Job Posting – Department Head (ARE)
The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) at the University of Connecticut in Storrs (UCONN) invites applications for the position of Department Head, and appointment as Associate Professor or Professor commensurate with the appointee’s record. For more information, please look at our handout on ARE job posting 2019.
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation included an article by Zwick Center Postdoctoral Fellow
Rebecca Boehm published an article in the Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation website discussing U.S. household food purchasing and the large part it plays in contributing to greenhouse gas emissions.
UConn Income Tax School
The 27th UConn Income Tax School, organized by Dr.Emma Bojinova, with the assistance of Claire Bazzano and Joe Bonelli from UConn Extension, was held in Meriden, CT, on November 13-14, 2018, with 130 participants. This is the 27th promotion for tax practitioners to earn 16 credits for participating in the two day event to update themselves on new federal and state tax rules as well as emerging ethics concerns.
The ARE Department Welcomes New Faculty
ARE undergraduate student is awarded the best presentation
Shaina Stamp, a CAHNR student studying in a summer program abroad at the Mediterranean Agribusiness School in Spain, was awarded the best final project presentation in her class for her marketing and communications.
ARE undergraduate student at COP24
ARE student Risa Lewis was selected for COP24 by a 12-member UConn@COP Organizing Committee. COP24 is the acronym for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Previous conferences in Bonn, Germany and Paris, France. This year’s event will take place from December 3-14, 2018, in Katowice, Poland.
Dr.Boehm was cited in The Washington Post
Rebecca Boehm was cited in The Washington Post in an article published on Monday, June 11th, 2018, in an article entitled: The U.S. Diet is a Climate Disaster. Here are Four Easy Fixes. The article is about average American household diets, and how consumers can make changes in personal lifestyle habits to help limit the greenhouse gas emissions caused by food production and transportation, with suggestions and research by Boehm. The full article can be found here. She was also cited in another article in Daily Science.
Economic Impacts of Connecticut’s Agricultural Industry: Update 2015
The Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy Invites you to the release of latest numbers on the contribution of agricultural sectors to the Connecticut economy, including statewide sales, jobs, wages, and non-traditional impacts. Comparisons to the 2010 study, identifying rising and declining sectors.
Please see the latest report here.