Author: Sara Putnam

Lindsay DiStefano appointed head, Department of Kinesiology

Associate Professor Lindsay DiStefano has recently been appointed head of the Department of Kinesiology. DiStefano has served as interim associate department head since 2017. “I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to help our department pursue the goals to expand our student enrollment and promote the outstanding research initiatives currently going on in the department.” As […]

Meet new faculty members Shuresh Ghimire and Dong-Hun Lee

This past July, Shuresh Ghimire joined the College vegetable extension educator at the Tolland County Extension Center. “The faculty and staff at the Tolland Office have been welcoming and willing to help,” he says. “I’m looking forward to working with farmers. One of my first goals is to conduct a need assessment. My focus will […]

Jason Vokoun appointed head, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

This past August, after serving as interim head in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment since May of 2017,  Jason Vokoun was appointed department head. He was also promoted to full professor and director of the interdisciplinary environmental sciences major. “It has been an eventful year for me professionally,” Vokoun says. “I’m humbled […]

Changes in exercise science and athletic training programs address needs of evolving professions

Faculty and students are excited about changes taking effect in several programs offered by the Department of Kinesiology. Athletic training is transitioning from a bachelor’s degree program to a master’s level professional degree, in compliance with the requirement that all such programs move to the graduate level by 2022 enacted by the Commission on Accreditation […]

Department of Animal Science: an overview

With close to 400 undergraduate and graduate students and a distinctive array of facilities, the Department of Animal Science provides opportunities for students with varied interests and goals. “What’s unique about UConn is that our animal facilities are an integral part of campus,” says Steven Zinn, professor and department head. These facilities consist of the […]