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CAHNR in the news

New England Cable News reported on Professor Yi Li‘s plant research using gene-editing technology to produce non-GMO varieties for use in several situations.  For one, Li, who is on the plant science and landscape architecture faculty, hopes to develop cultivars that are resistant to the most devastating citrus disease worldwide, citrus greening disease. See also […]

Extension’s Center for Learning in Retirement offers memoir writing club

Professor Emeritus of Political Science Curt Frederic Beck recently self-published a memoir entitled From Wannsee to Storrs: A Perpetual Optimist’s Journey. Beck penned the book while a member of an ongoing weekly memoir writing club offered through UConn’s Center for Learning in Retirement. CLIR is a UConn Extension program. Beck is past president of CLIR, […]

College SNAP-Ed projects help thousands eat healthier

According to the latest data from United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS), about 41.2 million people are food insecure. People living with food insecurity do not have regular or reliable access to food, leading to “reduced intake, disrupted eating patterns or a reduction in the quality, variety or desirability of diet.” The […]