August 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Food Studies Theme Kicks Off Fall 2015 Events at Paw Paw Festival

The Food for Thought Speaker Series kicks off 2015-16 with Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan on “New Crops from Wild Fruits: Re-Diversifying Cropping Systems” on Monday, Sept. 14, at 5:30 p.m. in Baker Theater.

Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan

Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan

The event is free and open to the public. A reception follows. Watch this event live on A&S TV.

Also join the Food Studies theme at the 17th annual Paw Paw Festival, Sept. 11-13 to celebrate local foods and the vibrant food heritage of Athens, OH. “Come visit us at our tent, and tune in for appearances by our own Dr. Paul Patton and Dr. Eric Lemay!” says Dr. Theresa Moran, Assistant Professor of English and Food Studies Theme Director.

Nabhan, who also appears at the Paw Paw Festival, is a MacArthur Fellow as well as W.K. Kellogg Fellow in Southwest Borderlands Food and Water Security at the University of Arizona.

Fall 2015 Food Studies Theme Events

Food studies logoFree Screening of Just Eat It!,  Sept. 9

Join the Food Studies theme at the Common Experience Project’s free film screening of Just Eat It! on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Athena Cinema.

Food Sovereignty and the Global Hunger Games, Sept. 17

The Wealth and Poverty theme’s presents Dr. Philip McMichael on “Food Sovereignty and the Global Hunger Games,” as part of its Wealth & Poverty: Focus on Africa series. McMichael’s lecture is Thursday,l Sept. 17, from 1:30-3 p.m. in Walter Hall Rotunda.

Focus on Film Events, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1

Next up will be the Focus on Film events: On Sept. 30 Jiro Dreams of Sushi and on Oct. 1 Spirited Away are screening free at the Athena Cinema.

Food for Thought: Weckman on Fasts and Feasts, Oct. 22

The Food for Thought Speaker Series presents Professor Emeritus George Weckman, speaking on “Fasts and Feasts,” on Oct. 22 at 5 p.m.

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