Mellow Yellow

How a single gene change caused monkeyflowers to lose their yellow — and what it means for evolution of species.

Categories: Environment

Our 17th President

Radenka Maric, an acclaimed innovator in clean energy technology whose leadership as a vice president helped propel UConn to new heights in research funding, was appointed president by the Board of Trustees on Sept. 28 after a national search.

Categories: The University

New Swing Tree Garden

Swan Lake’s new Swing Tree Garden is a tribute to the beloved Mirror Lake Swing Tree which, in failing health at age 70, was felled in 2019.

Categories: The University

Engineering to Offer Robotics Major

Next fall, prospective and existing UConn students will be able to declare majors in robotics engineering and UConn will become only the second research-intensive university in the U.S. to offer the specific major.

Categories: Science, The University

Are E-Cigs Just as Bad as Tobacco?

Story from UConn Today This Just In Are E-Cigs Just as Bad as Tobacco? Kadimisetty with the 3-D printed sample chamber of his genetic toxicity testing device. A study by chemists at the University of Connecticut offers new evidence that electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are potentially as harmful as tobacco cigarettes. Using a new low-cost, […]

Categories: Health

These Black Bears Choose Suburbia

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. […]

Categories: Environment