Author: Jason M. Sheldon

Meet alumna Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson came to the Department of Animal Science as a graduate student to work with barn animals and add research experience to her credentials. Knowing how selective veterinary medicine programs are, she wanted to find a way to distinguish herself from other applicants. She succeeded by researching a plant-derived microbial treatment to prevent illness […]

Meet undergraduate Evert McKee III

Evert McKee III is a senior sustainable plant and soil systems major in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. McKee is passionate about improving ecosystems through sustainable agricultural practices. He spent last summer working on a cannabis farm in California where he acquired valuable horticulture experience and earned college credit. Here is what […]

Virologist joins international effort to eradicate deadly animal disease

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a highly contagious viral disease that affects small ruminants. The disease has a severe rate of morbidity and mortality for many domestic and wild animals, including sheep, goats, deer and antelope. The virus is found primarily in Africa, the Middle East and Asia and has most recently been detected […]

Sport Optimization and Rehabilitation Laboratory

The Sport Optimization and Rehabilitation (SOAR) Laboratory is part of the Human Performance Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology. Located within Gampel Pavilion, SOAR is a multidisciplinary research division that focuses on human performance, injury prevention, health and safety and personalized medicine. SOAR’s mission is to promote lifelong physical activity to improve health and wellness […]

EMT course uses experiential learning to prepare students

Dozens of patients flood Hartford Hospital’s emergency room after a bomb detonates at the XL Center during a concert. Shortly afterwards, an explosion strikes the hospital, adding to the chaos. Thankfully, these events are only part of a mass casualty drill, one of the training activities that Michael Zacchera, NREMT-P, has his students participate in […]