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The Journey of a Field Scout - Oct 19, 2018
Oct 19, 2018Author: James HastingsRaised by University of Maryland Agronomist Mark Sultenfuss, Luke Sultenfuss grew up on the family farm in Centreville, MD, and inherited his father’s passion for agronomy. In addition to working on the family farm, the younger Sultenfuss works for Masons...
Blame the Air, Not the Ump? Connecting Air Quality and Cognitive Errors in Major League Baseball Umpires - Oct 18, 2018
Research has implications for air quality standards and workforce productivityOct 18, 2018Author: Samantha WattersJust because air quality isn’t on your mind doesn’t mean it isn’t affecting your brain—or the way your favorite Major League Baseball games are called. New research by James...
Please Join Us for Fourth Annual Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference - Oct 17, 2018
Oct 17, 2018Author: Jess FeldmanThe Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) will be hosting its fourth annual Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference in Annapolis, Maryland at The Crowne Plaza on Nov. 8, 2018. Influential policy-makers, farmers and intellectuals will come together to...
Sydney Weinstein Internship - Oct 17, 2018
Oct 17, 2018Author: Cameron BellLearning how to create and apply nutrition plans can benefit all of us.  This summer, Institute of Applied Agriculture student Sydney Weinstein, interned for Kentland Nutrition Club in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  A second-year student at the IAA, Weinstein is...
Dr. Stahl and Dr. Telugu awarded $1.6 Million Grant - Oct 16, 2018
Drs. Chad Stahl and Bhanu Telugu have been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the NIH for their proposal, “A porcine model for investigating the role of an insulin signaling regulator in development and disease...
Dr. Grace Brush - Oct 15, 2018
Ecological History of the Chesapeake BayPSLA Seminar Series: Dr. Grace Brush and the Ecological History of the Chesapeake Bay Dr. Grace Brush presented her nearly four decades of research concerning the ecological changes seen in the Chesapeake Bay estuary over the last several hundred years, with...
Austin Fisher's Internship - Oct 12, 2018
Oct 12, 2018Author: Mason BannerThis past summer, Austin Fisher had the unique opportunity to complete an internship at his own family’s company. An Annapolis resident, Fisher is a turfgrass management student at the Institute of Applied Agriculture who completed his required internship at...
Emily Lufsey's Internship - Oct 10, 2018
Oct 10, 2018Author: Brandy WalterhoeferSandy Hill Camp in North East, MD, became a home away from home once again for Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) student Emily Lufsey during the summer of 2018. A Boyds, MD native, Lufsey came to College Park last year to study Agricultural Business...
Dr. Alyssa Koehler - Oct 9, 2018
“Bridging research and extension to manage disease in stevia and field crops” Title: Bridging research and extension to manage disease in stevia and field cropsOn September 27th, Dr. Alyssa Koehler visited UMD invited by the Plant Science and Landscape Architecture Department as a speaker for the...
Dr. Peter Balint-Kurti - Oct 9, 2018
“Towards a Rather Incomplete Understanding of the Genetics of Maize Resistance and Defense Response.” Title: Towards a Rather Incomplete Understanding of the Genetics of Maize Resistance and Defense ResponseOn October 4th, Dr. Peter Balint-Kurti of USDA-ARS presented a seminar titled “Towards a...
PARK(ing) Day - Oct 8, 2018
On September 21st, Landscape Architecture students participated in what was another successful PARK(ing) Day design competition! This national event challenges people to reimagine parking spaces as a temporary parklet for the day, bringing awareness to how we can better use our urban space. The...
PARK(ing) Day - Oct 8, 2018
On September 21st, Landscape Architecture students participated in what was another successful PARK(ing) Day design competition! This national event challenges people to reimagine parking spaces as a temporary parklet for the day, bringing awareness to how we can better use our urban space. The...
Lipid droplets support membrane synthesis in poliovirus-infected cells - Oct 7, 2018
Dr. George BelovThe cellular pathways hijacked to support viral replication may provide a promising class of targets for anti-viral therapeutics, which will be effective against broad groups of viruses relying on the same cellular pathways.  All positive-sense RNA viruses share the requirement for...
Summer Camp and Horses Shape Shiloh’s Future - Oct 5, 2018
Oct 5, 2018Author: Rachel HeeleyIt was a sweltering 95 degrees in Joppa, MD when Emily Shiloh’s advisor at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) came to visit her at Olney Farm. The heat and humidity would be enough to make anyone tired but to also prepare thirty ten-year-old children for...
Paul Saathoff Fuels for the Future - Oct 3, 2018
Oct 3, 2018Author: Jack WaveringMost people have pumped gas at a gas station by the time they go off to college. Such was not the case for second-year Agricultural Business Management major Paul Saathoff.  He used a commercial pump to fill the tank of his company truck for the first time...
Harnessing Viral Enzymes to Combat Bacterial Infections in Dairy Cows - Oct 2, 2018
When most of us think about viruses and bacteria, we envision germs that make people sick. But, Dr. Daniel Nelson, IBBR Fellow and Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Maryland College Park, studies viruses that may end up making us well -- by killing disease-...
VetMed Faculty Meet with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences - Sep 28, 2018
CAAS Delegation and College of Veterinary Medicine FacultyOn September 24th, 2018 the University of Maryland’s Department of Veterinary Medicine met with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) Delegation. The full day meeting gave VetMed faculty the opportunity to present their...
Better Breathing Through Baseball: UMD Researcher Links Umpire Decision Making and Air Quality - Sep 28, 2018
Sep 28, 2018Author: Jess FeldmanIn the past few months, AREC Professor James Archsmith’s research has been referenced in articles related to pollution’s effect on the game of baseball.“Air Quality and Error Quality: Pollution and Performance in a High-skilled, Quality-focused Occupation,” is...
Influencers Delve into Current Status of Farm Bill at Annual Crop Insurance Workshop - Sep 27, 2018
Sep 27, 2018Author: Jess FeldmanOn Thursday, Sept. 13, the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) hosted the 15th annual Crop Insurance Workshop in Bowie, Maryland, sponsored by the Targeted States Grant Program.A variety of speakers attended this year’s workshop, including...
AGNR Cornerstone Event - Global Challenges: Building Healthy Food Systems - Sep 27, 2018
Sep 27, 2018Author: Jess FeldmanThis fall on Oct. 4, researchers, professors and students alike will come together for the first-ever Cornerstone Event, hosted by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR), which will focus on issues related to domestic and international food...

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