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  •  Child Hunger and Nutrition Seder

    Tuesday, April 6th
    7:00 PM to 9:00 pm
    Adobe Lodge, SCU
    RSVP by March 31st

    This year, as part of our community's response to fight child hunger, please join us for Passover Seder focused on child hunger and nutrition.

    We will bring together people of all faiths and backgrounds, lawmakers and activists, students and community leaders, to hold a special Seder focused on the issues of hunger and child nutrition. Our hope is that this universal message, focused on the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, will echo in the halls of Congress.

    Speakers for the Seder include Kumar Chandran of the California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA) and Cindy McCown of Second Harvest Food Bank.  Additional speakers TBA.

    For more information and to register for this event, please visit our event calendar.

    This event is co-sponsored by the Food and Agribusiness Institute, the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, Campus Ministries, Cardozo Society of Jewish Lawyers, Jewish Law Student Association of Santa Clara University, Jewish Students Union, Bronco Urban Gardens, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, the Religious Studies Department, and the Local Religions Project.

  •  FAI Alumnus Named New Dean

    The Food and Agribusiness Institute would like to announce that Dr. Drew Starbird has been selected as the newest Dean for the Leavey School of Business.  Dr. Starbird received his Food and Agribusiness MBA from Santa Clara University in 1984 and holds his Ph.D. from Cornell University.  He has served as the Director of the Food and Agribusiness Institute in the past and is currently serving as Interim Dean of the Leavey School of Business.

    We warmly congratulate Dr. Starbird, who assumes the official role of Dean on July 1, 2010.

    For more information, please read the University press release.

  •  Wine & SCU Winemaking Families: Sharing the Fruits of Their Labors

    The real roots of California wine-making are based at Santa Clara University, in which Santa Clara's extensive alumni list of great wine-making families is very impressive. In this program, meet the Franzia family, prominent SCU alumni winemakers (Bronco Winery). They will present their experiences in the wine industry - current and historical. Tastings and evaluation of their wines will be incorporated in the session, led by a certified sommelier.
    Program Objectives:

    • Discuss the history of wine and its impact on today's wine culture.
    • Learn the fine elements of wines and wine-tasting and contrast various wine characteristics through wine-tasting exercises.
    • Meet the Franzias and learn about their wines and their experiences in the wine industry.

    Bronco Winery with the Franzia Family
    March 4, 2010
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Program fee: $55
    Benson Memorial Center - Parlors B & C

    For more information and to register for this event click here or contact the Executive Development Center at or call 408-554-4521.
    Sponsored by the Executive Development Center
    Co-sponsored by the Food and Agribusiness Institute

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