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Image of the week: Pre-Vet Dog Wash

Pre-Vet Dog Wash

CAHNR in the news

newspaper readersConnecticut Network video depicted CAHNR Interim Dean Cameron Faustman, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Department Head and Professor Rigoberto Lopez and ARE student Chris Laughton discussing the Economic Impacts of Connecticut’s Agricultural Industry Report. See also Morning Ag Clips, UConn Today, The Day, Hartford Business.com, Hartford Courant and Mansfield (CT) Patch.

YouTube posted a video of the UConn Learning Communities Kickoff, which included Juliana Jacoboski as one of the speakers. Jacoboski is a pathobiology major.

News Times ran an article about fall foliage. Program Aide Carol Quish commented about the impact of fungal diseases on trees. Quish is part of plant science and landscape architecture.

UConn Today mentioned the Department of Kinesiology in it article about health care for migrant farm workers. (more…)

Awards and accolades for CAHNR

Awards and accoladesThe Office of the Vice President for Research announced the recipients of the Fall 2017 Scholarship Facilitation Fund Awards, which aim to assist faculty in the initiation, completion or advancement of research, scholarly activities, creative works and interdisciplinary initiatives. Two CAHNR faculty members are among the 33 awardees.

Assistant Professor Dennis D’Amico’s project is Characterizing the Microbial Ecosystems of Traditional Farmstead Cheese Production and Their Roles in Microbial Transfer and Population Succession. D’Amico is on the faculty of animal science.

A Department of Nutritional Sciences Assistant Professor, Yangchao Luo, is investigating Development of an Organic Solvent-free Preparation of Solid Lipid Nanoparticles.

By Patsy Evans

Historical image of the week

Goat auction at Town Hall

Goat auction at Town Hall. From the Jerauld A. Manter Photograph Collection, University of Connecticut Photograph Collection.

Meet undergraduate student Catherine Cabano

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Catherine Cabano

From starting a successful club on campus to presenting research abroad in Scotland, Catherine Cabano, a senior animal science major in the honors program, continues to provide a stellar example of what an ideal UConn student should be. This past summer, Catherine had the opportunity to attend the prestigious Universitas 21 Undergraduate Research Conference at the University of Edinburgh. At the conference, Catherine was one of nearly 100 students from across the globe selected from 26 of the world’s best universities. Nominations to attend the conference were university-wide, and Catherine was one of just two students chosen to attend. Here is what she said in an interview.

What attracted you to UConn? I was initially attracted to UConn because of the great animal science department. I liked how UConn was a big university with small departments. I could make personal connections with the professors in my major.

What is your major? My major is animal science with a concentration in food science. I also hold a minor in entrepreneurship. (more…)