"New Connections: Creating Interdisciplinary Knowledge through Community Engagement" features diverse topics involving UD faculty, staff and experts throughout the tri-state area. The series is sponsored by The Interdisciplinary Science Learning Laboratories and The Community Engagement Initiative. The sessions will be held each Monday through May 1st, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. in Room 110 of the Patrick T. Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE Lab). Each session highlights projects presented in a TED-style talk ending with a discussion session.
Monday, April 17, 2017
“NEOLITHIC REVOLUTION AND END WITH THE GREEN REVOLUTION 2.0, RAISING FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW WE FEED THE 10 BILLION BY YEAR 2050”
Mark Rieger is the Dean of the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and has served as associate dean and professor in the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences since 2006 and was interim dean in 2010-11.
As associate dean, Rieger had major responsibilities in graduate programs, distance education, statewide degree completion programs, the honors program and international education.
Prior to joining the University of Florida faculty, he was a professor in the University of Georgia’s Department of Horticulture from 1999-2006. He joined the University of Georgia faculty as an assistant professor in 1987 and was promoted to associate professor in 1993 and professor in 1999.
Rieger received a bachelor’s degree in horticulture in 1982 from the Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree in horticulture in 1984 from the University of Georgia and a doctorate in horticultural sciences in 1987 from the University of Florida.
“ACCESSING AFFORDABLE NUTRITIOUS FOOD IN AMERICA: THE INTERSECTION OF PUBLIC POLICY, MARKETING, HUNGER AND OBESITY”
Allison Karpyn is Senior Associate Director of the University of Delaware at the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP) and Associate Professor in the Department of the Human Development and Family Studies at the University Delaware. Dr. Karpyn, in her 18 years of practice, has published widely in journals including Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine and Health Affairs on program evaluation methods, topics related to school food, supermarket access, food insecurity, healthy corner stores and strategies to develop and maintain farmer’s markets in low income areas. In addition to her position at the University of Delaware she is a Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Public Health Initiatives. Allison earned her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health at The Johns Hopkins University and her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Policy Research Evaluation and Measurement at The University of Pennsylvania.
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