Research

Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture: an overview

With its current emphasis on the interconnected elements of plant, people and environment coupled with community health, sustainability and resilience, the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) is a green and lively place for teaching, research and outreach. Teaching shines “The experienced, accomplished teachers are one of our bright spots in the department,” […]

CAHNR in the news

MSN highlighted a study of the four largest fast-food chains in the United States. It found that although restaurants offer healthy choices with kids’ meals, 74 percent of parents still purchase unhealthy food for their children in those places. The lead author of the report is Department of Allied Health Sciences Associate Professor Jennifer Harris, […]

Jason Vokoun appointed head, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

This past August, after serving as interim head in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment since May of 2017,  Jason Vokoun was appointed department head. He was also promoted to full professor and director of the interdisciplinary environmental sciences major. “It has been an eventful year for me professionally,” Vokoun says. “I’m humbled […]

CAHNR in the news

The New York Times ran a story about Connecticut’s encroaching bears.The article quoted Associate Professor Tracy Rittenhouse as saying that bears are moving into places where there is a “perfect mixture of forest and human houses.” Rittenhouse is on the faculty of natural resources and the environment. The Wall Street Journal included an article by […]

Department of Animal Science: an overview

With close to 400 undergraduate and graduate students and a distinctive array of facilities, the Department of Animal Science provides opportunities for students with varied interests and goals. “What’s unique about UConn is that our animal facilities are an integral part of campus,” says Steven Zinn, professor and department head. These facilities consist of the […]