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CAHNR is now offering a new opportunity for students to study abroad in Ireland! Professors Sheila Andrew, of the UConn Department of Animal Science, and Sandra Bushmich, of the Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, are leading the new three-week UConn Global One Health: Irish and US Perspective education abroad program.

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The UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) received the 2016 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Public Engagement, Career Recognition for a Team. Since 2002, CLEAR has developed award-winning programs designed to address issues related water management, land use planning, climate resiliency and geospatial technology. CLEAR is a partnership between UConn Extension, the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment and Connecticut Sea Grant.

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Agricultural and Resource Economics graduates Jesse Silkoff and Andrew Marcus run two online businesses with other UConn grads. Based in Austin, TX, their online companies help match clients searching for a tennis coach through MyTennisLessons or a personal trainer through FitnessTrainer.com in their local areas.

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Miriah Kelly holds a new position in UConn Extension​ as an evaluator. She assists extension educators in a variety of capacities from fielding questions to collaborating on program design.

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A group of College faculty members visited with researchers from several institutions in Cuba last week to discuss potential partnerships and joint initiatives.

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Grants totaling over $3 million from the National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Agriculture are funding conservation science initiatives in communities and schools across Connecticut. The new projects stem from the success of the Natural Resources Conservation Academy.

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Recent graduate Jenn Buden was part of a team of researchers at UConn conducting a groundbreaking study on the health of correctional employees. She completed her master's degree in health promotion sciences and currently works at a hospital where she provides care for individuals suffering from eating disorders.

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The Big E, the Eastern States Exposition, has been bringing New England together for 100 years. The College, UConn Extension and 4-H have, since its establishment, supported and participated in the Big E's goal of improving agriculture and highlighting the role it plays in an increasingly industrializing world through a number of activities, demonstrations and programs.

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The new three-credit course will begin this January and is offered to both an undergraduate and graduate students. Mary Anne Amalaradjou, assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science, designed the course to fill an unmet need. Probiotics are touted as having many health benefits, from treating digestive woes to preventing allergies. Prebiotics are simple fibers, mostly undigested carbohydrates that support probiotics in the digestive system.

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Assistant Professor Richard Dunn of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics is embarking on an ambitious long-term project to compile and analyze federal administrative and survey data to document the contribution of food and agriculture industries to the US economy. Although the USDA collects extensive information about on-farm activity, they do not compile data on other segments of the food and fiber supply chain. Rather, these sectors are the responsibility of the Census Bureau. Without a mandate to systematically coordinate reporting across all the economic sectors that constitute the supply chain (on-farm production, manufacturing, warehousing, wholesaling, professional and business services, transportation, retailing and food services), the contribution of food and agriculture to the US economy will be underappreciated.
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