Summer 2021 Newsletter

Summer 2021 Newsletter

A Year Like No Other

Somehow, in-between countless zoom classes and meeting, virtual assignments, constant calendar reminders and seemingly endless emails to respond to, more than a year has passed since the University System shut down and transitioned to remote learning on March 13, 2020. It has been a year of challenges and innovation. While quarantine separated and isolated us, it also brought us closer together with family. It has created significant change while feeling like one very long day. Between the global pandemic, urgent calls for social justice, the 2020 election and a myriad of personal experiences, there is little doubt that 2020 – 2021 will be a period long remembered as a year like no other...

Dr. Robert Peters Retires

January 7, 1980 marked Dr. Bob Peters’ first day on the job at the University of Maryland as an educator, dairy researcher and Extension Specialist. It was a few days short of 41 years later that he retired. Dr. Peters spoke of always looking forward to going to work, “For that, I am forever thankful to the University and my colleagues, staff, students, as well as the producer and allied industry friends I have had the pleasure of working with during my tenure.”

Early on, Dr. Peters never pictured himself becoming an academic or a research specialist...

Three New Faculty Join ANSC

Over the past year, Animal and Avian Sciences has brought on three new faculty members, each with an impressive background and research specialties that expand and strengthen out department. Continue to help us welcome Dr. Andrew SchiffmacherDr. Andrew Broadbent and Dr. J. Eduardo Rico and get to know them a little more.

Recent ANSC Department Grants

Throughout a challenging year, ANSC department research had continued as has grant applications and awards to various research and faculty members. Congratulations to all our grant recipients and keep up the great research and work!

See the full list of impressive grant awards

2020 & 2021 ANSC Department Awards

Congratulations to all of our ANSC students, faculty and staff who have been recognized by various groups and institutions for their hard work and deserved merits.

See the full list of ANSC awards

2021 Symposium Announcement

When: August 26, 2021  |  Where: Animal Sciences Building  |  Keynote: Dr. Nicholas Gabler

We would like to invite you to the 34th Annual Symposium of the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences to be held on August 26 in person, in the Lecture Hall and concourse of the Animal Sciences Building #142 located at 8127 Regents Drive on the College Park campus. The all-day event highlights our department's ongoing research as presented by our graduate students. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Nicholas Gabler, Professor of Nutritional Physiology at Iowa State University.

Congratulations to All of Our ANSC Graduates

The College of Agricultural and Natural Resources Commencement Ceremony was held virtually on May 20, 2021.  The University Commencement was held on May 21, 2021.

See our recent graduates