Spring/Summer 2012
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Kumar Venkitanarayanan
Feature Story
By Kim Markesich

According to the Centers for Disease Control, foodborne diseases cause up to 81 million illnesses and as many as 9,000 deaths each year in the United States. It is difficult to pinpoint the actual number of illnesses, as most cases of food poisoning go unreported. 

Kumar Venkitanarayanan, professor in the Department of Animal Science, has been involved in multiple research projects focusing on food safety, specifically, using food-grade plant compounds to reduce bacterial threats.

Salmonella enteritidis is a major foodborne pathogen, causing more than a million cases of ... more
Food scientist’s research helps make animal food products safer
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Office of Technology Commercialization
The Office of Technology Commercialization is a real mouthful of a name for any entity, but for UConn’s Rita Zangari, executive. ... more

4H Fans
4-H FANS teaches fitness and nutrition while have fun
In April 2012, the UConn Extension program 4-H FANs (Fitness and Nutrition Clubs) completed a successful five-year ... more
Patrice Hubert
Dietetics student receives prestigious award for academic achievement
Patrice Hubert, a senior majoring in dietetics in the Department ... more
From the Dean
Dean Weidmann
Gregory Weidemann
Dean and Director,
College of Agriculture
and Natural Resources

Dean's message

As we enter a new year, it seems appropriate to reflect back on some of the many positive things happening in our College. Once again, enrollment increased dramatically this past fall. Given our increasing enrollment in several programs, the provost provided funding for several new faculty positions in our fastest growing ... more

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