The University of Connecticut, (UConn) was established in 1881 under its former name Storrs Agricultural School. UConn was officially established in 1939. Today, UConn has ten schools and campuses on the main campus in Storrs, Connecticut and separate schools of law and social work in Hartford as well as schools of medicine and dental in Farmington. UConn has a student body of more than 29,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree students. The university is consistently rated in the top 30 of public universities within the United States.
Students search the soil for new antibiotics
We're running out of effective antibiotics, and people are starting to die as a result. The problem is so acute that the World Health Organization has declared this week, Nov. 16-22, Antibiotics Awareness Week – but antibiotic ...
The astounding genome of the dinoflagellate
The dinoflagellates aren't happy. In good times, these tiny ocean creatures live free-floating in the ocean or symbiotically with corals, serving up—or as—lunch to a host of mollusks, tiny fish and coral species. Some ...
Boosting the efficiency of solar panels
A UConn researcher has developed a light-harvesting antenna that could double the efficiency of existing solar cell panels and make them cheaper to build.
A better way to read the genome
UConn researchers have sequenced the RNA of the most complicated gene known in nature, using a hand-held sequencer no bigger than a cell phone.
Scandium trifluoride shrinks when warm, lends understanding of volume-changing materials
Most materials swell when they warm, and shrink when they cool. But UConn physicist Jason Hancock has been investigating a substance that responds in reverse: it shrinks when it warms.
Climate change could affect fall foliage timing
Climate change could substantially alter the timing of the autumn season in New England over the next century, a new study finds – in ways that are not simply based on rising temperatures.
When extra X chromosome won't stay silent, rogue RNA may be to blame
Each baby girl starts out with two X chromosomes, but to be healthy she only needs the genes from one. The extra X chromosome gets trussed up and shut down in the earliest stages of development.
Reducing the Japanese beetle population
On an overcast morning in May, 15 people sit on bales of hay in a semi-circle while listening to Ana Legrand, an assistant extension professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. The workshop attendees ...
Study points to human impact on evolution of freshwater fish
The most aggressive largemouth bass in the lake are also the ones most prized by anglers. These are the fish that literally 'take the bait' and put the fun into both competitive and casual sport fishing.
Compensating for low wages
A proposal to redefine low wage employers' obligations to their workers could raise up to $190 million a year in new revenue for Connecticut to help pay for public assistance programs, according to a new study by a group ...