Alumni Newsletter : Alumni Newsletter - Summer 2018

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  1. Here are some of the upcoming Animal Sciences events:

  2. Join us for an enjoyable evening featuring Jack Hanna and animals from the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium! The evening includes an introduction to the Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research and Education (CHAIRE), a plated dinner, and of course, a presentation by Jack featuring animals from the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. A cash bar will also be available. This is a fundraising event for CHAIRE and seats are limited!

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  4. The Department of Animal Sciences welcomed two new assistant professors to the department, Dr. Benjamin Wenner and Dr. Benjamin Enger.

  5. Dr. Lyda G. Garcia, assistant professor of Meat Science in the Department of Animal Sciences, provided a Mini-Beef 509 class for the 2018 Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC). Garcia provided hands-on learning on how meat is graded, fabrication of wholesale and retail cuts, and other issues that can affect beef quality and pricing. Participants also viewed champion carcasses from the 2018 Ohio State Fair.

  6. Dr. Thaddeus Ezeji, associate professor in the Department of Animal Sciences, has been awarded a continuing grant by the National Science Foundation. The $95,779.00 grant is for Ezeji's work as primary investigator on "Developing second-generation hyper-producers of butanol from biomass by activating dormant pathways." The abstract for the grant is below.

  7. Drs. Lisa Bielke and Daniel Clark, assistant professors in the Department of Animal Sciences, earned awards at the Poultry Science Association (PSA) Annual Meeting. Bielke received the 2018 Novus Outstanding Scholar award; Clark received the Hy-Line International Research Award.

  8. Dr. Monique Pairis-Garcia, assistant professor, received a $497,500 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) grant. She is the primary investigator for the project “Timely On-Farm Euthanasia of Cattle: Exploring Caretaker Decision-Making and Training Methods.”

  9. Faculty, students, and alumni from the Department of Animal Sciences participated in the American Meat Science Association's Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC). The conference was held June 24-27, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. For more information on the conference, click here.

  10. The Department of Animal Sciences and the Ohio Pork Council joined to host ‘Pork 509’ - a pork quality seminar. Attendees from allied industries, swine producers, pork finishers, and undergraduates learned about swine welfare, genetics, nutrition, meat quality and processing characteristics.

  11. Recent Animal Sciences graduate Jaime Uren won first place at the American Dairy Science Association – Student Affiliate Division (ADSA-SAD) annual meeting, in the Undergraduate Production Oral Presentation Competition. Uren, from Dexter, Michigan presented a paper inspired by her Honors research project entitled, “Environmental Enrichment in Dairy Cows and Calves.” Her Honors project advisor was Dr. Maurice Eastridge.

  12. Jack Korenyi-Both, a junior in the Department of Animal Sciences from Hubbard, Ohio, was one of 13 students awarded a scholarship from The Ohio State University Alumni Association.

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