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Animal science students tend to gestating mares in Foal Watch Class

Each spring, six or seven foals are born at one of the horse units on Horsebarn Hill Road. The entire process has developed into a wonderful learning experience for animal science students through an independent study commonly known as the Foal Watch Class. Prior to developing the course, John Bennett, academic assistant and farm manager, […]

Students gain experience through PLSA summer internships

When students return to UConn in the fall, they often ask each other, “Where did you intern this summer?” For students in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA), this question is a common one. The department emphasizes experiential learning and encourages students to apply what they learn in the classroom to the […]

Biochemist studies intestine’s role in cardiovascular disease

Alison Kohan, assistant professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, has a way of making biochemistry sound exciting. She joined the College in August 2014 after completing her postdoctoral work and a year as a research assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati. There she worked with her mentor, Patrick Tso, professor and director of […]

Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory receives full accreditation by AAVLD

The Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (CVMDL), housed in the College’s Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, has recently received full accreditation for all species from the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD), an internationally recognized accrediting body. “We are the only fully accredited full-service veterinary diagnostic lab in the New England states,” says […]

Internships provide vital experience for future dietitians

A dietetic internship is an essential component of the education of students planning to pursue a career as a registered dietitian (RD). In addition to didactic coursework, students must complete 1200 hours of supervised practice in a program  accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and […]

How do you teach a landscape architect? Behind the scenes of the College’s LA program

“So you do gardening?” That’s usually the response Ashleigh Bancel gets when she tells people she studies landscape architecture. Bancel is a senior in the Landscape Architecture program (LA), a major offered by the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. “A lot of people just don’t know what we do,” says Peter Miniutti, associate […]

Biogeochemist studies effects of climate change and land development

As a biogeochemist, Ashley Helton, assistant professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE), is interested in how climate change and land development affect pollution in aquatic ecosystems. She says, “What really fascinates me about biogeochemistry is that it has the potential to explain the underlying mechanisms of many big environmental issues […]