Awards and achievements in CAHNR

UConn Extension’s Victoria Wallace honored at the 2020 Sports Turf Managers Association Conference

Victoria Wallace accepts the Dr. William H. Daniel Award at the Sports Turf Managers Association 2020 Conference.
Victoria Wallace accepts the Dr. William H. Daniel Award.

Victoria Wallace received the Dr. William H. Daniel Award at the Sports Turf Manager Association’s (STMA) 31st Annual Conference and Exhibition. The event took place January 13-16 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Wallace is a UConn Extension educator responsible for the Sustainable Turf and Landscape Program focused toward turf and landscape professionals in the state. She is involved with integrated pest management education and outreach programs for landscape professionals and municipal turf and grounds managers.

The Dr. William Daniel Award is one of four Founders Awards, which are STMA’s highest honors and recognize those members who have made significant contributions to STMA and to the profession. The Daniel Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the industry through research, teaching or extension. Continue reading

CAHNR in the news

Students reading

Gyms’ mission to promote healthy lifestyles is undermined by offering tanning beds to customers, UConn researchers in allied health sciences (AHS) say. Dr. Sherry Pagoto, a professor in AHS and director of UConn Center for mHealth and Social Media is the lead author of a new study that assessed how pervasive tanning beds are in three of the largest national gym chains in the US. UConn Today, US News and Fox News reported on the study.

The Paulick Report discussed a study on horses conducted in the Department of Animal Science. The research examined the weather’s effects on hoof growth, travel patterns and longissimus dorsi muscle height and fat thickness.

Morning Ag Clips announced the discovery of an emergent disease in deer population in Connecticut. The article originally appeared on UConn Extension‘s blog. Continue reading

Meet undergraduate student Brazil Rule

Brazil Rule
Brazil Rule

Although the Connecticut winters are a bit much for Virginia native Brazil Rule, she’s enjoying her time at Storrs. But she would love to continue her education at a school in California. Her dream job is to open a free clinic as a physician’s assistant. She’s grateful to have grown up with access to health care and would like to provide care to those struggling to find medical services. Read more about Brazil’s experiences as a UConn student.

What attracted you to the UConn College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources?

The College provided the nutritional sciences major that I knew I wanted to do! It was also a smaller college within UConn, which was nice. Continue reading