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.
Global warming skepticism climbs during tough economic times
The American public's growing skepticism in recent years about the existence of man-made global warming is rooted in apprehension about the troubled economy, a University of Connecticut study suggests.
Controlling Japanese barberry helps stop spread of tick-borne diseases
A nature-themed drama is unfolding in a corner of the UConn Forest in Storrs. The story contains elements of surprise as well as a glimpse of the regions agrarian past.
High Blood Pressure Medicines Show Promise for Treating Heart Disease
(PhysOrg.com) -- Two medications commonly used to treat high blood pressure appear to be effective in treating one of the most common and potentially deadly forms of heart disease, according to a report by UConn scientists.
Researchers Identify the Most Promiscuous Birds in the World
(PhysOrg.com) -- UConn ornithologist Chris Elphick and his colleagues carried out DNA tests to discover the paternity of Saltmarsh Sparrow nestlings.
The positive effects of negative blogs
(PhysOrg.com) -- When it comes to online word-of-mouth about companies, what is bad, is good. At least, in moderation.
Researchers Studying How Genetic Disorder Develops -- In a Petri Dish (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- With new stem cell lines generated directly from the cells of patients, researchers are able to study how the genetic disorder known as Angelman syndrome develops.
Boosting crop yields in Australia
Andrew Hansen grows wheat, barley, canola, and oats on his farm at Coomandook in South Australia, where his family has farmed the land for more than 60 years. But now the family's way of life is threatened.
It's not the time spent in school, it's how it's used
In the past decade or more, the national debate about effective learning has centered on teacher quality. Now the discussion is turning to a second major resource in education: Time.
Cooling down global warming
(PhysOrg.com) -- Carbon capture has long been identified as a critical technology needed to prevent global warming, but efficient and economical ways to do it have been hard to find.
Divorce is Costly for Women
From supermarket tabloids to the New York Times, the financial costs of divorcing are widely publicized with every celebrity split-up. Now a scholarly study has documented divorces significant impact on womens ...