Animals

CAHNR in the news

MSN highlighted a study of the four largest fast-food chains in the United States. It found that although restaurants offer healthy choices with kids’ meals, 74 percent of parents still purchase unhealthy food for their children in those places. The lead author of the report is Department of Allied Health Sciences Associate Professor Jennifer Harris, […]

Awards and achievements for CAHNR

Department of Animal Science alumna Emily Forauer was named the first Dave Theno Food Safety Fellow during the annual conference of the International Association for Food Protection in July. The fellowship is a partnership between Stop Foodborne Illness and Michigan State University Online Food Safety Program, according to the website. As the Fellow, Forauer works […]

CAHNR in the news

The New York Times ran a story about Connecticut’s encroaching bears.The article quoted Associate Professor Tracy Rittenhouse as saying that bears are moving into places where there is a “perfect mixture of forest and human houses.” Rittenhouse is on the faculty of natural resources and the environment. The Wall Street Journal included an article by […]

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 […]