A walk with history professor Frank Costigliola, a gentleman farmer and a scholar, who imparts wisdom on everything from powerful presidents to powerful speed naps.
Life teems unseen in both the soil and the sea, waging an endless, hidden biochemical war. Students who take Patricia Rossi and Spencer Nyholm’s “Microbe Hunters” class, however, can witness it firsthand.
“We’re literally watering our lawns with drinking water in the U.S.”
“Sustainability is arguably the biggest challenge we face in the 21st century,” says Michael Willig.
Mark Milewski ’96 MA has summited the highest mountain on each continent.
“We did all of this without rocket science,” says Richard Piacentini ’84 MS, of turning Phipps Conservatory into a model of green building. “It was all done with off-the-shelf technology. That’s what we need to show people, that it’s possible to do this.”
A snow day like no other
Video captures the glow of fireflies above — and below — ground
Around the globe, on every continent, UConn professors are working to prevent species extinction in the face of escalating climate change.
Monarch numbers have plummeted 90 percent. Plant some milkweed, says Chip Taylor ’66 MS, ’70 Ph.D.
UConn’s Floriculture greenhouses fill with hundreds of flowering poinsettias. The deep red ones are most popular, but you’ll find as many as 90 varieties.
Ornithology professor Margaret Rubega told us “birds are everywhere.” Then she proved it.
Story from UConn Today This Just In These Black Bears Choose Suburbia UConn wildlife biologists tracking Connecticut’s growing black bear population say housing density is the most significant factor influencing where the bears are choosing to live and roam. New data shows that the state’s black bear population is highest in the state’s outermost suburbs. […]