Faculty & Staff Monthly Newsletter

January 8, 2024

College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources Dean, Indrajeet Chaubey

Dear Colleagues,

Happy 2024! What do you hope the new year will bring? For me, it's about small steps that lead to big impacts. For many years, I have stopped making grand resolutions. They just tend to seem intimidating and don't often lead to sustained progress. I do believe that setting intentions on reasonable, achievable goals at the beginning of a new year can be productive and enriching. So at the beginning of the year, I pick a new skill that I would like to develop rather than a sweeping resolution. In 2023, the skill that I picked was very new to me: golf. While I made great strides (or should I say strokes?), Tiger Woods' trophies are safe for now. I'm going to stick with it in the new year and keep having fun while I try to improve little by little.

Whether you choose sweeping resolutions or small changes and intentions, I hope that 2024 opens new opportunities and connections for everyone in the CAHNR community.

Thanks for all you do. Go Huskies!


Indrajeet Chaubey
Dean and Director

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Featured Story of the Month

CAHNR Accolades

Two CAHNR Faculty Named World's Most Highly Cited

Yangchao Luo from Nutritional Sciences and Zhe Zhu from Natural Resources and the Environment top the list for another year

Read the Full Article

CAHNR Impacts 2023

CAHNR Impacts magazine cover

CAHNR makes an impact each and every year. Now we have a new annual magazine to highlight some of the phenomenal work being done within our College's research enterprise, academic programs, and Extension activities.

Take a peek at CAHNR Impacts 2023.

Welcome to New Colleagues

Emily Doty, Pathobiology & Veterinary Science, Laboratory Technician 2

Yeny Abreu Jiminian, Business Office, Business Operations Specialist 1

Jessica Staack, Business Office, Business Operations Specialist 1



Research Grants Success Event

grants success luncheon
grants success luncheon
grants success luncheon
grants success luncheon

Holiday Luncheon

CAHNR Holiday Luncheon
CAHNR Holiday Luncheon
CAHNR Holiday Luncheon
CAHNR Holiday Luncheon

Gingerbread House Competition

gingerbread house contest
gingerbread house contest
gingerbread house contest
gingerbread house contest

Strategic Vision Implementation Update

2024 is sure to be an exciting year for the Strategic Vision Implementation Committees (SVICs).  Please note that SVIC Funding applications are due by Friday, January 12th. A total of $100,000 will be available to support projects with a start date of January 2024 and must be completed by June 15, 2024. The maximum budget is $15,000 for any single project. More information at the internal SVIC website.


Save the Date


  • Wednesday, March 27, 2024: CAHNR Awards & Honors
  • Monday, April 1, 2024: One Health SVIC Conference
  • Saturday, April 20, 2024: Graduate Research Forum
  • Saturday, May 4, 2024: CAHNR Undergraduate Commencement
  • Monday, May 6, 2024: Graduate School Commencements

Update from the Business Office

If January threw a parade would February march? No, but April may!

There's more fun in this month's edition of the CAHNR Business Office newsletter. Each month, the team in CAHNR’s Business Office will update the CAHNR community on deadlines, policies, procedures, staffing changes, and all kinds of other useful information. Visit the CAHNR Business Office site for more.