Faculty

Extension educator assists communities with response to gypsy moths

A version of this article first appeared in UConn Today, June 13, 2019. Connecticut residents are all too familiar with the damage wrought by gypsy moths. In their larval stage as caterpillars, their voracious appetites can defoliate trees, particularly oaks. While healthy trees usually recuperate and grow new leaves, the extent of the defoliation along […]

Awards and achievements for CAHNR

College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources Associate Dean and Professor Kumar Venkitanarayanan and his team received the 2019 Award for Excellence in Multistate Research from the Northeastern Region Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors (NERA). Venkitanarayanan is the administrative advisor for a multistate research project NE1442 called “Poultry Production Systems and Well-being: Sustainability […]

Awards and achievements in CAHNR

Agricultural and resource economics graduate student Thomas P Krumel Jr was selected as the recipient of the 2019 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Teaching-Learning-Communication (TLC) section graduate student teaching award. This criterion-based award is “to recognize and encourage graduate students who excel in teaching agricultural or applied economics courses,” according to the TLC webpage. […]

Undergraduates in CAHNR are active in research projects

Undergraduate students in CAHNR have many opportunities to engage in research. Faculty advisors/mentors are involved in undergraduate research projects, as well. In the spring semester, the UConn Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) announces the names of students receiving an IDEA grant, presenting a Frontiers research poster or obtaining a SURF award. OUR also hosts the […]