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Stanford Food Summit

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FOOD SUMMIT 5 - Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

This year's fifth Stanford Food Summit will build on the four prior successful annual events.

The first Food Summit, held in the Fall of 2010, demonstrated the breadth and depth of interest in Food issues across the 7 schools of the University (Medicine, Earth Sciences, Business, Humanities & Sciences, Law, Education, and Engineering). The target audience was primarily academics. 

The second and third Summits opened up the target audience to include community-based food groups/organizations, and included presentations of pilot collaborative research projects in the areas of Hospital Food, Food Bank Food, Farm to School Food, and Food Policy. The fourth Summit focused on careers in food systems and engaged a number of Stanford students.

The 2014 Food Summit 5 will provide a forum for focusing on Connects in Food. It will feature two separate events, a Day Program (speakers, a showcase of community organizations and scholarly student food projects, a fabulous lunch, and interactive afternoon discussions between panelists and attendees); and an Evening Film Screening.

Preliminary information can be found at the Food Summit website with more details being added on a regular basis. Registration will open by Monday, October 6, 2014. An email will be sent out to everyone already on the Food Summit Listserve at that time. 

If you are not already on the listserve, send an e-mail to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . In the body of the email include your name, your title and your affiliation with Stanford or the name of your company/organization.

As always, space is limited and another sold out event is anticipated, so plan to register early to attend.

Slow Foods Event

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WHAT: Showing of Fed Up, the documentary: an examination of America's obesity epidemic and the food industry's role in aggravating it.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 2:30-5:00pm

WHERE: San Jose State University, MLK Library, Room 22

Co-sponsored by Slow Food South Bay and Environmental Resource Center (ERC) at SJSU.
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San Francisco Grad Fair

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San Francisco Idealist Grad Fair on November 6th!

Learn about various Graduate programs and many schools.

RSVP at the link below:


SJSU Annual Author Awards

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The SJSU Annual Author Awards recognizes colleagues who have published a book of general interest and significance in 2014.  All are cordially invited to attend this celebration.

When:       Monday, October 27, 2014, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Where:     King Library 225/229 (2nd floor)

Featured Authors


Curt Anderson, International & Extended Studies

William Armaline, Justice Studies

Helen Brubeck, Accounting & Finance

Winncy Du, Mechanical Engineering

Michael Fallon, Sociology

Mohamed Fayad, Computer Engineering

Anne Fountain, World Languages & Literatures

Bud Gerstman, Health Science & Recreation

Rosemary Henze, Linguistics & Language Development

Jason Laker, Counselor Education

Shishir Mathur, Urban & Regional Planning


Cynthia McCarthy, Library

Alison McKee, Television, Radio, Film, & Theatre

Nader Mir, Electrical Engineering

Carol Mukhopadhyay, Anthropology

Scott Myers-Lipton, Sociology

Manjari Ohala, Linguistics & Language Development

Joyce Osland, Global Innovation & Leadership

Joseph Petsche, Geology Department

Lawrence Quill, Political Science

Scott Sublett, Television, Radio, Film, & Theatre

Nick Taylor, English & Comparative Literature


Azar Nafisi

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The bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran will discuss and sign copies of her new book, The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books--a passionate tribute to the vital importance of fiction and storytelling. Where Reading Lolita in Tehran was Nafisi's story of fighting to preserve and teach literature despite oppression and censorship, The Republic of Imagination is a manifesto on the life-changing power of books themselves.

Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller,Reading Lolita in Tehran, which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught The Great Gatsby and other classics to her eager students in Iran. Now Nafisi has written the book her fans have been waiting for: an heartfelt and utterly original tribute to the fundamental need for fiction in a democratic society.

Taking her cue from a challenge thrown to her in Seattle, where a skeptical reader told her that Americans don't care about books the way they did back in Iran, she energetically responds to those who say fiction has nothing to teach us. Blending memoir with close readings of classic American novels--The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnBabbitt, and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, among others--she invites us to join her as citizens of the "Republic of Imagination," a country where the villains are conformity and orthodoxy and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream.


"We are all citizens of Azar Nafisi's Republic of Imagination. Without imagination there are no dreams, without dreams there is no art, and without art there is nothing. Her words are essential." --Marjane Satrapi
This offsite ticketed event will take place at
Peace United Church, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz.
Purchase tickets in-person at Bookshop Santa Cruz or
TICKETS: $31.50, includes two tickets to the event and one copy of
The Republic of Imagination. Open seating.


In partnership with:

Institute for Humanities Research

Please join us for a reading, signing, and audience Q&A.

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