Expo: GW Research & Education in Food & Nutrition

‘Expo: GW Research & Education in Food & Nutrition’ is an event designed to showcase the many ways in which our university community is engaging in food- and nutrition-related issues. Organized by the GW Urban Food Task Force, this free expo will feature poster presentations and interactive panels.  

Agenda

12:30pm - Welcome Remarks by Diane Robinson Knapp, MS (Continental Ballroom)

12:35pm - Introduction to GWU-Founding Farmers Partnership by Valerie Zweig, VSAG (Continental Ballroom)

12:45pm - The Birds and the Bees: Urban Apiaries and Edible Gardens (Room 310)
Adele Ashkar, ASLA
Hartmut Doebel, Ph.D.
Katherine Berry, CCAS ‘13, Undergraduate Researcher, Biology Department
Moderator:   Valerie Zweig, Founding Farmers & Director of Conceptual Projects, VSAG

1:30pm - Student-Produced Documentary Screening: The Capital Buzz (Room 310)

1:45pm - Chocolate:  The Good, the Bad & the Yummy (Room 311)
Marcy Norton, Ph.D.
Kim Robien, Ph.D., RD, CSO
Bill Guyton, President, World Cocoa Foundation
Moderator: John Forrer, Ph.D.

1:45pm - What is Food Security, Really? (Room 308)
Tony Castleman, Ph.D.
Michael T. Compton, MD, M.P.H.
Charles Teller, Ph.D.
Moderator: Uriyoan Colon-Ramos, Sc.D.

2:00pm - Special Entertainment (Continental Ballroom)

2:45pm - Toward a More Sustainable Food Paradigm: Experimental Evidence on the Role of Food in Health and Disease (Room 311)
Zhiyong Han, Ph.D.
Melissa Perry, Sc.D., M.H.S.
Thomas Maynard, Ph.D.
Moderator:  Jean Gutierrez, Ph.D.

2:45pm - Integrated Food Project: Innovative approach to addressing one of America’s growing problems (Room 308)
Diane Robinson Knapp, MS
Lauren Adamo, Internship Coordinator, School Without Walls Senior High School
Student, School Without Walls Senior High School
Moderator: Maxine Freund, Associate Dean for Research & External Relations, GSEHD

3:00pm - Cooking Demo by Paul Yeck, Head Chef, Jaleo, ThinkFoodGroup (Room 310) 

3:30pm - Keynote Speech by Neal Barnard, M.D., SMHS ‘80 (Continental Ballroom)

3:55pm - Presentation of Student Research Prizes by Diane Robinson Knapp, MS (Continental Ballroom)

3:55pm - Closing Remarks by University President Steven Knapp, Ph.D. (Continental Ballroom)

4:00pm-5:30pm - Reception (Room 309)

Spotlight

Apple Crunch Day 2013

Apple Day 2013

The GW community picked up a locally grown, sustainable apple located around campus and on U Yard to celebrate Apple Day.

Food Day 2013

Apple Day 2013

From left to right: Dawnita Altieri, President Knapp, Diane Knapp, Jose Andres and Lilia Smelvoka

Apple Day 2013

Apple Day 2013

Pick up a locally grown, sustainable apple located around campus and on U Yard to celebrate Apple Day.

Proud to be GW festival

Proud to be GW

George and the Urban Food Task Force at the "Proud to be GW" Employee Appreciation Festival

Adele Ashkar

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Professor Adele Ashkar discussing the Solar Decathlon project with student Katherine Berry, CCAS '13

Diane Knapp

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Diane Robinson Knapp, M.S.

The Birds and the Bees: Urban Apiaries and Edible Gardens

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Panelists from The Birds and the Bees: Urban Apiaries and Edible Gardens. From left to right: Dr. Hartmut Doebel, Professor Adele Ashkar, Katherine Berry CCAS '13, Valerie Zweig of VSAG.

Thomas Reed

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Thomas Reed discussing Dr. Michael Compton's research with Dr. Uriyoan Colon-Ramos.

Students at Expo

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Students exploring the Expo's research showcase in Continental Ballroom.

Milken Institute School Graduate Students

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Milken Institute School graduate students presenting research.

Paul Yeck

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Chef Paul Yeck and colleague at Jaleo food demonstration.