Steve Zinn named King of Animal Science Visiting Scholar, visiting students


Steve Zinn, a professor of animal science at the University of Connecticut, has been named King Visiting Scholar for 2022 at the U of A’s Department of Animal Science and will be on campus Feb. 22-24.

Zinn presents the King Visiting Scholar lecture on Wednesday, February 23 at 3 p.m. in room D-115 of the AFLS building. His lecture is “Developmental programming in ruminants: what mom eats matters”.

During his visit, he will interact with students from across campus, from Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences and Animal Sciences at various functions.

His visits include a session Feb. 23 at 11:45 a.m. with graduate students in room D-113 of the AFLS building on “It’s Not a Scholarly Contribution Until It’s Published: Advice from an Editor.” review”. The presentation emphasizes the difference between writing a thesis and writing a peer-reviewed publication.

Zinn has headed UConn’s Department of Animal Science since 2011. He maintains a research program in endocrinology and growth biology with over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, two book chapters, and 135 abstracts. He has received over $5.3 million in research funding and served as editor of the Journal of Animal Science (2008-12) and as editor and founder of animal borders (2011-14).

Zinn received the American Society of Animal Science Morrison Award in 2021, Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association Service Award in 2019, UConn American Association of University Professors Teaching Excellence Career Award in 2018, Northeast Regional USDA Food and Agriculture Sciences Excellence in Teaching Awards in 2017 and was named a UConn Teaching Fellow in 2016, among others.

The King Visiting Scholar program is supported by the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation. It was created to contribute academically to Bumpers College by giving students and others access to national and/or international authorities in their field. The Kings had a long and dedicated interest in improving Arkansas’ beef production industry.

About Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in businesses associated with food, family, environment, agriculture, sustainability and quality of life. human life; and who will be first-choice candidates for employers looking for leaders, innovators, decision makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named after Dale Bumpers, a former governor of Arkansas and longtime U.S. senator who propelled the state into national and international agriculture. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, the U of A offers an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to the Arkansas economy through teaching new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and employment development, discovery through research and creative activity while providing training in professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation ranks the U of A among the top 3% of US colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. US News and World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. Learn how the U of A is working to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.


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