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CAHNR in the news

newsprintSome of CAHNR’s people, places and programs made the news recently. Select the bold text names to see the articles. The roman text links go to additional information.

StopBMSB.org. 7-21-16. Gave Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Working Group Conference highlights and summaries of presentations, including comments by Assistant Extension Professor Ana LegrandShe is part of plant science and landscape architecture and is studying stink bug survival on different diets.

Hartford Courant. 8-5-16. Mentioned the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources as one of the beneficiaries of a $9 million gift from Eversource Energy. See also UConn Today. 8-10-16.

WNPR. 8-11-16. Aired a segment, as part of a talk show called Where We Live, on what Connecticut is doing to combat the Zika virus. The discussion included special guest Paulo H. Verardi. He is an associate professor in pathobiology and veterinary science. (more…)

Meet graduate student Meera Surendran Nair

Meera Surendran Nair

Meera Surendran Nair is a PhD student in the Animal Science (ANSC) department, where her research focuses on reducing antimicrobial resistance in animal and zoonotic human pathogens. After an education in veterinary medicine, her current research project explores the efficacy of natural molecules to fight E. coli. Here’s what she said in an interview.

Where did you study as an undergraduate?

I studied at Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in India.

What was your major?

My major was veterinary medicine. (more…)

CAHNR in the news

newsprintSome of CAHNR’s people, places and programs made the news recently. Select the bold text names to see the articles. The roman text links go to additional information.

New York Times. 6-30-16. Ran an article in which Lawrence Armstrong, a professor of kinesiology, commented on a British study on hydration. The research compared 13 common beverages in their ability to remain in the body.

ctpost. 7-5-16. Mentioned Associate Professor Paulo H. Verardi‘s first-hand vaccine development expertise, which aids in efforts to combat the Zika virus. Verardi is on the faculty of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science.

UConn Today. 7-7-16. Quoted Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture Professor Emerita Carol Auer about research into understanding gene flow in Camelina sativa, an oilseed crop.

By Patsy Evans

CAHNR in the news

newsprintSome of CAHNR’s people, places and programs made the news recently. Select the bold text names to see the articles. The roman text links go to additional information.

CBS News (link from News Channel 10, Texas). 5-6-15. Listed recent U.S. Department of Agriculture grants for strengthening rural communities. All three of the grants UConn received were for research in agricultural economics. The principal investigators are Assistant Professor Richard A. Dunn,  Professor Stephen Swallow and Professor Boris Bravo-Ureta.

New York Times. 5-9-16. Referred to the research findings of Lawrence Armstrong, a kinesiology professor, and his colleagues at UConn’s Human Performance Laboratory in regard to the effects of dehydration.

Associated Press (link from ABC News). 5-7-16. Quoted Visiting Associate Extension Educator Mary Concklin about how Connecticut’s cold temperatures in February was bad for the peach crop. Concklin is part of plant science and landscape architecture. See also Associated Press via WMUR. 5-7-16. (more…)

Meet undergraduate Leanne Jankelunas

Leanne Jankelunas

Leanne Jankelunas appears to be a driven person. She is from Chester, New York. Jankelunas was accepted at several schools, including Cornell, Tufts and North Carolina State. Jankelunas aspires to be a veterinarian and work for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Here is what she said about her experiences as a CAHNR student.

What attracted you to UConn? Before coming to UConn, I was looking for a place that had a strong pre-vet program with animal facilities located on campus and not a million miles away. The situation at UConn is unlike that of most of the other schools. Here you can walk down the street to Horsebarn Hill. The facilities are right there!

In addition, I was looking for a place that could support me and encourage me to try new things. I found that the professors in CAHNR truly cared about their students succeeding in their college careers. (more…)