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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.

Students concur; he was born to teach

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Stacey Mobley

In a research university setting, the importance of teaching could fade into the background. Lecturer Stacey Mobley’s inner drive will not allow that to happen in his academic career. The Department of Nutritional Sciences faculty member works year-round to keep teaching in focus because he says, “I was born to teach.” High scores on his evaluations seem to back that up.

Because “teaching college students is a privilege” for him, Mobley says he wants to take on as many classes as possible. His enthusiasm is evident as he accommodates up to seven classes, which attract from eight to 120 graduate or undergraduate students.

Mobley’s interest in those he teaches continues outside the classroom, as well, when many students stop by his office in the Jones building to ask for help or advice. “They call me ‘coach’,” he said, “especially when motivation lags near the end of the semester.”

“Dr. Mobley always made time to meet with students and go over any concerns we had. He wants students to do well and to learn, and he tailors the way he teaches to each student, which makes him an amazing and extremely dedicated professor,” said Kristen DeVitto, a May 2017 nutritional sciences graduate who said she has been in all of Mobley’s classes. (more…)

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. 5-19-17. Posted a video, as part of UConn Science in Seconds series, about in Cuba. Department of Allied Health Sciences

UConn Today. 5-22-17. Reported on a start-up company that creates a new veterinary cancer treatment, which works with animal immune systems. CEO of the company is Ashley Kalinauskas, a Class of 2012 pathobiology alumna. See also Health News Digest.

Hartford Courant. 5-22-17. Announced  that four UConn baseball pitchers were honored by the American Athletic Conference. William Montgomerie, a right-handed pitcher and a applied resource economics major, was named to the second team.  (more…)

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…)