Awards and accoladesRecently, some of CAHNR’s faculty, staff and students (in bold type) were selected for awards that recognize their accomplishments.

The Fulbright Program selects scholars for their academic merit and leadership potential, with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Plant Science and Landscape Architecture Professor Emeritus Carol Auer is a Fulbright Scholar for the 2016-17 academic year. Auer will lecture and perform research into “Advancing Biosecurity and Bioethics Knowledge in Ecuador” at the University of San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador.

Summer 2017 SURF Awards go to undergraduate students in support of their summer undergraduate research projects. Five projects involve CAHNR students and/or faculty.

Assistant Professor Tracy Rittenhouse is the faculty mentor for a project called “Juvenile Amphibian Response to Changing Connecticut Forest Composition,” which will be done by an ecology and evolutionary biology student. Rittenhouse is from natural resources and the environment (NRE).

NRE student Mary Donato will work with Assistant Professor Beth Lawrence to investigate “The Effect of Salt Water Intrusion on Wetland Carbon Emissions.” Lawrence is on the NRE faculty.

Weston Henry will study “Conservation and Habitat Restoration of the Globally Imperiled Northern Metalmark Butterfly (Calephelis borealis) (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae).” Landscape architecture is one of Henry’s majors.

“The Role of CD36 on VLDL Secretion and its Relation to Cardiovascular Disease” is the project title of Angelika Muter, an allied health sciences student.  Alison Kohan, part of nutritional sciences, is Muter’s faculty mentor. Kohan is an assistant professor.

Emily Taylor, who is in dietetics, chose “Examining Food Insecurity, Depression, and Weight-Related Attitudes of Low-Income Mothers and Fathers” as her project with Assistant Professor Amy Mobley. She is a Department of Nutritional Sciences Assistant Professor.

Greenhouse Product News 40 under 40 recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. Rosa Emilia Raudales was recognized as part of the Class of 2017. Raudales is an assistant professor in plant science and landscape architecture.

The American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) recently announced its 54th Annual Class of Fellows in recognition of outstanding contributions to the science, profession, or industry of horticulture. Part of that class is Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture Professor Yi Li, who was elected as a Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science. Li will be honored at the 114th ASHS Annual Conference in Waikoloa, Hawaii on September 19, 2017.

By Patsy Evans