Economics

Awards and accolades for CAHNR

The Center for Academic Programs newsletter depicted UConn McNair Scholars who participated in the 18th National Role Models Conference. McNair Scholar Alexander Cruz, who was shown, presented his nutritional sciences undergraduate research project. He received an honorable mention award and a $100 cash prize in the the Student Researchers Competition. McNair Scholars alumnus and kinesiology […]

CAHNR in the news

Public Radio International described research into the effects of sponsorship agreements between food and beverage manufacturers and televised sports on children’s nutritional health. Department of Allied Health Sciences Associate Professor Jennifer Harris was a co-author of the study, which was published in Pediatrics. See also MSN, CNN and Telemundo. The Scientist included comments by Associate Professor […]

Economist boosts outcomes of African development projects with community-based initiatives

Northern Uganda has endured protracted conflict and social unrest for decades. This has left communities in poverty and lacking crucial resources to expedite economic development in the region. In 2009, the World Bank supported funding for a massive development program, the Second Northern Uganda Social Action Project Fund (NUSAF2), to improve conditions in the region. […]

CAHNR in the news

Science Direct published a paper about the economic implications of a federal labeling law for genetically modified foods. The corresponding author of the article is Assistant Professor John Bovay from agricultural and resource economics. ABC News quoted Professor Sherry Pagoto about seeing improvements in depression among people who make healthy lifestyle changes. Pagoto is on […]

CAHNR in the news

Science Direct posted an article by Shaheer Burney, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. It looks at the impact of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on food choices of low-income households and is based on Burney’s research. Natural News quoted Gregory Panza, a doctoral student, about research findings that […]