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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.



Grad Students Help PCX Aero Go ‘Full Throttle’

MBA student Don Pendagast (left) and MSBAPM student Chitra Reddy (right), were on a six person team dedicated to helping PCX Aerospace improve their critical data-collection systems. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
MBA student Don Pendagast (left) and MSBAPM student Chitra Reddy (right), were on a six person team dedicated to helping PCX Aerospace improve their critical data-collection systems. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

When it comes to the aerospace industry, PCX Aerostructures is in the big leagues.Continue Reading


Provost Elliott Leads International Business Education Alliance

Interim Provost John A. Elliott, pictured above, poses in front of the Times Building at UConn's Hartford Campus. Effective July 1, he was named Chair of AACSB International (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Interim Provost John A. Elliott, pictured above, poses in front of the Times Building at UConn’s Hartford Campus. Effective July 1, he was named Chair of AACSB International (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Interim Provost John A. Elliott has become the Chair of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business–considered the ‘gold’ standard accrediting body for business schools. His appointment became official July 1.Continue Reading



Smartphone App Developed by Students Makes Digital Connections Easier

Four UConn students, Caleb Sleeby (Business Management and Digital Marketing), Aakash Balaji (Computer Science and Engineering), Zach Zambuto (Computer Science and Engineering), and Alex Mueller (Computer Science and Engineering), develop a smartphone app called Follow which functions as a digital business card and makes it easier for people to connect across all of their social media accounts.

Video Producer: Nathan Oldham



Business Law Professor Vincent Carrafiello Dies at 78

Pictured above, Vincent Carrafiello teaching during his time at UConn. He passed away at the age of 78. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Beloved business law professor Vincent Carrafiello, a two-time alumnus who devoted 52 years to educating UConn students, passed away on Saturday at age 78.Continue Reading


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.