Author: Sara Putnam

Economists produce study on effects of COVID-19 on the dairy industry

With support from the Richard DelFavero Fund, Rigoberto Lopez, professor in the Department of Acultural and Resource Economics, and Chris Laughton, director of knowledge exchange at Farm Credit East, have compiled a report on the impact of COVID-19 on the Connecticut dairy farm sector. The study was conducted at the request of UConn Extension, the Connecticut […]

Image of the week: Esperance Fellowship in Personalized Nutrition

Dr. Roger Newton, co-discoverer of Lipitor, and his wife, Ms. Coco Newton, have announced their gift of $150,000 in support of a new MD/Ph.D. program in personalized nutrition at the University of Connecticut. In his remarks during the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Department of Nutritional Sciences on September 17, Dr. […]

Meet undergraduate student Avery Bikerman

Avery Bikerman grew up surrounded by a family involved in art, science and agriculture. His interest in economics, the environment and renewable energy brought him to the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, where he could meld his interests together. A dream career might include working in the field of maritime law. When asked about […]

Department of Nutritional Sciences celebrates 50th anniversary

This year the Department of Nutritional Sciences (NUSC) in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. A virtual celebration to mark the occasion will be held Thursday, September 17, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM. In addition to achieving this milestone, in May 2020, the department was ranked seventh of ninety-six similar programs in […]