Author: Scott Slater III


UConn president’s goals: expand research and entrepreneurship, mitigate pension liability

Hartford Business Journal – The University of Connecticut’s new president, Thomas C. Katsouleas, got his marching orders Wednesday — a wide-ranging list of goals from working with the corporate community on workforce development to taking steps to mitigate the effect of the state’s burdensome unfunded pension liability.



The Value of the So-Called ‘Token’ Woman

UConn Today – Women who break into traditional male bastions—engineering teams, construction crews, tech startups, trading rooms, corporate boards, combat units—sometimes get tagged with the pejorative “token,” suggesting that their inclusion had more to do with appearances than aptitude. But what happens when a woman’s ideas are actually heard and enacted by her male teammates?


MSP Ignition! Podcast – Don’t Let the Hackers Win

MSP Ignition– On this episode, Eric is joined by ransomware thought leader, Niam Yaraghi. Niam is an assistant professor of Operations and Information Management at the University of Connecticut’s School of Business and a non-resident fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Center for Technology Innovation. The two discuss the origination of ransomware, how companies can protect themselves and make predictions on the future state of ransomware attacks.




Greenhorn Connects Small Businesses with Skilled Students

Innovation Hartford – University of Connecticut student Patrick Hocking delved into entrepreneurship early on. In 2017, he worked with Dyadic Innovations, LLC, a startup formed at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing that is developing an innovative breastfeeding diagnostic device. There he stepped into a Director of Entrepreneurial Activities role and represented the startup in two accelerator programs.


New data doesn’t dispel legal pressure for OxyContin maker Purdue

Stamford Advocate – OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma accounted for about 3 percent of the prescription opioids produced in the U.S. between 2006 and 2012, according to newly released federal data — but the disclosure of the small market share is unlikely to tamp down the intense legal pressure from the state of Connecticut and hundreds of other plaintiffs.



Controlling Weeds on Playing Fields, Parks and Lawns Without Herbicides

UConn Today – Turfgrass covers more than 40 million acres of land in the continental United States, including lawns, parks, commercial landscapes, sports fields and golf courses. It is the single largest irrigated crop in the nation.

Turfgrasses are grass species with qualities that make them well suited for these uses. They tolerate frequent mowing, withstand intense traffic and form dense, uniform surfaces. They create places to play sports or relax outdoors; reduce soil erosion; reduce dust and mud problems around homes, schools and businesses; and create clear sight lines along highways.