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Founders’ Week features fireside chat with UMES President and guest on civil rights

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is holding a fireside chat with President Heidi M. Anderson and special guest Dr. Penny Brown Reynolds, the U.S. Department of Agriculture deputy assistant secretary for civil rights. Part of the university’s Founders’ Week festivities, the “Conversation on Civil Rights: A Look at the Present, A Look to the…Read more Founders’ Week features fireside chat with UMES President and guest on civil rights

UMES awarded $10M NextGen grant to help USDA build diversity in future agricultural professionals

PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(June 21, 2023)—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced that the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is the lead institution on a $10 million collaborative NextGen grant project. Its goal is aimed at building a diverse future federal workforce in Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences and…Read more UMES awarded $10M NextGen grant to help USDA build diversity in future agricultural professionals

UMES Seventieth Annual Honors Convocation

2022 Spring and Fall Semester HonoreesScroll to bottom for a Photo Collage School of Agricultural and Natural SciencesDr. Moses T. Kairo, Dean Award of Excellence: Yeganeh Mansourian for the School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences Award of Excellence:The dean of each school is responsible for choosing the most outstanding student for this award.The student should…Read more UMES Seventieth Annual Honors Convocation

Clay brings 4-H experience and master’s in child development to UMES Extension post

UMES Extension has a new face on the 4-H team!  Ariel Clay has crossed the continent to accept the role of 4-H STEM and youth development specialist.  November 14 was her first official day at the helm. “Following a long screening process, UMES Extension offered the position to Ms. Clay, whose office is in Kiah…Read more Clay brings 4-H experience and master’s in child development to UMES Extension post

Congratulations to SANS faculty recently promoted or who have achieved tenure!

Dr. Sadanand Dhekney has been promoted to professor. Dr. Naveen Kumar Dixit has received tenure and promotion to associate professor. Dr. Byungrok Min has been promoted to professor. Dr. Caleb Nindo has received tenure and promotion to professor. Dr. Jennifer Timmons has received tenure and promotion to associate professor. Dr. Stephan Tubene has been promoted…Read more Congratulations to SANS faculty recently promoted or who have achieved tenure!

Distinguished marine scientist receives Professor Emeritus at UMES

Dr. Bradley G. Stevens received the honorary status of Professor Emeritus in recognition of his distinguished career as a marine and environmental science educator by President Heidi M. Anderson during the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Spring 2022 Commencement.  From 2009-2021, he served as the Distinguished Research Scientist for the Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science…Read more Distinguished marine scientist receives Professor Emeritus at UMES

Small Farm Conference carries on despite COVID-19 challenges.

The theme from the 17th annual Small Farm Conference sums it up, “Remaining Resilient and Innovative.”  Organizers rose to the pandemic-era challenge of shifting to a hybrid format per responses from a pre-event survey to provide an experience that met the needs of both in-person and virtual attendees. “The uncertainty of the times combined with the…Read more Small Farm Conference carries on despite COVID-19 challenges.

Chitnis directs state of the agency remarks to Northeast Management Officers

The annual meeting of the Northeast Management Officers was held virtually on Tuesday, October 20, with 72 participants in attendance throughout the day.  UMES was the hosting member institution. Administrative and financial officers from land-grant institutions in the Northeast region of the U.S. conducted business discussions spanning budgetary, financial and human resource management. The theme…Read more Chitnis directs state of the agency remarks to Northeast Management Officers

Attuquayefio defends Food and Agricultural Sciences thesis

Wendy Attuquayefio, a doctoral graduate in food and agricultural sciences at UMES, recently defended her thesis, “Effects of Heat Stress and Oxidized Diet on Productivity, Oxidative Stress, Postmortem Muscle Metabolism and Meat Quality of Broilers.”  “High environmental temperatures that occur during the summer months may cause heat stress in broilers and oxidation of fats in…Read more Attuquayefio defends Food and Agricultural Sciences thesis

Spotlight on Dr. Francis O. Orech

Dr. Francis Orech is an adjunct II instructor in the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences.  He teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II in the Department of Natural Sciences and Research Methodology, a graduate class, and Introduction to Plant Science in the Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Sciences. …Read more Spotlight on Dr. Francis O. Orech

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