast-food chains in the United States. It found that although restaurants offer healthy choices with kids’ meals, 74 percent of parents still purchase unhealthy food for their children in those places. The lead author of the report is Department of Allied Health Sciences Associate Professor Jennifer Harris, […]

Awards and achievements for CAHNR

Department of Animal Science alumna Emily Forauer was named the first Dave Theno Food Safety Fellow during the annual conference of the International Association for Food Protection in July. The fellowship is a partnership between Stop Foodborne Illness and Michigan State University Online Food Safety Program, according to the website. As the Fellow, Forauer works […]

CAHNR in the news

The New York Times ran a story about Connecticut’s encroaching bears.The article quoted Associate Professor Tracy Rittenhouse as saying that bears are moving into places where there is a “perfect mixture of forest and human houses.” Rittenhouse is on the faculty of natural resources and the environment. The Wall Street Journal included an article by […]

Meet alumna Mary Lou Viola

As a 1993 national championship UConn Women’s Rugby Club teammate and later the captain, alumna Mary Lou Viola knew the value of a try and a drop goal. She also experienced hard work when she and her fellow players swept up Gampel Pavilion after basketball games to raise travel money for rugby matches. Today, this […]