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  •  Author Jonah Raskin visits SCU

    Jonah Raskin, author of Field Days: A Year of Farming, Eating, and Drinking Wine in California, will be at Santa Clara University to discuss his year-long journey among organic farmers, farmworkers and winemakers. His discussion is part of the Silicon Valley Reads program.

    Raskin currently teaches media law, reporting, and media marketing at Sonoma State University. His published work includes The Radical Jack London and Natives, Newcomers, Exiles, Fugitives.

    Date: Thursday, February 25th
    Time: 2:00-3:30 pm
    Location: Santa Clara University
    Saint Clare Room in the University library

    A book signing will follow the discussion.

    This event is co-sponsored by the Food and Agribusiness Institute.

    For more information, please visit http://www.scu.edu/events/?event=15197

  •  Ghana Immersion Students Share their Experiences

    The students who participated in the Ghana immersion this summer will present their immersion experience through stories and photos. Anyone is welcome to attend to hear more about the impact that immersion has on students' lives.

    Please visit here to see a few photos taken in Ghana.

    Wednesday, February 24th
    6:30 p.m.
    Williman Room, Benson Center
    Dessert buffet provided
    All are welcome
     
    Students considering any immersion trip are especially encouraged to attend to ask questions and to discover more about immersions.  One student who participated in the Ghana immersion chose to study abroad in Ghana during the fall quarter, so students considering Ghana as a study abroad destination would also gain insight from this event.
     
    Purchase a raffle ticket at the event to be entered to win a new iPod (or Apple gift certificate) to help the students raise funds to build two houses in the Nkwantakese village in Ghana, where they stayed with families.

  •  The Benefits of Bees

    Food for Thought: The Benefits of Bees

    Monday, February 22nd
    12-1:15 p.m.
    Lucas Hall 126, Forbes Conference Room
    Lunch provided
    Honey tasting following the presentation

    RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 18th to fai@scu.edu

    Dr. Jack Gilbert, a beekeeper, is the Program Director of Research Initiatives in the Center for Science, Technology & Society as well as Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry.

    Jack will discuss beekeeping and the benefits of bees. One out of every three mouthfuls of food you consume depends directly or indirectly on honey bee pollination.  The value of honey bees to U.S. agriculture is more than $14 billion annually.  Join us for the lunch presentation followed by a honey tasting.

    About the Food for Thought Speaker Series
    The Food for Thought Speaker Series is sponsored by the Food and Agribusiness Institute in the Leavey School of Business and features lectures focused on topics related to food, agribusiness, and social and environmental responsibility. The Food for Thought Speaker Series is part of the enrichment opportunities offered to undergraduate students interested in the Food, Hunger, Poverty, Environment Pathway and graduate MBA students interested in the Food & Agribusiness concentration.

     

    In compliance with the ADA/504 please direct your accommodation requests to: Jessica Gagnon at 408.554.5173 or by email fai@scu.edu or call TTY-California Relay, at 1-800-735-2929 at least 48 hours prior to the event.
     

  •  Sustainability and Innovation in Agriculture

    Food for Thought: Sustainability and Innovation in Agriculture

    Thursday, February 11th
    4:00 p.m.

    Weigand Room
    Arts & Sciences Building

    Refreshments provided

    Sponsored by the Food and Agribusiness Institute
    Cosponsored by the Environmental Studies Institute,
    the Office of Sustainability
    , and Bronco Urban Gardens

    RSVP requested
    All are welcome!

    Karla Chambers is the Co-owner and Vice President of Stahlbush Island Farms, an environmentally-friendly farm and food processor committed to sustainable agriculture. In July 2009, Stahlbush Island Farms began operation of the first biogas plant in North America. Through organic matter, the plant produces enough electricity to power approximately 1,100 homes, nearly twice what the farm uses in a year.

    About the Food for Thought Speaker Series
    The Food for Thought Speaker Series is sponsored by the Food and Agribusiness Institute in the Leavey School of Business and features lectures focused on topics related to food, agribusiness, and social and environmental responsibility. The Food for Thought Speaker Series is part of the enrichment opportunities offered to undergraduate students interested in the Food, Hunger, Poverty, Environment Pathway and graduate MBA students interested in the Food & Agribusiness concentration.

    In compliance with the ADA/504 please direct your accommodation requests to: Jessica Gagnon at 408.554.5173 or by email fai@scu.edu or call TTY-California Relay, at 1-800-735-2929 at least 48 hours prior to the event.

     

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