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Horse show

Horse show. Photo by Jerauld A. Manter, 1951. From the UConn Libraries Archives and Special Collections.

Awards and accolades for CAHNR

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

The Research Excellence Program provides seed funding to promote, support and enhance the research, scholarship and creative endeavors of faculty at UConn. The Office of the Vice President for Research recently announced the 2017-2018 Research Excellence Program-Storrs recipients. CAHNR awardees and their departments and projects are:

Assistant Professor Christopher Blesso, of nutritional sciences, Defining the Impact of Dietary Sphingomyelin on Lipopolysaccharide Translocation and Inflammation.

Assistant Professor Nathan Fiala, of agricultural and resource economics, Wheels of Change: Impact of Cycles on Female Education and Empowerment in Zambia. Co-PI: Assistant Professor Nishith Prakash, of economics (more…)

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Dairy Judging Contest

From CT 4-H, “Great day for the state 4-H Dairy Judging Contest at #Arethusa. Many thanks to our host Matt Senecal!”

Awards and accolades for CAHNR

4-H Leaders Conference Awards(1)

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

Kirklyn Kerr, a current Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science professor, was selected as a member of the West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame (WVAFHF). Kerr served as the dean of the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources and director of UConn Extension from 1993 to 2008. Enshrinement in WVAFHF is granted to individuals, businesses, organizations, institutions and foundations that have helped improve our nation through outstanding contributions that established, developed, advanced or improved agriculture, forestry and/or family life in West Virginia. Kerr will be honored during the WVAFHF recognition dinner to be held on July 15, 2017, according to the West Virginia Department of Agriculture Market Bulletin.

The Distinguished Service Award is given by the US Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) for an exceptional contribution in terms of time, energy and dedication that advanced the mission of the association. Department of Natural Resources and the Environment Assistant Professor Anita Morzillo received this 2017 award in April at the US-IALE annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

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. 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…)