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Welcome back for the Fall 2015 semester!
The Maryland 4-H Horse Judging and Hippology Contests were held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the University of Maryland College Park. A total of 84 youths from 11 counties participated in the Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Divisions.
The beginning of summer brought with it a new chair for the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences (ANSC). Dr. Chad Stahl took over the reins at ANSC on June 1st. Stahl most recently worked at North...
Each year Dr. Joseph Soares, Professor Emeritus, makes it possible for graduate students to travel to national scientific meetings through his generous donations. Dr. Soares believes that graduate...
Jennifer Reynolds, Coordinator of Equine-Poultry Extension Activities, was chosen as the 2015 Staff Person of the Year by the Department.
The Department’s Annual Symposium held on May 28, opened with Dr. Marianne Wessling-Resnick, Professor in the Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases at the Harvard School of Public Health,...
The Maryland 4-H Dairy Bowl Contest was held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the University of Maryland College Park. A total of 52 youths from 7 counties participated in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Divisions.
Each May, the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources honors outstanding employees with the annual AGNR Faculty & Staff Excellence Awards. The 2015 awardees were recognized during the AGNR Convocation & Awards ceremony held Tuesday, May 5th at the Riggs Alumni Center.
Since the day my older brother moved into Centreville Hall his freshman year, there has been a mystery hanging over my head. There is a creature living on the campus that was as enigmatic and...
A tense scenario inside the horse barn on the University of Maryland’s Campus Farm required quick thinking and heroic actions by a group of students and faculty in the equine studies program to help save one of the newest members of the Terrapin family.
They look like any other week-old piglets squirming to nuzzle against their mother for warmth and sustenance, making soft snorting sounds as they wiggle their stubby, pink piglet tails. However, 18 piglets born recently are the result of two years of intense research by scientists in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (link is external) at the University of Maryland and represent a breakthrough in the field of genetic engineering.
Two students from the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) were selected from a competitive national pool of applicants to attend the USDA’s 2015 Agricultural...
The 2014 National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference was held November 19-20 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville. This annual conference allows 4-Hers from all over the country to...
Two professors emeritus from the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences (ANSC) at the University of Maryland have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS...
Dr. Hei Sook Sul gave the 41st Shorb Lecture on Nutrition on November 18. The lecture series in honor of Dr. Mary Shorb is sponsored jointly by the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences and Department of Nutrition and Food Science.
Joining the faculty in the Department of Animal & Avian Sciences at the University of Maryland felt like coming home in more ways than one for Rachel Dennis. A native of Virginia, Dennis received...
Students filled the concourse to sample the delicious entries by faculty and staff members for the 2014 Cookoff. Here are the ones they judged the best:
Dr. Lisa Taneyhill has been awarded a $1.9 million from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH (NIDCR/NIH) for her R01 grant proposal entitled, “Neural crest and placode cell interactions during cranial gangliogenesis.”
Brian Bequette, a professor in the animal and avian sciences department and well-regarded Gemstone team mentor, died Tuesday at Washington Adventist Hospital after he collapsed earlier in the day. He was 53.
Dr. Bhanu Telugu has been awarded a $1.6 million from the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Competitive Grants Program. This is a NIH-NIFA Dual purpose with Dual benefits (R01) grant...

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