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CAHNR in the news

Students with mobile devicesThe Daily Campus reported about the Major Fair event, which seeks to assist students in exploring majors. It quoted Julia Cobuzzi, who was described as a seventh semester nutrition major.

Hartford Courant listed some of the activities available at Celebrating Agriculture in Woodstock. One of the groups mentioned was UConn Extension.

Time included comments from Nancy Rodriguez about the advisability of eating before exercising. Rodriguez is a professor in nutritional sciences.

NBC Connecticut quoted Thomas Worthley about the progress of fall foliage. Associate Extension Professor Worthley is from the Department of Extension in Middlesex County.

Awards and accolades for CAHNR

The Integrated Pest Management Team was selected to receive the 2017 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Public Engagement in the team category. The IPM team includes: Donna Ellis (IPM Program Coordinator, invasive species, curriculum, nursery, and school IPM), Mary Concklin (fruit), Leanne Pundt (greenhouse), Ana Legrand (invasive species, turf and landscape), Candace Bartholomew (pesticide safety education), Joan Allen (plant diagnostic laboratory), and Victoria Wallace (school, turf and landscape).  Jude Boucher (vegetable) retired in 2017, and Alejandro Chiriboga (nursery) is no longer with UConn.

The team will be recognized at the Excellence in Public Engagement Reception on November 14. A poster the team’s accomplishments will be displayed at the reception and, beginning in January, in the Connecticut Legislative Office Building.


Cooperative Extension, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities announced that Extension Educator Chester Arnold was chosen for one of the five 2017 regional Excellence in Extension awards. Arnold, who is in the Department of Extension in Middlesex County, was the sole awardee for the northeastern region.

He will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on November 12. According to the news release, these awards represent the finest examples of the many positive impacts of Cooperative Extension work in the United States. (more…)

Historical image of the week

Legislative Agricultural Committee, Connecticut Agricultural College

Legislative Agricultural Committee, Connecticut Agricultural College. Line of automobiles in front of wood frame buildings (Administration Building, 1890-1929) and Chemistry Laboratory (1892-1917). By Jerauld A. Manter, 1907. From the University of Connecticut Photograph Collection.

Image of the week: Pre-Vet Dog Wash

Pre-Vet Dog Wash

Historical image of the week

School lunch workshop

School lunch workshop. By Jerauld A. Manter, 1953. From the Jerauld A. Manter Photograph Collection, University of Connecticut Photograph Collection. (CC BY-NC)