The Connecticut Department of Agriculture announced Jaime Smith ’04 as director of the Bureau of Agricultural Development and Resource Conservation. She earned her bachelor’s degree in animal science. Morning Ag Clips shared the announcement.
UConn Today announced the UConn Dairy Bar would begin online ordering with items delivered to parked cars in a new process reflecting pandemic-related health and safety considerations on June 24. The building remains closed to the public. All of the ice cream sold by the Dairy Bar is produced in the Department of Animal Science Creamery with fresh milk from UConn’s Kellogg Dairy Center.
Kinesiology Professor Douglas Casa said to Coach and Athletic Director that this coming summer will bring more challenges than ever for student-athletes and coaching staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the quarantines that accompanied it. Casa says athletes will likely not have the same level of fitness that they had in previous years entering the start of the fall sports season. Casa is CEO of the Korey Stringer Institute, whose mission is educating about and preventing heat-related illnesses.
UConn Magazine released their Summer 2020 issue. It features an article on Assistant Extension Educator Abby Beissinger. She discusses her work as a plant pathologist running the UConn Plant Diagnostic Laboratory. A quote from Associate Professor Paulo Verardi of the Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science is mentioned in a roundup of notable media mentions in the issue as well.
Alumna Mary Schoell ’15 received a Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowship from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). She was nominated by Connecticut Sea Grant, who recently published an article discussing her marsh mitigation research and NOAA Fellowship. She earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental science.