Stories

Horticulture professor patents new plants

Since 1988, Mark Brand, professor of horticulture in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, has been involved in plant breeding yielding over thirty-eight plant introductions and twenty patented plants for the University. Each new cultivar takes at least ten to fifteen years to bring to market, while the patents help fund research at […]

Meet DPT student Hannah Cook

After earning a bachelor’s degree in exercise science at Sacred Heart University, Hannah Cook entered the three-year Department of Kinesiology’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. She recently finished an internship at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois, and will complete her clinical work this spring at the Cheshire Fitness Zone, a therapeutic […]

Economist researches impact of COVID-19 on frontline workers

Nathan Fiala, associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, conducts research toward the goal of reducing poverty and food insecurity, both in the United States and abroad. One of his latest projects, funded through the United States Department of Agriculture, assessed the disproportional effects of COVID-19 on minority and low-income frontline workers. […]

Meet alumna Chelsey Yearwood

As a Connecticut native, Chelsey Yearwood grew up loving UConn and wanted to focus on science, nutrition and wellness. A degree in allied health sciences fit her interests perfectly. Since graduating, she has worked in the pharmaceutical industry, first at Eli Lilly, then Capsule Pharmacy and Vireo Health before accepting her current position at Toast […]