Winter 2023 Newsletter

Winter 2023 Newsletter

Newly Renovated ‘Virology Laboratory’ Opens to Study Avian Viruses

Broadbent Lab staff

Dr. Andrew Broadbent's Virology Lab hosts an open house and begins work with avian viruses of importance to the poultry industry and public health. 

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New Bovine Teaching Models Deliver Hands-on Experience, and a Calf

Anatomy students use bovine teaching model

Three new models simulate various aspects of bovine feeding, breeding, and birthing in a classroom setting.

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Nutrition Information, Misinformation, and Disinformation Theme of Mary Shorb Lecture

Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc., receives plaque

Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc., lectures on the intersections of nutrition research, health communication, and public understanding.

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Popular Class Urges ‘Eating With Eyes Wide Open’

Class with students

Dr. Apter's class teaches students to analyze impacts of culinary choices while sampling fare from food-making demonstrations.

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Campus Farm Welcomes Unexpected Four-Legged Friend


A foal was unexpectedly born on the Campus Farm in December, so former equine reproductive management students stepped up to provide care and fundraise.

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Gut Microbiomes Focus of LeClerg Rotary Lecturer in Biometrics

Dr. Christian Maltecca presents research

Dr. Christian Maltecca discusses his ongoing research into the three-way interactions between environment, genotype, and gut microbiome with implications in meat production efficiency.  

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Staff Changes Bring New Leaders to Campus Farm and Business Office

Staff portraits

With a retirement and departure of two long-time ANSC staff members, Paul Vaughan and Megan McLean begin new roles in the business office and Campus Farm.

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ANSC Graduate Student Receives Graduate School’s Outstanding GA Award

Hada presents his research poster

Hada recognized as one of the top Graduate Assistants by AGNR and the Graduate School.

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Congratulations to All of Our ANSC December 2022 Graduates

ANSC Graduate Carol Wang

The University of Maryland will hold its Spring 2023 Commencement on Monday, May 22, 2023, at 7 p.m. for December 2022 and Spring 2023 graduates.

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Also Happening in ANSC:

ANSC Celebrates Halloween:

Staff in witch costumes

Have you been wondering where the Fantastic Beasts are, and Where to Find Them? Well, obviously in the mystical world of Animal & Avian Sciences!

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Bonfire in Courtyard Marks the End of the Semester: