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Meet recent graduate Kelly Chuquihuanca

Kelly Chuquihuanca is a recently graduated agriculture and natural resources major. She started her journey at UConn in the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture, completing her associate’s degree in animal science. Once moving to CAHNR, she was actively involved in orientation for the college and was one of our College Ambassadors. These experiences caused her […]

Researchers study food insecurity and obesity in Connecticut

Individuals who experience higher levels of food insecurity are often forced to make sacrifices in the quality of their diet. This is an issue because cheap calories are not necessarily healthy calories. As an example, you can order two cheeseburgers, medium fries and a Diet Coke® from McDonald’s for under five dollars and receive 930 […]

CAHNR in the news

Smithsonian Magazine reported on the efforts of three farms to produce their own unique American cheese called Cornerstone. The article said that Assistant Professor Dennis D’Amico is analyzing microbe samples from each Cornerstone producer and hopes to, eventually, set a microbiotic and flavor baseline. D’Amico is on the faculty of the Department of Animal Science. […]

Meet new faculty member Sungmin Lee

This past August, the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture welcomed new faculty member Sungmin Lee. “My colleagues have all been very supportive, and the students at UConn are very smart,” Lee says. “My teaching goal is to help students improve their analytical skills, apply their skills to design solutions and maximize their achievements. […]