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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 […]

Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture: an overview

With its current emphasis on the interconnected elements of plant, people and environment coupled with community health, sustainability and resilience, the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) is a green and lively place for teaching, research and outreach. Teaching shines “The experienced, accomplished teachers are one of our bright spots in the department,” […]

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, […]

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 […]