September 10, 2013 at 8:57 am

Food for Thought Series: Eat, Drink, Taste, Smell, Sept. 25

The Food for Thought faculty speaker series kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m. in Ellis 113 with Dr. Robert Frank, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, talking on “Eat, Drink, Taste, Smell: Cognitive and Perceptual Perspectives on Food Studies.”

Print“In the space of three months, Food Studies has gone from the proverbial mustard seed to an actual living green shoot pushing up through the soil,” says Dr. Theresa Moran, Visiting Assistant Professor of English. Food Studies is one of the new undergraduate Curricular Themes being developed in the College of Arts & Sciences. Themes involve interdisciplinary investigation into 21st century issues and problems.

To further develop a campus community engaged in the study of food and society, the Food Studies curricular theme group is also sponsoring Food for Thought, a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary series with speakers from the humanities, social and natural sciences. The Food for Thought speaker series opens with College of Arts & Sciences Dean Robert Frank on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m. in Ellis 113. Plant Biology’s Art Trese and Creative Writing’s Eric LeMay also speak in the fall. Peggy Wolff, editor of University of Nebraska’s Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie: Midwestern Writers on Food speaks in December. Students, faculty and the community are welcome at all of these free events.

Read more about the Food Studies theme.

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