Research

CAHNR in the news

CBS New York aired a story about the new cannabis horticulture class at UConn that equips students for jobs in the legal marijuana industry. The footage includes interviews with students, instructor and adjunct faculty member Matt DeBacco and Professor Gerry Berkowitz. DeBacco and Berkowitz are part of the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. […]

Awards and achievements for CAHNR

Recipients of the UConn IDEA Grant receive up to $4,000 per student to support self-designed projects including artistic endeavors, community service initiatives, entrepreneurial ventures, research projects, and other creative and innovative projects, according to the Office of Undergraduate Research’s website. Of the 11 undergraduate awardees for fall 2018, two are CAHNR students. Paulina Frutos, who […]

New head appointed for Department of Nutritional Sciences

Ji-Young Lee has been appointed head of the Department of Nutritional Sciences. Lee joined the College in 2010 as an associate professor and was promoted to professor in August 2018. “I feel very honored to be chosen as the next head of nutritional sciences,” Lee says. “I have developed such affection and loyalty to this […]

Researchers study food insecurity and obesity in Connecticut

Individuals who experience higher levels of food insecurity are often forced to make sacrifices in the quality of their diet. This is an issue because cheap calories are not necessarily healthy calories. As an example, you can order two cheeseburgers, medium fries and a Diet Coke® from McDonald’s for under five dollars and receive 930 […]

CAHNR in the news

Smithsonian Magazine reported on the efforts of three farms to produce their own unique American cheese called Cornerstone. The article said that Assistant Professor Dennis D’Amico is analyzing microbe samples from each Cornerstone producer and hopes to, eventually, set a microbiotic and flavor baseline. D’Amico is on the faculty of the Department of Animal Science. […]