UNT Libraries to present UNT Speaks Out programs on food, veterans
What: The UNT Speaks Out Faculty Lecture Series presented by the University of North Texas Libraries
When: The Food We Eat from 6-8 p.m. Oct 24 (Wednesday). Veterans Returning from the Middle East from 10 a.m.– 1 p.m. Nov. 15 (Thursday)
Where: The Forum on the first floor of UNT's Willis Library, which is located one block east of Highland Street and Avenue C at 1506 W. Highland St.
Contact: Caroline Booth, director of communications and marketing for UNT Libraries, at 940-369-7573
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas Libraries’ UNT Speaks Out Faculty Lecture Series in October and November will feature UNT faculty members discussing their research about food and about veterans returning from deployment in the Middle East.
UNT Speaks Out on the Food We Eat is scheduled from 6-8 pm. Oct. 24 (Wednesday) on Food Day, a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.
Dornith Doherty, a professor of studio art, will discuss her project, Archiving Eden, which involves photographs of seed bank collections around the world. Pankaj Jain, an assistant professor of anthropology and philosophy and religion studies, will discuss Hinduism, Jainism, and the 2000 years of vegetarianism in South Asia. Jennifer Jensen Wallach, associate professor of history, will focus on food and race, which is the subject of her book, How America Eats: A Social History of U.S. Food and Culture. The book will be published in December.
On Nov. 15 (Thursday), the UNT Libraries will present UNT Speaks Out on Coming Home, which will focus on veterans returning deployments in the Middle East. The event is part of UNT’s observance of Veterans Day.
Adriel Boals, associate professor of psychology will discuss post-traumatic stress disorder and other responses to trauma and stress in veterans. Cindy Hasio, a doctoral student in art education, will discuss methods and findings from a project she participated in related to how veterans narrated their experiences through art. Shelley Riggs, associate professor of psychology and director of the Family Attachment Lab, will discuss her Student Veteran Research Project and family relationships of veterans after deployment.
Student veterans will also participate in the panel, and lunch will be served following the discussion.
The free UNT Speaks Out Faculty Lecture Series began as a way for the UNT Libraries to create conversations about contemporary issues among faculty members, other members of the UNT community and Denton County residents. The discussions are held in the Forum on the first floor of UNT's Willis Library, which is located one block east of Highland Street and Avenue C at 1506 W. Highland St.
For more information or questions about the events, contact Caroline Booth, director of communications and marketing for UNT Libraries, at 940-369-7573.