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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

How Bacteria Keep Us Healthy

Joerg Graf is studying medicinal leeches for clues about how changes in diet affect microorganisms in the digestive tract.



  • The Branford House, a 31-room mansion on the Avery Point Campus, is an imposing presence. Built by businessman Morton Freeman Plant in 1903, it is now used for special events. Photo by Peter Morenus

  • It's back to the books in the library at the Waterbury Campus. Photo by  Peter Morenus

  • There's plenty to catch up on at the start of a new semester. These students are at the Greater Hartford campus. Photo by Al Ferreira

  • From left, Scott Chaplin, Charles Griffin, and Sterling Townes of South Marketplace prepare a leek, potato, and pumpkin bisque during the Culinary Competition Jan. 13. Photo by Peter Morenus

  • Believe it or not, this is the start of the Spring semester, even though we're in the midst of a very snowy winter. Here, students walk toward morning classes on North Campus. Photo by Peter Morenus

  • Winter winds may be roaring outside, but the Lion’s Tail (Leonotis leonurus), a perennial shrub native to southern Africa, stays warm in the Floriculture Greenhouse. Photo by Sean Flynn

  • There’s ‘snowtime’ like the present to get in some sledding on the Great Lawn along Storrs Road. Photo by Al Ferreira

  • This pristine landscape on Horsebarn Hill reflects the aftermath of 'The Storm' of Jan. 12, 2011, a Connecticut record-breaker. Photo by Meg Malmborg

  • Winter's icy blast creates a living sculpture that frames the Health Center in Farmington. Photo by Jordanna Hertz

  • The Floriculture Greenhouse provides a nurturing environment for Calliandra haematocephala – commonly known as the Red Powder Puff – a shrub that is native to Bolivia. Photo by Sean Flynn

UConn in the News

  • Mansfield Planning & Zoning Commission OK's Storrs Center Permit (Mansfield Today) 1-21-11
  • Q&A; With UConn's Mark Van Allen: The Greening of Technology (Hartford Courant) 1-18-11
  • UConn Health Center Application for $100 million grant paints grim picture (Watchdog) 1-18-11
  • UConn Finds Two Thoreau Plant Specimens Among Collection (Hartford Courant) 1-11-11

Athletic News

  • W. Track. Huskies Sweep BIG EAST Track and Field Awards
  • M. Track. Rutt Named BIG EAST Track Athlete Of The Week
  • Football. Football Recruiting Reception On Feb. 2
  • W. Soccer. Stephanie Labbe Earns Shutout at Four Nations Cup

Health Center News

  • New Basic Science Researchers Join Health Center Faculty
  • Training Tomorrow's Experts in Aging
  • Wildlife, Medicine Bottles, and Landscape Photographs on Display in Health Center Lobbies
  • Lieberman Receives Prestigious Urist Award

UConn Welcome Mat

  • A Time for Leadership Development
  • Winter Break in London
  • UConn B-Ball Fever
  • UConn and it’s a New Year – New Resolve