Matt DeBacco wants each of his students to come out of this class with the chemistry, horticulture, and business know-how for a successful grow-out.
The work the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation at UConn Avery Point is doing today promises to make our city summers less oppressive tomorrow.
A storied Spanish hiking trail delivers a full-circle moment for ’90s alum Alex Chang and some lucky current students. “On the Camino, everyone writes their own story,” says Chang.
A few years after celebrating client Rami Malek’s Oscar win, the entrepreneur turns to entrepreneurship and environmentalism.
Janna Greenhalgh ’01 (CLAS) makes it rain … literally.
What’s in the water? Students in a National Science Foundation-funded program run by UConn Avery Point and Mystic Aquarium find out.
UConn Nation is everywhere — how many connections have been sparked thanks to someone spotting a UConn T-shirt in an unexpected place? Tell us about yours.
Find out why Luke Adams ’20 (CLAS) is standing barefoot atop this glacier in Greenland — and where he went from there.
Chanelle Howell ’14 (CLAS) wanted her very presence on Season 42 of the long-running reality competition show to make a difference. It did.
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. […]