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Dedication of Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture

President Jorgensen and Elizabeth Hicks at the dedication of the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture. By Jerauld A. Manter, 1950. From the Jerauld A. Manter Photograph Collection, University of Connecticut Photograph Collection.

 

Image of the week: Eclipse party on Horsebarn Hill!

Kids, adults, dogs, bikes, frisbees, ice cream, soap bubbles, great weather and all manner of viewing devices, from cereal box pinhole cameras to the telescopes provided by UConn’s Department of Physics, made for a joyous celebration of the celestial event of the year.

CAHNR in the news

newspaper readersUConn Today depicted two incoming CAHNR students, Olivia Knuth and Prachi Udeshi, in an article about new freshmen. It also quoted Knuth, who was described as an animal science major from West Hartford.

silive.com included comments from Department of Kinesiology Professor Douglas Casa about a high school football drill that killed a player. See also CBS Sports.

Time quoted Professor Nancy Rodriguez as saying that protein from whole foods, rather than powder, contributes extra micronutrients and fiber to the diet. Rodriguez is on the faculty of nutritional sciences.

UConn Today mentioned Alexandra Grimaldi, who is a dual-degree student studying English and allied health sciences with a concentration in public health and health promotion, in an article about summer research opportunities for students at UConn Health. (more…)

Historical image of the week

Watching the eclipse, 9/10/23

Watching the eclipse, 9/10/23. Part of the National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress).

 

Image of the week: NIFA director Sonny Ramaswamy on “Transformative Innovations for 21st Century Food and Agriculture”

SRamaswamyDr. Sonny Ramaswamy (at right in above photo), director of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), visited the College Monday August 14. He was hosted by Mike O’Neill, the College’s associate dean and associate director of UConn Extension (left, facing camera). During his presentation entitled “Transformative Innovations for 21st Century Food and Agriculture,” Ramaswamy spoke about NIFA’s efforts to catalyze discoveries to address agricultural challenges through education and engagement. He described NIFA-funded projects  at the cellular, organismal and community levels to address nutritional security, food waste and efforts to decrease the ecological footprint of agricultural production. He emphasized the need for sustainable consumption as well as sustainable production. Following his talk, Ramaswamy met with faculty and administrators from the College and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and representatives from other New England land-grant universities. The discussion covered a variety of topics, including the challenges faced by smaller land-grant institutions. Earlier in the day, the group met for breakfast with Vice Provost for Research Radenka Maric before touring the Innovation Partnership Building on Discovery Drive.