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CAHNR in the News

newsprintMedia outlets featured several CAHNR people recently. The names are linked to the articles. 7-11-14. Referenced a research project published in the International Food and Agribusiness Management Review and co-authored by Benjamin Campbell, assistant professor in agricultural and resource economics. The study investigated what perceptions consumers have of the terms “local” and “organic.”

The Horse (Equine Health Care). 1-13-14. Quoted Sarah Reed, an animal science assistant professor, about the functionality of muscle satellite cells in aging horses. Her research was published in the Journal of Animal Sciences. (more…)

Historical image of the week

Farm Bureau dinner

“Nearly 1100 people were served roast turkey by women of the Litchfield County (Conn) Farm Bureau at 25th anniversary dinner of the Farm Bureau in the Torrington State Armory Nov 22″ Photo by The Hartford Courant, 1944


Meet new faculty member Steven Szczepanek

Steven Szczepanek

Steven Szczepanek

Steven Szczepanek is an assistant professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science. His expertise includes infectious diseases and vaccine immunology, with research interests consisting of human, agricultural animal and wildlife health. Currently, he has several research projects taking place in his lab: Understanding dysfunctions in immune responses in sickle cell disease to strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae and influenza virus; developing vaccines and immunotherapies for foot-and-mouth disease in large animals; and deciphering the mechanisms of an emerging snake fungal disease that has compromised the rattlesnake population in the region. Here is what he said in an interview. (more…)

People Empowering People helps build communities

PEP facilitator training, October 2014

PEP facilitator training, October 2014

The People Empowering People (PEP) program is a personal and family development program with a strong community focus. Provided by UConn Extension, PEP builds upon individual life experiences and strengths to encourage growth in communication and problem solving skills, parent and family relationships and community involvement. The PEP program was created by retired Extension Educator Cheryl Czuba and is coordinated by Cathleen Love, professor in the Department of Extension. Over one thousand people have graduated from the PEP program in the past fifteen years. (more…)

Image of the week

ANSC lab