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CAHNR in the news

Students with mobile devicesMen’s Health cited a research paper by student William Martin, Professor Lawrence Armstrong and Professor Nancy Rodriguez.  The paper studied dietary protein intake and renal function. Martin and Rodriguez are part of nutritional sciences while Armstrong is in kinesiology.

The Day reported that UConn Extension will have a nonvoting seat on the board of directors for  the Thames River Innovation Place (TRIP) in order to help design TRIP’s evaluation and assessment process.

Crookston Times announced that the new University of Minnesota Crookston Chancellor is Mary Holz-Clause, a former assistant dean and director of global programs in CAHNR. quoted Associate Professor Paulo Verardi about tick-born illnesses and vaccines for them. Verardi does research in vaccine development in the Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science.

Runner’s World described research that studied the role of vitamin D in blood pressure during rest and maximal exercise. Authors of the study include graduate student Amanda L. Zaleski, Distinguished Professor Linda Pescatello, Associate Professor Beth Taylor and former graduate student Braden Armstrong. All are from the Department of Kinesiology.

By Patsy Evans

Awards and accolades for CAHNR


Jessica Griffin with the poster she presented in Hawaii

These CAHNR undergraduate students were recognized for their significant research and creative accomplishments in spring 2017 by the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR). Jessica Griffin ’17 was the OUR travel award recipient and presented “Food Quality and Diet Preference in Mysis diluviana” at the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Aquatic Sciences meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. Tashua Sotil ’17 presented “The Meriden School Climate Survey: Student Version District Evaluation” at the April 21, 2017 Meriden (CT) Public School District meeting.

The National 4-H Hall of Fame honors 4-H volunteers, extension professionals and staff employees, donors and others who have made a significant impact on the 4-H program and /or 4-H members through the contribution of time, energy and financial resources. Recently, Elsie Woolam, who began volunteering for 4-H in 1955, was selected as a member of the 2017 National 4-H Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place on October 6, 2017 at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

By Patsy Evans

Image of the week

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Jim Palmieri, instructor in floral design and manager of UConn Blooms, is pictured here with former students who joined him and members of the Department Plant Science and Landscape Architecture on June 19 to celebrate his impending retirement. Left to right: Kamil Jablonowski, Dustyn Nelson, Jacob Gardner, Daniel Katz, Justine Leeper, Lorenzo Katin-Grazzini, Jim Palmieri, Antonia Brunetti, Matthew DeBacco, Cora McGehee, Jacob Ricker.

CAHNR in the news

Students with mobile devicesScientific American highlighted the work of Assistant Professor Melissa McKinney with polar bears. The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment faculty member found that as sea ice disappears, the bears move to land and change their basic diet. As a result, the researchers saw a 65 percent drop in the polar bears’ mercury levels. See also Popular Science. 6-15-17 and the research publication.

UConn Today interviewed Associate Extension Professor Thomas Worthley about the current gypsy moth invasion and the effects on trees. He is part of the Department of Extension in Middlesex County.

Hartford Courant quoted Carol Quish in an article about cleaning gypsy moth caterpillar frass off driveways and decks. Quish is a program aide in plant science and landscape architecture. (more…)

Historical image of the week

Summer Session Picnic

Summer Session Picnic. Photo by Jerauld A. Manter, 1942. From the UConn Libraries Archives and Special Collections.