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Edible Education at UCI: A Dialogue About Food Studies, Research & Practice

Edible Education Group at UCI

Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

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Edible Education at UCI: A Dialogue About Food Studies, Research, and Practice

Confucius once said that food represents a fundamental human desire. More than two thousand years later, we have started to realize the central importance of food in every aspect of life and society. This conference brings UCI faculty, staff, and students in different disciplines to share their work and perspectives and to investigate opportunities for collaborative interdisciplinary food research on campus. At the same time, we are also fortunate to have food practitioners and commentators to join and enrich the conversation about how to understand and deal with challenges that we face in our food systems and society today

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Edible Education at UCI will consists of two keynote sessions, a student-poster session, and the following three panels of faculty, students and community experts:

  1. Identity and Taste: Race, identity, and taste in our globalizing world. Learn about the intersection between culture and food in different traditions, such as the Mexican, Iranian, and Chinese communities.
  2. From Desert to Oasis: An exploration of food justice issues in a domestic urban context. Hear about research concerning unequal access to food and its implication on community health, and discover the cutting-edge models for using food and agriculture as a source of community empowerment.
  3. Food For Thought: Using food in the classroom and the media. Learn how universities and schools are integrating food into curriculum to promote discussion about complex theories and systems issues, and how new media is raising awareness about the importance of diversity and sustainability.


Contact Information: Please contact Prof. Yong Chen, History Department for more information at


9:00-9:15am:                  Welcome                

9:15-10:00am:                First Keynote

10:15am-12:00pm:        Panel 1: Identity and Taste

12:00-1:30pm:                Lunch & Student Poster Session

1:30-2:15pm:                  Second Keynote

2:20-4:05pm:                  Panel 2: From Desert to Oasis

4:15-6:00pm:                  Panel 3: Food for Thought

6:00pm:                           Reception


Parking and Transportation:

Parking is available at the East Campus Parking Structure next to the ARC for $10 per day. Please see the attendant to purchase a daily pass. For directions use the following map:

Have questions about Edible Education at UCI: A Dialogue About Food Studies, Research & Practice? Contact Edible Education Group at UCI

When & Where

University of California Irvine
Anteater Recreation Center
Irvine, CA 92697

Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

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