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You're Invited to Open House - Dec 13, 2017
Learn about our 60-credit certificate program at UMD.Dec 13, 2017Author: Randie HovatterJoin us for an Open HouseWe are opening our doors and hosting TWO Open Houses at the IAA this Spring. Register to join us for one or both Open Houses, on February 19 and March 30, 2018.The Institute of...
Grad Students meet alumni, discuss life after grad school - Dec 11, 2017
Dec 11, 2017Author: Sarah FielderNine AREC graduate students and four AREC alumni attended the Alumni Luncheon held on December 2nd at the Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington D.C. The event is an opportunity for graduate students to speak with alumni who work in a variety of fields. It was...
Initiating Simulation in Medical Nutrition Therapy Course - Dec 8, 2017
Dec 8, 2017The Dietetic Program received a grant from Henry J. and Camille J. Shaffer Dorn Foundation to support Dietetics Teaching and Simulation Laboratory for Medical Nutrition Therapy (NFSC460) and Nutrition Assessment (NFSC380) courses. Funds were used since May 2017 to purchase tools that...
Former Graduates Discuss Dietetic Internship with SDA Members November 13, 2017 - Dec 8, 2017
Dec 8, 2017On November 13th, Student Dietetic Association, SDA (formerly known as FAN Club) members gathered to listen to an alumni panel speak about their experiences with the dietetic internship process. The panel included the registered dietitians Shelby Vaughn, Philip Bobrowsky, Lee Crosby, and...
Name Change Announcement FAN Club to Student Dietetic Association - Dec 8, 2017
Dec 8, 2017The Food and Nutrition Club has officially changed its name to the Student Dietetic Association at the University of Maryland. With the name change, we have renewed our commitment to providing professional resources and networking to students interested in the fields of nutrition and...
New PSLA Faculty Member - Dec 8, 2017
PSLA welcomes Dr. Mengjun Hu, new Assistant Professor who will join the faculty in early February 2018 from the Department of Agricultural Sciences, Clemson University, where he was a postdoc. Dr. Hu’s research has been primarily focused on fungicide resistance and its molecular basis. He has also...
Welcome Dr. Mengjun Hu - Dec 7, 2017
PSLA welcomes Dr. Mengjun Hu, new Assistant Professor who will join the faculty in early February 2018 from the Department of Agricultural Sciences, Clemson University, where he was a postdoc. Dr. Hu’s research has been primarily focused on fungicide resistance and its molecular basis. He has also...
AAAS Announces Dr. Iqbal Hamza as a 2017 Fellow - Dec 6, 2017
Dr. Iqbal Hamza of the University of Maryland has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. Dr. Hamza was elected for groundbreaking discoveries and distinguished...
AREC Graduate Students Present Research at Fall Poster Session - Dec 1, 2017
Dec 1, 2017Author: Sarah Fielder 2017 AREC Graduate Student Poster Session Six second-year graduate students presented on their research at AREC’s Research Poster Session on November 29, 2017 hosted in the department’s conference room. “It’s an exciting opportunity for graduate students...
IAA Internship Stories: Becky Jones - Dec 1, 2017
Dec 1, 2017Author: Cameron SmithMany people wonder what it would be like to be a business owner and have responsibilities dealing with customer service, marketing, and safety. But for second-year Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) student Becky Jones, this is just a small list of what she...
The Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) Launches the New FoodRisk.org as a Leading Resource for the International Food Safety Community - Nov 30, 2017
Nov 30, 2017Author: Samantha WattersCollege Park, MD -- The University of Maryland’s Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) launched the redesigned FoodRisk.org earlier this month, featuring exclusive tools and datasets with the goal to advance food safety and public...
Dr. Vikki Chanse featured in new book: "Design as Democracy" - Nov 30, 2017
Dr. Vikki Chanse, Associate Professor in our department, is among the authors included in the new book "Design as Democracy" published by Island Press. Dr. Chanse's article, "Raise Your Own Sea Level" describes a public sea level rise design workshop on Maryland's eastern shore and the lessons...
Dr. Vikki Chanse featured in new book: "Design as Democracy" - Nov 30, 2017
Dr. Vikki Chanse, Associate Professor in our department, is among the authors included in the new book "Design as Democracy" published by Island Press. Dr. Chanse's article, "Raise Your Own Sea Level" describes a public sea level rise design workshop on Maryland's eastern shore and the lessons...
NFSC Students Grow Their Professional Networks at 2017 Resume Critique Night - Nov 27, 2017
Nov 27, 2017Author: Heather DolanRelated Photos:  NFSC Students Grow Their Professional Networks at 2017 Resume Critique Night On November 9th, 2017, University of Maryland’s Food Science Club hosted its third annual Resume Critique Night at the Hornbake Career Center. Sixty...
GSO Thanksgiving Potluck - Nov 27, 2017
Nov 27, 2017Author: Nidhi GuptaRelated Photos:  GSO Thanksgiving Potluck The Department of Nutrition and Food Science’s Graduate StudentOrganization hosted an International Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner in their monthlymeet and greet on November 16 th with an objective of developing...
IAA Internship Stories: Shelby Atkins - Nov 17, 2017
Nov 17, 2017Author: Edwin SanchezShelby Atkins grew up on a farm in Calvert County, Maryland, and came to the Institute of Applied Agriculture to major in Agricultural Business Management. After completing her freshman year, Atkins sought a summer internship to gain experience and to find out...
IAA Internship Stories: Tyler Barnhart - Nov 17, 2017
Nov 17, 2017Author: Eric SpaltThe Green Spring Valley Hunt Club of Owings Mills, Md., became a home for Turfgrass Management student Tyler Barnhart as he spent 3 months interning there this summer. “[Turf is] what I want to do for a career, and I really have a passion for it,” said Barnhart,...
UMD, AREC hosts Firms in Development Workshop - Nov 17, 2017
Nov 17, 2017Author: Sarah FielderAssistant Professor Jing Cai of the AREC department helped organize the “Firms in Development Workshop,” which aims to stimulate discussion between economists of various fields who are interested in firm behavior. The event was co-sponsored by the Private...
University of Maryland Extension Specialist Receives National Award for Research Excellence in Water Use Management - Nov 16, 2017
Dr. John Lea-Cox’s project promotes direct engagement with farmers to reduce environmental impacts in nursery and greenhouse industry John Lea-Cox w/ a Research Sensor NetworkWashington, D.C. -- This past Sunday, Dr. John Lea-Cox and a select group of colleagues accepted the 2017 Experiment Station...
Recent Activities from Dr. Rahaman's Lab - Nov 16, 2017
Nov 16, 2017Dr. Rahaman, a Nutrition and Food Science Professor, was a Keynote Speaker, session Chair, and organizer at 2nd International Conference on advances in skin, wound care and tissue science; Nov 9-10, Frankfurt, Germany. The title of his talk was: “TRPV4 channel regulates skin fibrosis...

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