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Naturally@UConn
University of Connecticut College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resourcs Online Blog

March 2016
• Bridge the Gap provides summer research fellowships to underepresented students
• Graduate students hone presentation skills at annual Graduate Research Forum

January 2016
• Teacher and 4-H volunteer brings gardening, nutrition and fitness to students in the classroom
• Department of Allied Health Sciences launches new PhD in health promotion
• Nutritional Scientists seek participants for studey of supplement in the treatment of Metabolic Syndrome

December 2015
• Biochemist studies effects of climate change and land development
• Animal science students tend to gestating mares in Foal Watch Class

November 2015
• Biochemist studies intestine's role in cardiovascular disease
• Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory receives full accreditation by AAVLD
• Internships provide vital experience for future dietitians

September 2015
• Behavioral researcher develops interventions to combat obesity and maintain weight loss
• Food Scientist studies probiotics-based approaches to controlling foodborne infections

August 2015
• Extension educator reaches Spanish-speaking youth and adults with programs on gardening, technology and employment skills
• Pathologist studies why vaccines are less effective in those with sickle cell disease

July 2015
• Allied health sciences major interns with Technology Incubation Program
• AHS Honors Scholar receives prestigious national scholarship

June 2015
• Benefactor's new gift expands Zwick Center's research and outreach on sustainable and local agriculture, food access and health

May 2015
• Students practice all aspects of food service
• CAHNR departments and CESE team up on interdisciplinary approaches to environmental problems

April 2015
• College programs address a growing range of health-related issues

March 2015
• CAHNR'S agricultural programs more relevant than ever
• Club members network, find internships and employment at International Expo
• Research shows hydration essential not just for athletes

February 2015
• New environmental studies major attracts students in a wide range of disciplines

January 2015
• New Haven County Extension celebrates 4-H career of Wanda Hamilton

UConn CAHNR Hightlights of Extension 2014
Tying Rsearch to Real Life
• Teaching Fitness and Nutrition with Fun

December 2014
• Virologist develops safe, effective "smart" vaccines
• Fairfield County gardening programs teach nutrition, integrated pest management and life skills

November 2014
• New agreement opens path to vet school at UK's University of Gasgow
• Three CAHNR students receive scholarships from the Connecticut Horticultural Society

October 2014
• STEM Conference invites exploration of science, technology, engineering and math
• Dedicated 4-H program staff give kids a place to shine

September 2014
• Health Promotion researcher evaluates community-based behavioral interventions for high-risk drug users

August 2014
• Food scientist studies why some beef cuts discolor faster than others
• Nutrition education program encourages healthy eating habits and exercise for kids

July 2014
• PSLA/ARE major Nate Wojtyna awarded internship with Cornell's plant Genome Research
• New travel course focuses on scale and complexity of U.S. agriculture

June 2014
• Anamani receives national teaching award
• NRE launches new graduate certificate program, Sustainable Environmental Planning and Management
• Extension educator Joan Allen studies controls for basil downy mildew

February 2014
• College's second annual Hunger Banquet to be held February 27

January 2014
• Bradley Bolling studies nutritional benefits of ornamental chokeberry
• Course prepares students for certification in hazardous waste operations and emergency response

December 2013
• Agriculture and natural resources encompass stem disciplines

November 2013
• Gifted teacher and doctoral student brings enthusiasm and dedication to the classroom

September 2013
• CT FANs IM teaches fitness and nutrition with fun

August 2013
• Extension Dairy Specialist works to enhance sustainability of New England dairy farms
• New career consultant helps students and alumni navigate career path

Spring/Summer 2012
• Food scientist's research helps make animal food products safer
• 4-H FANs teaches fitness and nutrition while having fun
• Student Profile: Dietetics student receives prestigious award for academic achievement

Summer 2011
• Vet school admissions increase sharply for College graduates
• College works with Menoufia University to implement People Empowering People in Egypt
• Student Profile: Animal science major receives Goldwater Scholarship
• College Ambassadors Serve as leaders and advocates
• Animal Science faculty memeber is editor for new animal science publication

Spring 2011
• Student Profile: Future veterinarian, College Ambassador, UConn Color Guard Section Leader, tutor
• Career night draws hundreds of students
• Fueling the Teen Machine
• Faustman appointed associate dean for research

Summer 2010
• New Minor prepares students for high tech careers
• College alumnus discovers new host for viral disease
• Healthy Environments for children video wins national award
• Fescue comes to the rescue at the Governor's Residence
• Animal Science Student works with elephants in Thailand

Pathways
UConn CAHNR Alumni Magazine Fall 2014
100th Anniversary of UConn Extension
• PSLA/ARE Major Nate Wojtyna Awarded Internship with COrnell's Plant Genome Research Program

Highlights of Research
University of Connecticut College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
and the Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station
Feature articles, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

University of Connecticut College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
• Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture Then & Now (Text, 2007)

Family Motor Coaching Magazine

May 2008
Saving Money On The Road
February 2002

Lost Parents, The Epilogue
November 1996
• Lost Parents

Green Profit Magazine

February 2002
Getting Fresh A North Carolina Florist takes her cuttings to the edge
January 2002
• Down to the Wires

The Middletown Press - Weekend

• Poet, teacher infuses new poetry with dry wit (cover story)

UConn Traditions Magazine

Fall/Winter 2007
•Tracking Parkinson's tremors
Summer 2007
•Seeking balance in a busy campus life
Summer 2006  

•Pursuing dreams from Ghana to Connecticut
Spring 2002
• Champion of the new literacy
• Making a stand against domestic violence

University of Connecticut College of Agriculture and
Natural Resources Journal

2009
New Course offers students hands-on professional experience in sports turf management
Diagnostic genetic sciences major gets real-world experience through internships and clinical rotation
Institute of Water Resources collaborates in developing drought emergency management plans
Nutritional scientist honored for work in women's sports
Connecticut Horticulture Society celebrates fifty years of supporting students
Land Use Academy offers technical training for municipal land use commissioners
Students play key role in Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab
Nutritional Sciences student gains professional experience from internship
Landscape architect serves University while practicing what he teaches
New course teaches students Spanish for the workplace
New faculty bring range of expertise to College

2008
• Soil scientist brings athlete's experience to study of playing field surfaces
• 4-H Summer Nutrition Education Program provides jobs for teens and educational fun for children
• Allied Health Sciences welcomes new faculty in health promotion and molecular genetics
• Faculty scientist appointed Jefferson Science Fellow
• Veterinarian studies reproductive cycle of endangered tapir
• Traveling sets student on career path
• Allied Health Sciences offers new post-baccalaureate certificate in health promotion
• Animal scientist receives award for service
• New head appointed for Department of Agricultural and Resource economics
• Extension educator ofers special needs nutritional counseling
• Plant science research farm hosts All-America Selections vegetable trials
• RHSA Outstanding Senior Woman plans to become a veterinarian
• Student learns wildlife rehabilitation in Australia
• Field trials benefit seed companies and growers
• Three veterinary residents receive top awards for research
• New program offers guaranteed admission to community college graduates
• Faculty and graduate students awarded funds for interdisciplinary work
• Animal science students take once-in-a-lifetime trip into world of professional horse racing
• Students get hands-on experience with dairy management program
• Turf degree programs ranked nationally by TurfNet
• Natural Resources Management and Engineering welcomes new department head
• Second annual Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources to be held March 10
• Wildlife student travels to India to study wild jungle fowl
• New agreement guarantees vet school positions for Connecticut students

2007
• College programs address food safety issues
• New graduate course teaches responsible conduct of research
• NEMO recognized nationally and locally for excellence
• Graduate student works to conserve African wildlife
• "Knowledge to Grow On" workshops answer frequently asked questions
• Forestry researcher studies how trees adapt to wind
• Researchers reprogram adult skin cells to embryonic state
• New grants development officer helps faculty navigate complex application process
• New extension educator focuses on coastal habitats
• Scientists study health effects of green tea
• Collaboration with Chinese scientists yields new diagnostic test for avian influenza
• Diagnostic lab cases may be related to pet food recall
• UConn faculty member elected speaker of American Dietetic Association
• Horse show benefits herd after quarantine released
• Extension educator receives excellence award for streamlining aquaculture permit process
• Nutritional sciences, plant science, and women's studies graduate works to make the world a better place
• CT Green Prep prepares new workers for growing industry
• High school students new boxes for Horsebarn Hill bluebirds
• Scientist studies slime to learn how bacteria communicate
• Department of Nutritional Sciences plans new functional foods center
• College faculty member appointed director of new University international program
• Agricultural economics alumnus helps inmates make transition after release
• Dietitian studies how ability to taste bitterness affects food choices

2006
• New Department of Allied Health Sciences joins College
• Extension Educator teaches families how to deal with clutter
• Office of Academic Programs
• New Center for Invasive Plants
• Undergraduate students' research aids in development of method for pasturizing colostrum
• Career night offers students information on array of opportunities
• Sea Grant works with maritime industries and coastal communities
• International travel enhances Animal Science students' education
• Scientists collaborate on study of classical swine fever
• Landscape architecture students design park for Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project
• New center aims to eliminate health disparities among Latinos
• Hydrogeologist launches bedrock water resource initiative
• Agricultural and resource economics major receives national scholarship
• STRONG program aims to increase diversity in biological sciences
• Scientists collaborate on study of West Nile Virus
• Ecogarden Club starts campus community organic garden
• Home and Garden Education Center launches new Web site
• Plant scientists and biology teacher bring molecular genetics and biotechnology to high school students
• Internships offer students professional experience
• Pre-Vet club
• Geospatial Technology Program teaches course in GIS and GPS for the public

2005
• Scientists and economists collaborate to improve cost-benefit analysis of environmental policies
• Department of Animal Science offers students many species
• Fisheries scientists study endangered freshwater codfish
• Team assesses needs of non-English-speaking agricultural workers
• Scientists work to decrease invasive plants' threat to native species
• University's revised general requirements include nine CANR courses
• Wildfire destroys Patagonian research station
Mookie's Story helps foster kids prepare for return to family
• Team assesses food security in Connecticut towns
• Fisheries expert helps rebuild coastal communities hit by tsunami
• Academic advisors say a growing number of students interested in humanitarian careers
• Green Valley Institute wins national planning award
• Soil chemist studies the details
• Veterinarians earn Ph.D. degrees and prepare to become board-certified pathologists
• IPM program celebrates 25 years of helping growers reduce pesticide use
2004
• Economist uses real life to teach marine and coastal resource economics
• Microbiologist studies sources of food-borne illness
• Program in Africa works to stop HIV transmission from mothers to babies
• UConn Plant Database offers self-guided campus plant walks
• Teens teach younger kids about computers
• College's own Dr. Doolittle works to understand animal speech
• New IPM school curriculum offers hands-on learning
• New positions help College develop new areas of excellence
• Avian disease expert works with Chinese scientists on poultry disease testing
• New CLEAR studies shows land use change over time
• Scientist's proposal to study vitamin A regulation of gene expression ranked number one nationwide
• Plant scientist works with South African university to set up tissue culture facility
• EFNEP celebrates 35th anniversary, staff honored for their work
• Economist receives MacArthur award for fisheries management study
Scientist measures risk of cross-pollination from transgenic crops
• Connecticut Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory screens for BSE
• Nutritional Sciences major increasingly popular as preparation for medical school
• Horticulturist dedicates himself to students and nursery industry
• Scientist's proposal to study vitamin A regulation of gene expression ranked number one nationwide
• New CLEAR studies show land use change over time
• Plant scientist works with South African university to set up tissue culture facility
• EFNEP celebrates 35th anniversary, staff honored for their work
• Economist receives MacArthur award for fisheries management study

2003
• Proteomics Center promotes new research
• Center holds Conference on genetically modified foods
• Two Nutritional Sciences faculty among University’s top grant recipients
• Initiative promotes healthy environment for children
• New head for Department of Plant Science
• University Scholar will attend Vet school
• Urban gardens offer food and beauty and bring neighbors together
• Nutrition club offers Service Learning, professional development, and fun
• Ph.D. program prepares veterinarians to be board-certified pathologists
• Pathobiologist fights poultry diseases
• Nutritional scientists study dietary cholesterol effects in children
• Plant scientist develops CD-ROM for grass identification
• Extension Councils
• Plant Pathologist works to help farmers in her homeland
• Pathology Archive offers unique learning opportunities
• Agricultural and Resource Economics launches new minor
• Undergraduate student prepares for a career in research
2002
• Scientist studies relationship between plant form and insect predators
• Students travel to South Africa to study ecology
• New program teaches nonagricultural IPM
• Phase two of the ag biotech lab begins
• Block and Bridle
• Farmer research groups tackle real world issues
• Economist studies effects of indoor air pollution in developing countries
• Faculty member receives USDA teaching excellence award
• New faculty member will be associate director of Sea Grant
• Nutritional Sciences graduate student wins national award
• New department head appointed for Nutritional Sciences
• When Cooperative Extension people retire…
• Intern develops 4-H wildlife conservation program
• Faculty member works to improve health of children and mothers in developing countries
• Plant scientist studies biotechnology risk analysis and policy making
• College scientist works with Yale on West Nile vaccine
• New faculty member brings expertise in fisheries management and coastal economics
• Cooperative Extension collaborates with others to address community issues
2001
• Student club makes UConn Forest trail map
• Integrated Pest Management program receives $100,000 from Bingham Trust
• Center for Excellence in Vaccine Research collaboration receives large grant
• Love of the outdoors brings student to the College
• Nutritionist studies endurance athletes’ protein use
• PEP helps build individual and community strength
• Department head appointed head of UI vet school
• Graduate Student researches childhood anemia
• New center brings together land use programs
• Home and Garden Web site answers FAQs
2000
• Scientists look for cause of lobster dieoff
• Singha chosen for Ace fellowship
• New Advanced Master Gardener Program begins
• Stewardship program helps landowners manage forest
• Student works to give coyotes a better name
• High school teacher studies nutrition
• 4-H Marine Science Day
• Scientists study regulation of ovary function
• Husky Reading Program brings College students and children together
• College hosts conference on alternative medicine for livestock
• Cooperative Extension launches new food safety Web site
1999
• Six new rhododendron varieties at center court 
• College offers new Ph.D.
• Scientist studies effects of vitamin A on gene expression
• CANR partners with Quinebaug and Shetucket Corridor
1998
• New plant database on the Web
• Transgenic Animal Facility offers OPU workshop
• Pfizer to donate $19 million research facility
• CANR and CLAS offer new aquaculture minor
• Jensen receives lifetime achievement award
• New book showcases Connecticut’s city trees
• Corbett wins Mehlquist Award
• New Home and Garden Education center opens
• Plant Science offers new turfgrass science program
• Soil scientists look for beneficial use for water treatment plant residual
• Plant Science graduate student wins awards
1997
• Biological controls for a beautiful but invasive pest
• New center for wildlife conservation research
• CANR Ph.D. students receive toxicology fellowships
• Landscape Architecture program receives national accreditation
• CES teams up with Nature Conservancy and EPA to protect the Tidelands
• Barclay receives award for Outstanding Wildlife Paper
• Brand’s research continues Mehlquist’s work with rhododendrons
• Auer studies plant growth hormone
• Center studies outbreak of disease in salmon
• New Ph.D. program links CANR and Harvard
• CANR helps Foodshare feed the hungry
• Plant Science professor develops soil test to improve the management of nitrogen
• Master Gardener’s CD-ROM on woody ornamentals
• Family Nutrition Program addresses nutrition problems in Connecticut
• Lisa Barbiero, nutritional sciences major
1996
• Yang studies winds of the world
• Professor Mark Bridgen’s alstroemeria patent
• CANR Dairy/Livestock Team is a success
• New species of mycoplasma identified
• Plant Science newsletters help pros and amateurs
• Proper storage and preparation keep food safe
• Child care newsletters put kids first
• Tracey Clark wins Procter and Gamble award
• Rotational grazing good for animals and pasture
• Perez-Escamilla studies contraceptive effects of breast-feeding
• It’s never too late to pursue a dream
• Pesticide applicator training protects people and environment
1995
• CANR’s newest club focuses on soil and water conservation
• Matt Syme Breeds Holstein cows to pay for his CANR education
• College scientist conducts research on AIDS, breast cancer, farm odor pollution, and toxins in food
• Polo teams celebrate winning seasons
• Hard Work pays off for Horticulture Club
• CES develops mentor mom program
• Bushmich studies Lyme disease in animals and humans
• Melanie Monroe, Outstanding Woman Scholar
• Teen Conference
• DNA identification helps dairy industry
• Rodriguez studies nutrition, exercise and childhood obesity
• Big E scholarships
• Family Economics Team teaches money management
1994
• Kathy Heminway Achieves Success in Plant Therapy Program

The Middletown Press, Health and Science page
1996
Housing for the Golden Years 
• How do adult birds make new brain cells? The answer has human implications
• Women and heart disease
• Yoga
• Eating disorders take toll 
• Therapeutic massage reaps health benefits
• Near-death experiences Researcher studies them
 A widow finds comfort in husband’s experience
• New kidney, bright future is donor’s gift to Kevin Hill
• Wes scientist stalks DNA Research linked to cancer cures 
• Letting nature lead the way  Body can heal itself 
• Home healthcare services expanding to meet needs 
• Allergies! This is the season to sneeze and wheeze 
1995
• Poisoning suspected? A poison control expert is as close as your phone 
• Doctor discusses eye care issues
• Getting a handle on the holiday blues
• Lasers: new weapons for dermatologists
• How to enjoy holiday meals despite dietary restrictions
• Using hypnosis to help patients heal
• Living with AIDS, and helping others to live with AIDS
• A family and hospice -  A sister’s final months are eased by special care

The Middletown Press - Woman Page

1996
• Brokerage houses: Not for men only 
• Women in science a Wesleyan objective 

1995
• Garden club at 80 sets sights on new project

Hort Impact

July 1996
• Flower Care and Handling

UCANRAA News

Fall Winter 92-93
• Patricia Jepson: Portrait of an Administrator

Middlesex County Business Review

1991
• Street Vendors unfair competition
• Peddlers Ordinance changes

Self-Health Networker

Dec 1995
• Improving Indoor Air Quality

UConn Outreach

1996
• Cooperative Extension helps you manage money better
• Extension System links teen mothers with Mentor Moms

Camping Today

July/Aug 2002
• Motorhome Safety

Illinois State Florists’ Association Bulletin

Down to the Wires reprinted from Green Profit Magazine

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