Food in Literature

The Spring 2013 Fairhaven Lecture Series has the theme “Food for Thought” and will have us thinking about our relationships with food. Yes, we need food to sustain us, but it has cultural, environmental, economic, and political aspects. All lectures in this series are free, open to the public, and take place on Mondays at 3 p.m. in Fellowship Hall of the Fairhaven Retirement Community (435 West Starin Road, Whitewater). Faculty from all across campus are delivering these interesting talks! If you can’t attend in person, eventually the podcasts are available online (from the web page linked above).

The series kicked off on January 28, and if you missed the first two talks you can watch the videos! Videos from other lectures will be posted shortly after they occur.

  • Jan 28: Food in literature: Memory and social connection (by Mary Pinkerton, Dean, College of Letters & Sciences)
  • Organic farming at Standard Process (by Christine Mason, Manager at Standard Process)
  • Feb 11: The health benefits of vacuum tumbling foods (by John Ejnik, Chemistry Dept.)
  • Feb 18: Atlantic counterpoint: Foods that changed the world (by Tony Gulig, History Dept., and Seth Meisel, School of Graduate Studies & Continuing Education)
  • Feb 25: The role of corn in indigenous Mexican cultures (by Bert Kreitlow, History Dept.)
  • Mar 4: Blue-plate special: Foodborne illness (by Donna Vosburgh, Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health Dept.)
  • Mar 11: The flavor of Wisconsin: An informal history of flood and eating in the Badger State (by Liz Hachten, College of Letters & Sciences)
  • Mar 18: American culture: “Big Food” and our health (by Michael Oldani, Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice Dept.)
  • Apr. 1: Beer Matters (by Karl Brown, History Dept.)
  • Apr 8: Ramadan: The Islamic month of fasting (by Jala Nawash, Physics Dept.)
  • Apr 15: Health eating simplified (by Ann Wertz Garvin, Health , Physical Education, Recreation,and Coaching Dept.)
  • Apr 22: The essence of food: The evolution and nourishing source of life (by Sharon Roy, Marketing Dept.)

Food for Thought Fairhaven Lecture Series, Spring 2013

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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