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CAHNR in the news

newspaper readersThe Daily Campus gave tips from Associate Dean and Associate Director for UConn Extension Michael P. O’Neill about how UConn students can save water. O’Neill was spreading the word about the 40 Gallon Challenge national conservation effort.

The Washington Post quoted Associate Professor Tatiana Andreyeva about the effect of Hurricane Irma on orange juice futures and consumers. Andreyeva is on the faculty of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

By Patsy Evans



Awards and accolades

Stephanie Barnes, a graduate student, and Matthew Sniffen, an undergraduate student, were recently honored as Eastern States Exposition (ESE) scholarship recipients.

Barnes, born and raised in Douglas Georgia, is in her third year of the PhD program in the Department of Animal Science. Her advisor is Assistant Professor Dennis D’Amico. Barnes’ research focuses on identifying and developing antimicrobial strategies, including clean label approaches, to control pathogens and spoilage microorganisms in dairy products. In addition, she serves as the chair for the International Association for Food Protection and vice president for the Institute for Food Technologists Student Association, UConn chapter.

Sniffen, from Litchfield, Connecticut, is a junior majoring in applied and resource economics. He has been active in 4-H since 2008, served as an officer in the Litchfield County Fair Association, is a member of the Block and Bridle Club at UConn and was involved in FFA events and competitions at the Big E. Sniffen is part owner of Mountain View Farm in Litchfield, Connecticut.

CT Trustees of the Eastern States Exposition with Stephanie Barnes

Stephanie R. Barnes (right of flag), Connecticut Trustees of the Eastern States Exposition (ESE) Graduate Scholarship Recipient 2017-2018, with (left to right) UConn Assistant Professor Dennis D’Amico, ESE board member Phil Prelli, ESE board member Jim Lyman, CAHNR Interim Dean Cameron Faustman and ESE president Gene Cassidy

CT TRustees of the Eastern States Exposition with Matthew Sniffen

Matthew Sniffen (right of flag), Connecticut Trustees of the Eastern States Exposition (ESE) Undergraduate Scholarship Recipient 2017-2018, with ESE board member Phil Prelli, his father John Sniffin, ESE board member Jim Lyman, CAHNR Interim Dean Cameron Faustman and ESE president Gene Cassidy

Historical image of the week

Freshman-sophomore Rope Pull, Freshman Defeat, Connecticut Agricultural College

Freshman-sophomore Rope Pull, Freshman Defeat, Connecticut Agricultural College. By Jerauld A. Manter, 1919. From the University of Connecticut Photograph Collection.

CAHNR websites offer improved usability and looks

New CAHNR websiteAs the CAHNR school year begins, its many audiences and stakeholders have two redesigned and updated websites to help them with all things CAHNR. One site is for the College as a whole, and the other serves as an e-commerce store for CAHNR-related products.

“The overall mission of the CAHNR website is to offer a welcoming and easy-to-access front door to the College,” said Executive Assistant Sara Putnam, who represented CAHNR in the redesign process. The improved navigation connects users to the wide range of programs offered by the College.

For example, current and prospective students can quickly find a path to undergraduate or graduate student information from the top menu. And, CAHNR alumni are directed to a website specifically for them, which was redesigned at the same time as the main site. Everyone who comes to the website can read the latest Naturally@UConn blog postings, see current and historical images, get more information about upcoming events and connect to units, departments and offices from links on the homepage.

In addition to reaching students and graduates, the site aims to engage journalists, legislators and researchers. Putnam hopes the site will be useful in answering questions and distributing information about the College’s area of expertise to professional practitioners and members of the public, as well. (more…)

Image of the week

Rain Garden

UConn students installing a rain garden at Avery Point with Mike Dietz from UConn CLEAR. (@UConnExtension, Sept 8, 2017)