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Science Lecture Series - Spring 2015

UC Riverside's College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences in partnership with the UC Global Food Initiative and California Agricultural and Food Enterprise (CAFE) present the Spring 2015 Science Lecture Series. All lectures are on Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the UC Riverside Extension Center, Conference Rooms D & E, 1200 University Avenue, Riverside. Admission and parking are free (pick up a parking permit from the attendant).


Spring 2015
April 9: Feeding Botswana: From Field to Lab to Vaccine

Larry Grill ('79 Ph.D. Plant Pathology), Dean of Research, and Director, Vaccine Research Center, Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont, CA
Lecture Slides Lecture Video 

April 23: Food Security for Africa: The Cowpea Story from Lab to Plate

Phil Roberts, UCR Professor of Nematology; Timothy Close, UCR Professor of Genetics; and Jeff Ehlers, plant geneticist, and Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Lecture Slides Lecture Video Sellyna Ehlers' Afro-Indian Blackeye Beans Recipe

May 7: Seeds of Change: UCR's Healthy and Sustainable Food Initiative

Cheryl Garner, Executive Director of UCR Dining, Conference and Catering Services; and Neal Malik, Registered Dietician, UCR Dining Services
Lecture Slides  Lecture Video

May 21: What You Eat Is How You Feel: Nutrition and Its Impact on Immunity and Health

Ilhem Messaoudi Powers, Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences, UCR School of Medicine
Lecture Slides  Lecture Video

Previous Lectures and Videos

Here you can find a list of our previous lecture series.
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Professional development credit for teachers

Teachers who are interested in receiving professional development credit for attending the lecture series must make arrangements in advance with University Extension.

Contact Annette Webb, by calling (951) 827-1653 or send an email to awebb@ucx.ucr.edu. To receive credit, teachers must attend all lectures in the series.

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