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About Patsy Evans

Patsy, an Office of Communications publicity and marketing administrator, has a BA in journalism from Penn State. Her varied experience, obtained during her 27 years with the College, includes rearing insects for biological control, writing research grant proposals and assisting in web development.

Awards and accolades for CAHNR

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. (more…)

CAHNR in the news

newspaper readersSome of CAHNR’s people, places and programs made the news recently. The bolded topics are linked to initial media coverage. The roman text links go to additional information.

The Daily Campus. 4-20-17. Described the new UConn Extension web catalog, which lists the Extension courses and webinars available to Connecticut’s citizens. The article quoted UConn Extension’s Associate Dean and Associate Director Michael P. O’Neill and Department of Extension Program Specialist Stacey Stearns. Marlese Lessing, an animal science student, wrote it.

The Daily Campus. 4-27-16. Quoted several CAHNR students about their views on the commuter and visitor campus parking lot rule changes.

Daily Mail. 5-15-17. Reported that light daily exercise can lift spirits, according to a UConn research study. Quoted were graduate student and lead author Gregory Panza and Associate Professor Beth Taylor, both from kinesiology. See also Health Medicine Network, Science Daily, NBC News, New York Daily News, Health, Time.com and Psychology Today. (more…)

CAHNR in the news

newsprintSome of CAHNR’s people, places and programs made the news recently. The bolded topics are linked to initial media coverage. The roman text links go to additional information.

UConn Senior. 4-20-17. Interviewed Christian Caceres, a graduating senior majoring in nutritional sciences/pre-medicine, for the Senior Spotlight. Caceres said that he did nutritional science research in Professor Ji-Young Lee‘s lab for almost 3 years.

NBC News. 4-26-17. Quoted Jennifer Harris, an associate professor in allied health, as saying that some of the ingredients in energy drinks are not FDA-approved as safe in the food supply. The article referenced a study that compared the effects of energy drinks on the body versus caffeine alone. Harris was not part of that study. (more…)

Awards and accolades for CAHNR

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4-H Leaders Conference Awards. By Jerauld A. Manter, 1956. From the UConn Libraries Archives and Special Collections.

Recently, some of CAHNR’s faculty, staff and students were selected for awards that recognize their accomplishments. Bold text is linked to the award news. Roman text links go to additional information.

Office of Undergraduate Research Education website. 4-26-17. Spring 2017 IDEA Grant recipients included two CAHNR students. Animal science student, Maya Schlesinger, will study the effects of probiotic supplements on chicken embryo muscle development.

As part of an IDEA group project, Kristin Burnham will develop a model that helps high school students make mental and sexual health decisions. Burham is a pathobiology major. She will work with a marketing student on the project.

UConn Today. 4-28-17. President Susan Herbst presented the UConn Spirit Awards. The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) was a Team Finalist. According to the criteria for the award, the group’s “collaboration has positively impacted the entire University.” EFNEP team members are part of the Department of Nutritional Sciences or the Department of Extension.

By Patsy Evans

CAHNR in the news

Students with mobile devicesSome of CAHNR’s people, places and programs made the news recently. The bolded topics are linked to initial media coverage. The roman text links go to additional information.

UConn Today. 4-21-17. Linked to a story about Connecticut’s coastline changes in a climate change article. It quoted Emily Wilson, an associate cooperative extension educator in the Department of Extension.

Hartford Courant. 4-26-17. Gave spring gardening advice from the Home and Garden Education Center and Carol Quish, a program aide in plant science.

UConn Today. 4-24-17. Interviewed Class of 2017 graduate Yuan Zhang, who is an applied mathematical sciences and natural resources double major. Zhang mentioned the influence Thomas Meyer had on him in choosing his major.

Garden Master Classes Catalog. 5-4-17. Announced two upcoming Garden Master classes. Catching the Bug, to be held from 1 to 3 PM on May 24 at University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, will concentrate on collecting terrestrial insects. In Arthropod Acupuncture and ID, participants will learn about New England insects and their distinguishing features from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on June 6 at the Tolland County Extension Center. Registration and payment of fees is required for both classes.

By Patsy Evans