Research

Extension educator putting fruit research into practice

“Research is pointless unless you can convey the results to people who can use it. They go hand-in-hand.” This quote from Visiting Associate Extension Educator Mary Concklin reveals her desire to combine science with education as she works with fruit and those who grow it. Since 2012, Concklin, who is now in a 100 percent […]

CAHNR in the news

SNAP-Ed Connection reported on a collaboration between UConn School and Family SNAP-Ed and the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to support healthy behaviors in high-need children receiving healthcare. Department of Allied Health Sciences Professor Valerie Duffy was listed as the contact person. See also Morning Ag Clips. UConn Today posted a holiday video greeting that ends […]

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 […]