Alumni Newsletter : Alumni Newsletter - Summer 2019

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  1. Our Animal Sciences alumni are making the news!

    Information courtesy of CFAES Office of Advancement:

  2. Learn more about autumn Animal Sciences events.

  3. Please join CHAIRE for an enjoyable evening featuring Dr. Temple Grandin! The evening will include a short introduction to CHAIRE, a plated dinner, a silent auction, animals from the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, a presentation by Dr. Peter Neville, and a presentation by Dr. Temple Grandin.

  4. On August 4, 2019, The Ohio State University awarded 1,661 degrees and certificates during the summer 2019 commencement at the Schottenstein Center. The Department of Animal Sciences awarded 10 undergraduate degrees and two graduate degrees.

  5. Take a look at some of the Departmental highlights from summer 2019. You can follow us on Twitter @osuansci. Click on the images for a closer look.

  6. Getting up close—and a little dirty—with farm animals just might help us fend off illness, say researchers who’ve further demonstrated the benefits of early exposure to a wide variety of environmental bacteria.

  7. The Swine Center welcomed a new Farm Manager, Gracee Workman, over the summer. Workman joins Herd Manager Larry Warnock.

    "At the barn we are working on several improvements to improve our facilities for the pigs, employees and the students," said Workman. "My goal is to do as much as I can for the faculty, to have what they need, and for the students to get the best hands-on learning experience that they can achieve."

  8. Five Zamorano University students have been selected for the Columbus-campus, pilot program of The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Internship Program. The program expands upon the international internship model with Zamorano University, located in Honduras, that has already been applied on the Wooster campus.  The goal of this program is to expand and diversify the pool of potential graduate students by supporting internships from Zamorano in CFAES.

  9. PhD student Kaylin Chasser was awarded the Student Research Paper Certificate of Excellence at the 2019 Poultry Science Association (PSA) Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada.

  10. The OSU Dairy Judging News is now available. You can read more about the Dairy Judging Team's autumn and spring activities here.




  11. Farmers are trying to keep their animals well fed amid a Midwest shortage in hay and other grasses grown for livestock to eat.

  12. Dr. Thaddeus Ezeji, associate professor Department of Animal Sciences, has been awarded a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

  13. The Department of Animal Sciences had many faculty and a PhD student presenting at the American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting. The top departmental honor went to Dr. William "Bill" Weiss, OARDC/Animal Sciences. Weiss was inducted into the third group of the Journal of Dairy Science (JDS) Club 100. The JDS Club 100 was begun in 2017 to celebrate the 100th volume of the JDS and to recognize individuals who have authored or coauthored 100 or more papers in the journal.

  14. The Department of Animal Sciences Chair, Dr. John Foltz, was recently elected to the Farm Foundation Board of Directors. Foltz joined the Department as Chair in October 2017.

  15. Over the summer, Adjunct Faculty member Dr. Paul Hemsworth was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia and the Universities Federations for Animal Welfare (UFAW) Medal for significant services to agricultural and animal welfare. Hemsworth was one of 319 Australians honored with the Member of the Order award as part of the Queen's Birthday celebrations on June 8, 2019. The Order of Australia is the pre-eminent way Australians recognise achievements and service of their fellow citizens.

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