Author: Sara Putnam

David B. Schroeder Scholarship supports students preparing for careers in natural resources

The David B. Schroeder Scholarship was established in memory of David B. Schroeder, professor emeritus and former head of the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE). The scholarship provides support for outstanding seniors enrolled full-time as majors in the department. Schroeder enjoyed a career at UConn that spanned forty-one years, until his retirement in […]

Virologist and partners awarded two patents for genetically engineered viruses to protect against African swine fever

African swine fever (ASF) virus is a deadly hemorrhagic disease affecting domestic and wild pigs. While historically found in Africa, ASF is currently considered an epidemic in Europe and Asia. In 2007 it was detected in the Republic of Georgia, and from there it spread through the Caucasus to Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. By 2014, […]

Study assesses effects of oil spills and dispersants on oysters

On April 10, 2010, the oil drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers. According to the EPA, it was the largest spill in the history of marine oil drilling operations, where over a period of several months, more than two hundred million gallons of oil flowed into […]