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 […]

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 […]

Study assesses nesting success of salt marsh bird

Research scientist Min Huang is conducting a multi-year study of the clapper rail, a salt marsh bird, designed to assess nesting success and adult survival rates of this declining species. The project is being conducted at Hammonasset State Park and the East River Marsh Complex, two of Connecticut’s larger and higher-quality remaining salt marshes. The […]

Interim dean attends Pentagon outreach program

In April, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources Interim Dean and Director Cameron Faustman attended the 89th Mini Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) in Virginia as a guest of Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Faustman was one of thirty civilians from around the country invited to attend the event. A public engagement program administered […]