Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "The intersection of nutrition and infection at the host-pathogen interface"
Seminar | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Eric Skaar, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Eric Skaar earned his B.S. in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, his Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis from Northwestern University, and his M.P.H. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Northwestern University. His aboratory is interested in identifying the host and bacterial factors that are involved in this battle for metal during the pathogenesis of... More >
Lecture | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens, Townsend Center
Three-quarters of the seed varieties on earth in 1900 are now extinct, and more than half of the remaining commercial seeds are owned by three large companies. Schapiro examines the fate of our food supply under the pressures of corporate consolidation.
Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology Seminar: “New pathways in cellular and systemic lipid transport”
Seminar | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
Peter Tontonoz, UCLA
In the Shadow of Slavery: Africas Food Legacy in the Atlantic World - The 23rd Carl O. Sauer Memorial Lecture
Lecture | October 23 | 4 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Judith Carney, Department of Geography, UCLA
Department of Geography, Department of African American Studies, Center for African Studies, Center for Research on Social Change, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), Berkeley Food Institute, 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice
A striking feature of plantation era history is the number of first-person accounts that credit the enslaved with the introduction of specific foods, all previously grown in Africa. This lecture
lends support to these observations by identifying the crops that European witnesses attributed to slave agency and by engaging the ways that African subsistence staples arrived, and... More >