Spring semester is here, and with it comes a new line-up of speakers for the popular Seminar Series, sponsored by the Zwick Center.
The newly redesigned ARE website was highlighted by Naturally@UConn for its improved functionality and flow.
This article highlights associate professor Farhed Shah's research into the multi-billion dollar global problem of sediment buildup in reservoirs formed by dams, and the software he and his collaborators developed to help policy makers deal with reservoir sedimentation.
Professor Tatiana Andreyeva's research with the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity was recently published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.
ARE undergraduate Colin Ng is involved in Undergraduate Student Government, the men's ultimate frisbee team, and the CAHNR Ambassador program! Read more about Colin at the link above.
The ARE Department is searching for an Assistant Professor for a tenure-track position with 60% extension, 25% research, and 15% teaching appointment, to begin August 23, 2016. Please see details at the link above to apply.
The article by professor Ben Campbell evaluates consumer perceptions of both of these popular terms, and what those perceptions mean for produce retailers.
Jeremy Jelliffe investigates the economics of farming, the cost of agricultural products, and farmers' adoption of new technologies with an international development focus.
Professors Ben Campbell, Adam Rabinowitz, and Yizao Liu authored an article in the CT Farm Bureau Association newsletter, discussing consumer perceptions of the term "local."
The data used in this Farm Credit East report is that of a study conducted by professors Rigoberto Lopez and Ben Campbell, with Ph.D. student Nataliya Plesha.
Over 35 CAHNR faculty enjoy an affiliation with UConn’s Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering, including ARE professor Stephen Swallow.
Dr. Charles J. Zwick signed his next major gift of $500,000 to UConn for the Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy at a ceremony held on April 23 at the UConn Foundation.
Boris E. Bravo-Ureta received the Research Excellence Award from the AAUP in a ceremony at the State Capitol Building in Hartford on April 6th. Boris has been a professor in the ARE Department since 1980.
Nathan Fiala began his appointment as assistant professor in August 2014. Before that, his work brought him to countries around the globe and particularly in Africa, including Uganda, Kenya and South Africa.
Professor and Department Head Rigoberto Lopez was named co-editor of the prestigious international journal, and professor Adam Rabinowitz was named assistant coordinating editor.
Professor Swallow's research for the Bobolink Project examines ways to support the public good while preserving the nesting habitat of the Bobolink bird.
Former Ph.D. student Elena Castellari and ARE Associate Professor Chad Cotti were cited in a WSJ article for their research analyzing trends in beer sales in relation to the timing of food-stamp distribution.
• Industrial Organization and Food Marketing
• Environmental and Resource Economics
• International Economic Development
• Health Economics
The deadline for application is January 15, 2015 for Fall semester admission. Assistantship funding is available on a competitive basis. For more information about ARE and the application process please visit program details and how to apply.
The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics is excited to officially welcome three assistant professors: Charles Towe, Nathan Fiala and Richard Dunn.
UConn researchers studying the impact of social media on soda purchasing choices found that the volume of conversations matters more than the sentiments expressed.
Assistant Research Professor and Zwick Center researcher Adam N. Rabinowitz was featured in UConn Today about rising food prices in the state of Connecticut.
Assistant Professor and Extension Economist Ben Campbell conducts market research and promotes locally grown foods in Connecticut by using an eye tracking technology that can easily indicate to sellers and businesses what consumers are looking at in store displays.