Department of Kinesiology researchers kick off Heart Month with a Walk and Talk

  In celebration of National Heart Month, a team of researchers from the Department of Kinesiology led an early morning Walk and Talk at for the Mallwalkers Club at Westfarms Mall in Farmington. The team was led by doctoral candidate Amanda Zaleski; Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Linda Pescatello; and doctoral candidate and visiting scholar […]

Awards and accolades for CAHNR

The UConn American Association of University Professors (AAUP) announced that Professor Maria Luz Fernandez from the Department of Nutritional Sciences is the recipient of the 2017 Edward C. Marth Mentorship Award.  This award recognizes Fernandez for being an outstanding mentor and contributor to UConn graduate education for the past 20 years. It was established by the […]

Preparedness is key to surviving unfortunate events

Outbreaks, and disasters and storms! Oh, my! Some hazards are unavoidable, but preparedness can mitigate the consequences of these emergencies. Several of CAHNR’s faculty and staff are working to be ready when local, state and national misfortunes strike. “Prevention is a better way to deal with emergencies than waiting until the worst outcome develops and […]

Molecular geneticist seeks to improve industrial hemp cultivation

Enthusiastic by nature, Gerry Berkowitz, professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, is bursting with even more excitement than usual about his latest area of research and teaching. For decades, Berkowitz has done groundbreaking work, applying molecular genetics in seeking to understand aspects of plant biology. He has now turned his attention […]